A DIY Valentine's Wreath With a Picture Frame


This Valentine’s Wreath DIY is super simple! Everyone will think you paid a lot for this baroque Valentine’s Wreath. We all think of cherubs, particularly Cupid when it comes to Valentine’s day. This Valentine’s wreath will hang on my front door and depicts putti or musical instrument playing cherubs. First I felt I needed to make sure my little cherubs were actually related to Cupid. I learned so much, like that they are called putto or putti for the plural. I guess I don’t care if my little fellows are related or not, I like my wreath and think it is fun! I hope you will too!
I began once again with one of my Ikea Drill frames. If you haven’t picked up one of these from Ikea, you are missing out on all kinds of creative things to do with them! I used this one for my New Year’s Eve door, painted silver, so it was time for another layer of paint, back to gold.
I was also lucky enough during Christmas to discover a box of old ornaments with these puffy heart ornaments. I knew right away I would use them for Valentine’s day. These will be painted with red spray paint.
Here are my little putti, or cherubs. These, too, were on a Christmas tree many years ago, I am so glad that I had saved them. They got a slight spray of the same gold paint, but I left a little of the patina on the cherubs. I think you can see it on the legs of the one with the violin.
I threaded a gold chenille stem through the loop on the back of each of my cherubs.
I then found a spot where I could attach the cherub with the chenille stem to the frame. One cherub was attached to each side of the frame.
I threaded my red hearts onto gold cords, looped the cords through the top of the frame and knotted them.
I added a big red bow and my ornate frame wreath was ready to hang!

Suggested materials:

  • Ikea Drill Frame  (Ikea)
  • Heart Christmas Ornaments  (I had on hand)
  • Plastic cherub Christmas ornaments  (I had on hand)
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