I love holidays and decorating for them, but I’ve done nothing for Valentine’s Day. So I decided a wreath was the perfect item! And of course, I wanted it to be hearts and rainbow because, well, if you know me those make me happy. So I ran to the store for supplies and then make a fun DIY rainbow heart wreath!
Growing up- I loved Valentine’s Day! Having Valentine cards to share with my class mates and making a fun box. Dressing up for school. It was all so much fun!
Since my little family will all home this year, I’ve ordered some personalized chocolates for my two Valentine’s from my favorite small chocolate shop. I’ve also have supplies to make heart shaped pancakes. I think it’ll be fun! Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?
how to make a rainbow heart wreath
This is a simple tutorial, but sometimes a quick craft is the perfect weekend activity. This wreath takes a few hours to make and is an easy level project. I also tried using foam- which is not usually a medium I work with.
When I was at the craft store (this is from Joann), I couldn’t find wood hearts which I was planning on painting. But I did see pastel colored foam in the prettiest colors! I thought it’d be fun to give it a go!
There was also a big pack of foam that was available. I opted to go with individual sheets since I don’t have much craft storage space. But I wanted to point out that option since buying in bulk can sometimes save money.
- 9×12 Craft Foam 2 mm sheet in raspberry, pink, peach, lemon ice, moss green, baby blue and turquoise. I couldn’t find these online, but here’s similar foam on Amazon
- Wood Heart Wreath or here’s a similar wood heart wreath on Amazon
- Hot Glue Sticks and Gun
This is an affordable project! I think I paid $6 for supplies to make the rainbow heart wreath.
step 1- cut out the hearts
Start by cutting out 1 million hearts. I tried using my Cricut for this, but it didn’t cut all the way through. Maybe I did it wrong, but it did give me a line to cut around.
So I pivoted and used scissors to cut them the rest of the hearts all the way out. Each heart was 1 1/4″ wide. I cut out 20-25 hearts in the 7 colors.
If you don’t have a Cricut, just make a heart from cardboard, trace it, and cut it out.
Because I had to hand cut them out, it took a long time. This is the perfect project to do while watching a good show.
step 2- glue the hearts on
Next, take the hearts and hot glue them onto the wood heart wreath base.
When cutting out the hearts, I laid them on the wreath. Then, when gluing them on I’d work one color at a time to try and keep the same spacing.
It’s fun because the hearts layered look like pretty petals. I worked from the top of the heart to the bottom and tried to completely cover all of the wood base.
after- rainbow heart wreath
How’s that for a two step DIY?! I decided it’d be cute to layer the wreath over my normal green wreath. Gotta have all of my favorite things- hearts ✅, rainbow ✅, pink! ✅
Isn’t this rainbow heart wreath so cute?! It makes me smile coming home too! It’s simple but really sweet!
I also really appreciate that this wreath can be stored flat. Most wreaths take up a ton of space, but this can be stashed away after Valentine’s Day.
What do you think? Is this a project you’d make? What colors would you use?
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