What a perfect way to show that “love is in the air” with a Cute Valentine’s Day handmade wreath on display.”
As the chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring, love is in the air. And what better way to celebrate that love than with a special day dedicated to expressing affection for those closest to us? Whether it’s a significant other, a friend, or a family member, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show them how much they mean to you.” What a perfect way to show that “love is in the air” with a Cute Valentine’s day handmade wreath on display.
In this post you will learn:
- What Supplies you will need to make a Valentine’s Wreath
- Cutting your ribbon tails and deco mesh
- Attaching your deco mesh and ribbon tails to your wire wreath frame
- Prepping and attaching your sign
- Making your bow/bows and attaching them to your wreath
A Valentine’s Day wreath can be a fun and creative way to show your love and decorate your home.
To make a Valentine’s Day wreath, you will need:
- Valentine’s Day sign
- 24″ tinsel tie wreath work form (red, white or pink)
- Two rolls of 1-1/2″ wired ribbon that coordinates with your sign
- Two rolls or 2-1/2″ wired ribbon that coordinates with your sign
- Two rolls of red
- 10″ deco mesh or red and white deco mesh
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
- chenille stems, pipe cleaners or florist wire
Cutting your ribbons and deco mesh:
- Count you tinsel ties on your work wreath form, usually there are 18 on the bottom and 8 on the top.
- Cut 9 pieces of each ribbon at 14″ long
- Dovetail all ribbons
- Cut mesh 10 pieces at 25″ and 8 pieces at 30″ using red, white or pink 10″ wide deco mesh
Add your deco mesh to your wreath work form:
- Make 10″ poofs all around the bottom of the wreath frame
- Using the 25″ pieces of deco mesh make a ruffle and untwist a tie and place on top of the poof, go all around the bottom of the wreath frame
- Using the 30″ pieces of deco mesh make a ruffle and add to each twist tie on the top row of the wreath frame
Add ribbon tails to the deco mesh:
- Layer the ribbons together, smaller one on top
- Fold them in half, unfold and pinch them in the middle
- Add to twist tie and twist to secure
- Form an X with the ribbons
Prep and attach sign to wreath:
- Punch holes in 3-4 places on your metal sign with a jewelery hand punch
- Attach chenille stems to sign
- Place sign on wreath and bring the chenille stems (through the spaces between the deco mesh) and twist onto the wire frame, securing it tightly
- Trim any excess of the chenille stem with wire cutters
- Add a chenille stem hanger to outer wire of wreath work form
Make a Bow:
- Using an E-Z Bowmaker, take your 2-1/2″ ribbon and measure out an 8″ ribbon tail with ribbon facing up
- Twisting the ribbon as you bring it thru the 2 wooden dowesl,(the ribbon will be facing down) measure 6 inches and loop the ribbon back thru the dowels
- Twisting the ribbon again as you bring it thru the dowels, (the ribbon will be facing down) measure 6 inches and loop the ribbon back thru the dowels
- Twisting the ribbon again as before one more time for a third loop, then just bring your ribbon thru the dowels without twiisting it
- Measure out an 8″ tail and cut
- Continue with your next 2-1/2″ ribbon except start on the opposite side.
- Add your next layer of ribbon using the 1-1/2″ ribbon starting on the opposite side.
- Next layer, your other 1-1/2″ inch ribbon
- Take 2 chenille stems and twist them together to make one long one
- Hold your bow close to the dowels tightly as you remove it from the bow maker.
- Wrap chenille stem around the center and twist the chenille stems, not the bow, to tighten
- Dovetail your ribbon tails and fluff your bow
Placement of your bow:
- Placing your bow on your wreath is entirely up to you. Just remember not to cover any words on your sign with your bow.
- Place your bow on your wreath and pass the chenille stems (through the spaces between the deco mesh) and twist onto the wire frame, securing it tightly.
- Trim off any excess of the chenille stem with wire cutters.
Hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial as much as I have sharing it with you.
Happy Wreath Creating,
The Wreath Creator