Argyle Valentine’s Day Wreath: Fun for Girls’ Night (or morning!) Same wreath, 8 ways

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I saw a picture of this wreath on Pinterest (do you follow me?  Please do, and I would love to follow you, too!) and I knew I had to have it. Or rather, I knew I had to make it. I love the simplicity and I have this newfound obsession with wreaths, so this just fits perfectly into my world. Plus, it has pink.

What you will need for this project:

straw wreath1 - 14 inch wreath I’ve seen these in styrofoam and straw that comes wrapped in plastic. Take this advice as I did (from many, many sources) and use the straw wreath, leaving the plastic ON. The yarn holds better to this and won’t slip as much.
1 skein yarn – we did a grey, both light and dark (in searching the web for ideas, several places I have seen suggest Vanna White skeins, we did use some Red Heart brand. I don’t think you need to go with the top of the line yarn here, as it is only going to be on the wreath)

Felt Hearts (we did 2 shades of pink, you need about 7 hearts per color)

1 (small) skein black yarn

 

How we did our wreaths:

Tie the grey yarn around the wreath to secure.  Then wrap around, and around, and around again- you can pull tight or not, depending on youryarn wreath preference.  We did this as a MOMS club activity and it was fun to see how we each did it so differently!  I found that wrapping a few times and then sliding it over to ensure total coverage of the straw worked for me.

Once you have gone all the way around the wreath, tie the end for closure and tuck the ends of the tie under wrapped yarn.  This took me almost an hour, but I had my 2.5 year old “helping” which made things more difficult.  Most of the moms who were at my house did their wrapping in under 30 minutes.

felt hearts on wreathOnce your wreath is wrapped, you’ll want to add hearts.  I wanted the argyle look so I did 7 light pink and 7 dark pink hearts, alternating directions.  I used felt for mine that has a sticky backing, and it won’t lay as flat as I’d like because of the sticky back.  Next time I do one of these, it’ll be with plain felt (which is what my friends’ have).

After your hearts are positioned, simply take black yarn, and wrap around the wreath- this is what secures your felt hearts.  I did once around but manyargyle wreath others, including my 6 year old, did twice around for the “X” look.  I love both looks.

 

 

Here’s our “show and tell” from our MOMS club crafting- plus my very proud 6.5 year old’s mini version of this (she used styrofoam wreath- totally not going to do that again, the yarn slips way too much)felt heart wreath

argyle wreath on door

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  • Those are cute & I love the different looks!

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  • That is so awesome! I love those..very cute :-)

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  • Awesome idea!

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  • Aww I love this! Great idea! So simple but gorgeous!

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  • Oh I love this!!!! So cute and simple… my daughter loves to decorate her bedroom door and this is a great craft for us to do together, funny thing is she just said last weekend she wanted to make something with yarn too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • I would love to try to make this. So cute!

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  • I love this!!! I think I’m going to attempt it my lil ones!

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  • This is so cute! I love the argyle look and I LOVE that it seems so easy. We will for sure try this one!!

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  • this is adorable (and doable!) I am going to make this with my 6 yr old!!

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    • don’t do a styrofoam at least not a smooth texture one. slippery. my daughter brought hers in for show and tell and was so proud of herself :o) send me a photo if you make it!

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  • These wreaths are beautiful!! Thanks for posting this idea!

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  • These are really cute! I am going to give them a try with Lillian this weekend.

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  • What a cute wreath! Thanks for the advice on the Styrofoam wreath. I might actually try this!!

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  • I love this!!!!

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  • These are lovely!! I am sorta surprised the sticky back felt didn’t work as well as the other kind… I would have wanted sticky back too! :) I need to make one now! :)

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  • love love these, might try with my 10 year old….thanks for shairng

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