Farmhouse Valentine's Day Wreath Made With Christmas Garland

6 Materials
$12
3 Hours
Medium

I love making door decorations for each holiday and season, but I also want to keep the cost down. I found a way to make a charming Valentine's Day wreath using a wire frame, some twine, leftover flowers, and some Christmas garland.
I started my wreath with a leftover wire heart form and some thick twine. I wanted to use the twine to create a woven pattern around my wreath. But I knew I was going to add some artificial flowers and ribbon to my wreath too.
The first step is optional, but I hot glued some thick twine to the center wire of my frame to give it some extra height. Then I left a long tail (like 6 feet) of twine at the end.
To start weaving around my wreath, I wrapped my twine over the bottom edge of the point of my wreath form. Then I brought the cut end under the outside wire of my wreath form, over the center wire, and under the inner wire of my form, creating a weaving pattern.
Next, I took my twine back again, this time looping it over the top wire, under the center wire, and over the bottom wire. I made sure to pull my twine tight with each pass.
I continued weaving my twine like this around my wreath form. Yes, I could have just wrapped the form with twine, but I wanted the look of weaving and I like to make things difficult for myself
Every couple of passes, I pulled on my loops to keep them consistently snug and uniform.When I got to the end of my length of twine, I hot glued the end to the back of my wreath.
Then I cut a new 6 foot length of twine. I glued one end of this new length of twine to the back of my wreath too, and continued weaving.
To work around the shape of the heart, I sometimes had to get creative. At the top center, I had some extra space on the bottom, when the top area was snug with loops. So I just did two extra passes, just twisting the twine around the bottom and middle wires in a figure 8 pattern.Next, I did one twisting, moving through all three wires, then two more passes weaving the twine just around the bottom and middle wires again. That filled the space on my frame and I could continue weaving the the established pattern.
When I got to the bottom point of my frame, I again had to fill some space. So once more, I just passed my twine between the bottom and middle wires of my frame in a figure 8 pattern.Once the space was filled, I trimmed my twine, leaving a two inch tail. I hot glued the end to the back of my wreath.
I really liked my woven frame just on its own, but it wouldn't really stand out on my door.
So I dug into my Christmas decorations and pulled out this red beaded garland. I hot glued these beads to the front center of my heart form, leaving a space for some flowers and ribbon.
I was trying not to buy any additional items for this wreath, so I used some artificial spring blooms that I had in my craft supplies.
I finished my wreath by wrapping some lace and burlap ribbon around the center of my flowers.
My front door is covered so I'm able to display this charming wreath outside. For other ideas for seasonal door decorations, visit my blog.
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1 question
  • Lillyrose
    on Jan 21, 2020

    How do you keep spiders from setting up home in wreaths etc that are hung on the outside of doors.


    • Donna
      on Jan 21, 2020

      I guess I'm lucky. I've never had a problem with spiders getting into my outdoor wreaths (that I know of). Maybe someone from a different part of the country will answer and help you!

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