A wreath is something synonymous with décor. It signifies a lot of different things. Whether you are in celebration or mourning, wreaths make the essential décor items for a myriad of occasions. They are easy to get and widely available in many places. They can be of flowers, leaves, branches, synthetic textile items, etc. They are not hugely expensive, yet very useful. Though we are used to seeing circular wreaths, they can be in other comparatively more complex shapes as well. If you are a fan of handcrafts and DIY, then you have at some point or the other made or attempted to make a wreath. The things you need to make them are typical and readily available for modest prices. It is more common to make circular ones. However, a heart-shaped wreath might be perfect for a wedding, birthday, Valentine’s Day, and other unique occasional decorations. So, let us learn how you can make one in a few different materials.
Making A Heart Wreath With Branches Or Flowers
- I would start with a grapevine wreath that you purchase from a craft store in heart shape.
- Then, you start adding things to it, like brightly colored fall leaves, maybe some blue or red berries, silk flowers in fall colors, even some crystal beads.
- You can find all of these products at any craft store or their website and stores. You attach them by using craft wire that you wrap on the stem of the flower, leaf, bead, and then fasten that to a section of the wreath. Or, sometimes, you can just stick the objects into the wreath by shoving them between the strands of the wreath.
- You can use anything on your wreath that you like, and you can change it for each holiday and season.
- Add a beautiful ribbon in the upper or lower-middle and hang it on your door or wall or window.
Alternate Method Using Mesh
- Take a wire hanger and form a circle twist closing the upper end where the hook of the hanger is.
- Press the hook of the hanger and twist with needle-nose or other pliers until you make a loop by which you will be hanging the wreath.
- Purchase some inexpensive craft burlap and cut into roughly 4 to 6-inch pieces depending on how bushy you would like your wreath to be. You could cut it into strips of whatever size to help fill it out, so once you do a few, then you will decide whether you want it longer or shorter, but those lengths are the right starting place.
- Begin by tying and knotting the strips around the wire and continue this process alternating a little shorter piece and small longer pieces until the heart shape is achieved and full, holding its form firmly.
- Use ribbon or other decorative accents by sewing or hot, gluing them onto the burlap. Congratulations, you have made your custom wreath.Using pinking shears to cut will give the edges some exciting shape, and depending on the tightness of the burlap weave may make it less likely to fray as well.