Burlap Heart Wreath

It’s January, but Valentine’s is around the corner!  If you like this wreath, you will have time to gather your supplies and make your own in time to enjoy it for Valentine’s!
I recently posted the burlap wreath base of this Valentine’s wreath a few days ago, pictured below.  Click the link for specific, easy instructions to make your own!
Our front doors desperately needed something after Christmas came down.  I love the simplicity of the burlap wreath, and even more that it can be decorated for just about any season or Holiday!
I simply removed the safety-pinned burlap bow at the top of the wreath and safety-pinned a red burlap heart for Valentine’s!

Now, I’ll show you how I made the heart.  You could use the heart alone for Valentine’s, although the wreath form shown here is only 12 inches, pretty small by its lonesome on a front door.  Perhaps perfect somewhere inside your home:) 
Supplies:
1 yard red burlap (Hobby Lobby w/coupon)
1 heart wire wreath form (Hobby Lobby floral)
Florist’s wire, cut into 8-inch pieces
Scissors
First, cut the yard of burlap lengthwise in half.  
Then, cut each half in half again, lengthwise.  You will have two “strips” of burlap about 36 inches long and about 5 1/2 inches wide.
Just like the tutorial for my burlap wreath, I gathered the end of one strip to get started, securing it at the bottom and back of the heart, as shown.  (You can clip the excess wire later).
Next, gather about 4 inches of burlap and “bubble” it, as shown above.  **Note…I got about halfway through this heart and realized the “bubbles” were too large.  For this 12-inch heart form, smaller, 4-inch bubbles are better!
To secure the bubbled burlap at each interval, simply gather the burlap, making sure you like how the bubble looks, and lay the 8-inch piece of florist’s wire across the top, as shown above.  Holding the wire/burlap in place, flip the wreath over.
Pull the burlap/wire as tight as you can, and “twist-tie” the wire to secure the bubbled burlap.
Secured burlap bubble shown above.  
Continue around the heart form until you have covered the entire heart.  You will have to start a new “strip” before reaching the end.  Fiddle with it to hide the ends at the back of the heart.  
When my heart was complete, I held it up and realized that I could see through holes in the bubbled burlap in many spots.  It made it look cheap, so I came up with an easy fix to give the burlap more body and substance.  Cut small scraps, as shown above, and
stuff them into the bubbles that need a lift.  Perfect.
Here is the finished heart!  (on my very sad adirondack chairs that are begging for paint)
Cute enough to hang alone, just not in a very large space.
I removed the brown burlap bow from the original wreath and simply safety-pinned the heart in its place. 
Total cost for the red burlap heart was about $8!
I plan to use the brown burlap wreath base year-round, replacing the heart with seasonal embellishments or hanging it as is!
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Comments

  1. It looks lovely Amanda! I love the burlap in 2 colours together! Just the perfect touch for the Front Door! Angie xo

  2. Oh cute cute cute!!! Now I really want to make the burlap wreath! Both of them!

    I love that you used the word fiddle! Not sure why but it made me smile!

  3. I love this! THANK YOU for sharing!

  4. I think it looks even better with the pop of red!!

  5. Seriously, so cute Amanda! With Joy, Carey

  6. This is so cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Friday Frolic! Have a great weekend:)

  7. Absolutely LOVE it!!! Gotta make it…Chris is going to crown me that I’ve found yet ANOTHER place in our house to embellish with beautiful burlap!!! ;)

  8. This is beautiful. I love the textures of the burlap, you did a great job.

  9. Loved it plain, but this is super cute!!!

  10. I know you already showed me this, but I had to comment here too… it’s GORGEOUS!! Pinning it right now :)
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  11. I love it! I really like the simplicity of the original burlap wreath, and it’s so great that you can add things to it for different holidays and seasons!

  12. I love this! I pinned your original burlap wreath and hope to do my own soon. The red looks great with the brown burlap!

  13. Love this Amanda! I had already wanted to do your original version, now I want to do the added red heart one too. :) Pinning it! :)

  14. What a great wreath! Super cute!

    http://www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

  15. Def doing this – SOON! Just as cute as the first one – but the red REALLY makes it pop!

  16. This is absolutely adorable! I love how simple it is, but with color, too.

  17. I am now a follower, btw:-)

  18. So cute, I love this. I am going to get supplies tomorrow!!!

  19. I love burlap!! This is so cute! Love the rustic look of the two colors! I’m one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit soon!

  20. I love it and the texture of the burlap is perfect for outdoors. Too cute!!

  21. I love the burlap wreath alone, but the heart added is absolutely fabulous!!! Great idea and tutorial. Next on my “fun to do” list.

  22. Really CUTE! Love that you can use the original wreath in a different way for the holiday. I had my Valentine decorations up 2 days after New Years! Really helps perk up the place when all the Christmas things are gone!

  23. The wreath is so cute. Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We hope you come back and share more of your ideas. -The Sisters

  24. So pretty! Love it! Perfect for my front door! :) Wanna send it over? :) hee hee
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Come show it off at my place if you can!
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

  25. I love those colors! I’ve never worked with burlap but this makes me want to try! Thanks so much for linking up to my party!

  26. I love your valentines ideas and hope you will link them to my Show-It-Off-Thursdays party at:

    http://ornamentplace.com/?p=1400

    Thanks, Linda

  27. Super cute! You can never go wrong with burlap anything! Love the red heart you added into it!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

  28. I love! Thanks for sharing! Going to make one!

  29. Great addition of the heart!
    gail

  30. I love that you can change this up for each season. I also really like the curves in the burlap since it’s woven in the wire.

  31. Oh my. I didn’t think that burlap wreath could get any cuter, but I was wrong! The heart adds the perfect Valentine’s day touch!

    Thanks SO much for sharing at my link party!

  32. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)
    Stopping from Blissful and Domestic party.

    Vanina @ Mother Crafter

  33. This is divine. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog over and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I’m now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012

    Always Wendy

  34. I’m featuring this on my new Sunday Showcase post! So pretty!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

  35. Your wreath is darling! I found you through Six Sister’s Stuff. Thanks for sharing! :)

  36. Love your blog and thank you for the great tutorial I pinned it

  37. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from my Show & Share party! Thanks for linking up!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-share-23-features.html

  38. I love this burlap wreath!!
    I made one out of some burlap and some cloth!
    I would love for you to come and link this to my party, I have a giveaway on the same page too!!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2012/01/wait-wee-meenit-wednesdays-link-party-1.html
    Thanks!

  39. So cute! Thanks for linking up with us! I’ll be featuring tomorrow so feel free to grab a featured button!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

  40. I really love that you used this wreath for other holidays-brilliant!!
    I went to Joanne’s and they were out of red burlap, but I made do with ivory burlap and pink & grey fabrics.

  41. Amanda this is so cute! I really want one for my front door!!

  42. Such a cute idea~Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  43. So gorgeous! I am just loving burlap lately! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Shirley said:
    I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Easter, because this is beautiful.

  45. I love this, I would love it if you shared it here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-your-stuff-8.html

  46. I had to Pin this, it is too adorable!!

    http://www.Pinterest.com/ReneesSoirees

  47. This is so pretty! You’re featured on Share the Love Wednesday this week. Stop by and grab a feature button from my sidebar!
    Mary

  48. I already commented on your wreath a while back but I’m here to tell you that I featured your wreath on DDD!

    http://designdininganddiapers.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesday-valentines-day-wreaths/

  49. This is adorable! I love that you can switch out the accents on the wreath. What a fun idea!

    I’m a new follower! I hope you’ll follow me back!

  50. Adorable! I’m featuring and link to this on a post this week. Thanks for sharing!

  51. I love your wreath, both the plain burlap and with the heart addition! Very pretty! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  52. Lynn Harrison says:

    Amanda, I love your blog, especially the Burlap Wreath were you replace the Heart with the Shamrock, etc…for each holiday. When I click on the link to get instructions on how to make the base wreath, it says that the post is no longer avaiable. Do you have that posted somewhere else now? I hope to make one of these for my door. I adore burlap (the “look”, not working with the material. LOL)
    Thanks,
    Lynn Harrison

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