In today’s post: Learn how to turn supplies from the dollar store into a beautiful Valentine’s Day wreath – you can make this easy craft in under an hour!
Today’s simple Valentine’s Day craft started with a couple home decor items from Dollar Tree. They have a large selection of holiday items that are super inexpensive, like wood heart shapes. However, the style doesn’t really match my decor. But the inexpensive supplies are the perfect jumping off point for a DIY Valentine’s Day wreath you can hang on your front door or on an inside door . Heart wreaths are the perfect decoration for the month of February.
To make this DIY Valentine wreath, purchase three of the large floral hearts with the word “love” across the center, as well as smaller cutout wood hearts that you see below (the smaller hearts come in a pack of 4 so you only need to buy one).
You will also need a moss mat and some ribbon. I used
- this moss mat from Walmart
- 5/8 inch pink grosgrain ribbon from Hobby Lobby
- 3/8 inch black and white striped ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
The total cost of the supplies was about $20.
How to Make it
Covering the larger wood hearts in moss completely transformed them. The finished wreath (or it could also be used as a wall hanging) is much more neutral. I chose to accent with a pink ribbon for Valentine’s Day, but you could use any color that matches your decor or looks good on your front door.
Trace the Hearts + Cut the Moss
Begin by gently pulling the word “love” off of the larger wood heart and discarding it. Then unroll the moss mat and flip it over. It will have a white paper backing. Place one of the larger floral hearts down on the moss and trace around it with a pencil (you can see the back of the heart below). Trace the heart two more times.
Use sturdy scissors to cut out the moss along the lines you have traced. On the outside of the heart, cut just outside the lines. On the inside of the heart, cut just inside the lines. This ensures the moss will completely cover the heart shape.
Remove Backing + Adhere Moss
Gently pull the backing paper off of the moss sheet. If it’s stuck down and doesn’t come off in some places that’s just fine.
Once the backing is removed, you can adhere the moss to the front of the floral hearts. You may use hot glue to do this or a spray adhesive. I used a hot glue gun. Set the moss heart down on the wood heart and position it so that it completely covers the wood heart. Then fold up a small part of the moss, apply hot glue to the wood heart, and place the moss back down. Continue lifting up small sections of the moss, applying glue, and pressing the moss back down until the moss is completely adhered. Repeat with the other two large hearts.
Connect the Heart with Ribbon
Flip the hearts over so the moss side is down. Lay them out so they look stacked in a vertical row. Cut three pieces of 3/8 inch ribbon to 15 inches and one piece to about 7 inches.
Position the hearts so that there is two inches between the bottom point of one heart and the center top of the heart below it. Lay one of the 15 inch pieces of ribbon in between the bottom two hearts as shown below. Use hot glue to glue the ribbon down on the back of both hearts, as shown. Glue the shorter piece of ribbon to the bottom of the lower heart as shown.
Connect the top two hearts in the same way with the second 15 inch piece of ribbon. Glue the end of the third 15 inch piece of ribbon to the top center of the top heart, as shown below. Note: there will be tails of ribbon extending into the center of each heart from both the top and the bottom. These will be used to attach the small wood cutout hearts.
Attach the Small Hearts
Place a small wood heart in the center of each larger heart. Thread the ribbon through the holes in the top and bottom of the wood heart, from the front to the back. Pull the ribbon tight, centering the small heart inside the larger heart. Fold the ribbon back on itself and glue it to secure, as shown below.
At this point the wreath construction is finished, and you can embellish it as desired. I tied bows from 5/8 inch ribbon and glued them to the top of the small wood hearts. I used pink ribbon, but a red bow would look cute as well.
The Finished Product
Here’s what it looks like all put together. Hang it on your front door, or inside on a pantry door.
- 3 Large Wood Hearts
- 3 Small Wood Hearts
- Moss Mat or Sheet
- 3/8 inch Ribbon
- 5/8 inch Ribbon
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- Remove the word from the large wood hearts. Unroll the moss mat and trace three hearts on the backing paper. Cut them out, cutting just outside the outer lines and just inside the inner lines.
- Remove the backing paper from the moss hearts. Glue the moss hearts to the fronts of the three larger wood hearts.
- Lay the hearts moss side down, stacked one above another. Position them two inches apart. Glue ribbon to attach them as shown in the photos, leaving a tail of ribbon extending into the middle of each heart from the top and bottom.
- Thread the tails of ribbon through the holes in the smaller wood hearts, centering the small heart inside the larger heart. Fold the ribbon tails back on themselves and glue to secure. Create a loop above the top heart and glue to secure. Trim excess ribbon.
- Tie small bows and glue them to the small wood hearts if desired.