It’s time to get ready for the season of love y’all! Valentine’s Day may not offer the longest season but it sure is a fun one to decorate for. Today I’m showing you how to make an adorable Valentine love bug wreath that is super sweet!
I don’t know about y’all but I’m looking for any reason to celebrate love this year. Valentine’s Day gives us a great reason to focus on the love and kindness that can make life so much more enjoyable. In the video below I show you how to make a Valentine love bug wreath that is perfect for decorating your home or selling on your business page! This deco mesh wreath is my classic design and I love the way it turned out, I hope you do too!
Valentine Love Bug Wreath
Y’all know that I love big, full, beautiful deco mesh wreaths. This design could be considered the flag ship of our business. And this wreath definitely fits the bill. You’ll see in the video that I use some long strips of mesh to make my ruffles but I want to make sure you know that you don’t have to make yours as big as mine. I’m not going to be making another one of these wreaths so I wanted to use up my mesh. If you plan to make multiples of your wreath by all means make smaller ruffles.
When you are deciding on your wreath designs keep in mind what your planning to do with it and let that be your guide. If you sell your creations, making multiples is a great way to go. Want to learn more about making multiples of your wreath designs? We have a post for that too! If you make your creations to keep or gift, multiples aren’t necessary. If you aren’t making multiples and want to know how to use up your leftover wreath supplies, we can help with that too!
This wreath design is so versatile y’all! You can easily take this design and change up the mesh, ribbons, and sign. That means that you can take this technique and adapt it for any season or holiday. Learn one set of crafting skills and you can create so many different wreaths!
- Take the EZ Bow Maker and start with one of your 2.5" ribbons. Measure a 13" tail and then make 4 7" loops. Measure another 13" tail and then trim ribbon from spool.
- Next, use the second 2.5" ribbon and repeat the same process making 2 loops that are slightly smaller than the last ones. Add one extra tail to the bow maker.
- Continue on with the 4 1.5" ribbons making 4 loops of the first ribbon, 2 loops of the second and third, and 1 loop of the final 1.5" ribbon.
- Take 2 pipe cleaners and attach their ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove the bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of your bow.
Small Terri Bow
- Take the EZ Bow Maker and start with a 2.5" ribbon. Measure an 8" tail then make 2 6" loops. Measure another 8" tail then trim ribbon from the spool.
- Repeat this same process with the remaining 2.5" ribbon then the 1.5" ribbons making your loops smaller each time.
- Next, twist the ends of 2 pipe cleaners together to make one large one. Finally, remove the bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of your bow.
Valentine Love Bug Wreath
- Start by using super glue to attach 4 mounting squares to the back of your sign. Set aside so it can dry.
- Next, cut 9 36" strips of both 10" deco meshes.
- Fluff your frame and then take your first strip of deco mesh. Slightly curl in each and and then scrunch towards the center to make a ruffle. Attach to one of the ties on the bottom rung of the wreath frame. Repeat this process with the remaining strips of mesh, alternating colors, until all the ties are full.
- Next, attach pipe cleaners to the mounting squares on your sign then attach the sign to the top of the wreath.
- Now add your Valentine bow under the sign. Fluff the bow, trim the tails at an angle then gently curl the ends.
- Attach the two Terri bows to the wreath then trim and curl the ends of the tails.
- Next, use a 2.5" and 1.5" ribbon to make ribbon tails. Measure 14" tails of each ribbon. Place the smaller on top of the larger ribbon then fold them in half. Pinch at the center and add the pinch to the ties on the wreath frame. Use as many as you need to fill and balance out the wreath.
I love the way this wreath turned out y’all! It’s so full and beautiful. I also love the amount of ribbon variety that I was able to incorporate. Using several different patterns does so much for your wreath texture. And it’s so much fun! Hope you love this project as much as I do y’all, have fun creating!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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