IDEAS for Monthly Wreaths
GoodGrandma℠ thought I had a great IDEA! I wanted a DIY monthly wreath for me, as well as one for each of her daughters and daughter-in-laws. I was obviously overly ambitious to think I could make nine wreaths each month! Instead, I am being realistic and making one wreath for my own front door. Hopefully it will make our home welcoming and cheery when grandchildren come to Grandma’s.
The cost for February’s wreath was $13.00. It took about two and a half hours, from start to finish. Here is a list of supplies and steps of how to DIY heart wreath.
- Wire heart wreath
- One yard red fabric
- Half yard pink fabric
- Wire ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Cut red fabric (one yard) into 12″ x 2″ strips.
- Cut pink fabric (half yard) into 9″ x 1″ strips.
- Turn the heart upside down and use only the outer and inner wires, if there are more than two wires.
- Start with the outer edge of the heart (red/one yard). Fold the strip in half (a letter “U”), place fabric on the wire, then pull the ends through the folded section or through the “U” shape to attach the fabric to the wire.
- Next, add fabric (pink/half yard) to the inner wire in the same manner as the outer wire.
- Loop ribbon to create a hanger for the wreath. Attach to the back of the wreath by tying to the wire wreath. I also hot glued the ribbon for extra stability.
- Tie a bow with the ribbon and hot glue it to the front of the wreath. In addition to gluing the bow, I also hot glued a few of fabric pieces at the top of the heart to assure they would not fall forward.
Our front door is now inviting and festive for our family and friends as they arrive. 🙂