Make this adorable Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day Wreath
to add a sweet touch to any door!
Are you a fan of those sugary-sweet candy hearts that always pop up around Valentine’s Day? (Except for 2019 apparently!) It seems that people are pretty opinionated about whether they like them or not. One thing we can all agree on is that this Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day Wreath is perfectly sweet enough for any decor!
This month’s Craft Lightning is dedicated to obscure holidays so I’m making this wreath in celebration of National Candy Day on November 4th. (Anyone else find it strange that a day all about delicious sweets is in November instead of February or October? Oh well.) You can see more fun unique holiday ideas at the bottom of this post!
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Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day Wreath
- 3.5″ Paper Mache Heart Box with Lid (about 11 of them)
- 12″ Wooden Embroidery Hoop (or better yet: Unfinished Wood WreathBase)
- DecoArt Paint in:Party Pink, White, Bright Purple, Daffodil Yellow, Wild Green
- Ranger Archival Inks Red Jumbo Stamp Pad
- Alphabet Stamps
The first thing you’re going to want to do is place out the paper mache heart box lids around the wreath to get an idea of how they’re going to fit. I was able to fit 11 around a 12″ hoop but depending on the size of yours, you may need more or less.
Once you have the exact amount, grab a paintbrush and begin adding some color to the front of each lid. Set the lids aside to dry completely.
When the lids are completely dry, use the alphabet stamps to add words to the hearts. You can either copy the sayings I used or make up some fun ones of your own!
Layout the hearts on your embroidery hoop again to see where you’re going to have to glue everything in place. Remove one heart at a time to apply a bit of glue to the hoop and then press the lid in place. Don’t worry if it’s not feeling super secure. We’ll work on that in the next step!
Now that you have all the hearts on the embroidery hoop, carefully flip the wreath over and begin securing the places when the wreath and the lid touch with tons of hot glue. This is not the time to be conservative with your hot glue gun use. The more the better!
Continue around the entire wreath until each heart is securely in place. You can either hang as is or use a ribbon attached to the top to hang from a nail. Whether you like eating them or not, hope you enjoy this Candy Heart Valentine’s Day Wreath for many years to come!
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