Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentines Wreath Tutorial

I love to make wreaths, especially non traditional ones with items purchased at the dollar store or that I find around the house. Most all the wreaths I make cost me less than $5 or $10. This Valentine’s Day DIY Wreath was no exception.

Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

I had purchased the mesh, burlap ribbon, sheer ribbon and flowers at the Dollar Store a couple weeks ago.  (I had also bought a small “love” wooden word and some hearts at Michael’s which I did not end up using for this project.) I wanted to do a heart shaped Valentine’s wreath. I originally was going to use a pool noodle and form it into a heart but the only color pool noodles I had here were green which showed through the mesh ribbon.Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

I decided to use some extra cardboard I had to create a heart shape. I just free handed it then cut the heart out.  I decided it needed to be thicker so I cut out a second heart and glued them together.  I then cut the center out.  I honestly was not that careful, I just tried to keep the sides an even width.

Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

I took the wide mesh ribbon and began wrapping it around the cardboard heart. I overlapped leaving about an inch space. I barely had enough with 1 roll, so the bottom is not covered as well as I would have liked. However, I knew I was going to put the ribbon there so it would not show. I used some hot glue on the back to hold the end piece down.

Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

I made a bow from the burlap wired ribbon and the sheer red ribbon and hot glued it to the center of the wreath. I thought it looked a little empty or unfinished with just the ribbon. I decided to add just 3 of the glitter roses to the wreath.  A little more hot glue (and 2 more burnt finger tips…) is all it took.

Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

I then used a little more of the sheer red ribbon to make a ribbon tie to hang it with.  I am really happy with  how it turned out. The heart isn’t 100% perfect but then again whose heart is? :)

Cardboard Heart $4 DIY Valentine Wreath

What do you think of my wreath? I would love it if you would leave a comment below and also share this post.  Thank you!

PS Be sure to check out my List of 50+ FREE Printable Valentine’s too!

Thanks so much to Creating my Way to Success for featuring my wreath on her Saturday Spotlight!

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  1. says

    Hi Misty! I think your wreath is beautiful! I love how easy an inexpensive it was to make! Looks like it would cost much more! Thanks for sharing how you made it! Blessings from Bama!

  2. says

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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