Add some cheer to your front door with this pretty love notes DIY Valentine’s wreath. Not only is it easy to make the supplies only cost about $30 – far cheaper than a store-bought wreath!
Another day, another wreath. Seriously. I am absolutely addicted to making wreaths now I feel like I could turn this blog into 365 days of wreaths – ha! Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s the perfect excuse to create a fun new wreath for the front door of the cottage (and then one for my Mom, and one for my boyfriend Jay, and one for…you get the picture).
The sweet Valentine’s themed wreath I am going to share with you today? It’s giving the adorable winter gnome wreath I made for the holidays some serious competition for favorite project ever! Sidenote: If you missed the gnome wreath, go check it out. It’s been featured all over AND pinned a gazillion times!
This wreath started with an innocent trip to Hobby Lobby where I was looking for a heart-shaped wreath form – so PREDICTABLE! I couldn’t find one, but while wandering the isles I did find the sweetest little pink bike. Isn’t it perfect for the cottage’s pink door?
Love Notes DIY Valentine’s Wreath
To recreate this love notes Valentine’s wreath you will need:
Grapevine Wreath Form
Greenery (I used about half of a 6′ frosted eucalyptus garland from Hobby Lobby)
Medium Floral (I used the dark pink blossom bush from Hobby Lobby)
Small Floral (I used these pink fresh picked blossoms from Hobby Lobby)
Metal Bicycle (I used this adorable pink bike from Hobby Lobby)
Mini Packages and Letters (handmade some, also used these from Hobby Lobby)
Wood Tag (on hand, but similar to one from this Hobby Lobby package)
Craft Paint (DecoArt Americana Beach Sand (from Hobby Lobby or Amazon)
Electronic Cutting Machine (I used this one)
Transparent Glitter Vinyl (I used the pink transparent glitter from the Expressions Vinyl Pretty in Pink Pack)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Floral Wire Cutters and Floral Wire
Love notes DIY Valentine’s wreath directions:
- Pull together all of your supplies and stage them in your crafting space.
- Deconstruct your medium and small floral stems. Save all of the pieces for use in the wreath outside of the stem base.
- Place the grapevine wreath on the center of the table. Note: I love crafting with grapevine wreaths. They add texture, PLUS pushing the greenery and flowers into the branches when you’re gluing them down helps to keep them stable.
- Take the greenery (frosted eucalyptus in my case) and place it as desired on the wreath. I used both full bunches and individually cut stems to fill in about half of my wreath.
- Take the medium flowers and disperse them throughout the greenery. I used both bunches and individual flower heads on my wreath.
- Place the smallest flowers as accents throughout the greenery and floras. I like to extend these out slightly passed where the heavier greenery stops.
- Use the leftover leaves and stems from your floral bunches to fill in the wreath closer to the back and on the sides.
- Secure the bike to the grapevine wreath using floral wire and hot glue. Note: You might be able to get away with using hot glue. The sun really beats down on my door in the afternoons/evenings and it melts the glue right off my wreath. I’ve learned to secure heavier pieces with wire.
- Add small packages and letters to the bicycle. I made a few of my packages, including a tiny bundle of flowers. You could probably make all of them if you want!
- Paint the wood tag using acrylic paint and a foam brush.
- Cut out “love notes” in vinyl and adhere to the wooden tag.
- Attach tag to the top of the wreath.
I am so excited about how this love notes DIY Valentine’s wreath turned out. It’s fun for Valentine’s Day, but subtle enough I can leave it up through early March for spring!
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