This adorable vintage Valentines Day wreath is easy to make and looks delightful when finished because it adds a sense of whimsy and humor to your decorations.
I may adore being glamorous, but sometimes a girl has just got to kitsch it up!
This is one of the many reason I love Valentine’s Day. I mean the decorations are just so bright and fabulously tacky!
As I was perusing Pinterest looking for some Valentine’s Day inspiration, I came across this amazing wreath. I thought it was marvelous and immediately went about making my own! It was super easy, though a bit more time consuming then most of my projects- mainly because I didn’t have all of the material ready to go and was constantly running back and forth to the art supply store.
For those of you who would like to make one as well, I would estimate this project would take about an hour from start to finish.
Vintage Valentines Day Wreath
Here is list of supplies I used:
- Vintage Valentine’s- I purchased mine on Etsy
- Coordinating scrapbook paper
- A flat particle board wreath base-Purchased at Michael’s
- package of small paper doilies.
- Paper scissors
- Scalloped edged scissors- I had these lying around from my scrapbooking days.
- Small hole punch
- Glue Stick- Not pictured
- Glue Gun- Not pictured
I started by creating two different sizes and shapes of heart shaped stencils. I used some fairly thick butcher paper I had lying around, but really any cardstock would do. Then I folded the paper in half and freehanded a heart. Using the paper scissors I cut out the stencil.
Next I used the stencils to cut out a bunch of hearts on my scrapbooking paper. I used the straight edged scissors for this.
I wanted my hearts to stand out, so I decided to back them with a white border. To create this look I used the same stencils and traced them on white paper.
Then I used my scalloped edged scissors to cut out the heart, using the pencil line as a guide.
Then I glued the scrapbook heart to the white scalloped edged heart and let them dry.
After all of the hearts were created, I laid them out on top of the particle board wreath blank. Then I just started placing the vintage Valentines on top of the hearts. I thought it needed more layers, so I added the paper doilies.
I thought it still needed more dimension, so I cut small circles out of the same scrapbooking paper and then glued some tiny Valentine’s that came with my set of vintage Valentines. Finally I punched a small hole in the top of the circle and added a small ribbon.
Once everything was in place I just slowly worked my way around the wreath, gluing everything together using my glue gun.
And voila! A gorgeous vintage Valentines Day wreath!
I am loving how kitschy and colorful it is!
If you liked this vintage Valentines Day craft, you will love these:
- Valentines Day Flowers– Uses candy hearts in the vase
- Vintage Valentines Day Handmade Decorations– These medallions are super easy to make and look gorgeous hung in front of a window.
- Floral Covered L.O.V.E. Letters– A delightful Valentines Day project that can be displayed year after year.