3 Lovely DIY Valentine's Day Wreath Ideas

Updated on January 17, 2020
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Alyssa loves 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.

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! They are simple and easy to create with items you probably already have on hand. 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 Wal-Mart for only $1 each)
  • Old pages from a book
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scrabble tiles (optional)

Instructions

  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.

Photo Guide

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Materials needed for glitter and paper heart wreathA frying pan lid makes a great guide for drawing a circleThis ice cream pail lid is perfect for a smaller circle guide.Cardboard wreathCut out different sized hearts from old book pages.Arrange your hearts on your wreath to your taste.Secure them in place using a hot glue gun.Flip your wreath over and mark where you'd like to place your ribbon.Secure your ribbon with hot glue to create a hook.Beautiful glitter and paper heart wreath
Materials needed for glitter and paper heart wreath
Materials needed for glitter and paper heart wreath
A frying pan lid makes a great guide for drawing a circle
A frying pan lid makes a great guide for drawing a circle
This ice cream pail lid is perfect for a smaller circle guide.
This ice cream pail lid is perfect for a smaller circle guide.
Cardboard wreath
Cardboard wreath
Cut out different sized hearts from old book pages.
Cut out different sized hearts from old book pages.
Arrange your hearts on your wreath to your taste.
Arrange your hearts on your wreath to your taste.
Secure them in place using a hot glue gun.
Secure them in place using a hot glue gun.
Flip your wreath over and mark where you'd like to place your ribbon.
Flip your wreath over and mark where you'd like to place your ribbon.
Secure your ribbon with hot glue to create a hook.
Secure your ribbon with hot glue to create a hook.
Beautiful glitter and paper heart wreath
Beautiful glitter and paper heart wreath

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

Instructions

  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.

Photo Guide

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Materials needed for queen of hearts wreathCut a large heart out of your cardboard. It doesn't have to be perfect. The cards will cover up any straight lines.Cut out a smaller heart to create your cardboard heart wreath.Separate heart cards from your deck.Arrange your cards around the wreath to your tastes. Secure using tape so you don't ruin your cards.Flip the wreath over. Tape or glue a piece of ribbon to create a hook.Queen of hearts wreathHang up your unique, festive wreath.
Materials needed for queen of hearts wreath
Materials needed for queen of hearts wreath
Cut a large heart out of your cardboard. It doesn't have to be perfect. The cards will cover up any straight lines.
Cut a large heart out of your cardboard. It doesn't have to be perfect. The cards will cover up any straight lines.
Cut out a smaller heart to create your cardboard heart wreath.
Cut out a smaller heart to create your cardboard heart wreath.
Separate heart cards from your deck.
Separate heart cards from your deck.
Arrange your cards around the wreath to your tastes. Secure using tape so you don't ruin your cards.
Arrange your cards around the wreath to your tastes. Secure using tape so you don't ruin your cards.
Flip the wreath over. Tape or glue a piece of ribbon to create a hook.
Flip the wreath over. Tape or glue a piece of ribbon to create a hook.
Queen of hearts wreath
Queen of hearts wreath
Hang up your unique, festive wreath.
Hang up your unique, festive 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

Instructions

  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.

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Materials needed for festive garland wreathBend your wire hanger into a heart shape.Begin wrapping garland strand around the wire. First, hold the garland to the wire and wrap it around itself to secure in place. Continuing wrapping until the wire is covered or until you reach the end of your garland strand.Once the wire is covered, tuck the end of the garland strand into itself to secure it in place.SecuredIt's looking good!Once you know how you want your heart to hang, use a small piece of floral wire to create a hook.Either let your heart dangle from a curved edge . . .. . . or allow it to hang upright. Enjoy!
Materials needed for festive garland wreath
Materials needed for festive garland wreath
Bend your wire hanger into a heart shape.
Bend your wire hanger into a heart shape.
Begin wrapping garland strand around the wire.
Begin wrapping garland strand around the wire.
First, hold the garland to the wire and wrap it around itself to secure in place. Continuing wrapping until the wire is covered or until you reach the end of your garland strand.
First, hold the garland to the wire and wrap it around itself to secure in place. Continuing wrapping until the wire is covered or until you reach the end of your garland strand.
Once the wire is covered, tuck the end of the garland strand into itself to secure it in place.
Once the wire is covered, tuck the end of the garland strand into itself to secure it in place.
Secured
Secured
It's looking good!
It's looking good!
Once you know how you want your heart to hang, use a small piece of floral wire to create a hook.
Once you know how you want your heart to hang, use a small piece of floral wire to create a hook.
Either let your heart dangle from a curved edge . . .
Either let your heart dangle from a curved edge . . .
. . . or allow it to hang upright. Enjoy!
. . . or allow it to hang upright. Enjoy!

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      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        4 weeks ago from Ohio

        Thank you so much! Have a wonderful week!

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        4 weeks ago from AZ

        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 Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        4 weeks ago from Ohio

        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!

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        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from USA

        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 Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        6 weeks ago from Ohio

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

      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        6 weeks ago from Ohio

        Thank you Pamela! They were so fun to create!

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        Alyssa 

        6 weeks ago from Ohio

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

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        Bill Holland 

        6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

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

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

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

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        Lora Hollings 

        6 weeks ago

        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.

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