Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.comI’ve always been a big fan of the Wizard of Oz and could not even tell you how many times I’ve watch the movie over the years! Even as a little girl, I loved the part where Dorothy taps her sparkly red heels together and says “There’s no place like home.” Home is our refuge, our place of comfort and security, the place that we always come back to with a happy sigh after a tough day or we’ve been on vacation. Using a little Valentine heart inspiration, this Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath can be a year-long welcome to the place where our heart and the hearts of those we love are – our home!

Here are the supplies I used to put this happy and heartfelt wreath together; replace any optional supplies with your own, personal favorites!

  • One 7” Make It: Fun® Foam Disc
  • 2 pieces of heavy 12” x 12” heavy white cardstock
  • 8 wooden bamboo skewers
  • Cardstock in your choice of colors; I used red and white polka dots and white
  • One piece of heavy gauge floral wire, for hanger
  • ½ inch double-faced satin ribbon, in color to match your project
  • 4” and 3 and 1/2” heart shaped cookies cutters (to trace hearts)
  • Styroglue, Tacky glue and low-temp hot glue gun and glue
  • Optional:
  • Rick rack – I used red
  • Red Stickles
  • Red/White baker’s twine and eight 1” white buttons
  • Layered, felt hearts – I found them at The Dollar Spot at Target!
  • Letters to spell Home Sweet Home
  • Additional embellishments of your choice!

Here’s how I put this together!

First, I traced the foam circle on two sheets of white cardstock and cut out the circles. Next, I glued one circle with tacky glue to the front of the foam disc; once dry, the second cardstock circle was glued over the first. I used two pieces to make sure I had a nice, smooth, unwrinkled surface! The red rick rack trim was glued around the perimeter.

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

Don’t have a Circut or other die cutting machine? You can still get perfect hearts! I used plastic, nesting cookies cutters to trace my hearts. I actually find tracing and cutting to be very relaxing – ok, maybe I’m weird! I traced and cut 8 red polka-dotted hearts and 8 hearts from textured, bright white cardstock.

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

Yes, I embellished the hearts – you aren’t surprised, I know! I used red Stickles to “dot” around the outside of the white hearts and added a layered, felt heart to the centers. I threaded red & white baker’s twine through the holes in white buttons, tied a bow and glued the buttons to the centers of the polka-dotted hearts.

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

I DID use my Cricut to cut the Home Sweet Home from the sophisticated cartridge, but you can totally use ready-made letters of your choice! I cut saying from black cardstock and added the Sweet in red. I glued on a silver heart charm and cute little wooden house shape, from Michael’s Recollection collection, filling in the heart with a bit of red Stickles.

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

Now, for the bamboo skewers! I added them to the foam in a pattern to roughly follow the numbers on a clock at 12, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10. I might be off a tiny bit, but I’m pretty close! From the flat end of the skewer, (pointed end down) I made small mark on each one, 8 and ½ from the top. This is so I would know how far to push the skewer into the foam disc. I dipped the bamboo skewer into Styroglue, scraping off the excess glue and pushed the skewers into the foam disc. Now, for the hearts! I hot glued the 4” polka-dotted hearts at the bottom of each skewer, right up against the foam disc. The white hearts were hot glued toward the top of each skewer; I left a small piece of wooden skewer showing at the top of each heart. If for any reason there is too much wood at the top, use wire snips to snip off a bit! I made 8 bows from 1/2” satin ribbon and hot glued each bow to the very top of each skewer. Last, I dabbed a little red chalk on the wooden skewers to give them a bit of color.

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

Add a piece of heavy gauge floral wire, twisted into a loop for hanging. This welcome home wreath is ready to hang!

Home Sweet Home Foam & Paper Heart Wreath - a heartfelt welcome for your front door! At littlemisscelebration.com

How do you like this? I like that it has a Valentine’s feel but is not just for Valentine’s Day! I put it on the front door for now and then might move it into my hallway. Mr. Smarty Pants cracked that pretty soon, we’re going to need to rent a storage facility just for wreaths. :)  He did add, though, that this is exactly what he thinks every day when turns onto our street at the end of the day. Good sentiment, then, right? If you make one for your front door, make sure your door is protected from the wrath of Mother Nature! What welcomes you home when you reach your front door?

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a happy Monday and enjoy your Home Sweet Home today!

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Comments

  1. This is so sweet, Cindy. And I am not the least bit surprised that you embellished your hearts! <3 You and I should go halfsies on a storage unit for our crafting problem. lol Pinned! xoxo

    • Thanks, Claire – so funny, you know who was just saying over the weekend he should move me and all my craft supplies to storage unit and I could work there, lol! Thanks for the visit and the pin! xo

  2. That is so cute, Cindy! I need to get back to crafting!

    • Thanks, Paula! If we lived closer, we could craft together (and bake!) How much fun would that be? :) Hope you had a great day and thanks for your visit!

  3. I just realized why I do not have wreaths on my front door, I do not use my front door! I go in and out through the garage. ;) Maybe if I had one of your awesome wreaths to greet me, I would use my door!! Awesome job Cindy!!

    • Thanks, Lisa! Well, we’ll have to make a wreath for your garage door – no rule that says wreaths are strictly for the front door, right? I put one on both sides of my door so I have one to see leaving and coming back! :) Thank you so much for your visit and hope you had a happy Monday!

  4. What a sweet, Valentine Wreath! It sure would make me smile when I saw it! Thanks, Cindy.

    • Thank you, Sharon! I really do like how it looks on the front door! It’s so sweet of you to visit – hope all is well and have a happy week!

  5. This is such a pretty wreath Cindy! I love how cute and adorable it looks with the hearts and bows – so perfect for Valentine’s Day :) Love what Mr. Smarty Pants said when he turns onto the street – there’s definitely no place like home :)

    • Hi Kelly! Thank you so much and I’m happy that you like it – I love how bright and cheerful it looks on the front door. And truly, there is no place like home, is there? Thank you so much for visiting and hope you had a great Monday!

  6. Wow. What an adorably clever craft. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. How cute are you Cindy, I am so not crafty when it comes to wreath making!

    • Hi Emily! You are so kind – I know you could make this, though…or, I’ll make one for you! :) Thank you so much for visiting and have a happy weekend!

  8. Cindy, this is so my style! I’d love to put this on my door…if only it’d stop snowing for me to get it out there! Pinning. :)

    • Hi Gloria! You must be SO ready for spring, because I know I am and we don’t have nearly the snow that you do! I love how happy this looks on my front door. Thank you so much for visiting! xo

  9. ADORABLE!
    Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a bow link party!
    Hugs
    Karin
    http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2014/02/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party-and.html

  10. What a super cute wreath, looks great!

  11. I am such a sucker for wreaths! Especially ones that are so creative and cute!

    • Ashley, thank you so much for your sweet visit and comment – I’m so happy you like this wreath. It definitely makes me smile every time I come home! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Cindy, This is soooo cute! Pinning too!

  13. Super cute, Cindy! I love an excuse to use the obnoxious amount of scrapbook paper I have in my stash! Pinning! XO

    • lol…Christy, if we put our scrapbook paper stashes together, we could probably start a store, I’ll bet! I’m determined to try and use things I already have this year and if comes to paper, I’m set! :) Thank you so much for your sweet visit, as always, and you know I appreciate the pin! xo

  14. Cindy, this is adorable! And so festive! What a cute idea for Valentine’s Day! :)

    Debbie @ One Little Project

    • Hi Debbie! Thank you so much! I do like how happy this looks on the front door. Thank you so much for visiting and hope you have a happy weekend!

  15. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    What a cute wreath, Cindy! I am so not crafty – but I wish I were :) Pinning so maybe I can give it a try!

  16. I have seen this floating around all the social medias and love it. Pinning.

    • Maryly, thank yo so much for your kind visit, comment and the pin! I appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  17. So “sweet” Cindy! I love it! And the Wizard of Oz is a classic!

  18. How cute is this!?

  19. cute!

  20. I’m with you Cindy…I love the Wizard of Oz, too. Your wreath is beautiful!

  21. Hi Cindy,
    Your wreath is adorable! I will be featuring your post at the Foodies & Crafties Soiree this week. =) Have a terrific week and I can’t wait to see what you share this week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  22. Love this! Congratulations! You’re being featured on Foodies & Crafties Soiree today!

    http://thetiptoefairy.com/blog/2014/02/foodies-crafties-soiree-blog-hop-link-party-13.html

    • Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for your kind visit and for the feature – what a happy and wonderful surprise! Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and enjoy the week!

  23. Your wreath is adorable, such a fun mix of colors and patterns. It’s one of the Sunday Funday features at my place: http://muslinandmerlot.blogspot.com/2014/02/sunday-funday-features_15.html. Have a great rest of the weekend!

    • Heidi Kay, thank you so much for your sweet visit and for featuring my wreath! I popped over to visit first thing this morning. :) Have a wonderful day and a great week!

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