January 27, 2014

Whitewashed Twig Heart Wreath

Go a bit rustic with your Valentine’s Day decorations this year by creating a whitewashed twig wreath. This is an easy valentine craft project that can be made using natural elements from your own backyard. Let me show you how it’s done!

Whitewashed twig heart wreath - So pretty for Valentine's Day!For this project, you will need…

  • Twigs (I used a bundle of craft twigs I found in the floral section at Jo-Ann)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Foam core board
  • Craft knife
  • Hot glue
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Water
  • Foam brush
  • Pop tab or other hanger
  • Ribbon (optional)


  • Sketch a heart shape of your desired size onto the foam board using the pencil. (If desired, you can also print out a heart template, easily found on the internet.) Use the craft knife to cut the shape out. Helpful hint: make sure your heart shape is at least 3/4″ wide to ensure it can withstand the weight of the twigs later on.
  • Use the scissors to cut the twigs into small sections.
  • Use hot glue to affix the trimmed twig sections around the perimeter of the heart shape.
  • Continue adding and layer twigs until the heart is the desired fullness, and there are no parts of the foam core board visible from the front of the wreath.
  • In a small bowl, mix equal parts of the white acrylic paint and water. Use the foam brush to paint the mixture over the entire surface of the wreath for a whitewashed effect. Allow to dry completely.
  • Use hot glue to adhere a pop tab to the back of the wreath to function as a hanger.
  • If desired, finish by adhering a ribbon bow to the front of the wreath with hot glue.

Whitewashed twig heart wreath - So pretty for Valentine's Day!

You are finished!

I love the rustic feel of this wreath, and it would be such a great project to complete using natural items from your own backyard!

Whitewashed twig heart wreath - So pretty for Valentine's Day!

Whitewashed twig heart wreath - So pretty for Valentine's Day!

My wreath is going to make an appearance in my Valentine’s Day mantel this year, which I’ll be sharing later this week. In the meantime, here is a little sneak peek from Instagram. 🙂

By the way, do you follow PS on Instagram? I am always sharing project sneak peeks, helpful tips and more over there, and I would love to connect with you!

On the lookout for even more valentine wreath inspiration? Check out these idea from the PS archives.

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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2 Responses to Whitewashed Twig Heart Wreath

  1. brenda January 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    interesting to think how this can be adapted to other shapes and even other elements to glue onto this and other shapes. just about any season, holiday, party celebration could benefit from your showing this how to . thank you.

    also, want to thank you for not limiting your ideas to instagram only. not all of us have devices that will allow us to join instagram.

  2. EPCH February 4, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Thanks for this post..

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