I am not one to go overboard to decorate for each holiday but I like to add little hints for my kids to feel the festive spirit. Valentine’s Day feels like the perfect holiday to be a liaison between Christmas and warmer weather so today I’m sharing an easy DIY that you can do using materials you might already have at home.
You can involve the kids while making these too. If you don’t have moss laying around (assuming this is not a standard material most people on hand), you can forage outside for some evergreen clippings or even twigs to make this wreath.
DIY Natural Heart Wreath
You can check out my video tutorial here, but it’s really quite simple.
- Wire hanger
- Floral wire
- Wire clippers
- Preserved Reindeer Moss (or other found branches)
Start by shaping your wire hanger into a heart shape. I formed a V in the bottom center and then used a bowl to shape the two loops of the heart. This takes a bit of finagling but just take note that the shape does not have to be absolutely perfect — you just want a generic form to use to attach your branches or moss to. Once you have your heart shape formed, flip the hanger hook inside. This will be trimmed at the end.
Now it is time to begin wrapping your moss or branches to your heart form. Grab a clump of moss or grouping of branches and hold while you wrap tightly around the greenery and the hanger with floral wire. I like to work in small sections at a time. You can go back around the form at the end to tighten up any loose pieces with another piece of wire.
Continue wrapping your moss or branches around your wreath form until completely covered. Then go back around once more with a longer piece of wire to tuck in any loose pieces if you’d like. Finish by wrapping a jute string around the top for hanging. I’ve already made two of these and love how simple they are but add a small touch of Valentine’s Day to our home.
Let me know in the comments if you’ll try these out and I’m always happy to answer any questions!