Are you guys ready for it to be February? Tyler and I have spent the last three Valentine’s Days together at home. We always cook a nice meal, watch movies, and enjoy a cozy night in! So this year I decided to make a couple of decorations to spruce up the house.
For these ombré felt heart Valentine’s Day wreaths:
I decided to (finally) use a couple of yarn-wrapped hoops that I got from Hobby Lobby. I saw them a few years ago and have wanted to make a project with them ever since! Plus, they are super inexpensive, so score!
My idea was to cut hearts out of felt and ombré them down the wreath. If you follow me regularly, then you may have noticed I’m slightly obsessed with pink and burnt orange these days. So, they were my obvious color choice.
This is one of those projects that will be easy for you to pull off store-bought results with just a few supplies.
I learned pretty quickly the importance of sharp scissors; they really help you achieve straight lines and they prevent the felt from fraying. I also tried a glue designed specifically for felt that was much cleaner and easier to handle than hot glue.
On February 12th I will be teaching a Galentine’s Day pop up!
This event is all about taking care of you, and celebrating your gal pals, so we will be making some fun bath DIYs. BTW, I’m totally using these ombré hoop wreaths as part of the decorations!
Let’s get to making!
Felt in six different colors
Yarn-wrapped hoop wreaths
Strong bond glue
Step one: Find a picture of a heart on the Internet in the shape and size you want. Print it out, then cut the heart out to use as a stencil.
Step two: With the marker, trace 3 hearts on 5 of the colors and 1 heart on 1 of the pieces. Using the scissors, cut out the hearts.
Step three: Grab the lightest color of felt and turn it to the back side (the side you traced). Then add glue down the center in the shape of a T. Glue the first heart to the spot on the wreath you would like the ombré to start.
Step four: Continue the above step from lightest to darkest down the wreath, spacing the hearts about 1 1/2 in. apart. Fix the hearts if they start to fold over the side of the hoop.
Step five: Cut two 12-inch pieces of leather, then wrap it around the wreath. Attach the two end pieces of leather together with the strong bond glue. Let the glue dry.
Step six: Position the leather at the top of the wreath. Place the glued side of the leather towards the back side of the wreath. Slide the bead down the leather to secure it. Widen the hole of the bead, if needed, with a knife.
Tell me how you spend Valentine’s Day in the comments! Also, click here for tickets to our DIY Galentine’s Day event!