Valentine’s Day is the day that we honor those whom we admire, our boyfriends, girlfriends, and spouses. There is probably no other holiday as full of excitement, romance, and sentimental value as Valentine’s Day.
Reserved as a special day for our sweethearts, many people choose to add home décor and furnishings to surround themselves with that sentimental meaning behind Valentine’s Day. You can create a homemade Valentine wreath that can last from year to year and be proudly displayed upon a wall or over the fireplace. There are many different crafts that have patterns and you can easily find a pattern for the hobby of your choice.
First you will need to determine your hobby. Do you knit or crochet? Do you like to work with clay? You can even create a gorgeous Valentine’s wreath simply by sewing and stuffing hearts together. You can cut out a nice red heart patterned material and stitch hearts together. You can also use various textured fabrics such as satins and silks, and use pastel shimmery colors.
If you knit or crochet, you can find a heart shaped pattern and use rosy colored yarns to create luxurious heart wreaths. You may find a pattern that is made out of many hearts assembled into one heart shaped wreath, or one large heart that is knitted or crocheted out of plush yarn.
One of the most popular materials used for creating a Valentine Wreath, is the grapevine heart wreath. This wreath is made out of grapevines and the vines are washed, soaked in water until they become supple, then twisted into the wreath shape.
You can easily purchase a grapevine heart wreath at our local craft and hobby store, or if you have access to grapevines, you can wash and shape them yourself. If you have other vines available, you can also try using them.
After you have either purchased or created your wreath, you can then embellish your Valentine’s wreath with any item you choose. Equipped with a glue gun and your decorations, you can then beautify your wreath according to your liking.
If you are a sentimental person, you can choose to use items such as pictures from cards, or other items and hot glue them to the wreath. Little hearts, fabric cutouts, and small cupid figurines can add a lot of beauty to your wreath.
So whether your talent is sewing, knitting, crocheting, or using a glue gun, you can make a beautiful, personal and very sentimental Valentine’s wreath to treasure for years to come.