You’ll fall in love with how EASY this adorable Valentine’s Day Wreath is to create! I bet you’ll never guess what I used to make it!
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I’m all for quick and easy projects these days, and this adorable Valentine’s Day Wreath fits the bill! You’ll never guess what I used to make it! Or maybe you will, but this is where it pays to be a hoarder! I kid. Kind of.
After Christmas, when all of the Christmas decorations were on sale, I purchased two extra large candy canes from Party City! Everyone has seen people put two candy canes together to make a heart, so I decided to take it a step further and turn these huge candy canes into a Valentine’s Day wreath for my front door! If you don’t have them lying around your house from Christmas, they are selling them on Amazon HERE! If it’s too late for you this year, just remember to buy them next year when the Christmas decorations go on sale!
Candy canes are technically the correct colors for Valentine’s Day, but I wanted something a little softer and less Christmassy, I decided to paint them white. You could paint them pink or any color! Since I was painting the candy canes white, I knew that I needed to add something else for visual interest. A plain white heart would be too boring. Back in November I decided to add the black and white grossgrain ribbon from Hearth & Hand to the tops of the two trees flanking my front door. It gives a little something extra to this winter decor. I thought I could match the ribbon from the trees to the ribbon on the heart! I also toyed around with adding some pink ribbon to the trees and wreath, but I was in the mood for something crisp, clean, and simple.
The Valentine’s Day wreath was so EASY to make! The longest part was waiting for the paint to dry. I used a combination of white Krylon colormaster paint and primer and some left over white satin trim paint. I used two different paints because I ran out of the spray paint! Oops. I was using a can that I already had. The spray paint worked fine to cover the candy canes, but I ended up with several drip marks. It was not a problem, because once they dried, I just used some fine grit sandpaper to sand away the drips. It worked great!
After painting, I just tied the two candy canes together and put a ribbon at the top! It’s simple and definitely not perfect, just like “love!”
Valentine’s Day Wreath
Details to DIY the Valentine’s Day Wreath:
- Two large candy canes
- White paint (spray paint works best)
- Decorative ribbon
Paint the candy canes. Mine took several coats of spray paint. I used a can that was partially used. Towards the end, my can ran out of paint! I ended up using some left over white satin trim paint to clean things up a bit. I used some fine grit sandpaper to smooth out any of the paint drips or other imperfections.
Measure enough twine to go through both candy canes. Cut the twine and start feeding it through the bottom of one candy cane. Once the twine has made it out of the top hole of the candy cane you can start fishing the other end of the twine through the bottom of the second candy cane. Push it all the way through so that it comes out the top. You will have an image that looks like this:
Pull the twine very tight through the candy canes. The bottom of the candy canes should look like this:
Once you have pulled the twine tight, tie a knot at the top of the candy canes. Depending on how you plan on hanging your wreath, you might need to tie an additional knot and little loop like I did.
Now you can give your Valentine’s Day wreath some personality and add your decorative ribbon. You can tie it to the twine at the top. After that you are ready to add it to your door!
Check back tomorrow to see my Valentine’s Day Wreath in action on my front door! I’ll be posting my sweet and simple Valentine’s Day Front Door Decor! If you liked this post, you might like my “Valentine’s Day Mantle” or my “Valentine’s Day Mailboxes.”