DIY Red Burlap Valentine Rag Wreath

I'm happy to be joining my friends in the Int'l Bloggers Club today for our first project of 2019. This month the theme is Love Is In The Air where we hope to inspire you with Valentine's ideas. I have to admit, I'm not one who decorates for Valentine's Day but I always enjoy hanging a seasonal wreath on the mirror in our front entryway. For the holidays I made two Tabletop Christmas Trees and had some burlap leftover. Knowing it would be perfect for heart day, I saved it to make a DIY Red Burlap Valentine Rag Wreath for our challenge this month.

Red Burlap Ribbon Valentine Rag Wreath

DIY Red Burlap Valentine Rag Wreath

If you're new around here and haven't heard of the Int'l Bloggers Club, we are a group of friends from around the globe who come together every month to share a themed DIY project. Links to my friend's Valentine inspired projects are included at the bottom of this post. In November, our last project of 2018, the theme was Christmas where I shared a Christmas Junk Angel made from a metal shelf found at the thrift store.

This Valentine's project is a great craft to do while binge-watching your favorite Netflix series. I made mine while watching the new season of Grace and Frankie. Have you been watching this series? Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin's antics are hilarious!

DIY Ribbon and Pearl Valentine's Day Wreath

These are the supplies I used to make the Valentine rag wreath, minus the narrow heart ribbon.

DIY Valentine's Day Rag Wreath Supplies

This post contains affiliate links so you can see what products I used or recommend for this wreath project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. You can find the materials list towards the bottom of this post.

This is what the red burlap ribbon rag wreath will look like when it's finished. I have it hanging over a mirror in my front entrance to greet guests.

Red Burlap Ribbon Rag Wreath For Valentine's Day

How to make a burlap ribbon Valentine wreath

First, you'll need a wreath form. You can use a ready-made metal heart shape form or make one like I did with wire or recycle a metal clothes hanger.

DIY metal wreath form

I used a heart-shaped grapevine wreath to trace my heart template on a piece of a whiteboard. You could simply freehand the shape onto the whiteboard too.

Heart-Shaped DIY Valentine Wreath Form Template

Starting on the bottom point of the wreath, bend the wire over the heart template, holding it in place with tape as you work (pictured below). Twist the ends of the wire together with needle nose pliers and cut the excess with wire cutters.

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath Form Wire

This step is optional but to help conceal the metal wreath form from peeking through the ribbon, I painted the wire with Colonial Red spray paint.

Cut the ribbon for the rag wreath

Here's the part where you may want to set yourself up in front of the television. Cut both the burlap ribbon and red & white accent ribbon in 9-inch strips.

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath Burlap Ribbon

I used one 3 yard spool of 7/8-inch accent ribbon and 1 1/2 spools of 10 yard 1-inch burlap ribbon. The accent ribbon isn't wired because it was all I had on hand.

Add the ribbon onto the wreath

Embrace the fray! Tie the strips of burlap ribbon around the entire wreath, fraying the ends as you work.

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath Burlap Strips

Tie the accent ribbon onto the wreath every eighth strand. This is optional but make a V cut on the end of each accent ribbon. To do this simply fold the tails of the ribbon in half and cut diagonally towards the bottom of the ribbon.

In my craft stash, I had some pearl costume bracelets that I never wear and some metal heart charms leftover from another project.

How to make a pretty drop charm for the Valentine wreath

While the red rag wreath looked festive for Valentine's Day on its own, I decided to make it more feminine with some pretty pearls. First I made a pretty drop charm to hang on the bottom of the wreath.

To make the drop charm tie clear jewelry cord onto a metal heart charm. Thread the jewelry cord through three small pearl beads (salvaged from costume jewelry), one large pearl bead, followed by three more small pearl beads. Tie the cord onto a small jewelry jump ring. Open the jump ring with needle-nose pliers and slip the jump ring onto the bottom of the metal wreath form and close tight.

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath Pearl Drop Charm

This is completely optional but with one strand of the red and white accent ribbon, I made a rosette to accent the bottom of the wreath (pictured above). If you've never made a rosette they are not that difficult to make. I share a step-by-step tutorial in my drop cloth rosette pillow post.

Embellish the rag wreath with pearls 

I had some pearls leftover and decided to embellish the wreath with pops of white. Spaced evenly around the wreath, add the pearls with a hot glue gun. Another pretty option would be attaching a long costume pearl necklace along the center of the wreath.

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Wreath Pearl Embellishments

That's it, you are done and hopefully caught up on some of your favorite shows.

DIY Burlap Valentine Heart Wreath

For This Project You Will Need:

1 1/2 Spools 1" Red Burlap Ribbon (not an affiliate link)
1 Spool 7/8" Red & White Polka Dot Ribbon
Heart Shape Wreath Form OR Bendable Craft Wire
Wire Cutters
Needle Nose Pliers
Fabric Scissors
Large and Small Pearl Craft Beads
Metal Heart Pendant Charm
Small Jewelry Jump Ring
Clear Jewelry Cord
Hot Glue Gun
Colonial Red Spray Paint (optional)

For another heart day wreath idea, I made this DIY Valentine's Wreath with a scarf. For more Valentine's Day project inspiration visit my DIY Valentine page.

Handmade Red Burlap Ribbon Valentine Rag Wreath

Please join me by pressing the links below to see what my fellow Int'l Bloggers Club friends made for Valentine's Day.

I share my projects at these fabulous link parties.


  1. Marie,

  2. Thank you very much for featuring my wreath, Bev 😊 Happy super bowl day to you too!

  3. You have so many great ideas for heart wreaths. Im seeing one with a scarf that looks interesting. I would love to have you share on #omhgff weekly party. Pinned and now following you on YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much Karren for your sweet comments and the social media follows 😊 Much appreciated! Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you.

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Sarah! I was happy to use the leftover red burlap from my tabletop Christmas trees.

  5. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!


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