I heart Valentine’s Day.

Since our door wreath was more spring and summer appropriate, I retired the butterfly and moss wreath for the moment and hung up a vibrant felt one that my son and I created together.

Felt wreath with felt rose heart

The design concept was inspired by this super cute wreath from Urban Comfort–who also featured it on Family Circle Magazine.  I used her technique for holly berries and felt dhalia centers to create the rosebuds on the heart.

Using a rotary cutter and mat to cut the felt strips, and adhering them to a foam wreath base with push pins–that process took maybe 30 minutes or so.

I cut out the heart shape onto cardboard with a freehand design.  Using a glue gun, I adhered red felt to the cardboard heart.  Then, I glued it onto white felt and cut around it with pinking shears.

Using pinking shears or straight-edge scissors, I cut the strips for the rosebud spirals.  I wound them up, then hot glued them to the heart.  Once complete, I pinned the heart to the wreath.

Truly, the heart rose buds took the longest amount of time.  I almost went with the plain, flat red heart…but it was too flat.  This wreath needed a little more dimension.

The final wreath is fun, and using white paper Ikea twine, I hung it up with a command strip hook in a couple of minutes.

Because he helped put it together (picking out felt strips or handing me push pins), my son loves the wreath.  He calls it our “heart wreath.”

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Fun thing about the colors on this wreath is that I could easily change out the heart and add a shamrock or a cluster of shamrocks for March, and a collage of felt stars for Independence Day.  There are so many possibilities.

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Starting next week, expect to see some fun gift ideas for the whole family for Valentine’s Day–great giveaways and discount codes exclusive to you amazing readers!  SO excited!

YOUR TURN: What are your crafting ideas for Valentine’s Day?

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