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How To Make A Valentine's Day Heart Wreath

Updated on January 22, 2017

Make A Heart Wreath For Valentine's Day With Your Kids

Looking for kids craft ideas for Valentine's Day? This Valentine's Day heart wreath is an easy to make at home kids craft idea that is lots of fun. The wreath the kids will make can be a great Valentine's Gift for a Grandmom or Grandpop, or you can use it as a colorful, heart filled decoration for your homw.

Valentine's Day is full of symbolic images, but none is more prominent than the heart shape. This heart shape is an international symbol that says "Love" and that's what Valentines Day is all about.

You can create a colorful Valentine's Day heart wreath with your kids...it's inexpensive to make and it will make a great gift idea. Here are the supplies you will need to make this easy kids craft wreath project.

  • Colored Foam Sheets Or Foam Heart Shapes
  • An Empty Cereal Box
  • 1" Wide Ribbon
  • A Pencil
  • A Pair Of Scissors
  • A Medium To Large Circular Object Or A Cheap, Flat Craft Wreath
  • Gold Metallic Thread
  • Hot Glue Gun And Glue Sticks

Read The Directions, Look At The Step By Step Pictures, And Gather All Your Crafting Supplies Before You Begin To Make This Wreath Project With Your Kids.

Step 1

Gather all the craft supplies you need to create this kids craft project, a Valentine's Day Wreath
Gather all the craft supplies you need to create this kids craft project, a Valentine's Day Wreath

Valentine's Day Wreath Craft Tutorial - Step By Step

Step 1: Draw a circle on the inside of the largest piece of cardboard from your cereal box. Make the circle as perfect as possible by using a circular object to trace the circle with. You can use a large bowl - place it upside down on the cardboard and run your pencil along the edge. Or you can buy a flat, cardboard wreath. Next, make a smaller circle within your large circle. This is where you will cut the middle out and actually make your cardboard piece a wreath.

Step 2

Trace a circle on a piece of cardboard (we used the front of a cereal box) Then draw a smaller circle in the center.  We used a bowl for the larger circle and a coffee can lid for the smaller circle
Trace a circle on a piece of cardboard (we used the front of a cereal box) Then draw a smaller circle in the center. We used a bowl for the larger circle and a coffee can lid for the smaller circle

Step 2: Cut the cardboard wreath using your scissors.

Step 3

Cut out the center of the cardboard to make your circle a wreath
Cut out the center of the cardboard to make your circle a wreath

Step 3: Cut different color and sized heart shapes from your foam craft sheets. Make a lot of heart shapes, these will be used to decorate and cover the entire cardboard wreath. You can also buy a bag of foam hearts at your local craft store.

Step 4

Cut out lots of heart shapes from the foam craft sheets
Cut out lots of heart shapes from the foam craft sheets

Step 4: Glue the hearts to the cardboard wreath. You can use craft glue or a hot glue gun. Don't let kids use the hot glue gun as it can burn them. Put your hearts on the cardboard in a random pattern. There doesn't have to be a pattern. Glue them all over, let them over lap other hearts, I placed all my hearts in an upright position, I thought they looked best this way.

Step 5

Start to glue the heart shaped foam onto the cardboard wreath
Start to glue the heart shaped foam onto the cardboard wreath

Step 5A

Keep gluing foam hearts onto the cardboard wreath until it is completely covered.  Looks great, doesn't it?
Keep gluing foam hearts onto the cardboard wreath until it is completely covered. Looks great, doesn't it?

Step 5: Keep gluing the foam hearts onto the wreath until the entire wreath is covered in hearts.

Step 6

Fold your ribbon into a bow
Fold your ribbon into a bow

Step 6: Fold your ribbon into a bow shape and measure how long you need it to be - when you have done this you can cut that piece of ribbon. Before you cut it, hold the bow up to your wreath and make sure it's the right size for your craft project. I think it should be about 5 or 6 inches long, but your wreath could be larger or smaller than mine. You can make your bow have tails in this step or do it separately as shown in the steps below. You did read that before you started, right?

Step 7

Glue the ends of the ribbon
Glue the ends of the ribbon

Step 7: Glue the ends of the floral ribbon bow together using the hot glue gun.

Step 8

Step 8: Cut another strip of ribbon, make it about 2 to 3 inches long...measure before you cut...and then cut another strip that is at least 1/2" to 3/4" long. These strips will make up the tail of the bow and the binding strip in the center of the bow. The binding strip will give your bow a nice, polished look.

Step 9

Pinch the center of the bow
Pinch the center of the bow

Step 9: Pinch the center of the bow as shown in picture # 10. This will form a bow shape for your wreath.

Step 10

Wrap the center of the pinched bow with ribbon
Wrap the center of the pinched bow with ribbon

Step 10: Wrap the center of the pinched area with the short, binding strip you just cut. Make a double tail for your bow by folding the longer length of ribbon you cut in half. Attach it to the center of your bow so it hangs down. Now, finally cut the tips of the tail ribbons on a diagonal so it looks pretty. Look at the picture to see how it should look.

Step 11

Place the bow where you want it and glue it
Place the bow where you want it and glue it

Step 11: Put the floral bow at the bottom of the wreath. Place with it, see where you think it looks best, and then glue it to the wreath.

Step 12

Make a loop to hang your wreath with the gold metal thread and your hot glue gun
Make a loop to hang your wreath with the gold metal thread and your hot glue gun

Step 12: Cut at least 2" to 4" inches of gold metal thread and glue each end of it to the top of the wreath to form a loop for hanging. Make it as long as you think it should be, after all, you are probably going to be the one who hangs it up.


Your Finished Valentine's Day Heart Wreath

Your Kid's Craft Wreath For Valentine's Day Is Finished

Tada! You are done and I bet your wreath looks just beautiful. I told you this was a fun and easy project for the kids. Do they want to make another one? Go ahead, it's inexpensive and easy. Let your kids be as creative as they like! And just think of the great memories you just made with them.

Go and hang your wreath or bring it over to Grandma's house and give it to her and Grandpop. I know they will be thrilled to get this homemade treasure, I know I would!

You can make creating this easy kids craft a yearly craft project for Valentine's Day, or you can change the foam shapes and use it for any holiday of the year. Or you can save this heart to hang year after year. It's made of pretty sturdy materials so it should become one of those wonderful kids crafts that turns into a valued keepsake through the years. So go hang your wreath, it was made with love, and enjoy your Valentine's Day!

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      HOWTOMAKEA 19 months ago

      Thank you Phyllis! I am so glad you are going to make this craft, I think it's a great little project too. It is so much fun to make something for the holidays.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      What a delightful Valentine's Day wreath. I have a schedule trip to the craft store soon and will pick up the stuff I need to follow your instructions. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely idea.