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Red Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath with Couple’s Monogram

This DIY red heart Valentine’s Day wreath is the perfect way to dress up your front door this February! It also features a couple’s monogram to really amp up the romance factor.

Red burlap Valentine's Day heart wreath hanging on a glass door

 

 

 

Red Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath with Couple’s Monogram

Supplies

This looks like a bunch of supplies, I know, but I promise it’s really not! Most of these are just little minor bits, and you don’t even need all of them:



 

The Red Burlap Valentine’s Day Wreath

I made this Valentine’s Day wreath a couple years ago, loooooong before the thought of having a blog ever crossed my mind. Therefore, I don’t have any step-by-step pictures for making this actual wreath itself (sorry!).

However, I do have a tutorial showing how I make my burlap wreaths, so check that out if you’d like all the juicy details…it’s super quick (only 30 minutes) and easy!

How to make a burlap wreath in 30 minutes

 

Because I have an obsession with wreaths, burlap, and making wreaths out of burlap, I decided to carry the theme on into Valentine’s Day.

I picked up a heart-shaped box style wreath form along with a couple rolls of red burlap ribbon.

The process of making this wreath is the same exact method I used in my tutorial that is linked above.

I just pulled the red burlap ribbon through the wreath form, making little poofs as I went around. That’s it!

For this wreath, however, I didn’t use any floral wire to attach the burlap to the wreath form. Instead, I just tied the ends of the burlap on and then tucked them under once finished.

30 minutes later, my heart wreath form was filled in red burlap and looked oh so romantical!

Heart wreath form with red burlap poufs

 

The Couple’s Monogram (Ours!)

I purchased this wooden monogram with my and my husband’s initials. It’s 4-inches tall, about 4.7-inches wide, and 1/8th-inch thick.

I bought it, not really knowing what I’d be using it for. I just knew that I loved it and would eventually think of a project to utilize it in (that tends to happen in these parts….).

I first thought about incorporating it into a wreath that we’d display in our anniversay-month of August, since we don’t really have any decorations for that time of year. Well, years later, there’s still no anniversary wreath. Ha!

However, this Valentine’s Day heart wreath was looking a little lonely, so I pulled this puppy out of my craft stash and decided to use it here…and once painted, it worked perfectly.

Unfinished wooden monogram

 

Make Your Own Monogram Out of a Cereal Box!

I didn’t get my Silhouette Cameo until last spring, so if I hadn’t already purchased this wooden monogram, I so totally would have just made my own out of a cereal box!

Yep, I love getting my craft on with cereal boxes, especially making signs for wreaths out of them, like I’ve done for my pumpkin wreath, my NFL ‘House  Divided’ wreath, and my state monogram fall wreath.

So, if you have a Silhouette or another die cutter (or even if you want a true DIY and cut the monogram out by hand), just purchase the Vine monogram font or download some other free monogram font and make your own.

I even have a tutorial showing you all about how simple (and awesome) cereal boxes can be when used as craft supplies.

How To Cut a Cereal Box with Silhouette

 

Painting the Monogram

The monogram came sanded and ready to decorate, so I grabbed my trusty can of white spray paint and headed outside to get my paint on.

I first did one light coat on the backside, then once it was dry, flipped it over and did a couple light coats on the front. I also made sure I covered all the edges as well.

If you don’t have spray paint, craft paint and a brush would work just as well.

Can of white spray paint and before-and-after collage of painted wooden monogram

 

Hanging the Monogram on the Burlap Wreath

Now that my monogram was painted, it was time to get it ready to hang on the wreath.

All I did was grab a paper clip, bend it in half, cut it in half with a pair of wire cutters, then trim off the sharp edges.

Voila! Instant, inexpensive hooks.

If you don’t have any wire cutters, you could just use two paper clips and leave them as is, gluing the small, inner portion to the monogram and then using the larger loop as the hook.

You could also use some floral wire (like I did here and here) or even an ornament hook as well.

Cutting a red paperclip into hooks with a wire cutter

 

Next, I put two small globs of hot glue on the backside of the monogram’s middle initial (one higher than the other), and placed the longer side of each paper clip piece into the glue.

Once the glue hardened, I gently tugged the paper clips open a little bit, just to make the hooks a little more prominent.

Now the hooks easily slip right into the holes of the burlap and the monogram can be hung on the wreath in a snap. The hooks can also easily be readjusted or removed if I want to decorate the wreath differently at some point, or if I want to use the monogram on another project.

I love decor that you can get extra mileage out of!

Red paperclip hooks hot glued to back of white monogram to hang from burlap wreath

 

Hanging the Valentine’s Day Wreath

All that was left was to hang the Valentine’s Day wreath!

To do this, I raided my ribbon stash and pulled out some black ribbon with white polka dots. I thought that would coordinate nicely with the bright red and white.

I cut off a strip that was approximately 18-inches long, and then glued both ends on the back of the wreath form.

I first tried tying the ribbon to the wreath form, but it caused the ribbon to bunch up and look all wonky, so I decided to glue the strand flat instead.

Black ribbon with white polka dots used to hang the Valentine's Day heart wreath

 

Our Final Red Burlap Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath

And here is our Valentine’s Day wreath in all its glory on our front door!

The white monogram coupled with the red burlap really POPS and is the perfect piece of lovely decor on our front porch throughout February…tis the season!

Side angle of red burlap heart Valentine's Day wreath with white couple's monogram hanging on glass door

Red burlap heart Valentine's Day wreath with white couple's monogram hanging on glass door

Side angle of red burlap heart Valentine's Day wreath with white couple's monogram hanging on glass door

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Autumn

Saturday 30th of January 2016

Thank you for posting this! I love the links you mentioned of where to buy everything and the sizing, etc. THANK YOU!!!!

Christine

Saturday 30th of January 2016

You're so welcome, Autumn! I hope you enjoy making one of these for yourself! Spread the love. ;)

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