Valentines Fabric Wreath

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Valentine Decoration: Heart Shaped Fabric Wreath, #crafts, #Valentines

I have a simple craft just for you mommies today. Time to spruce up your front door with some Valentine's Day decor. We learned how to make this easy Valentines Fabric Wreath last week in MOPS and I could not wait to share it with you all.



Valentines ideas

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You will need:
At MOPS, they gave us a wire heart form that was purchased at a floral shop. I found you can easily make this wreath using an ordinary wire hanger that your probably have hanging in your closet. Take a wire hanger apart and make it as straight as possible.  For the wreath I made, I used roughly 26 inches of wire hanger. Using wire cutters, cut out a length of 26 inches of hanger and bend it into the shape of a heart.  Twist the two inside ends together and place some tape on the ends to secure them.

If you want to give your wreath a little extra pizazz use some zigzag scissors to cut your 7x1 strips from your fabric. Make sure to use a variety of fabrics so your wreath has a number of colors and designs. If you are familiar with quilting, you can buy fat quarters pretty inexpensively to make this Valentine decoration. Some of you sewers and crafters may just have these scraps in your supplies.

Fold one of the fabric strips in half and put in over the wire heart with the closed loop side facing outward.



Stick your finger in the loop to open it up.


Pull the two pieces on the back part of the strip through the loop.



Make sure to pull it tight.


Now just do that a million more times. Okay, not that much! I used about 60 strips on this size heart, so just 60 times. You can add more fabric strips if you want a very tight wreath.

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 Here's how it looks when it's all done.

Valentine Decoration

Take your length of grosgrain ribbon and tie it on the pointy part of the heart where you put the tape.


Tie the ends of the ribbon to form a loop.

Decorating for Valentine's day

Hang your new Valentines fabric wreath decoration and enjoy!

Valentine Decoration, Fabric Wreath

If you liked this heart shaped wreath, check out our Valentine's garland



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10 comments:

  1. Cute cute cute!! I love the fabric strips!!

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  2. Adorable! And great practice for little fingers! Thanks for sharing this wonderful craft. Renee

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  3. Cute fabrics! I'll have to give this a try.

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  4. This isn't usually my kind of thing but I really like this! You have just the right balance of the pinks and reds. I might have to make one myself!

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  5. Darling wreath and a great way to use up my quilting scraps!
    Would love for you to come on over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-3/

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  6. So cute! I love it! I just might have enough scraps laying around to do a wreath...or course, one can always buy more fabric, right? ;-)

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  7. Love the simplicity.
    I'm having a Valentine Link Party at Homa Style and would love you to come over and link up. {The party ends today}
    The link is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/01/30/valentine-link-party/

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  8. Vicky, This is super cute! I love it and love that you used a hanger too! I've done that before and loved the cheap idea! So great! You are a 'Featured Favorite' this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing this last week; we can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! Have a great weekend and Happy Early Valentine's Day! :)
    Mackenzie :)

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  9. Sooo adorable! I love the leopard fabric.....I hope you stop by to link sometime :) I used to be a MOPS coordinator by the way :)
    Nancy

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