Here is my version of this year’s Valentine’s wreath. The wreath cost very little to make but it did take a little bit of time. I used scraps of fabric and a metal wreath frame I purchased for $1 at the dollar store. Once it was finished I decided that it was well worth the time. I hope you do too.
What you will Need:
- Heart Pattern
- Small metal wreath form
- Scraps of fabric in reds and whites
- Scraps of fabrics in green, yellow, blue, pink, and orange
- Pink embroidery floss or a Pink pen
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Needle and thread
Step 1: Valentine’s Wreath
Cut strips of fabric in reds and whites 1″ x 4″. You will need a lot of these to fill the entire wreath. I used a plain vinyl covered red that I had left over from another project, red and white polka dot costume satin remnant and white with valentine’s print and hearts also left over from another project.
Step 2: Valentine’s Wreath
Once the strips have been cut begin tying them in knots in sets of the three colors. Tie the knots until the metal frame is completely covered with fabric knots.
Step 3: Valentine’s Wreath
Once the wreath is covered, cut out 5 heart shapes of a front and back in the different colors of fabrics to mimic the candy hearts you see at valentine’s day. Using a heat sensitive pen like frixion write sayings on the hearts such as “Be Mine” or “Hug Me” like the candy. Use permanent marker if you are not going to embroider the words.
Step 4: Valentine’s Wreath
I chose to embroider my letters using pink embroidery floss then pressed the hearts to eliminate the pen markings then sewed the front and back right sides together leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance. After turning the hearts right side out stuff them with the fiberfill.
Step 5: Valentine’s Wreath
Sew the openings closed using ladder stitch. Attach the hearts to the wreath using a needle and thread. You have now finished a fun and inexpensive Valentine’s wreath.