One of the things I love most in the crafting world is ribbon. I decorate with it all the time…in every season. I think it has incredible personality and there is nothing that makes me happier than a perfectly tied bow. When I saw this wide grosgrain ribbon in this fabulous shade of pink there was no doubt in my mind it would end up on a wreath. Which led me to digging out my old heart wreath and putting together some DIY heart wreath ideas for you.
First up is the very first wreath I made after I started my blog. I took the pictures with a tiny point and shoot so they are a little dark but you can see how I put it together here: How To Make a Heart Wreath.
I used that wreath for a couple of years but last winter I stripped it down and started over. I wanted something neutral and light so it would pop off the navy door. Here is the simple step-by-step: DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial.
To get started all I needed was the grapevine wreath, flower bunches, ribbon and scissors. All the craft stores have their spring flowers in now and there is so much to choose from. I ended up with what I think are cherry blossoms. I pulled the bunch apart and had separate little branches.
I stuck the cherry blossoms in the wreath, four on each side and added some twigs at the bottom point. Next was the bow. Here is my tutorial on How To Make A Perfect Bow. I wired the bow on the top of the heart and that’s it.
Once you make the investment in a wreath and greenery, it’s pretty easy to switch it up for the different seasons. I listed a source for heart grapevine wreaths at the end but you could totally do this with a round wreath too.
We are at the beginning of a snow storm here in Ohio. By tomorrow we may have a foot and a half of snow on the ground. My prayer is that we don’t lose power. I splurged and treated myself to some pink tulips so at least I have a small reminder that spring will come. To anyone in the path of this storm…stay safe. Thanks for stopping by!