I did it. I finally took down the holiday wreath on our door that has been up since November. It made me a little sad until I got the idea in my head to make this Valentine’s Day Wreath for the front door. I stopped what I was doing (cleaning the first floor of the house) and whipped up this darling decoration in about an hour. Creativity is best when it comes out of nowhere, unexpected and authentic. I love working with Fairfield World because I always have the materials and supplies on hand to create. If you don’t, these are all carried in your local craft store so you can run out and get them and before you know it; you will have a Valentine’s Day wreath for the front door too! This post is sponsored by Fairfield World but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Oly*Fun is an amazing material for creating because it acts like fabric but cuts like paper. You can buy it by the yard in your local fabric store. It comes 60 inches wide which is perfect for this project.
Cut out NINE 1 1/2 inch wide strips the full 60 inch width of the Oly*Fun material. I used all red and pink.
Create three braids from the nine strips. You can use a stapler to attach the ends together or stitch them.
Braid the three braids together into a thick braid. Cut a piece of wire three inches shorter than your thick braid and feed it through the Oly*Fun. Connect the wire by wrapping it around the ends.
Form the wire into a heart. Cut new strips of Oly*Fun (I used all red) to wrap around a foam wreath. This one is 15 inches in diameter. Use a stapler on your ends. Wrap the entire wreath.
Add ribbon wrapped around the wire heart if desired. Use hot glue to add the wire heart to the round wrapped wreath of this Valentine’s Day Wreath for the Front Door project. Add a ribbon hanger by tying knots.
Ta Da! Here is the Valentine’s Day Wreath for the Front Door hanging on the door.
I love working with Oly*Fun because it is so easy to cut and sew and braid and do all the things with. Last year I made a giant robot collection box for our Valentine’s Day canned food drive. Check it out!
Cheers to Spreading Love and Kindness,