Pops of pink, red and white are the hallmark of Valentine's day. The bright colors are just what a home needs to warm up the winter, express the essence of the holiday and bring a little visual reminder of love in the home.
Of course, just as love comes in many forms, so do the ways to express it. In this collection, you'll find Valentine wreaths that range from the traditional to the modern, from sweet in pink to charmingly rustic.
Enjoy making your own personal Valentine's wreath with the DIY instructions, or just sit back and rate your favorites.
Owl About Love
This cute Valentine Wreath seems to say, "Owl Always Love You." It is a classic ribbon wreath design that is made by pinning loops of colorful ribbon to a Styrofoam wreath frame. You will need approximately 45 yards of your favorite variety of ribbon, cut to equal lengths, and about 300-400 stick pins.
Next, an adorable owl is cut and constructed from craft foam and attached at the center of the wreath. You can use stright pins, foam glue or hot glue to attach the owl.
This would also make a nice year-round wreath for a girl's room, especially if you personalize it with a name. Owls are very trendy right now.
Roses in Bloom
Roses are the quintessential flower of love, and this Valentine wreath is symbolic as well as romantic and pretty.
A quick trip to the craft store will yield everything that you need to DIY this beauty. Start with a small twig wreath frame, ten inches or less and large artificial blooms in red, pink, and either light pink or cream. Wire the roses to the frame and add a wide ribbon for hanging.
The Heart of it All
This wreath requires a bit of work, but we think the results are worth it. First, find a big heart-shaped candy box. You'll attach the rosettes to this backing. (What you do with all of that chocolate candy is none of our business.) Alternatively, cut out a heart shape from a piece of cardboard.
Next you will need to make the rosettes individually out of inexpensive crepe paper. Click here for a quick video tutorial for crepe paper roses.
Next, use hot glue to attach each rosette to the heart backing.
Add a pretty ribbon, and hang your wreath. This is another idea that could be used all year as decor for a little girl's room.
This lovely heart would work well in almost any decor, from country to modern. Cover a Styrofoam heart frame with your favorite red fabric by sewing, pinning or gluing. This one features tiny polka dots.
Next, wrap white rick-rack trim (available at any craft or fabric store) around the heart.
Add a white ribbon and hang the wreath slightly askew for a charming look.
Show off a passion with this simple yet clever Valentine wreath.
Use a thin ready-made heart-shaped craft frame for the base.
Next roll the pages of a discarded book into rosettes and attach the rosettes to your frame with hot glue. You can also use sheet music for a pretty effect. Add a colorful ribbon for hanging and enjoy.
Wouldn't this make a nice gift?