Hey friends! Today I am so excited to join The Pinterest Challenge hosted by my good friend Cindy at County Road 407!
The Pinterest Challenge is a group of ladies that get together once a month to put our personal spin on inspiring decor found on Pinterest!
We’re kicking off the year with this Valentine heart wreath by Sky at Capital B. Isn’t it adorbs? She made it using paper hearts and vine covered craft wire. I didn’t use the latter in my project, but I liked it so much I decided to buy some for future projects!
If you’re coming over from Decor To Adore, didn’t you just love Laura’s vintage style heart wreath?
I made a couple heart wreaths in the past that are similar to the one in this Pinterest challenge, so I’d like to share them with you before we dive into the one I just created.
The first one made is the keys to my heart Valentine’s Day wreath. I wrapped a clothes hanger I shaped as a heart with jute twine and added ribbon and skeleton keys.
I expanded on the first wreath by adding chicken wire, paper and lace flowers and paper hearts cut out of scrapbook paper to create this chicken wire and wire hanger heart wreath.
Now, on to the current wreath!
Here are the supplies you will need. If you don’t have some of the supplies on hand, you can click on it to buy it from Amazon.
- A light wire hanger
- Wood heart cutouts in 2 inch and 3.15 inch
- Ticking stripe fabric in red and sand
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Lace ribbon
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Grab yourself a wire hanger – the lighter (thinner) the wire the better. If the wire is heavy, it will be very hard to bend and shape into a heart.
Some of the next photos are obviously not the same wire hanger I’m using now – they are from the keys to my heart wire hanger wreath. The process of bending into a heart is the same, so why reinvent the wheel by taking more pictures of the exact same process, right?
Find the middle of the bottom wire on the hanger and pull it downwards as shown in the picture above.
Bend the top wire in half-circle shapes between the hook and where the hanger bends around to the bottom wire on the hanger as shown above. Don’t worry about getting it perfect – once you add the hearts it will cover most of the wire up and take the eye away from any imperfections.
Flip the ticking stripe fabric to the wrong side and use the heart cutouts to trace out the hearts with a pencil, then cut them out.
Use a brush to spread a thin coat of Mod Podge glue on the wood heart cutouts to glue on the fabric heart cutouts.
I wanted to attach the heart cutouts to the wire hanger heart using clothespins, but they kept popping off and sliding down the wire. I decided to just glue them on with hot glue and frankly it looked a lot better. I flipped all the heart cutouts with the ticking stripe fabric facing down, placed the wire hanger heart on top, arranged the wood cutout hearts to my liking, then glued them on using copious amounts of hot glue.
Once the hot glue was completely dry, I added a strip of ticking stripe and a lace ribbon to the top of the wire hanger heart and hung it up. I am really happy with the way it turned out!
That’s it for me! Next up is DIY Beautify! You will love Cindy’s gorgeous take on this challenge!
Here is the entire lineup for this month’s Pinterest challenge!
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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this month’s Pinterest challenge!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What a cute and clever idea to use a wire coat hanger! I love the chicken wire wreath. Truly great ideas!
Michelle, all your wreaths are amazing! I think I’ve used all the wire coat hangers in my home 😉 I love the simplicity of your wreath, especially the ticking stripe hearts! And I love that we’re “chippy door sisters” and displayed our wreaths on our cute doors!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
I love your fabric covered hearts and budget-friendly wreath! And the one with the chicken wire is adorable as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oh my golly, you are the Valentine wreath making queen! I love them all. I will have to make one next time with chicken wire. So stinkin’ cute! Thanks so much for joining us. Pinned! Loved your version!
Katie Mansfield says
I love red ticking at Valentine’s Day. I also love the chicken wire idea. Brilliant and cute. Great wreaths. Keeping the hanger on the top is so smart.
Julie Briones says
Thanks for showing us how to shape a wire hanger into a heart wreath form, Michelle… so smart! And you can’t go wrong with ticking fabric, in my opinion… Wasn’t your one wreath featured in an online magazine? Wink-wink!
What a brilliant idea, Michelle! All of your heart wreaths are adorable. It looks like we both had the idea to get the Mod Podge out! I love the ticking pattern you chose for your project.
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I was so close to using a coat hanger too but I’m loving all your ideas so much better than my own! Love this red ticking too, which Is great any time of year. Pinning!
hi michelle, I love the wire hanger. I tried that too and never thought to make it into a heart shape! ha! It looks so good! And I am digging that glue gun ;0) laura
I enjoyed seeing all of your versions of making a heart wreath using a coat hanger. Love the two ticking fabrics that you used on the heart and how you used the ticking fabric along with lace for the bow. Your wreath looks great hanging on your chippy door!
Lora Bloomquist says
Genius to use the hanger to make a heart shape, Michelle! And love the farmhouse red & white ticking hearts on it; so cute!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
All of the wreaths are so sweet and unique. I can’t believe they are made with a coat hanger. So creative!!!!!
Korilyn Martin says
Just beautiful! I especially love the ticking fabric you used. Such a great idea. Definitely pinning!
Barbara Chapman says
Hello Michelle, I love how your Valentine’s wreath turned out!!! I liked that you used a chicken wire background (I need to try that!) so you could add other things. Do you by chance have any books by former editor Fifi O’Neill of Romantic Homes Magazine?? She made really cute hearts similar to yours for a wedding photo shoot in a country barn setting… That has stayed with me and I love that style! <3
Enjoy your sweet wreath! It looks great hanging on your door in your kitchen (cute display in the hutch, btw).
Michelle, I love ticking fabric. Attaching it to the wood hearts was a great idea. I’m so impressed how well you shaped the hanger into a heart. Happy Valentine’s Day.