DIY Glitter Heart Valentine Wreath ~ A gorgeous wreath made with red and white card stock paper cut out hearts decorated with red and white glitter!
I can’t remember a time when I did not celebrate Valentine’s Day. I really enjoyed getting my valentines ready to give to everyone in my class when I was in elementary school. Later on when I became an elementary school it was a lot of fun getting ready for the big day with my class. I always had my students make a number of heart themed crafts and we always spent time looking at Valentine’s Day from the perspective that it was a day to celebrate friendship and the special people in our lives. Then when I met my Mr. Right over 35 years ago it was and still is a time to reaffirm how much we love and care for each other. Our Valentine’s Day celebration typically isn’t a lot of fanfare. We usually stay in, cook together and enjoy a barbecued steak with along with roasted vegetables and a nice bottle of wine.
I have to admit I quite enjoy when Valentine’s Day comes around because it is a great excuse to create a gorgeous tablescape. I shared my version in How To Create A Valentine Tablescape. You might want to check it out to see how I added simple to make conversation starters to the tablescape. It is also a great time to get creative with red roses and design a Valentine Table Centerpiece.
Valentine’s Day makes a great excuse to do some DIY projects including this DIY Glitter Heart Valentine Wreath!
This DIY project is easy to make if you are an adult and very easy to make with children. I just recommend that they have adult supervision and some guidance when working with the glitter so it does not get all over the place. Whenever we did glitter projects in the classroom they had to be done in small groups of students with a parent volunteer manning the glitter station.
Here is how to make a…
DIY Glitter Heart Valentine Wreath
- large and small heart printable
- 12” floral craft ring made from wood fibre
- about 2 feet of ¾” to 1” wide red satin ribbon
- scotch tape
- 3 sheets red card stock paper
- 2 sheets white card stock paper
- 1 sheet any colour card stock paper
- 5 sheets plain white paper
- red acrylic paint
- white acrylic paint
- red fine glitter
- white fine glitter
- about 6 sheets of plain white paper
- Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray Paint
- craft glue
- double-sided foam self adhesive squares
- duck tape
Cut out one large heart and one smaller heart out of any colour of card stock using the printable provided.
Use the larger heart to trace 8 hearts on three sheets of plain white paper with a pencil. Use the smaller heart to trace 7 smaller hearts on two sheets of plain white paper with a pencil.
Now place one of the white papers with the traced larger hearts on top of the red card stock paper. Cut out the heart shapes with smaller sharp scissors. Follow the same instructions for the rest of the red hearts.
Place one of the white papers with the traced smaller hearts on top of the white card stock paper. Cut out the heart shapes with scissors. Follow the same instructions for the rest of the white hearts.
You should end up with eight larger red hearts and seven smaller white hearts.
Tip #1: I like this method when cutting out basic shape because it does a really nice job of making clean edges on the hearts.
Tip #2: I find using smaller very sharp scissors also make very nice looking hearts.
Wrap about 5 inches of the floral craft ring. Secure both ends with a piece of scotch tape. This will be the top of the wreath.
Red Hearts: Place a red heart on a sheet of plain white paper. Paint the entire red heart with red acrylic paint and immediately sprinkle fine red glitter on top of the paint.
Shake the excess glitter onto a separate white sheet of plain paper. If need be shake more glitter on the heart until the entire heart is covered. Shake the excess glitter onto the other sheet of plain paper each time.
Repeat the instructions for the remaining seven hearts. Remember to work quickly so the paint does not dry before you have applied the glitter.
White Hearts: Follow the same instructions as above using white acrylic paint and fine white glitter.
Tip #3: Switch to a new sheet of plain white paper to work on as the older sheet gets to wet with paint.
Tip #4: So no glitter is wasted you can also shake the excess glitter onto the hearts. After all of the hearts have been painted and decorated with glitter let the excess glitter dry before returning it to the storage container to use in another DIY project.
Spray all of the hearts with two coats of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Spray Paint (not sponsored). Allow each coat to dry between spraying. This step seals the paint and the glitter.
Starting at either side of the red ribbon glue the glitter red hearts with craft glue evenly on the floral frame. To make sure the hearts remained flat I placed a weight on top while the glue was drying.
Apply a glitter white heart in between each red heart. I used Double-Sided Foam Self-Adhesive Squares (not sponsored) because I was afraid the glue would not adhere to the glitter. I applied three foam squares per white heart and they worked very well.
I also secured each red heart at the back of the wreath with a piece of white duck tape. The hearts are not going to fall off anytime soon.
Use the rest of the red ribbon to make a hanger for your DIY glitter heart valentine wreath.
I made this wreath using red and white colours but there are many other colour combinations that will look just as gorgeous when making this wreath. A vibrant pink, dark purple, soft lavender or even bright blue would also look very pretty.
I have to thank my daughter Brittany for this easy method for applying glitter to card stock paper. She came up with this idea a few years ago when she was working on a DIY project and it has been out go-to guaranteed method to work ever since.
Since this wreath is made of paper it is not designed to be an outdoor wreath. It adds a fund decorative touch to an indoor space. Another idea is to make a few DIY glitter heart valentine wreaths and use them in your special Valentine dinner tablescape. Wreaths do not always have to hang. They can also be quite pretty placed horizontally as you can see in How To Create A Gorgeous Pansy Outdoor Planter.
Your Turn: Thanks so much for stopping by and learning how to make a DIY Glitter Heart Valentine Wreath! What are your favourite Valentine colours and colour combinations?
Here are some other kid-friendly valentine wreaths that caught my eye on Pinterest and that I pinned to my Celebrations: Valentine’s Day board…
I love the colours Kelly from Typically Simple used in her Cupcake Liner Wreath. Valentine colours would make an equally pretty version.
Vanessa shared a Conversation Heart Wreath using paper mache heart boxes on the website Crafts Unleashed From Consumer Crafts.
Leslie from House On The Way made a Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath from pretty pick tissue paper and a coat hanger.