Simple, Elegant Valentine’s Wreath

Not everyone likes to decorate for Valentine’s Day. While it’s an important holiday in the sense of romance, many don’t consider it worthy of too much decoration. But how about an understated Valentine’s wreath?

Today I have a super simple wreath, much like my festive fall wreath, using several large pots of faux mums I picked up at Michael’s for 80% off. When you remove the Valentine’s embellishments, you have a winter white wreath(!).

white valentine's wreath


The little burlap “LOVE” banner is the new twist.

Pair of Faux Fall Mums

Here’s what the fall-colored mums looked like. The white mums came in similar posts and had the same size blooms.

Mum "blossoms" and glue gun

First I popped the blossoms off the bushes. Then I applied copious amounts of hot glue to the green, plastic sepal on the flower heads and pressed them in a circle on top of my grapevine wreath.

burlap heart bunting pieces

To make the decorative banner, I started by crafting my own stamp. I cut out a heart-shaped piece of craft foam and glued it to a small square of foam core.

Then I cut little pennant shapes and lightly ran some Mod Podge around the edges to prevent fraying.

burlap valentine's bunting

I applied red paint to the stamp with a foam brush and then stamped away. I had planned to stamp the white letters onto the hearts, but because of the “holes” in the burlap, they didn’t stamp well.

So I ended up painting the letters on with a fine brush. Then I glued the pennants to a piece of jute for hanging. Pretty easy, right?

White mum and burlap bunting wreath

The bow came on a Christmas present this year.  I liked the deep-red color and its satin-y texture.

white mum valentine's wreath (5)

Position the pennant wherever you’d like it to hang & hot glue the jute ends to the back of the wreath. And it’s done.

white mum valentine's wreath (2)
The off-white is pretty striking against our black front door.
white valentine's wreath

We are still deep in winter here in the Northeast. Perhaps that’s why it’s taken me a while to post Valentine’s projects.

We are all home today with about 8″ of snow, including my sweet husband. In 25 years, his work has never been cancelled due to snow. Amazing.

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Make an elegant Valentine's Day Wreath: white mums with red ribbon



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  1. Very pretty! We are snowed in today here too. Getting all my thrifted treasures listed!

  2. Very pretty Diana. The white wreath is so striking on your black door. I like the fall mums, too, in those super cute "vases" you created. Have a great week! ~ Nancy

  3. Great job Diana … the wreath is really pretty and the best thing about it is, it can be used for any occasion by just removing or changing out the heart banner.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. So pretty, and even better when you can use what you already had on hand. We got somewhere between 14 and 18 inches over the last 48 hours here in Chicagoland. Schools usually don't close here (it takes a lot) but they're closed today! Stay warm.

  5. I Love everything about your wreath Diana!! It is unique and pretty! The banner through the middle is perfect!!!! Well done you!! Wishing you an outstanding week ahead! Nicole xo

  6. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us 😉

  7. So pretty! I wouldn't have thought to make a Valentine's wreath.
    Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  8. I love things that are easy like this and super cute! You are knee deep in snow and we have record breaking warm temps. Makes me want to pull out the Easter. lol! We really need snow at least up in the mountains! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. I really enjoy your posts- I am a former New York girl–love the state. Is there some way I can post the wreath directions to my Pinterest boards without search going thru every one of your boards to find it? I looked for the pin logo and couldn’t find it without going thru all your boards. Like your boards- I just don’t have time to go thru all of yours to find a single post.

    1. Hi Evie–so nice to meet another NYS lover 🙂 My Pinterest “pin it button” has been acting up. I just installed a new one (after reading your comment), so now it should be working. Want to give it a try and let me know how it goes? So glad you like my Valentine’s wreath, btw!

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  11. Didn’t believe I never saw this one! What a great simple wreathe. Last spring I did “yard work” and pulled down/pulled up a lot of wild grapevines choking out more valuable plants and made a bunch of wreathes. They got used up too quickly–used 3 of differing sizes to make a snowman! Would be a great way to use up some of the flowers in my stash!

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