Here is a different idea to make a heart-shaped wreath! Grab a wire heart wire wreath form and a bag of wooden heart cut-outs to make a Valentine’s Day wreath with a more natural look. Perfect if you don’t like the traditional reds & pinks on most Valentine’s Day wreaths!
How to Make a Wreath with Heart-Shaped Wooden Cutouts
Don’t you love projects where you just need a short list of supplies?? Me too
That’s why this heart wreath is a good project to try, it looks more involved than it actually is!!
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- Unfinished Wood Heart Cutouts
- If that set of heart cutouts isn’t in stock you can use these 3 in hearts & this mixed set
- Heart Wreath Frame
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wide Burlap Ribbon (fill in the backside of wreath)
- Fringe Chiffon Ribbon for Bow
Making the Wreath
The base for this 3D wood heart wreath is a metal heart-shaped wreath frame. Flip it upside down so the flat part is facing you.
The set of wood hearts has 6 different sizes in a bag of 200 pieces. I found all the biggest hearts (almost 2.5 inches) to use for the base layer of this wreath.
The first few wooden hearts needed a little extra attention to get them in place to start a sturdy base for the rest of the wreath.
I ran a bead of hot glue on both pieces of the wire wreath frame and attached the first heart and held it in place until the glue took hold.
Then for the next couple of hearts, I squeezed the glue onto the frame and also to the back of the heart where it would overlap the previous one.
Once I had a few of the hearts in place I didn’t need to add the glue directly onto the wreath frame, just to the back of the wooden heart cutouts.
Tip: For the first layer of hearts I wasn’t too concerned about the glue leaking out and showing because I am going to layer other hearts on top of them to hide the glue.
As you can see I started on the left side and placed the base layer all going in the same direction around the wreath frame. (I’m left-handed so I always start on the left but starting on the right is fine too!!)
Layering the Wooden Hearts
Now for the fun part!! I started layering in the other sizes of hearts. I didn’t use any particular pattern, just kind of random.
I focused on the mid-sized wooden hearts and glued them in different angles.
This time I just added a drop of glue to the backs of the hearts and made sure that the glue didn’t seep out from underneath the hearts.
If it does try and wipe it with a paper towel quickly before it sets or hide it with another heart glued over the glue spill.
Lastly, I added the teeny hearts to the wreath. For these, it was so much easier to just put the smallest dot of glue on the wreath and place the heart over it.
Hiding the Ugly Back
Now to disguise the green metal back of the wreath (and the glue stuck to it) I took a piece of thick burlap ribbon and ran it through the metal openings on the back. I fanned the burlap out a little so that when it is hanging up it hides the green.
The neutral color of the burlap works with the unfinished wood wreath.
Add a Ribbon to the Wreath
To finish off this wooden heart wreath it needed a pretty bow!
Choose whatever ribbon that works with your home or whatever you are drawn to.
For me, that’s this fringed chiffon ribbon. After I saw my friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew share it last year I was obsessed!
I’ve used it on quite a few wreaths and projects and I just love how feminine and delicate it looks while being neutral.
Valentine’s Day Wooden Heart Wreath
Seriously, how pretty is this one?? Like I have said before…sometimes I am not sure how something I imagine in my head will actually translate into reality! This time is worked out just like I had hoped it would!!
LOVE the wood heart wreath! I’ve ordered the supplies and can’t wait to make one! Thanks for sharing.
I can’t wait to see it!!
Love this wreath so much Jen! Planning to share it in my weekend newsletter 🖤
Thanks so much, Cindy!!
This turned out so cute. You are crazy talented my friend. Now I’m heading out to find wooden hearts. LOL
Thanks, Rachel!! Amazon…it’s always Amazon!!
Oh my gosh. I love it! I never really decorate much for Valentine’s day, but I love the neutral look of this with just the subtle pop of pink. That ribbon totally makes it and is the perfect finishing touch!
Me either! I actually had said to Amy a couple of weeks ago I didn’t think I was going to do any VDay projects…and here I am with this wreath and I’m writing up a clay heart project and have a stack of grapevine hearts waiting for me for 1 last project!!
This is so pretty Jennifer! I am in love with how it turned out.
Thanks! I didn’t think I was going to do much for VDay and here I am just writing up another project and I have one more for tomorrow!
Me too, Kim! Thanks for sharing it on your blog or I would’ve missed it. Even I can make this beauty.
This turned out amazing!!! I love it!
I think it’s cute without being too “cutesy”!!