Today I created a Valentine Wreath that would be an easy craft project for me and my kids to work on. I got the idea from Pinterest – it has so many Valentine's day project ideas that are beautiful, fun, and easy to create! This fluttering heart wreath from Better Homes and Gardens, was the inspiration for the wreath that I created. Because this project involves sticking paper to another surface, it is a great project for kids that is also mess-free! Bonus!
So how did I put this wreath together? I started by punching out the heart shapes with a heart punch. I used different color paper that I had sitting around the house – in pink, light pink, red and patterned paper that related to Valentine's Day. I punched out about 60 hearts.
Then, I took each paper heart and applied a glue dot to the bottom of each one and adhered them to the foam wreath forming a heart-shaped ring. I started putting the hearts on the center of the foam heart wreath first, then I put the hearts on the outside and then inside. When you're putting hearts on the outside of the wreath, make sure you can envision the outer edge of the heart shape that's not quite formed yet so you can get a nice “heart” shape.
Do the same thing when you're adding the hearts to the middle of the wreath. Of course, if you're doing this project with kids, you probably won't get a perfectly shaped heart part but that’s okay. For the hanger, I took some gross grain ribbon and adhered it to the back of the foam wreath with glue dots.
So that's it – what a fun, easy Valentine's day project that you can work on with your kids! This Valentine wreath will go on our front door and I know our kids will be really excited to see it when they come and go from the house every day!
Craft Supply List:
- Styrofoam Heart
- Pink/Red Cardstock or patterned paper
- Recollections Heart Shaped Punch
- Glue Dots 1/2″ Adhesive Dots
- Pink Ribbon