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DIY Wreath with Scrap Fabric Hearts

Hi friends! We’re sharing this pretty DIY wreath idea using leftover fabric and upcycled materials that’ll look great for Valentines Day but also throughout the year.

A wreath made with silk and denim fabric hearts.

A Beautiful DIY Wreath using Scrap Fabric Hearts

Using the same sewn hearts from last year’s scrap fabric heart garland, I was able to reuse the pieces to make this pretty wreath for my front door. Although I don’t tend to go all out with Valentine’s Day decor, this DIY wreath made with scrap fabric hearts adds just the right amount of romance to the house. And who doesn’t like a bit of romance?

I’m really happy with the choice of fabrics! By using a muted floral silk patterned and pairing it with a rustic denim, this heart wreath is neutral enough that it will look great all year long. For your DIY wreath, try using fabrics that are non-seasonal to get the most use out of it.

From this Winter hat front door swag to this hand-lettered driftwood sign, we love making creative decor for the house.  For other beautiful and unique nature-inspired front door decor ideas, check out these posts:

Materials Needed to Make a Fabric Heart Wreath:

Materials needed to make the fabric heart wreath, includes a hoop ring, fabric,fabric hearts, scissors, paint and paint brush, buttons, string.

How to Make a Pretty DIY Wreath:

Preparing the hoop

To start, paint the surface of the MDF hoop in pink and set it aside to dry. As it turns out, the hoops isn’t visible after the wreath is done so you can also skip this painting part if you like.

Painting a wood hoop ring pink.

Sewing the Large Hearts

Cut out the fabric scraps into heart shapes using the large hearts template provided. For added interest, I cut one side in denim fabric and the other side in a colored silk. You could however stick with the same fabric for both sides.

Since the silk was light and flimsy compared with the denim, I added a lightweight fusing to the back side to help stiffen the silk and make it easier to sew with.

Adding a white fusing heart shape fabric to the heart shaped denim fabric.

With the RIGHT sides of fabric together, sew the heart closed with a ¼” seam allowance from the edge. Continue all the way around leaving a 2” gap opening.

Sewing the denim heart.

Clip the center of the heart as close to the stitch line as possible. Take care not to cut the stitches. This will help the fabric lay flat when it’s turned right side out.

Cutting excess fabric from denim heart using scissors.

Turn the stitched heart right side out. You can insert a pencil into the heart to smooth out the edges.

Silk fabric heart beside orange scissors and a sewing machine.

Lightly fill the heart with polyester batting.

Stitch the 2” opening closed by hand with a needle and matching thread color.

Sewing the fabric hearts with a needle and thread.

Repeat to make 9 hearts.

Eight finished denim hearts.

Sewing the Small Hearts

Cut out the fabric scraps into heart shapes using the small heart template provided.

With the WRONG sides of fabric together, sew the heart closed with a ¼” seam allowance from the edge. Continue all the way around leaving a 1.5” gap opening.

Aligning the denim fabric heart cut outs.

Lightly fill the heart with polyester batting.

Using the sewing machine to sew the denim fabric hearts together.

Sew the opening closed with the sewing machine.

Repeat to make 9 hearts.

Eight finished denim hearts.

Assembling the Wreath

Start by laying out the large hearts on the wreath hoop until you are happy with the arrangement.

Next, glue each of the large hearts to the hoop with hot glue.

Using a hot glue gun to glue the finished fabric hearts onto the painted pink hoop ring.

Then, lay out the small hearts over top of the large ones until you are happy with the arrangement. In addition to being decorative, the small hearts help to stabilize the larger ones on the ring.

Glue each of the small hearts onto the larger ones.

For added interest, add three wooden buttons onto the wreath.

Finally, tie some twine to the top of the wreath for hanging and enjoy!

Holding the finished fabric heart wreath.
Finished wreath made with silk and denim fabric hearts.

If you enjoy sewing (like me!), then consider this DIY sewing apron pattern and sewn Christmas ornaments for some fun sewing projects.

This project originally appeared on Crafts by Amanda

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DIY Wreath with Scrap Fabric Hearts

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Create a beautiful DIY Wreath using Scrap Fabric Hearts
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Materials
  

  • MDF Hoop size 16” diameter
  • Americana Acrylics paint in Poodleskirt Pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Printable Heart Templates in two sizes: small 4” high and large (6” high)
  • Denim fabric approx. ¼ yard (enough to make 9 large and 9 small hearts)
  • Pink Printed fabric approx. ⅛ yard
  • Fusible lining if fabric is thin
  • Sewing Machine and matching thread
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Polyester Batting
  • 3 wood buttons
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
  • Twine

Instructions
 

  • Paint the surface of the MDF hoop in pink. Set aside to dry.
  • Sewing the Large Hearts, cut out the fabric scraps into heart shapes.
  • With the RIGHT sides of fabric together, sew the heart closed with a ¼” seam allowance from the edge. Continue all the way around leaving a 2” gap opening.
  • Turn the stitched heart right side out and fill with polyester batting.
  • Stitch the 2” opening closed by hand with a needle and matching thread color.
  • Sewing the Small Hearts, cut out the fabric scraps into heart shapes.
  • With the WRONG sides of fabric together, sew the heart closed with a ¼” seam allowance from the edge. Continue all the way around leaving a 1.5” gap opening.
  • Lightly fill the heart with polyester batting and sew the opening closed.
  • To assemble the wreath, Start by laying out the large hearts on the wreath hoop and then glue each of the large hearts to the hoop with hot glue.
  • Glue each of the small hearts onto the larger ones.
  • Finally, tie some twine to the top of the wreath for hanging and enjoy!
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