Tutorial: Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath.

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make a Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath.  Beginner sewing skills are required, and anyone from a new crafter to a “Martha” will enjoy this project.

Materials Needed:
Sewing machine and thread
Glue gun and 8-12 glue sticks
1 yd 45″ wide red broadcloth
1 yd 45″ wide pink broadcloth
Heart shaped floral foam
2 yd 1-2″ wide ribbon

Fabric to Cut:
Red broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips
Pink broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips
Note: the longer the strips are cut, the larger the flowers will be.  The larger the flowers are, the less you will need to cover your entire wreath, so adjust your strips accordingly.  The wreath pictured used strips varying from 15-22″ in length.


Make Fabric Roses
1. Fold each fabric strip in half lengthwise and press.

2. Using a basting stitch, stitch 1/4″ from raw edge along entire length of each fabric strip.  Leave threads long on each end and do not backstitch.

3. Gently pulling on TOP threads only, gather strips slightly.  Tie off threads at each end to secure gathers.
4. Using glue gun, fold one end of each strip 1/4″ toward rest of strip and glue.  Place thin line of glue along basted stitch line and wrap strip around itself, a few inches at a time.
5. Continue placing glue and wrapping strip around until rose is complete.
Attach Roses to Foam Heart
6. Beginning of front face of heart, glue roses to wreath one at a time, alternating pink and red colors.
7. Glue roses to outside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors.  As you place the roses, be sure to tuck them into place to cover any voids where the heart foam is visible between the roses.
8. Glue roses to inside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors.  Again, be sure to tuck the roses into place to cover any voids.
Attach Ribbon
9. Cut ribbon into two 1 yd lengths.  Glue one end of each piece to back of wreath, slightly angling towards the midline of heart.  Let glue set firmly.
10. Tie two ribbons together into a bow at desired length.  Cut off excess ribbon ends.  Using a match or lighter, quickly sweep ends of ribbon near (not through or you may start a fire!) flame to seal fibers and prevent fraying.
Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day!
11. You are done!  Great job!

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  1. I love this! Saw your comment on my tutorial and had to come visit your site-I’m totally adding you to my Google REader :) I’ve been trying to come up with a new wreath for my front door and you’ve inspired me with this!! :)

  2. So cute! I’m thinking of making a square one in black and white for my bedroom. If it was a pain to cover the white foam wreath, you may consider spray painting the heart first with a red paint. Love it, thanks for the fabulous idea!

  3. i love this. Yes, seems like a lot of others came up with similar wreaths, but I love yours the best! Can’t wait to make it!

  4. I am so in love with this. Even though I feel I am also a sewer/not-a-crafter, I may have to make this. Would felt work?

  5. Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been wanting to make some cute decor for Valentine’s Day and I think this just won out! I love it!

  6. I’ve seen a lot of cute valentine’s wreaths but I think I like yours best. Nice job and thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this one, Abby! I’ve been checking back every couple of days ever since you said you were putting a Valentine wreath up as I was curious to see it. Your pictures look so professional, too! Yea for you!

  8. very cool … I’m glad that you randomly found my blog!! I’m living outside of Vancouver right now just finishing up a Rec Therapy degree!

  9. Really cute! I’m glad you didn’t garbage it! I ran into Ada at church, she says you like Utah okay. Can’t wait to run into you sometime when you are up. I’m hoping to do the ruby lu doll for Mia’s birthday in March! Can’t wait!!!

  10. I loved your wreath and I’m making my own right now! Thanks for taking the time to share your work and the tutorial is sooo easy to follow!

  11. Awww…so pretty and such a clear tutorial! Thanks for linking up to “The Heart of the Matter”! I will put this in my craft queue!

  12. What a beautiful wreath! And your instructions are so clear and simple. I will have to find time to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  13. I love this!! I’ve also been looking for something new for my door and this is perfect!! Thanks for posting and sharing your creativity with me!!

  14. This is so charming! I am going to use these for a wedding to decorate the doors of the church or small ones to hang from the brass sconces!!

  15. I love this fabric flower valentine’s day wreath! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while now! :)

  16. Super cute :) I think I’ll make one on Saturday.
    I saw the comment a few down about painting the wreath first. Make sure you use latex or acrylic paint – either interior wall paint or the little craft tubes…
    Based on a couple of trying personal experiences, take my word on it that spray paint will eat through styrofoam!

  17. Great wreath it would work really well with cream material for a wedding wreath or posy. Maybe with a mixture of fabrics, silks, organza, the possibilities are endless. Great idea. Might try a Christmas version, thanks for sharing the idea.

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  19. Seriously LOVE this. I will for sure be making one for next year. So cute! Thanks for sharing this Tutorial!

  20. Really Great to be found…. Thanks very much for the share… Keep posting. I’m looking forward to your new posts.

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  22. I could tell that we’re on the same interest and obsession. Good to know someone I could share my ideas. Looking forward to know and learn some more from you. I’ll be glad to share my own thoughts to you soon. Thank you for sharing such valuable articles. More power!

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  24. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and enjoy mastering much more on this topic.

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  26. I am finally getting around to trying this project. I’ve wanted to for a while :) I have all the supplies but can’t find the heart shaped floral foam. Where did you purchase yours? I only see the circular one at Michael’s and Joann’s. Maybe I’ll have to with that. Thank you for sharing! :)

  27. Sparkle Stitch – I believe I found mine at Michael’s, but if you haven’t had luck there or at JoAnn, maybe try Walmart too, or Hobby Lobby if there’s one in your area. It may also be that they’re low on stock with Valentine’s Day coming up. I hope that helps, good luck!

  28. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    I made one for the front door on my wedding day and it is so beautiful and helps to complement the overall decoration!

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