The Christmas decorations finally went up in mid-January and I’ve realized that it’s time to decorate for Valentine’s Day. I usually don’t do a whole lot of decorating for Valentine’s, but this year, I feel like I just want to make each holiday as special as possible. Probably because here in NC, we are still in a modified stay-at-home order so that means more time at home. Plus we were just quarantined because my hubby tested positive, but he was great. No symptoms except a little cough and he’s back at work. Can’t keep a good man down!
I decided to run to Hobby Lobby while waiting for his test results so I’d have some projects to keep myself busy and this is one of those projects. The cutest farmhouse style Valentine’s wreath ever. I’ve decided to make our home as comfortable as I can without spending a ton of money, probably just like you right now, and it’s been a long time since I actually decorated for each season. I think it makes my home feel more comfortable and keeps things looking fresh. I’m not going all out like Christmas, but a few touches here and there definitely make a difference. Not to mention that most likely we’ll be celebrating actual Valentine’s Day at home, it might as well look a little romantic, right?
Thankfully, some of the items to make this wreath I already had on hand, like the wire hoop from Target and the gingham ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Both just waiting patiently to be used. The rest I bought at Hobby Lobby. Thankfully they still had some Valentine’s stuff left. I wasn’t sure because when I went to get things for Thanksgiving, in November, it was all gone! If they don’t have the exact items I used, you could easily substitute things. For example, if they don’t have the wooden hearts, then make some pretty paper ones out of cardstock, or use silk flowers. Use a different type of greenery and ribbon. Just use your imagination! You can’t go wrong.
This one is definitely not made for hanging outside. It’s very delicate, so pick a place in your home that could use a little romance. I hung mine in our foyer and it looks so pretty! I love how the long ribbon is different from most wreaths that I’ve made. I think it really balances out the wreath. So far the cats haven’t used it as a toy! They’d have to really stretch to reach it anyway.
The nice thing about this one is that it’s really up to you how to style it. You can’t go wrong. If you don’t want the ribbon as long as I do, just make them shorter. I didn’t give measurements on how long I cut the greenery, because that will be determined by the size of the hoop you have, and the same really goes for the white flowers. The greenery will go about halfway around the hoop and so will the flowers. So you may need to adjust my measurements. Use them as a guide.
Here are the items I used:
- 14″ Wire Hoop
- Greenery Sprigs
- Tiny White Flower Sprig
- 5/8″ Black and White Gingham Ribbon
- 1 1/2″ Wooden Hearts
- Acrylic Craft Paints in Red, White, and Pink
- Hot Glue and Gun
- Green Floral Tape
- Fray Check
- Floral Wire Cutter (may be able to use scissors depending on how thick stems are)
- Paint 6 hearts using white, pink, and red. I did two coats.
- Cut off a few sprigs of greenery. I used two sprigs. The top sprig is longer than the bottom one. Together they go about 1/2 way around the hoop. How many sprigs you use depends on how thick you want your greenery. I was going minimalistic so I only needed two.
- Cut 5-6 sprigs of the white flowers. I cut these in varying lengths from 15″ to 18″. Pinch them together off-center so they will be longer on the top than the bottom just like the greenery. Use floral tape to attach them to the hoop on top of where you attached the greenery. Adjust them so stick out slightly.
- Hot Glue the sprigs down where they meet, then wrap with floral tape for extra hold. Hot glue or tape where you need extra hold.
- Choose which heart you’d like to have where the two greenery sprigs meet and hot glue down. Then glue one above and one below that one.
- Cut 3 lengths of ribbon to the desired length. I cut the longest one 34″ long, 33″ and 32″ long. I cut the top of the ribbon on a diagonal and the bottom as tails. Then use Fray Check on the ends to keep them from unraveling. Once dry, you can add the ribbon by looping it around the hoop to make a knot.
- Use hot glue to add a heart on top of the knot. Add two more hearts on two of the ribbons, leaving one ribbon empty. I placed one near the bottom of a ribbon and another one about midway down.
That’s it! It’s really simple and easy to make, but it makes such a romantic touch to my house and I’m sure it will to yours too. I mean if we’re having to stay at home all time with our loved ones, why not add a touch of romance? Now I just need ideas for Valentine’s Day. How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year? Let me know your ideas and if you’re making anything for Valentine’s.