Here's a fun and easy Valentine's day wreath to make this year ~ a foam wreath using yarn and felt! This is a great one to include the kids with as it's not too difficult to follow instructions. You could also use pink felt for a different look!
- 16 inch foam wreath (you can do smaller or bigger, but the amount of yarn and felt needed will change)
- 1 skein Vanna White marbled grey yarn
- 1 sheet each red and white felt
- Red ribbon
- Glue gun
I started by turning my yarn into a yarn ball to avoid any yarn problems (knots, unraveling, those odd fluffy pieces you sometimes find in the middle on the skein) then I glued a 1 to 2 inch strand of yarn to the back of the wreath. I wrapped the yarn in a single layer closely around the entire wreath making sure to cover all of the white. I drew out a heart shape on card stock, and when I was happy with the look and size, I traced them on to felt (be careful to use a marker or pen that does not show through the white felt) and cut them out. Lay them in alternating directions and when they look even and you are happy with placement, lift them slightly and add a dot of glue to each to hold them in place. Now to the fun part!
Use your yarn and wrap on a diagonal through each heart in the same direction, when you make it around, cross and go in the other direction. (Pictured) Cut and glue a half inch piece on the back to hold in place.
To finish, I hot glue gunned ribbon to the back (pictured) and hung it by the loop.