Valentine’s Day Wreaths: wood embroidery hoops, brass rings and birch, decorated with pink pom poms, tassels, greens, and velvet hearts.
I made these pretty Valentine’s Day wreaths one day when I wasn’t feeling too well. They were really easy to put together, and they’d be perfect for spring too, or in a little girls nursery, or as the backdrop of a dessert table at a wedding or shower. Pretty much anywhere. 😉
I actually had a Christmas version of these up on this wall before and I loved them so much, I decided to make a Valentine’s Day version of them.
Each wreath is a little different, but they’re all super easy to put together. Here’s how I made them.
For this first wreath I started out with a plain gold ring from the craft store. I picked up some different colours of pink yarn for this whole project at the thrift store, a great inexpensive source if you want some different shades, and kinds.
I cut the yarn pieces to about 1 1/2 ft long each, and each section has about 5 pieces of yarn each. You can adjust the number based on the thickness of your yarn. Then tie the yarn pieces onto the gold ring using the larks head knot. I tied 15 larks head knots for my wreath, but you can adjust according to the size of your ring and thickness of your yarn, to get the look you like. I also included 1 section of white yarn for a little contrast.
Embroidery Hoop Wreaths
I made two wreaths using wood embroidery hoops. I bought two different sizes from the thrift store. I also picked up some faux green picks.
I used some floral wire to attach the greens to the wreaths. You could use hot glue instead, but the beauty of using wire is that it’s completely removable, so you can change them up for any season like I did with the these changing them from Christmas to Valentine’s day.
For these wreaths I also added some different yarn pom poms and tassels. I like the boho feel they add, and they were also less expensive than faux flowers -although I did use a few. To attach them I just tied them on at the back.
I made each wreath a little different, but they all tie together with the greens and the yarn additions.
I also made a couple of little velvet hearts to add to a few wreaths.
These were so simple to make. My sewing machine is broken sadly, so I just sewed them by hand. They really only took about 10 minutes each.
I started out with an old pink velvet jacket, but you could also just buy a small piece of velvet at the fabric store. Then, I cut out two matching small hearts. If you’re not great at hearts, make yourself a little paper pattern to follow. Then, making sure the velvet sides are facing in, and sew them together. Leave an opening at the end so you can stuff them.
Next, turn your heart right side out and stuff it. Lastly, sew the hole closed and your little velvet heart is finished.
To attach it to the wreath I just stitched it on at the back. Don’t worry if your heart isn’t perfect, it won’t be too noticeable once it’s added to the wreath with everything else.
Birch Branch Wreath
My favourite wreath on the wall is this fun birch one. You can see how I made a Christmas version here. It’s a simple birch branch tied with some twine on each end. Then I layered on top of the twine the beautiful yarn, so the weight of the branch won’t stretch the yarn out of shape. The faux greens and flowers are attached with a little florists wire. Then I adding a pom pom, one of my velvet hearts, and avcouple of tassels -one with a few wooden beads added in too. I think I might make another version of this wreath for my front door, once the snow melts away.
These wreaths were really inexpensive to put together, and really a fun little DIY. I love that you can get really creative and make them all a little different, and they look so good together. The key to tying them all together to repeat some elements with each one.
I’m a little late getting these posted for this year, but they would be great for spring too. Maybe I’ll add a few more pastel colours to them for Easter. Hope they inspire your creativity too.
With DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths, life really is a party!