I loved this argyle-style Valentine wreath I saw on Pinterest and decided it would be an inexpensive craft that I had to do!
I also considered this one from Shaken Together.
The original designer of the argyle wreath is unknown, but I got instructions from Mine For the Making. All you need is yarn, a wreath form, two sheets of felt (we used one pink and one red), ribbon for hanging, a heart template, and some glue (I used both clear craft glue and hot glue).
Wrapping the wreath takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but it’s something that you could easily do while chatting with friends (like I did) or watching TV. After wrapping the wreath form with yarn (holding the ends in place with hot glue), then cut hearts out of felt. (Mine took one less of each color than on Mine For the Making.) Glue them in place on the wreath, turning every-other-one the opposite direction (pink faces out, red faces in, for example). I used craft glue for this part so that I wouldn’t have hot glue strings everywhere. The last step is criss-crossing the yarn over the hearts. Starting at one point on the wreath, wrap the yarn around and around, making sure it crosses each heart one time. Once you’ve gone one direction, cut and glue the yarn in place, and start again doing the same thing in the other direction, creating “X’s” over each heart. Don’t worry about perfection…it will look awesome!
To finish the wreath off and to get it ready to hang, tie a coordinating ribbon around the top. I had this ribbon in mind because the colors were perfect, but didn’t have a long enough section to tie. My solution was to overlap the ends and hot glue them together (make sure if you do this that they’re already wrapped around the wreath before you glue!).
I love the finished product, and a bonus: I was inspired to create Valentines with a similar look for Faith’s class! She’s home sick so I hope that we can make those today or tomorrow and then I can share.