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!
- Twigs (I used a bundle of craft twigs I found in the floral section at Jo-Ann)
- Foam core board
- Craft knife
- Hot glue
- White acrylic craft paint
- 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.
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!
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.