Last year I made this cute heart shape wreath for our front door. In the past I was never a fan of wreathes expect for Christmas but for some reason that’s changed. I think wreathes have moved away from being folksy to something more crafty – not really sure that the difference is but I like them now
I’m sure you can buy a heart shaped wreath but I don’t do things like that – why buy when you can make one for free. I started with a wire hanger that I shaped into a heart with pilers and muscle. Then I covered the hanger with foam pipe covers – I cut the ends on an angle so the fit together better. You can buy this foam pipe covers from a hardware store – I bought a couple a few years ago so I still had some left (aka. free). This pipe cover has an adhesive stripe that closes the ends together, and I taped up the ends to secure them together.
To cover the wreath I used stripes of left over white satin (left over fabric from my wedding dress – yep, I keep fabric for 12 years or longer). I cut and tore the fabric to give a raw edge. I glued the stripes on the wreath with a glue gun and wrapped all around to cover the black. After it was covered I glued a few foam snowflakes that we had since it’s always snowy for Valentine’s here. I had these red heart charms that I hung in the middle for a pop of colour. So there you go, a pretty little Valentine’s wreath. It would also be pretty as wedding decorations.