Three Sweet and Super Easy DIY Heart Shaped Wreaths!
I’m teaming up with some fellow bloggers for a February DIY challenge all about hearts for Valentine’s day!
Hello, sweet friends, and Happy first week of February!
Today is our first post for the month and I’m joining a group of talented bloggers who have been challenged by our amazingly creative hostess, Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip to inspire with hearts! All in celebration of course, of Valentines Day!
You can find the links to the other blogger’s projects at the end of the post!!
Now for those that are new here, let me just start by saying I’ve never decorated for Valentine’s Day. NOT EVER!
Yes, this was definitely going to be a challenge for me. But I like a good challenge and besides, I’m a sucker for a little romance and what could be more romantic than hearts?
How about THREE heart wreaths?!
Three distinctly different, but oh so sweet and SUPER easy heart wreaths!
And of course, budget-friendly too!
So let’s get started with wreath #1!
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Heart-Shaped Moss Wreath
Heart-Shaped Form ( I purchased an inexpensive tinsel wreath for .99) **You can also get these at the Dollar Tree or anywhere that has Holiday supplies.)
(1) package sheet moss ($3.47 @Walmart)
(1) package Spanish moss ($3.47 @ Walmart) ( I used 1/4 of the bag-the rest can be used for moss ball.)
Glue Gun (Low heat preferably)
Step One: Unravel the tinsel from your heart-shaped wreath. This will take just a few minutes to do but is so worth it if you end up with a sturdy (and wide) form like this one! It’s perfect for laying your moss onto.
Step Two: Cut (or Tear) the moss into manageable pieces. (I started with half the sheet of moss and ended up using the whole sheet because I covered both back and front.)
Step Three: Place a thin layer of glue onto the back of the piece of moss and lay it into place on your form. DO this until the entire form, both front and back are covered.
TIP: This is a messy project so I kept my mini shop vac close by so clean up was a breeze!
You can fill in any holes with leftover sheet moss. But I decided instead to use some Spanish moss for this. I love the added texture and pop of light green it provides!
This sweet moss wreath had me dreaming of spring by the time I was done, so I added some pretty burlap ribbon and hung it on my vintage shutter, along with a basket of faux tulips! After all, the groundhog did say early spring, right?
Now for wreath #2!
Heart-shaped floral wreath
Heart-Shaped Wood Form ($2.77 @ Walmart)
Faux Flowers (Dollar Tree) I used 4 bunches=$4
Step One: Remove the flowers from the stems (Just pull up and they should easily pop off)
TIP: If your flowers have a funky base like mine did with spikes of plastic sticking out just use scissors and snip them off. The less ‘bulk’ the better!
Step Two: Glue your flower heads to the wood base
To start I placed my first row of flowers as close to the edge of the base as possible. I then placed a layer of glue on the side of each flower and pressed it into place. I fluffed each flower after the row was done just to make sure I didn’t have a lot of gaps. (TIP: You can fill in any gaps with smaller flowers-see additional step)
I had some of these smaller faux flowers on hand in both this pretty coral and pink that I used to fill in any spaces or gaps that I missed. Just remove them from their stems as well. Place a bead of glue on the base and stick them in where needed.
I think soft pastels are so charming and romantic and full of sweetness! And I just LOVE how the coral flowers compliment the pink and light peach.
I haven’t decided where to hang this wreath yet, but since I’ll be packing away a lot of our “personal” pieces for the move, I thought I’d use my vintage window from the farm one last time!
And finally (drumroll please)…. wreath #3!
Heart-Shaped Eucalyptus Metal Wreath!
Wire wreath form ( I used a coat hanger)
Small Faux Flowers (optional)
step One: Shape your coat hanger into a heart.
I didn’t photograph this part but it’s pretty simple. All you need is your hands and a little bit of patience. When you have the wire-shaped it’s time for paint. I chose gold just because I’m loving the soft metal tones with the greens now, but you could just leave it if you want.
TIP: Leave the hook part up for hanging!
Cut your eucalyptus branches off the main stem.
Wrap the branches around the wire and secure them with floral wire.
TIP: Twist and turn the leaves to fill out the wreath as you go!
Once you have attached all of your branches, you can fill in bare spots with loose leaves and faux flowers.
TIP: I glued the loose leaves and flowers on!!!
I love the soft green and pinks together, don’t you? And. this eucalyptus wreath is the perfect spring welcome for guests as they come through our entry and mudroom!
So there you have it!
Three VERY different heart-shaped wreaths!
The total cost each for the first two wreaths was just under $5!!! Eucalyptus stems are bit spendier than faux flowers so that bumped the price up to just under $7!
Which means I have THREE sweet wreaths that I can use all throughout spring for under $20!
Now that’s what I call budget-friendly!
And SUPER easy. And sweet. Oh and yes, romantic!
I hope you found some inspiration to decorate with hearts here today! Don’t forget to visit these SUPER TALENTED ladies for even MORE!!!
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Have a FABULOUS Wednesday!
KEEP IN TOUCH!