Tuesday, February 09, 2016

DIY Valentine's Day Wreath

Over the past year I've been working on making front door wreaths for each holiday. I'm close to having them all done but I still needed a Valentine's Day wreath. I am still finding Christmas ornaments on clearance and I thought they would be perfect for a Valentine's Day wreath. Lucky for me, I found red, silver, white and pink shatterproof ornaments. I'm sure you can guess what happened next, I bought 6 boxes of beautiful, shatterproof ornaments for $1.49 for a box of 16! It's always exciting to save some money and I love to create my own unique home decor or you could make a cute little wreath for a gift!
Supplies:
60-75 ornaments (depends on the size of your heart and the size of the ornaments)
1 wire hanger or heavy wire
hot glue
ribbon to use for a hanger

Directions:
  • My ornaments had secure tops so I did not need to hot glue them to the ornaments. However, if your tops are not secure or feel loose, I would recommend hot gluing them to the ornaments for your first step. 
 
  • Bend your wire or hanger into the shape of a heart. You don't have to be exact on this, just a general heart shape will work. My strong helper used a pliers to bend the hanger for this step :)
 
  • Start by placing the one end of the wire through the tops of the ornaments. I placed mine on one at a time so I could arrange them by turning them. You can leave the other end of the wire open (the ornaments shouldn't fall off or you can bend it if you aren't using a hanger for your wire).
  • Continue to add ornaments to the wire hanger and let them bunch together for a full look. 
  •  Once you get to the end of your hanger, twist one end of the wire over the other end at the bottom of the heart. The pliers work great for this part too.
  • I cut a piece of ribbon about 20 inches long and wrapped it between ornaments on the left and right side of the heart at the top and tied a bow at the top.
  • The entire project took me about 2 hours including minor distractions, you know... phone calls, texts, taking the dog out, etc....
  • Total project cost was $7.50. Love that part and it was a fun little project!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi