Thursday, January 23, 2014

Greetings of Love~ Valentines Wreath

Valentines is right around the corner and I'm so excited!
 A whole day dedicated to showing Love to others...seriously that's awesome!

 In preparation for Valentines, I really wanted to make a new wreath for my front door. (What's better than greeting family and friends with Love at the front door of your home?)
There are so many cute wreath ideas. You can make them with mesh, with ribbon, you can even make them with candy hearts.

I went into Hobby Lobby this weekend to get some ideas for the wreath and found the cutest stuff.
*glitter hearts, heart ribbon, pink/red/white chevron burlap--love it all!

 My front door is the first thing people see when they enter my home, it sets the tone, so I always make sure to stay true to my personal style when I decorate so that I will love it for a very long time.

Once I saw the chevron burlap, I knew that was the direction I wanted to go in.
The look of burlap is one of my favorites. It has become extremely popular recently, but it has been used in design and decorating for years. Not only for its durability but for it's natural appearance. "Understated elegance" is what I call it! 

There are a lot of different ways to make a burlap wreath, but this has been the easiest for me, and I love the look of the loops that it makes.

I start out by weaving a piece of floral wire thru the end of the burlap ribbon

Twist it at the end and secure it to the wire wreath.

Now you're ready to start making your loops. Take the opposite end of the ribbon and start weaving it in and out of the wire wreath.
Tip: always go over the wire when you start weaving. That way the loops always cover the wreath form.

Once you weave it thru, pull out the ribbon to the size of loop you want and then repeat
Getting started is the hardest part, after that it will go fast.
I scrunch the loops so that the wreath is really full

I used two rolls of burlap, so once you use the last of the first roll just use the floral wire to secure the end, and start the new roll the same way as in step 1.
 Once the burlap is complete, you are ready to start layering your decorations. There are so many different options from flowers, to ribbon, to ornaments. I am starting by adding some open weave burlap.  You simply secure the end using floral wire to the wire form in between your loops (so it is hidden)

   I love this  burlap cause you can weave ribbon thru it for an extra  layer of "pretty"!


Using floral wire secure the ribbon and burlap to the wire wreath between the loops.

At the top I used the extra open weave burlap to make a basic bow. Which will add a little texture under another bow (we are about to make)
 Hobby Lobby actually had bows already made with this chevron ribbon.  However, I took the bow apart to show you how to make one. (seriously, isn't this the cutest ribbon??) Love it!

First thing to do is get the tail length that you want, then fold the ribbon to make your first bow loop

Fold the ribbon in the back so that the right side of the tail of the bow is facing the front
Then fold your ribbon from side to side to make the remaining loops (determine the size of bow you want, the bigger the loops the bigger the bow, you can also do as many loops as you want)

Once you have the loops folded, fold the ribbon in the back (same as when you started) so the second tail is facing the front.

Scrunch the ribbon together in the center and wrap and secure with floral wire

To make a center loop, just take a small piece of ribbon and loop and secure it and then attach to the center of your bow

I wanted to hang this cute glitter heart from the bow, so I just attached it on the back

Now you can attach the chevron bow over the ivory one
(I love layering! It adds dimension and looks so cute)

The last decoration I'm using are some glitter heart ornaments

I attached one at each place that I secured the ribbon and then a few additional ones in between the burlap loops.

The best thing about these burlap wreaths, is once you make it you can just change out the décor for each season. Hobby Lobby had some of their Easter stuff out when I was there and I already have so many ideas for an Easter one.
Happy Valentines!


  1. This is such a very nice and creative Valentines crafts. My best Valentines day greetings to you and to all. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Anne Walker

  2. Thank you Anne!!! Happy Valentines to you!!!

  3. I love that you can just change out the decor for different holidays/seasons! I love these burlap loop wreaths. Can't wait to make one! Thanks for the tut on the bow, by the way. That's one of the few crafty things I haven't mastered yet!