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3 Lovely DIY Valentine's Day Wreath Ideas

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

These three Valentine's Day wreaths can be made with craft supplies and just a few simple household items.

These three Valentine's Day wreaths can be made with craft supplies and just a few simple household items.

How to Make a Wreath for Valentine's Day

After New Year's Day celebrations are over and all the holiday decorations have been put away, the house can seem empty. The cold, gray winter days don't help much, either. Bring a little sparkle and joy back into your life with these lovely Valentine's Day wreaths!

3 Easy DIY Valentine's Wreaths

These beautiful wreaths are simple and easy to create with items you probably already have on hand:

  1. Glitter and Paper Heart Wreath
  2. Queen of Hearts Wreath
  3. Festive Garland Wreath

Let's get crafting!

1. Glitter and Paper Heart Wreath

This first wreath is circular and incorporates old book pages and craft glitter hearts.

What You'll Need

  • Cardboard
  • Glitter hearts (I bought two packs of confetti hearts of varying sizes from Walmart for only $1 each)
  • Old pages from a book
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scrabble tiles (optional)


  1. Cut a circle out of your cardboard. I found it helpful to use a frying pan lid as a guide.
  2. Cut a smaller circle out of the middle to create your wreath base. I used an ice cream pail lid as a guide.
  3. Cut heart shapes from your book pages. I used 11 book page hearts for my wreath.
  4. Begin laying both the paper hearts and glitter hearts on your wreath base.
  5. Once you have a design you like, glue them in place with your hot glue gun. If you don't have a hot glue gun, you could use tape or regular glue to secure them in place.
  6. Add Scrabble tiles to create interest if you'd like. I originally planned to use "Be Mine" and "XO" on my wreath, but after laying out my hearts, I realized it looked perfect without them.
  7. Flip your wreath over and secure your ribbon with hot glue to create a hook.
  8. Hang your wreath on the wall.

2. Queen of Hearts Wreath

This second wreath is heart-shaped and incorporates playing cards.

What You'll Need

  • Cardboard
  • One or two decks of cards, depending on the size of your wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • A box cutter knife
  • Pencil


  1. Draw a large heart on your cardboard.
  2. Cut it out using your box cutter knife or scissors.
  3. Draw a smaller heart inside of your large heart. Be sure to leave at least an inch of cardboard all the way around so that you have enough space to secure your cards.
  4. Cut out your smaller heart. Touch up any areas that need it. Your heart doesn't need to be perfect, as the cards will cover any mistakes or straight lines.
  5. Separate the heart cards out of the deck.
  6. Begin placing your cards on your wreath. You can use only hearts or add cards in between, using the back or other suits to create interest.
  7. Once you have the cards where you want them, tape them to the wreath.
  8. Flip your wreath over and secure your ribbon to the back to create a hook.
  9. Hang up your wreath.

3. Festive Garland Wreath

This third wreath is a simple and straightforward red garland heart.

What You'll Need

  • Wire hanger
  • Red garland
  • Floral wire
  • Needle nose pliers


  1. Straighten out your wire hanger using your pliers.
  2. Bend the wire into a heart shape.
  3. Begin wrapping your garland around the wire. I like to hold the garland to the wire and wrap it around itself to start. This helps keep the garland in place. You could also use a dot of hot glue to secure it.
  4. Continue wrapping the garland until the entire wire is covered or until you get to the end of the garland strand.
  5. To secure it in place, tuck the end of the garland into previous wraps.
  6. Figure out how you want your heart to hang, either straight or slightly turned. Then wrap a small piece of floral wire around the wreath to create a hook.
  7. Hang up your wreath.

© 2020 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on January 27, 2020:

Thank you so much! Have a wonderful week!

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on January 25, 2020:

Omg, I loved the card one. Super cool. Thanks for the awesome Valentine's Day ideas, Alyssa.

These ideas would make great surprises for any romantic occasion.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on January 25, 2020:

I'm so glad you loved these, Liza! Isn't it wonderful to find crafting inspiration and just use what you have on hand, instead of having to run out to the store? Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Liza from USA on January 25, 2020:

Beautiful. I love crafting. I can do this by using items that I already have at home. Plus, I need the new decor to hang on my door after taking down my holiday wreath recently. Thank you for sharing!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on January 16, 2020:

Thank you Lora! These were a lot of fun to make and now my house is full of sparkles. haha!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on January 16, 2020:

Thank you Pamela! They were so fun to create!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on January 16, 2020:

Thank you Bill! I just got a hot glue gun and now I feel unstoppable! haha!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 16, 2020:

You are a Creative Wunderkind! Lovely ideas, my talented friend.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 16, 2020:

The Valentine wreath are so lovely. Your pictures explain the process beautifully. I like this idea and appreciate your article. Thanks for sharing.

Lora Hollings on January 15, 2020:

What unique and beautiful wreaths for Valentine's Day! I love them all. Very creative ideas and they make wonderful decorations to liven up your home. A very fun activity to do with the family too. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for sharing.