DIY: Valentine’s Day Wreath

After making a unique wreath for Christmas, I wanted to make something adorable for other holidays. This is our Valentines Day wreath.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Materials Needed:

  • Size 2 knitting needles
  • A frame
  • Ribbon (any variety, any size – you pick)
  • Pink or Red worsted yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in Rogue and some yarn from Cosymakes Knitting Kits)
  • Black  worsted yarn (at least 24 inches in length)
  • Embroidery floss in the desired eye color
  • Yarn needle
  • Batting (Poly Fil)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Preparing for Hot Glue

Directions:

  1. Remove any backing or glass from the frame. Make sure that everything is removed  so that the frame will lay properly on the door or wall.
  2. Knit 2 hearts using Anna Hrachovec’s free heart pattern and size 2 knitting needles.  You must make 4 sides for 2 hearts.  Do not felt these pieces.

    One heart down, One heart to go

  3. Sew the hearts together and stuff with batting.
  4. Embroider eyes as desired.  I used the Japanese anime style of happy eyes and used our eye colors to designate us.

    Blue eyes for me, Brown eyes for Z

  5. Thread your yarn needle with black yarn.  Insert the needle into one heart just a little below the eyes and push the needle through.  These will be the arms for the hearts.  Cut the yarn with a very long tail.
  6. Repeat #5 for the second heart.
  7. Knot the ends of the black yarn between the hearts. Determine the amount of hang you want between the hearts when the wreath is hanging.
  8. Hot glue the other end of the black yarn to the  frame.
  9. At this point, practice hanging the wreath to see how your hearts will hang.  If needed, hot glue the hearts to the frame.
  10. Hot glue the ribbon to the frame.
  11. Let cool, hang, and enjoy!

    Ta-da! Cooling down before hanging!

    A bit blurry, but shows the effect

    Hipstamic View of the Wreath

     

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