Is this burlap Valentine banner wreath too simple? I’m not sure you can get too simple – sometimes I get the best inspiration for something in my own home from others simple projects. I’ve been seeing lots of Valentine wreath ideas on Pinterest over the last few weeks, but I’m not much of a pink, red, or lots of hears and fake flowers kind of person (though I appreciate a good faux flower every now and then). And taking literally a few minutes to add a sweet burlap banner to our
plain simple white winter wreath sounded like a nice way to welcome guests to our home in February.
Got a few minutes, too? Grab any wreath you have, some burlap ribbon, twine, a sharpie, and a glue gun and let’s make a sweet and simple burlap banner wreath for Valentine’s Day!
How to make a burlap banner xoxo Valentine wreath
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- Cut 2 to 2.5″ wide burlap ribbon. Cut 4 pieces 6″ long.
- Notch ends. Use a pencil to mark the center of the bottom of a piece of ribbon 1″ up from bottom. Use sharp scissors to cut from each corner to center mark on both ends of each ribbon piece.
- Make X’s and O’s. Use a pencil to outline two x’s and two o’s on the fronts of each ribbon (fold in half to know where to center the letters). Then trace and fill in the letters with a black sharpie permanent marker.
- Make banner. Attach a piece of jute twine to the wreath by tying it to each side and centering it where you want the banner to be. Use a glue gun to attach the burlap ribbon to the twine, folding the ribbon over the twine and spacing it evenly.
- Hang. You can hang inside or out, though it should be under cover if outside. Ours is outside, under cover of our porch and the burlap ribbon is curling a bit, but it still looks great.
And I pretty much love it! I’m a firm believer that sometimes the best things are the easiest. And this makes me smile, so it was a great use of a few minutes of my time – and a nice way to use things I already had on hand. Oh, $0 spent causes a nice smile, too, doesn’t it?
Do you do any type of decorating for Valentines? I never used to do any at all, but now I think it’s kinda fun to add a simple touch here and there.
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