It feels like we just decorated for Christmas, doesn’t it? And here we are gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Even though Christmas is my biggest decorating holiday, I still like to have a few decorations here and there for other holidays like Valentine’s Day. And one of the easiest ways to do that is to decorate the wreath on my front door!
Hanging a festive wreath on your door is an easy way to add holiday cheer no matter what the holiday or occasion is. In need of some decor but don’t feel like decorating the whole house? Just add a wreath! Boom, an instant holiday decoration! It makes the outside of your home look inviting and festive, and nobody even needs to know the inside isn’t all decked out. It’ll be our little secret. 😉
To make this DIY Valentine’s Day burlap wreath, I created a printable heart template that I’m sharing with you today. It has 4 different sized hearts (2 of each size) that you can use to make your wreath or whatever other Valentine’s Day crafts you’ve got in the works! Click here to download the free heart template!
Though I’m not huge into Valentine’s Day decorations, I will say that the thing I love most about them is the color they add to the home. This time of year, everything outside is gray and dull. Plants are hibernating, the ground is covered in dirty snow, and there’s just not much color to be seen. So enter Valentine’s Day with its vivid reds and pinks, and it just brightens everything up and adds so much color to the landscape.
Though you’d never know it, this DIY Valentine’s Day burlap wreath is the exact same wreath I’ve used for fall, Christmas, and winter. It’s an interchangeable wreath, so I just swap out the accessories every holiday, and nobody has the slightest clue that I have the same wreath hanging on my door all year long.
Interchangeable wreaths save a lot of money and storage space. I mean, just think how much space it would take to store a year’s worth of wreaths. Plus the amount of money you’d have to spend on each wreath form. This way the only thing you need to worry about is the little accessories you add to the wreath every season. I am all about interchangeable decor!
Materials Needed to Create DIY Valentine’s Day Burlap Wreath
- Burlap-wrapped wreath (If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, you’ll need burlap fabric/ribbon, glue, and a wreath form.)
- Felt (I used 4 sheets in different colors.)
- Ribbon for hanging
- Glue/glue gun
- Thread that matches your burlap
- Stick for arrow (I used a shish kabob stick. You could also use a chop stick, dowel rod, pencil, straw, stick from a tree, or whatever else your creative heart desires.)
- Scrapbook paper (I used 2 sheets for the arrow head and banner, though you could also use felt.)
- Printable heart template
Steps to Create DIY Valentine’s Day Burlap Wreath
1. If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, wrap it with your burlap ribbon or fabric cut into strips. (Check out my tutorial on how to cut burlap if you want to get nice, straight strips that won’t fray.) Glue the end of your burlap to the back of the wreath, and wrap the burlap around the wreath until the entire wreath is wrapped with burlap.
2. Use your heart template to cut out hearts from your felt. I cut out as many different sized hearts as I could from 4 different pieces of felt. I ended up having a few hearts leftover for other projects. Mix and match the different colored hearts and create as many varieties and sizes of layered hearts as you want. Then glue the layers together.
3. Make an arrow by cutting out an arrow head and tail from your scrapbook paper (or felt, if you so choose). Create your banner by cutting out triangles from scrapbook paper and writing your message of choice on them. I went with “XOXO” but you could also write “LOVE” or any other cute Valentine’s Day message. Glue these pieces to the stick to make a cute arrow.
4. Arrange the hearts on the wreath until they look the way you want them to. Then use pins to secure the hearts to the wreath. You can hide the pins under the heart layers and nobody will ever notice!
5. Add your arrow to the top of the wreath and secure it with thread. The thread matches the wreath, so you won’t even be able to see it once you’re done!
6. Loop your ribbon around the wreath and hang it up! I use these heavy duty magnetic hooks to hang my wreaths so there’s no damage to the door or weatherstripping.
So, what do you think? It certainly is bright and cheery. I think I should have used a brighter color for the arrow head and tail to really make it pop, but other than that it looks pretty good.
And if you love the idea of an interchangeable wreath, stay tuned, because I’ll be making a St. Patrick’s Day version next. Sign up for my newsletter below and you’ll get a weekly update with all of my latest craft tutorials and ideas right in your inbox!