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. This project just kind of came to me so I 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!
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- one metal wreath form
- one package of paper doilies
- a glue stick
- 2.5 inch wire-edged ribbon
- white faux floral stems
- hot glue gun
- floral cutters
Valentine Wreath Directions
- Start by cutting the whole doilies into 4 pieces, like pizza slices!
Cut a decent amount of pieces to start with. You can cut more pieces as needed.
- 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.
- 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.
You should notice each layer lifting up just a tad, which is what you want. That’s what creates the ruffle-like effect.
- Next, cut your floral stems.
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. I’ve linked some similar ones for you down below.
- 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.
Squeeze a line of hot glue onto the doilies. Place your stems on the hot glue and hold for a few seconds.
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!
- 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 down below. Tip: Try and choose a ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide because it will make your wreath look more complete!
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.
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.
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!
- While that is drying, cut about a 6 inch piece of twine for the hanger.
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.
You have yourself a finished 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.
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.
I truly hope this tutorial on creating a Valentine wreath using paper doilies is helpful for you! Sometimes it’s difficult to find inexpensive home decor, especially if you are on a budget. Let this DIY inspire you to use the ideas shown here and make it your own. Be encouraged to embrace this season of love and be inspired to create along the way!
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!
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