It wouldn’t be a holiday without a new wreath! I enjoy wreath making and I especially love making seasonal wreaths. I decided to set a challenge for myself to make a new Valentine’s Day wreath without buying anything new. I sorted through my Valentine’s craft stash and pulled out anything I thought I might use. This Tulle & Pom Pom Valentine’s Day Wreath is easy to make. It did take a little extra time to make the pom poms and add the tulle pieces, but all in, it took only about three hours.
I started with a plain foam wreath form and wrapped it in red tulle that I purchased last year at the Dollar Tree. A roll of the ribbon goes a long way. As I wrapped, I also scrunched the tulle together to make sure it had a tight fit around the wreath.
I don’t often use gray in Valentine’s decor, but I’ve seen a few wreaths on Pinterest that incorporated gray into the color scheme and I decided to give it a try. Using gray, white, and red yarn I made pom poms of various sizes. I don’t have a gadget for making them. I just wrap the yarn around my fingers and after pulling it off, I tie a small piece of yarn around the center. Using sharp scissors, I snip the loops and fluff it out. The last step is to trim the yarn to make the pom pom even all the way around. The gray yarn was fluffier than the white and red giving a little bit of a different look to those. To get tighter pom poms, I suggest using thin yarn. I like the look of the red and white ones better than the gray.
The red ribbon with white trim was some that I had in my ribbon stash. I like that the trim mimics the look of the pom poms. The ribbon is pinned in place all the back of the wreath in three spots. There are a couple of ways to secure the pom poms. One would be to hot glue them to the wreath. I decided against that and used straight pins instead. Because they are fluffy, once the pin is inserted, it’s hidden from view.
When I was making my Handmade Valentine’s Day card, I found several felt hearts. I’m always happy to find ways to use the items I have stashed away. I poked a tiny hole into the felt and added a piece of baker’s twine to attach it to the wreath. A pearl head pin is inserted to the back of the wreath and the heart is hanging from there.
Another item that I’ve used on a wreath that has been deconstructed is this white “Love” sign. I added another felt heart to the center of the wreath and hot glued the sign to the heart. The heart is also hot glued to the wreath.
To add a touch more gray to the wreath, I added a few heart embellishments. They are hot glued in place.
The wreath needed more dimension and to get that look, I decided to add tulle puffs around the back of it. I cut squares of white and red tulle and pinched them together and then pinned each pair in place on the back side of the wreath. I trimmed off the excess so that the tulle looked even.
Considering I put this together by using items I had on hand, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Plus, it used up several items from the craft stash! That’s always a win!
I’m not planning on having this on our front door during rainy days. I don’t think it would hold up well if it gets wet. But, it’s nice for an indoor wreath, too.
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Tulle & Pom Pom Valentine’s Day Wreath
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!