Ombre Ruffled DIY Valentines Heart Wreath (fun DIY)

This Ombre Ruffled Valentines Heart Wreath is a fun project, easy to make, and the perfect DIY to get creative alone or as a family gathering. Just a few supplies and lots and lots of love!

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.

You might also love these other Valentine crafts ideas: Origami Fortune Cookie for Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day Mini Cards (Free Printable), and DIY Rustic Yarn and Burlap Wreath for Valentine’s Day.

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How to make an Ombre Ruffled Valentines Heart Wreath

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect excuse to show extra love to our loved ones and bring some extra color to our homes after Christmas, and to make cute valentine’s Day crafts, isn’t it right?

I love wreaths! Just like last year I made a wreath, this year I made an Ombre Ruffled Valentines Heart Wreath to give a warm and lovely welcome to my family and friends.

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 DIY wreath is really easy to make and super fun. Especially 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 than $10. Cool right?

This is also a perfect DIY project for crafty morning and getting your kids if they are old enough to handle carefully scissors. If this is the case, I recommend replacing the hot glue with another type of glue or just staying in charge of the gluing.

A few Alternatives to make this Valentine’s Day Wreath

Wreath form. If you already have a heart shape wire wreath form or foam wreath form, you don’t need to make one with cardboard as I show in this tutorial. I recommend wrapping the wreath form with a cheap ribbon or fabric scraps that are long like a ribbon to protect it and be able to reuse it later.

I don’t recommend wreath forms like grapevine wreaths or an embroidery hoop because the shape is not ideal for this type of wreath.

Fabric. If you rather not using felt, you can always use scrap fabric, tulle, pom-poms, burlap, but of course, the result might be significantly different.

Wooden Letters. If you are not into this XOXO thing, you can always replace it with the word LOVE, or skip the letter altogether and maybe use a lovely wood sign. Imagination is the limit and I’m sure you can find lots of other alternatives and inspiration in the dollar store, craft stores, and even in the craft section of your favorite store.

Pretty Valentines Heart Wreath Tutorial

Supplies:

  • A large piece of cardboard {I used 15” x 20”}
  • Approximately 1/2 yard of felt per color shade all shades of pinks (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
  • A strip of red ribbon.
  • Cutter or scissors.

Instructions:

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The first thing you need to do is decide 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 step then just scroll down a bit more.

Creating the valentine’s wreath form.

Place your cardboard on a table and draw with a pencil, a large heart first to create your heart wreath form. Correct things as you think needed. I did a lot of trajectory corrections until I was happy. You don’t need to be perfect here.

Hand drawing the heart shape on the cardboard

Then 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.

The heart shape wreath form cut out from the cardboard

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

Prepping the ruffles

For this project, I need tons of felt circles. Since I love making my life easier, I folded each felt piece twice to cut in bulk. I got a four-layer fell piece now. Of course, make sure that you can fit as many circles as you can when folded.

Red felt folded twice creating a 4-layer batch.

I started with the red felt and then move to each shade.

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

using a big cup to trace a circle onto the red felt
all the felt space filled with circle shapes

I made about 30 circles of 4 Inches each but didn’t use all of them since not every part of the heart requires the same amount. It’s always better to have 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.

Felt circles cut process
All the red felt circles cut and pilled up

Cut all of your felt shades. Set aside.

Red, dark pink, light pink and white felt cut in circles and pilled up.

Assembling the Heart Wreath

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.

Folding each circle to create the ruffle. Using red felt.
folding the second time the red circle.

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

a dab of glue to secure the foldings

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

the a dab of glue on the cardboard to glue the ruffled felt pieces

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.

fillin up the red row of the Valentines Heart Wreath

Then move on to the lighter shade and repeat the 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.

Darker pink row and dark pink row completed
Light pink row added
White and final row glued to the Valentines Heart Wreath
Valentines Heart Wreath ruffles ready.

Making XOXO Glittered Wood Word

The final touch is the gold glittered XOXO word.

X O X O wooden letters on the table
Mod Podge, glitter and foam brush in hands.

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.

Applying glitter after applying mod podge.

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

shaking off the excess of glitter
X letter all glittered. let dry

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 ends up being easier, like in the video.

Appying hot glue to the back of the wooden letter
Gluing the letters to the Valentines Heart Wreath

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

X O X O glued to the Valentines Heart Wreath

Hanging our Valentines Heart Wreath.

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.

Gluing a strip of red ribbon to the back of the wreath to hang it

Optionally you can create a pretty bow as most DIY valentine’s day wreaths have but I preferred to keep it simpler and let the felt be the main focus.

showing the Red ribbon hanger ready to use

I so crazy love how organic the wreath looks when it’s finished. Then ruffly and fluffy felt rosettes when grouped together like this look so pretty.

While this Valentine’s Heart Wreath idea is rather a longer project than I use to make, I think it was completely worth the time I spent.

I just took my door hanger and hung my beautiful Valentines Heart Wreath on my front door!

Valentines Heart Wreath ready to be hung!
A closeup of the felt ruffles

The only thing I don’t like at all is the color of our front door. Since it’s 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 Valentines Heart Wreath.

The Valentines Heart Wreath hung on the door
Valentines Heart Wreath closer look of the Valentines Heart Wreath on the door

A closeup of the sparkling X O.

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

Enjoying this DIY valentine wreath project? Don’t forget to pin and share it with friends!

Easy Ombre Ruffled Heart Valentines Day Wreath Image for Pinterest

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!

A wreath made with burlap, paper roses and xoxo sign.

If you like this Valentines Heart Wreath, you might love these diy projects too:

Valentine’s Day Rustic Yarn Wreath
Cute and Easy DIY Layered Heart Pattern Valentine’s Day Frame + Cut File
Cute Valentine’s Day Easy Paper Heart Garland

Til' next time...

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