Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t think of anything more deserving of a holiday than love. People tend to think of it primarily as a holiday for romantic love, but I see it as a day to celebrate all the love around you! Including your immense love for your pets! Valentine’s Day is about showing appreciation. Think fondly of your fur friends while you’re making it, and remember how much they mean to you. Then, honor the craftista in you by following our Valentine’s Wreath tutorial.
The steps below show you a super easy craft that you can use year after year.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from Letters from the Kennel and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)!
- Wreath ring form (Any size. You can get styrofoam, cardboard or plastic, whatever you like!)
- Hot glue gun
- Yarn or string
- Colorful felt
- A Sharpie
First, I tied the yarn around the wreath form and began to wrap it around. It is a tedious process, but I love how soft the wreath feels once it is done. It’s a super cheap option for a nice looking finish!
Next, I drew some shapes onto the felt using the Sharpie, and cut them out! You can find stencils online and trace them, or draw them on free-hand. I drew kitties and puppies as well as hearts and bones.
I used the hot glue gun to glue the felt shapes directly to the wreath. If you have any lumpy spots on your yarn or places you had to tie an extra piece on, you can cover them with these felt pieces!
At this point I thought I would be done, but it looked unfinished to me! So…
I decided to add a little more flair to it but cutting a heart and paw print out of felt. I wrapped the yarn around the wreath and glued it to the back of the felt heart. The heart hangs freely in the middle of the wreath. Lastly, I glued the paw print to the heart.
This is a very straightforward and fun craft! Kids will love to help you with this craft. You could even make them in a classroom setting, and donate them to HSSA! The possibilities are endless. Spread the love this holiday, love for yourself and your hobbies, and love for your pets and the joy they bring to our lives.
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s craft? Let us know in the comments below!