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DIY Heart Wreath

Create your own heart-shaped wreath with this simple do-it-yourself project. Using a wire wreath frame as the base, gather an assortment of artificial flowers, greenery, and ribbon to customize your wreath to your liking. Start by attaching the greenery to the frame, forming the shape of a heart. Then, add in the flowers, mixing and matching colors and sizes for a visually appealing design. Finish off by tying a bow with the ribbon and hanging your beautiful creation on your door or wall. Whether you're looking for a festive decoration for Valentine's Day or simply want to add a pop of color to your space, this project is a great way to showcase your crafting skills. Get creative and have fun making your very own heart wreath that will surely impress your guests and bring a smile to your face every time you see it.

Supplies for a DIY Heart Wreath

Here’s what you will need to recreate this DIY heart wreath for Valentine’s Day, along with links to purchase the exact same items I used.

  • 1 15 ft. Grapevine Garland or this grapevine wreath is already in the shape of a heart so you could use that instead.
  • 22 Gauge Green Floral Wire
  • 1 Faux White Berry Bush
  • 1 Faux Pink Pom-Pom Stem
  • 1 Faux Ivory Mini Baby’s Breath Spray
  • Roll of 3/8″ Pink Gingham Ribbon
  • Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
  • Small Pliers
  • Scissors

How to Make a DIY Heart Wreath

You can skip the first part of this DIY heart wreath entirely if you purchase an already assembled heart shaped grapevine wreath. I could not find one at my local craft store, so I decided to make my own. It was actually very easy to do!

Making the Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath

  1. Cut 3 pieces of the green floral wire into 12″ lengths.
  2. Unroll the grapevine garland, and with the pliers cut the garland in half. The garland will want to curl in on itself so bend and flex the 2 garland pieces so it begins to straighten out.
  3. Take one end of each of the garland pieces, and bring them together. (Note: The pieces should not overlap but be placed side by side. See photos.)
  4. Take one of the lengths of wire, and on the back side of the wreath (decide which will be the front & which will be the back) thread the wire through one of the garland pieces and into the other. Do this about an 1″ up from the end of the 2 garland pieces. Pull wire taut, and tie the wire together as tightly as you can. (Tying the wire in the back will help to disguise it.)
  5. Do the same thing with the second length of wire. Placing this wire up another 1″ from the first piece of wire.
  6. With the top of the “heart” secured, bend the grapevine garland into a heart shape. You can make your heart as big or as small as you like. Our heart wreath is about 14″ across at it’s widest point.
  7. Once you have the shape you like, hold the “point” of the heart and trim the access grapevine garland. I wanted our wreath to have a little extra grapevine at the bottom so I left a few inches of grapevine past the “pointy” part of the heart.
  8. Tie the last piece of wire around the “point” of the heart, making sure the wire is tight & secure. This wire you do not need to hide because we will cover it with florals.

Pro Tip: Your wreath does not need to be a symmetrical heart shape. In fact, the charm of this wreath is it’s organic, one of a kind shape.

Adding the Flowers & Ribbon to the Wreath

This is the fun part…decorating your DIY heart wreath! You can really use your imagination and creativity when decorating your wreath. The sky is the limit! Here’s how I decorated ours to keep it simple & organic, but beautiful & charming.

  • With my small pliers, I cut the the wire stems off all of the faux floral stems. Because this wreath is dainty, I only needed the flowery parts of the floral stems.
  • I first hot glued the white berry pieces to the bottom half of the wreath. I hot glued one side of the wreath and then the other. I made sure the berry stems looked even on both sides of the wreath.
  • Next, I hot glued the baby’s breath on top of the berry pieces. I added a little less of the baby’s breath than the berry pieces to create a layered look.
  • Then I hot glued 3 pom-pom flowers a little off to the side at the bottom or point of the heart wreath. I loved that little grouping of pink flowers at the bottom of the wreath, so cute!
  • Finally, I cut 2 lengths of gingham ribbon (about 4′ in lengths) and tied those together in a simple bow next to the grouping of pink flowers. I prefer long ribbon tails, so I did not trim much of the ribbon once the bow was tied.

And there you have a really cute, easy to make Valentine wreath!

Pro Tip: When creating your wreath or any DIY for that matter, always remember that nothing is perfect. Imperfection is perfection.

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