Hey crafty friends! Today I’m sharing with you my Valentine’s Day heart grapevine wreath. Its simple to make and pretty in pink!
So random story..right out of high school I worked at a major craft store before I worked as a substitute teacher. It was a wonderful and terrible thing all at once. You see I was now exposed to a whole new world of crafts by working there. I had been visiting craft stores for as long as I could remember, but when you work in one its when you find all the neat crafts that you haven’t tried. So much if not all of my income went to the store. I spent the majority of my breaks looking for new and exciting products I had yet to try. I went through hobbies like hotcakes during that time period. Cake making was my biggest, in fact I just donated a large bag of cake making supplies yesterday. I took a few of the Wilton courses and thought it was my calling haha jk but I still really enjoy making cakes. I also had
probably still have a big collection of soap making supplies (one year I gave everyone pink angel soap bars for Christmas..they were the cutest..or so I thought?), candle making, yarn hoarding (because I can’t learn to knit/crochet for the life of me), flower arrangement making, candy making, and of course my ever growing scrapbooking supplies. I stopped at the drawing/art supplies, because let’s just say I’m still drawing stick figures while my son can draw pictures of things I could never even think of in my head.
Anyways what I was saying is that I was a huge fan of making wreaths back then and had purchased a heart grapevine wreath for Valentine’s Day one year. I used a red rose garland to cover the wreath. I thought it was the best wreath EVER! Needless to say I found that wreath in a container this weekend and yikes, it’s hideous! Gah do you ever find something years later and wonder what you were thinking? This thing was atrocious, I couldn’t even post a pic because it would scare you. haha :)
At first glance I thought it was going to be a pain trying to remove the hot glued flowers off of it but then realized hot glue was never used to make the wreath. I had tied the garland onto the wreath with floral wire instead. Luckily I was able to save the wreath and turn it into a pretty heart Valentine’s Day wreath that I’ll hopefully love for years.
- heart grapevine wreath
- two flower stems
- floral wire
- floral wire cutters
To make the wreath I trimmed the floral stem to fit around the wreath. Each side has a flower stem tied down with floral wire. To help fill in gaps I added a few loose flowers with a small amount of hot glue. Then I added hot pink satin ribbon to hang it with a command hook.
Have you started decorating for Valentine’s Day? I’m working on my mantel this week, I can’t wait to show it to you!