Burlap Valentine’s Wreath … from a box and old shirt!

This little number just went up on my front door …

… with sweet burlap rosettes and a casual white bow.

Perfect for adding some Valentine’s love to a front door on a laid-back, snowy day.

Want to make one?

As always I hope you’ll Rock What Ya Got and adapt this make it work using what you have on hand.


Grab your nicest case lot sale box and cut out a heart form to use for your wreath. The sides of my heart were about 1.5” wide.

I dug through my fabric stash and found an old, stained polo, … cut it into 1” strips …

… wrapped my heart form and secured the fabric strips with hot glue.

I made a bunch of burlap rosettes from 1” strips of burlap and hot glued them to the heart form …

… working my way around until the whole thing was covered. (Edited to add: You can find a great tutorial for rosettes here.)

I cut two 3” x 36” strips of white muslin to use for the sash and bow.

To hang, I tied the sash in a simple knot around the wreath (or the scrap of cardboard that I’m pretending is my wreath) …

… then tied a simple bow out of the remaining piece of muslin and hot glued it in place.

To finish, the tails of the bow got a quick trim.

Simple, fast and done in a single nap time!




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63 thoughts on “Burlap Valentine’s Wreath … from a box and old shirt!”

  1. I have to say, you are one of my favorite blogs to follow! You are so stinkin' creative. You are so good at making wonderful things without spending money. That is the way I have to be too. So thanks for all the ideas!

  2. Joyce, Judy & Debbie,

    I just sort of rolled and twisted my scraps, hot gluing every few turns. Jen at Tatertots and Jello has a great tutorial with pictures and actual instructions:



    Ha! I guess I don't really have a budget when it comes to spending money, but I do have to budget the materials I have on hand. I was going to use unbleached muslin to wrap my wreath form, but decided I didn't want to use it up. The old t-shirt worked just as well and the muslin can be used for another project.

  3. This is exactly what I've been wanting for my door! And I think I have all the materials. Now if you could just tell me how to make the rosettes… 🙂

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog Nike! I'm so glad you did because now I found your amazing blog. I love this craft and can't wait to read more!


  5. I love that! I may have to do my own variation. You can rock it like nobody's business! You have helped inspire me to look a little deeper into my house, be more creative and stop buying so much!

  6. Love this! You are inspiring! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around often- I'll definitely be here!

    Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

  7. I just came over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love this heart wreath and can't wait to gather the materials and make one of my own. I have been eyeing a heart wreath at Target and this will be so much cheaper and fun to make too.

  8. I made this using red burlap rosettes and I just love it….I hung it on my front door last night. Thanks so much for th4e inspiration!!

  9. Hey there. I just linked over from Singing 3 Little Birds party. I'm a new follower of your awesome blog. I love your thrifty approach to crafting!! Also love your wreath, it's so cute 🙂

  10. Oh, I really love this, I am not so into the overly cutsy (is that a word) valentines, but I definitely think I could do this, thanks for sharing, what a cute blog you have!!

  11. Super cute! Gotta love a nearly free project!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  12. The wreath is super cute. New follower here, I love your attitude! (And also have recently experienced a layoff being a sahm so I look forward to catching up on your posts!)

  13. I LOVE your Rock-What-Ya-Got philosophy! Other craft bloggers like to assume that everyone can afford a Silhouette. That's annoying to us po' folks. I'll be back!

  14. This is fabulous…I have tons of burlap leftover from Christmas, and now I'm on the hunt for a cardboard box! =) Thank you thank you for this gem!

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