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Fun and Easy DIY Valentine's Day Wreath Featuring Candy Hearts

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Valentine’s crafts are popular with all ages.  The traditional Valentine’s Day candy, conversation hearts are also popular so why not incorporate them into holiday decorations.  Using the candy hearts as inspiration, Needlepointers would like to show how to make a Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Wreath. 

 

With a few easy-to-find items, this wreath can be completed in about an hour.  By purchase the items at a dollar store like Dollar Tree, as I did, the project is also inexpensive.  This completed wreath only cost me $4.00.  

Need more Valentine's Day craft ideas? We have many more free Valentine's Day crafts for kids of all ages - from toddlers to adults.  On our  Valentine kids crafts page, you will find projects to keep a child entertained for hours.  At the end of this article are links to some of our popular Valentine's Day projects.  If you need more decorating or craft ideas for Valentine's Day,  type "valentine" in the search box on our home page.

Learn how to make this DIY candy wreath craft by watching our video or keep reading this post for a photo tutorial with instructions.



Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch Fun and Easy DIY Valentine's Day Wreath Featuring Candy Hearts in Youtube.


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Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Finished Wreath

SUPPLIES NEED TO MAKE VALENTINE WREATH

  • Styrofoam Wreath - any size
  • 2 - 3 Bags of Conversation Heart Candy (depending on the size of the wreath)
  • Ribbon - 7/8 inch or wider
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissor

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath Tutorial - Supplies

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CANDY WREATH

To make the candy wreath, first, gather all the supplies and place them on the table.  You may want to cover the table with newspaper, paper grocery bag, a dollar store tablecloth, brown packing paper or something else you have available to protect it.  

Plug in the glue gun to begin heating it up.

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Wrap Ribbon

When the glue gun is hot, apply a small dab of hot glue to the back of the wreath and place the end of the ribbon into the glue to secure the ribbon in place.

Begin wrapping the ribbon around the wreath making sure to overlap the ribbon so it covered the wreath.  The white or green styrofoam should not show.  Evenly wrap the ribbon all the way around. Wrap tightly. As wrapping, every once in a while, secure the ribbon with a dot of hot glue to make sure the ribbon doesn't move as wrapping continues.  When the ribbon meets itself, secure the end of the ribbon on the back of the wreath with a dap of hot glue.

My wreath was covered with a 7/8 inch wide ribbon.  The spool of ribbon had 21 feet.  As you can see in the following photo,  it was enough to cover the entire wreath with a little yardage leftover to either make a ribbon bow or to use it as a ribbon hanger.

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Wreath wrapped in Ribbon

After deciding how to hang the wreath and if the wreath will have a bow, it is time to glue on the conversation hearts.  For this wreath, I am using the leftover ribbon as a hanger. 

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Wreath and Conversation HeartsDecide on how you want to place the hearts.  Do you want to glue them in rows or randomly on the wreath?  Do you want the candies to cover the entire wreath or will you leave space for a bow or ribbon hanger?  For my wreath, I decided to use the random placement method.

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Add Hot Glue

To attach the hearts to the wreath, apply glue to a small section of the wreath and place hearts in the glue before it dries. Or you could apply glue to the back of a heart and place on the ribbon covered wreath.  Apply glue, place heart/hearts, repeat, apply glue, place heart/hearts, repeat. 

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Add Place Hearts

Cover the entire wreath, including the outer and inner sides.  But you do not have to cover the back. Note: If you are doing the random placement as I did, I began turning the hearts near the bottom of the wreath so they would be facing up.

Valentine Candy Hearts Wreath - Finished Wreath View 2

After the candy wreath is completely finished, you may want to spray on a layer of clear sealant.   The sealant will help preserve the color, keep bugs away and make it moisture resistant.  Note:  I definitely recommend the sealant if you are going to hang the Valentine's candy wreath on the front door.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a candy wreath for Valentine's Day and decide to make one.  Check out our  Valentine's Day Pinterest Board for lots of fun Valentine's day craft ideas and projects.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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