Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath (easy and fun)Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath (easy and fun)

It’s always fun and joyful to have something to celebrate, don’t you think? In my opinion LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY is always worth celebrating. Even though we actually celebrate those things every day, it’s fun to have a day to celebrate it big. I love Valentine’s Day. It’s an excuse to show extra love to our loved ones and bring some extra color to our homes after Christmas, right? Just like last year I made a wreath. I love wreaths! This year I made an Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath to give a warm and lovely welcome to my family and friends.

Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath

Easy Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentines Day Wreath

I have to confess, this year I got behind on Valentine’s day. A lot has been going on and well life happens. Still there is still plenty of time for you to make some cute Valentine’s day decorations and crafts if you are behind too.

This Valentine’s day wreath is really easy to make and super fun. Specially because you don’t need to be perfect about anything. You can have it done in about 2 to 3 hours (less if you have extra hands involved) and for less the $10. Cool right?

So, let’s make this pretty Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath

Supplies:

  • A large piece of cardboard {I used 15” x 20”}
  • Approximately 1/2 yard of felt per color shade (it will depend on the size of heart you want to make)
  • Hot glue gun.
  • X & O wood or foam letters.
  • White glue
  • Gold glitter
  • Strip of red ribbon.
  • Cutter or scissors.

The first thing you need to do is deciding the size of your heart and draw it. Yup you heard me right. Let’s use our hands here. As I said earlier, no need for perfection.

Check out the video and you will see it’s not that hard. Or if you prefer reading step by steps then just scroll down a bit more.

Place your cardboard on a table and draw with a pencil, a large heart first. Correct things as you think needed. I did a lot of trajectory corrections until I was happy.

The draw another heart inside making sure you have at least 2 Inches between both heart edges, 3 inches would be best because that’s the thickness of your heart.

Using a cutter or scissors (cutter is a lot easier) cut your hearts until you get your heart frame. Set aside.

Then I divided the heart’s height in 5 since I’m using 5 shades. I drew a line across the heart evenly to fill the spaces with the felt circles.

Now let’s move on to the felt circles. I love make my life easier so I folded each felt piece twice. I got a four-layer fell piece now. Of course make sure that you can fit as many circles as you can when folded.

I used a large coffee cup as my circle pattern. I traced as many circles as I possibly could.

I made about 30 circles of 4 Inches each, but didn’t used all of them since not every part of the heart requires the same amount. I still prefer having more than necessary just in case.

Then I started cutting. The good thing is that I got 8 circles with four layers each. Over 30 circles easy peasy.

Cut all of your felt shades. Set aside.

Your first row would be the darkest color (or lighter if you want to).

Take one circle fold them in half twice to form rosettes.

Apply some hot glue to the bottom corner of the rosette.

The apply some hot glue to the cardboard. To start do this close to the edges and work your way down.

Attach the felt rosettes to the heart, making sure to group the rosettes tightly enough that no cardboard is showing through the rosettes. After you’ve added a few, fluff and open your ruffles as you go along and adjust the rosettes as you like. Continue gluing, and attaching the rosettes until you’ve worked your way along each shade space.

Then move on to the lighter shade and repeat process until you finish covering the whole heart. If you have circles that are slightly misshapen place them toward the outside or inside edges, where they can’t be seen when the wreath is hanging.

The final toch is the gold glittered XOXO word.

Simply brush some glue all over each letter. Apply abundant glitter on top and let it sit for a few minutes, while you glue and glitter the other letters.

Then just lift the letters, tap them a few times to lose any free glitter and let it dry completely for a few minutes.

When dry, you can either glue the letter together first by slightly overlapping each letter or gluing them directly to the wreath. I tried both, but working the word first end up being easier, like in the video.

Place the XOXO where you think you like it best and add some extra glue where you think might secure it a bit better.

After you’ve finished adding the felt rosettes and the XOXO, cut approximately a 10 inch length of ribbon, fold it in half, and attach it to the back of the wreath with hot glue to form a hanger.

I so crazy love how organic the wreath looks when it’s finished. The ruffly and fluffy felt rosettes, when grouped together like this look so pretty. While this Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath is rather a longer project than I use to make, I think it was completely worth the time I spent.

The only thing I don’t like at all is the color of our front door. Since it a rented apartment I can’t paint it either so, I’ll just have to love my wreath with all my heart, right?

This is my finished Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath.

Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentines Day Wreath

Hope you like this project and that it inspires you to make a pretty and fun one for yourself.

If you want to see another pretty Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath idea, check out my friend Kari from Living and crafting for another gorgeous one!

If you like Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath project you might love these too:

Cute and Easy DIY Layered Heart Pattern Valentine’s Day Frame + Cut File
Cute Valentine’s Day Easy Paper Heart Garland
Lovely DIY Sparkling Love Valentine’s Day Letter Blocks


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