This Valentine wreath is a quick and easy DIY project you can make in under an hour.
Hello! I’m Dru from Polka Dot Poplars and I’m excited to share this fun Valentine’s wreath on It is a Keeper! I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day and being able to show my love for family and friends. When I was young I looked forward to making special cards for my school friends, decorating my room with tons of paper hearts, and dropping goodies on the doorsteps of neighbors like these:
Now that I have my own home it’s fun to add pops of love and hearts here and there.
This year I decided I needed a Valentine’s wreath for my mantle, but didn’t want to put much time or money into it. I decided to check out the dollar store and see what they had to offer and came away pleasantly surprised and some cute ideas.
If you’d like to make your own here’s what I bought and the instructions:
VALENTINE WREATH IDEA INSTRUCTIONS
- 12” foam wreath
- Two rolls of red crepe paper (you could also use pink, white, or a combo of the three)
- Valentine scarf (Ribbon would work, too.)
- Glitter heart picks
- First, wrap the wreath with the red crepe paper and hot glue it in place.
- Then start folding the paper into pleats and pinning each fold in place. Continued this in one row all the way around the wreath on the outside edge. Once around repeat this process again pinning the pleats in the middle of the wreath and then again repeat it on the inside edge. You will need to pin the last row of pleats a little differently. Pin the pleat before folding the paper back.
- Fold the end piece under and tuck it under the first pleat in that row. Glue and pin it in place.
- Using the scarf create a bow by making several loops and wiring the loops together in the middle. Bring the wire ends together and twisted them. Trim the wire to about 2-3” long. Place some hot glue on the wire and quickly insert the bow using the wire ends into the wreath where you would like the bow to sit.
- Fluff the bow and, if necessary pin some loops in place.
- Insert the heart picks above the bow. Place hot glue on the wire before inserting.
- (Optional) Spray the whole wreath with a glitter spray.
That’s it. Easy. I really love how it turned out and made it in about an hour. The whole wreath cost me about $5.00. Can’t beat that! Here’s another fun, inexpensive, and easy wreath idea.
I hope you all are shown a ton of love on Valentine’s Day. You deserve it.
What kinds of things are you planning for your special day? Leave a comment and let us know.