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Creating A Valentine Wreath Using Paper Doilies

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Today I’m going to show you the steps needed for creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies!

I was determined to make something pretty for Valentine’s Day out of these paper doilies. They have been in my craft stash for a few years now! I’m not one for tacky or bright Valentine’s decorations, so these white, lace-looking doilies fit the bill perfectly.
a DIY doily wreath
This project just kind of came to me one day last week and I just went with it, figuring it out and experimenting along the way. Creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies is simple and inexpensive, coming in at under $15. I hope you enjoy this one!

This post contains affiliate links That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying links. Thank you for supporting my small business!

supplies needed for valentine wreath

Materials Needed

Wreath Directions

  1. Start by cutting the whole doilies into 4 pieces, like pizza slices!
    doilies
    Cut a decent amount of pieces to start with. You can cut more pieces as needed.
    doilie wreath
  2. Next, starting on the outer-most ring of the form, fold the triangle end of a doily piece around to the back side of the wire and secure with a glue stick.
    DIY doily wreath
  3. Continue this process all the way around each of the wires. Make sure the doilies are touching on each side to make sure none of the wires are seen. You can even overlap the pieces slightly if you like for a fuller looking wreath.
    DIY doily wreath
    You should notice each layer lift up just a tad, which is what you want, because that’s what creates the ruffle-like effect.
    DIY doily wreath
  4. Next, cut your floral stems.
    cut floral stems for DIY doily wreath
    These stems are exactly what I was looking for because I didn’t want anything too big or heavy. I found these faux baby’s breath stems at Hobby Lobby and have linked some similar ones for you up in the materials section.
    floral ribbon and faux stems for DIY wreath
  5. Then, arrange your stems and glue them down. Tip: I suggest arranging them near the bottom of the wreath. If they are too close to the top, they become too heavy and the paper flops over.  I decided to have my stems slightly off center but you arrange them in a way that is pleasing to you.
    glue faux florals to DIY doily wreath
    Squeeze a line of hot glue onto the doilies. Place your stems on the hot glue and hold for a few seconds.
    floral stems on DIY wreath
    Continue this process until you have the amount of stems that you would like. Tip: I suggest not using too many stems because you don’t want the paper doilies to rip or start flopping over. Keep it light and airy!
  6. While the stems are drying, grab the ribbon that you chose and start creating your bow. This pretty floral ribbon was found at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t want my ribbon to have all kinds of hearts and glitter all over it, yet still wanted it to have an overall Valentine’s feel. This one hits the mark perfectly AND you can re-use it for spring! I have linked a similar one for you up in the materials section. Tip: Try and choose a ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide because it will make your wreath look more complete!
    floral ribbon for a diy wreath
    Cut a piece of ribbon that is approximately 14 inches long. I did nothing extravagant to make my bow. I literally just tied a knot in the middle, like tying a shoe, and then made my loops.
    a floral bow for DIY wreath
    It looked like this. Simple is better here because of the elegant look of the doilies. I fluffed the loops and trimmed the tails so that they were about the same length. Then, I decided to cut little triangle details at the bottom of each ribbon tail.
    ribbon for DIY wreath
    When you have your bow the way you like, go ahead and hot glue it right in the middle of the floral stems. This will cover up the stems of the flowers and make it look much cleaner!
    glue bow down on DIY wreath
  7. While that is drying, cut about a 6 inch piece of twine for the hanger.
    twine for hanging DIY wreath
    Turn the wreath around, making sure it is hanging the way that you want it to. Thread the twine through one of the wires, pull through, and knot at the top. Cut off the excess so that you don’t see the twine when it is displayed.
    thread twine to hang DIY wreath
    You have yourself a finished wreath!
    finished DIY doily wreath

Creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies is so fun! This wreath adds such a simple elegance to your home for Valentine’s Day. The doilies remind me of a vintage lace linen, which is the perfect texture for this holiday!
a DIY Valentine wreath

Valentine’s Day is a day all about love! Love for a significant other, love for your pet, love for your family, love for self, or love for nature. You can also infuse love into your home by incorporating decor that is unique to you and that makes each space feel warm and inviting.
a display of milk glass for Valentine's Day
I hope you choose to embrace this season of love and be inspired to create along the way.

signature from The Antiqued Journey

Let me know in the comments how you decorate for Valentine’s Day! Is there anything special that you do or traditions that you have? I would love to hear!

For more fun Valentine DIY projects, go over and say hello to Niky at The House On Silverado and Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse! Both of these ladies have lovely content and I’m sure you will pull inspiration from each of them.

Find more Antique and Vintage Inspiration.

Create more DIY Projects and DIY Farmhouse Valentine Decor.

Go shopping in The Antiqued Journey shop!

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    Creating A Valentine Wreath Using Paper Doilies

    Share this post. Share the Journey!

    Today I’m going to show you the steps needed for creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies!

    I was determined to make something pretty for Valentine’s Day out of these paper doilies. They have been in my craft stash for a few years now! I’m not one for tacky or bright Valentine’s decorations, so these white, lace-looking doilies fit the bill perfectly.
    a DIY doily wreath
    This project just kind of came to me one day last week and I just went with it, figuring it out and experimenting along the way. Creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies is simple and inexpensive, coming in at under $15. I hope you enjoy this one!

    This post contains affiliate links That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying links. Thank you for supporting my small business!

    supplies needed for valentine wreath

    Materials Needed

    Wreath Directions

    1. Start by cutting the whole doilies into 4 pieces, like pizza slices!
      doilies
      Cut a decent amount of pieces to start with. You can cut more pieces as needed.
      doilie wreath
    2. Next, starting on the outer-most ring of the form, fold the triangle end of a doily piece around to the back side of the wire and secure with a glue stick.
      DIY doily wreath
    3. Continue this process all the way around each of the wires. Make sure the doilies are touching on each side to make sure none of the wires are seen. You can even overlap the pieces slightly if you like for a fuller looking wreath.
      DIY doily wreath
      You should notice each layer lift up just a tad, which is what you want, because that’s what creates the ruffle-like effect.
      DIY doily wreath
    4. Next, cut your floral stems.
      cut floral stems for DIY doily wreath
      These stems are exactly what I was looking for because I didn’t want anything too big or heavy. I found these faux baby’s breath stems at Hobby Lobby and have linked some similar ones for you up in the materials section.
      floral ribbon and faux stems for DIY wreath
    5. Then, arrange your stems and glue them down. Tip: I suggest arranging them near the bottom of the wreath. If they are too close to the top, they become too heavy and the paper flops over.  I decided to have my stems slightly off center but you arrange them in a way that is pleasing to you.
      glue faux florals to DIY doily wreath
      Squeeze a line of hot glue onto the doilies. Place your stems on the hot glue and hold for a few seconds.
      floral stems on DIY wreath
      Continue this process until you have the amount of stems that you would like. Tip: I suggest not using too many stems because you don’t want the paper doilies to rip or start flopping over. Keep it light and airy!
    6. While the stems are drying, grab the ribbon that you chose and start creating your bow. This pretty floral ribbon was found at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t want my ribbon to have all kinds of hearts and glitter all over it, yet still wanted it to have an overall Valentine’s feel. This one hits the mark perfectly AND you can re-use it for spring! I have linked a similar one for you up in the materials section. Tip: Try and choose a ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide because it will make your wreath look more complete!
      floral ribbon for a diy wreath
      Cut a piece of ribbon that is approximately 14 inches long. I did nothing extravagant to make my bow. I literally just tied a knot in the middle, like tying a shoe, and then made my loops.
      a floral bow for DIY wreath
      It looked like this. Simple is better here because of the elegant look of the doilies. I fluffed the loops and trimmed the tails so that they were about the same length. Then, I decided to cut little triangle details at the bottom of each ribbon tail.
      ribbon for DIY wreath
      When you have your bow the way you like, go ahead and hot glue it right in the middle of the floral stems. This will cover up the stems of the flowers and make it look much cleaner!
      glue bow down on DIY wreath
    7. While that is drying, cut about a 6 inch piece of twine for the hanger.
      twine for hanging DIY wreath
      Turn the wreath around, making sure it is hanging the way that you want it to. Thread the twine through one of the wires, pull through, and knot at the top. Cut off the excess so that you don’t see the twine when it is displayed.
      thread twine to hang DIY wreath
      You have yourself a finished wreath!
      finished DIY doily wreath

    Creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies is so fun! This wreath adds such a simple elegance to your home for Valentine’s Day. The doilies remind me of a vintage lace linen, which is the perfect texture for this holiday!
    a DIY Valentine wreath

    Valentine’s Day is a day all about love! Love for a significant other, love for your pet, love for your family, love for self, or love for nature. You can also infuse love into your home by incorporating decor that is unique to you and that makes each space feel warm and inviting.
    a display of milk glass for Valentine's Day
    I hope you choose to embrace this season of love and be inspired to create along the way.

    signature from The Antiqued Journey

    Let me know in the comments how you decorate for Valentine’s Day! Is there anything special that you do or traditions that you have? I would love to hear!

    For more fun Valentine DIY projects, go over and say hello to Niky at The House On Silverado and Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse! Both of these ladies have lovely content and I’m sure you will pull inspiration from each of them.

    Find more Antique and Vintage Inspiration.

    Create more DIY Projects and DIY Farmhouse Valentine Decor.

    Go shopping in The Antiqued Journey shop!

    Shop My Post!

     

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    Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique and vintage. Let’s journey together!

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