I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, nor anything heart-shaped for that matter, but when I saw this gorgeous Lavender Heart Wreath in the winter Williams-Sonoma catalog, my opinion softened a little. While the scent of a lavender wreath would be fabulous, the $60 price tag makes my purse strings want to snap. Using this beautiful wreath for inspiration, I scoured my favorite discount and craft stores to create a more affordable, homemade version.
Here’s what you need:
- heart-shaped grapevine wreath
- decorative foliage (I used dried phalaris – a type of grass)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- twill ribbon tape
Here’s what you do:
- Use scissors to snip your decorative foliage as needed – my phalaris came on long stems, so I clipped the buds from the stems.
- Apply hot glue to the underside of your decoration and attach to wreath in a tightly woven, slightly overlapping fashion. I started from the center and worked my way around the wreath (see picture) to ensure uniformity.
- Once wreath is covered, flip over and thread your twill ribbon through the grapevine branches, as shown.
- Use the ribbon to make a bow approximately 6 inches above the top of wreath. Clip ends of ribbon tape on the diagonal so that the tips just brush the top of the wreath. Hang and enjoy!
Tips: Use your 40% off Michael’s coupon for the wreath if it isn’t already on sale. The twill ribbon tape I used was free from J Crew when I purchased a gift for someone and requested a box. Always keep things that could be of use to you later, even if you’re not sure what you’d use them for immediately! Save-on-Crafts has dried lavender for $8.50 for a bunch of 60 stems if you want to try to replicate the WS wreath, though you’re on your own for how much you’d need to order!