This fun and different take on a Valentine’s Day wreath will brighten your home this winter!
After over a month being sick, I am back and ready to start creating again! Since Valentine’s day is right around the corner, I thought it would be nice to make some sort of decoration for the holiday. But, truth be told, I’m not really into the typical red and pink garishness that you see everywhere. So I decided that I would create something that represents what I perceive love to be in my life.
Supplies and Materials
With this in mind, I headed down to the Dollar Tree to see what I could find. After I found this wreath form, I settled on making a Valentine’s Day wreath. I also bought a 9-foot roll of burlap and lace ribbon at the Dollar Tree.
The rest of the materials I gathered from my stash, twine, green silk ribbon, white grosgrain, and hot glue.
Simple Valentine’s Day Wreath How-to
I started out with the silk ribbon, wrapping it around the wreath form in two places, each about a quarter of the wreath. I used hot glue to secure the ribbon to itself on the back of the form, just a dot on the top and bottom of each pass across the back of the wreath form.
Then on the other half of the wreath, between the silk ribbon panels, I wound the twine around the wreath form. I was sure to keep it tight and butt the rounds up against each other to avoid gaps.
Where the twine and ribbon panels met, I affixed the burlap and lace ribbon using hot glue. I also used this ribbon as an accent on the center of the bow I tied out of the white grosgrain ribbon. Lastly, I placed the bow at the top center of the wreath with more hot glue.
Decorating for the Holidays Your Way
I chose to use more natural colors because I find it much more soothing than the traditional reds and pinks of Valentine’s Day. I can also keep this up around the house as long as I like because it’s not super holiday-specific.
As I was creating this Valentine’s Day wreath, it gave me some time to think about Valentine’s Day and what love means to me in this season of my life. The wreath ended up really being a lot like my relationship with my husband. The green, to me, represents the good times in my marriage, and the twine represents the rougher times, still beautiful but rougher nonetheless. The burlap and lace ribbon represents the work that my husband and I do together, as opposite as we can be sometimes, to bridge the gaps between those good times and rough times, and the white bow symbolizes my hopes for our future.
When creating seasonal decor, I challenge you to think about what the holidays mean to you and to think outside of the box. Think about what you want to look at in your home, not necessarily what the typical decorations look like. Have fun with it and create something that says home and celebration to you.