Looking for an easy Valentine’s wreath? This heart-shaped yarn wreath with fabric flowers is quick and easy and you can use it for years to come.
DIY yarn wrapped heart wreath with fabric flowers
Let’s make a Valentine’s day diy wreath with yarn and fabric flowers!
Today I’m sharing a fun little project I made using some of my fabric stash and a few other basic supplies.
It’s a diy heart-shaped wreath with fabric flowers and it’s my interpretation of this month’s Pinterest Challenge, hosted by my friend Cindy at County Road 407. She has the prettiest ideas and projects, so be sure to visit her blog if you haven’t already!
If you’re coming over from First Day of Home, welcome! Crissy’s projects are always adorable and I’m sure you found lots of great ideas there!
Our inspiration photo this month comes from Sky at Capital B. She made the most adorable little Valentine’s day wreath for her front door. Our challenge is to create our own take on this project and there are 18 bloggers participating so you’ll get so many great ideas today!
Here are the main elements of this particular project:
- Valentine’s day theme
- Pinks and reds
- Door wreath
Now for my version of this month’s challenge!
I considered several different options, but decided to make something cozy and soft with more muted colors. Plus, I’ve been wanting to find a good way to use up some of my fabric stockpile so this was perfect!
For several years, I’ve helped local clients coordinate decor for their homes including window treatments, pillows, and other soft home furnishings made by a custom workroom that I partner with. I have quite a few discontinued fabric samples from the workroom that have accumulated over the years and hated to just throw them out.
I know I can find something creative to do with all of these samples eventually. I see myself making more projects that involve fabric flowers because they’re so simple to make!
See how I used a swatch of discontinued bamboo shade material to create a fun piece of Valentine’s day art here: Paper Heart 3-D Wall Art
Anyway, I had all of the supplies on hand to make this little wreath and it whittled down my hoard so it’s definitely a win-win!
It’s sweet and simple and I’m sure I’ll love it for years. (If you’re interested in my free fern printable botanicals seen in our entry, you can find them here: Botanical Themed Entry with Free Fern Printables)
Here’s how to make the heart-shaped wreath with fabric flowers:
DIY Heart shaped Fabric Flower Wreath Tutorial
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1. Gather your supplies
This is what you’ll need for this fabric flower wreath:
- Chunky yarn (the one I used is currently out of stock but this one is similar –
- Fabric pieces (similar)
- Wire heart shaped wreath frame (you could also use this
grapevine heart shaped wreath)
- Fabric scissors (I invested in
these fabric scissors
20 years ago and will never use any other scissors on fabric!)
- Hot glue gun
2. Wrap your wreath form with chunky yarn
Wrap your chunky yarn around the wire frame until it’s covered entirely. Secure end with glue.
FYI: I also made a holiday wreath with this yarn and you can see it here:
How to Make a No-Knit Sweater Wreath
3. Cut fabric into strips and make your fabric flowers
I cut my fabric into strips that were about 1 1/2″ by 10 – 12″. My fabrics are home decorator fabrics and are a little heavier than quilting or dressmaking fabrics.
I attached one end of each fabric strip to a square of fabric/paper with glue, then twisted the fabric and wound it around itself to form the flower shapes. You could make larger flowers if you use longer or wider strips of fabric.
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4. Attach the fabric flowers to the wreath
Determine where you want your flowers to go and then use your glue gun to attach them to the wreath.
Note: I also added a few leaves made from a soft green fabric and a pink velvet ribbon as a hanger.
5. Hang on your door (or wherever you want it) and enjoy!
I think it took me less than an hour to make this little fabric flower wreath! But I can enjoy it for the next month or so and use each year. It would also look pretty in a little girl’s room or in a shabby chic bedroom.
To see how I decorated my vintage industrial metal cabinet for Valentine’s day go here:
A Paper Heart Garland and Vintage Valentine’s Day Decor
Next up is Laura at Decor to Adore. She always has the prettiest ideas so be sure to visit her and everyone else who’s sharing a project today. The links to everyone are below.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Sharing this project here:
- Heart-Shaped Wire Wreath Form
- Chunky Yarn
- Fabric Pieces
- Velvet Ribbon
- Glue Gun
- Fabric Scissors
How to make the wreath
- Wrap the wire wreath form with the chunky yarn.
- Create the fabric flowers (see detailed directions below)
- Attach the fabric flowers to your yarn-covered wreath with a hot glue gun.
- Add a loop of velvet ribbon to use as a hanger
How to make the fabric flowers
- Cut fabric pieces into strips approximately 1.5″ x 10″. Longer and wider strips will create larger flowers.
- Working with one strip at a time, attach one end to a piece of fabric, felt, or paper that’s about 2″ square.
- Take the loose end of fabric and twist it around itself until it resembles a rope somewhat.
- Coil the twisted fabric around itself in a circle, attaching it to the square as you go.
- Wrap the last 1″ or so around to the back of the square and attach with glue.
- Trim the square so it isn’t visible in the front of the flower, andtrim any loose stings.