Are you in need of a super easy and cute DIY Argyle Valentine Wreath? Come see how easy it is to make step-by-step!
Share the Valentine’s love with your family, too. Check out: Valentine’s date night ideas that won’t break the bank and 10 Valentine’s crafts for kids.
- (1 ) – 18’ Wreath Form – Pipe Insulator from the Home Depot covered with quilt batting
- (2) – Skeins of Yarn ( I used Lion Brand – Vanna’s Choice in Taupe)
- (2) – Colors of Felt (less than about an 1/8th of a yard each!)
- (1) – Hot Glue Gun and Glue (optional! but super helpful!)
- (1) – Roll of Duct Tape
- (1) – Scissors
Optional Step for Wreath Form:
I borrowed an idea from Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick. She used a pool noodle, which would have been the perfect scale, but it wasn’t the season to find that right now. I got a pipe insulator from Home Depot for a buck or so. Which was a little too thin for an 18″ wreath. To bulk up my form, I taped on some quilt batting… and in pure ghetto-craft style I used my black duct tape to secure it. A pool noodle would be a lot stronger. A wreath form will definitely be the easiest! This step isn’t necessary if your form is the right size.
1. Wrap your form in yarn.
Start by wrapping your first ring of yarn and secure with a square knot.
If you do use batting, keep it sort of snug but not too tight. I went around my form first 2 – 3 times just to secure the batting smoothly. Start a movie cuz you are going to be wrapping this thing for a while! Don’t be overly concerned with a few gaps. I went around it after it was completely wrapped to fill in any gaps!
Here it is all wrapped and Etta testing her skills as a hand model (and it was pure coincidence that her nail polish perfectly matches her sweater!)
2. Cut out your hearts.
I used white and pink felt. I only needed a tiny bit. To figure out the size needed for your hearts, test out the shape in scrap paper first then create a pattern. You don’t want it too big, but the final size will depend on your wreath form.
3. Lay the hearts on your DIY Valentine’s Wreath
Alternating directions (and color), place the hearts around your DIY Valentine’s wreath until they are all evenly placed. My wreath was about 18 inches, and I used 8 pink and 8 white.
4. Glue the hearts.
Once they were laid out and equally spaced, I heated up my trusty glue gun. Take one heart off at a time and add three small dots of glue to the back. Be sure when you place it down that you don’t press it in place too hard. ( I used cheap polyester felt and if you press it in place, the felt will melt and the glue will be visible through the fabric. Arg!!)
Create the Argyle Look
1. First diagonal on white hearts.
This will sound harder than it is, it was actually super easy! Start by wrapping a loop of the yarn around the DIY Valentine’s wreath but not on top of a felt heart. Wrap it between the hearts or tuck it under one of them so you can’t see where you added this tied-on piece. Tie it in place on the back of the wreath with a square knot. Trim and tuck the end under the other wrapped yarn.
Flip over the wreath and decide which heart color you are going to start wrapping first. I chose white. Pull the yarn diagonally across the first heart.
Continue the same line by wrapping the yarn around the back of the form moving in a clockwise direction. Skip the pink heart and pull the yarn diagonally across the second white heart.
To make sure the yarn will stay in its place, create a loop around the side of the wreath and pull the yarn ball through the loop. This will create a little knot and keep the yarn from moving. I made this knot each time I went around the wreath.
Continue around the whole wreath until it has one diagonal line on each white heart.
2. First diagonal on pink hearts
With one diagonal line on each white heart, start on the next closest pink heart.
This time around, wind the yarn in counter-clockwise direction wrapping diagonally across each pink heart and securing with a knot on the back. Continue until you have gone completely around the wreath again. And secure with a knot like before.
After two rounds, this is what the wreath looked like, one line on each heart.
3. First diagonal on the white hearts.
Secure your thread and continue going counter-clockwise, only this time you will be adding the second diagonal thread on the white hearts. Secure with a knot each time.
**When you add the second yarn line make sure your first yarn is placed properly, you can kind of just scoot it into place if it needs to be adjusted.
Once the round is complete, tie your yarn again.
4. Second diagonal on the pink hearts.
Adjust the yarn and add the second line on the pink hearts. This time you will be moving around the wreath in a clockwise direction.
5. Secure the yarn on your wreath.
Add your final tie to the yarn to secure it in place:
A. Pull the yarn to the side to make a loop.
B. Take the ball of yarn through the loop.
C. Carefully tighten the loop.
Now flip your wreath over and trim your thread. Slip the end under the wrapped yarn and tie a knot. Then trim off the excess and tuck the end under.
You’re done with your DIY Argle Valentine’s wreath! So cute!
I hung mine up with a loop of pink satin ribbon over the mirror in my entry and it makes me happy every time I see it!
Please pin it and share and tag your wreath on Instagram with #Imaremodelaholic. We’d love to see how yours turns out!
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Originally published 01.27.2012 // Updated 01.29.2020