How much do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
Normally I don’t do much more than put out a heart-shaped candy bowl and stuff it full of chocolate. But as my kids get older, I find myself always aware that we have a limited number of each occasion to celebrate with them before they’re grown.
With that in mind, this year I’m making it a point to celebrate each holiday with gusto. That means it’s time to get crafty with the decorations.
My simple Valentine’s Day wreath was a snap to make – and it cost just $13.50 for the materials. I spent $5 on a 16″ foam wreath form, $3 on the red yarn, $3 for the package of three rattan hearts, and $2.50 on the monogram letter. The white yarn and ribbon for the bow were leftovers from another project.
I wrapped the yarn around the wreath form one evening while watching TV. It took about half an hour to wrap it. The next day I decided to use some leftover white yarn from another project to add a little more color.
The white stripes gave me a spot to attach the monogram letter and add the heart banner. I had another white stripe at the top, but then decided to cover it with the ribbon to hang the wreath.
This wreath was so simple to make! It adds a cheery seasonal welcome to the front door. After Valentine’s Day, I think I’ll remove the hearts, add some felt flowers, and keep it up until spring.