Candy Heart Wreath Your Kids Will Love

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Valentines Day is quickly approaching(February 14th). You may want to decorate the house a little or even make your child’s teacher a special gift. How about a inexpensive, cute, kid-friendly candy heart wreath?

Of all of the crafts I have attempted in my life, this one was actually easier, less-messy, and more kid-friendly than I had anticipated. And it turned out just as cute as I’d envisioned. WOO HOO!

What You Need:

  • A 12″ “Floral and Craft Ring” that you can get at Michael’s for around $4 (full price – take one of their weekly 40% off coupons and get it even cheaper! Sign up for their emails). It’s a flat ring with holes in it…you could also make your own ring with some sturdy cardboard – just make sure there is a hole in it somewhere for your ribbon.
  • Candy hearts – I used about 10-12 of the little boxes, and only because my boxes were all short on purple and orange. I had to open a bunch to get all of the colors I needed. You can also buy a big bag of them at Wal-Mart.
  • Craft glue. I have found that Tacky Glue(the kind in the gold bottle) works best.
    Ribbon.

This craft should cost less than $20 for all of the supplies.

How To Make It:

  • I recommend painting the floral ring first (white or a cute color) so that the brown of the craft ring doesn’t show through when it’s all done.
  • Make a line of glue around the top of the ring (best to do this in sections). Place the hearts on the glue in a rainbow-y sequence.
  • You don’t need to wait for the first row to dry before starting the next. In fact, I think it’s best to get it all done while the glue is still a little bit wet so you can move hearts around/make adjustments if you need to.
  • Complete the entire wreath, leaving one hole uncovered for your ribbon.
  • After this is done it is a good time to spray your ring with a varnish. The vanish will darken it a tiny bit, but it will protect the wreath from water and keep ants away. It only takes a few minutes for the varnish to dry.
  • Pull your ribbon through the hole so you have a loop to hang the wreath from.
  • Tie the ends into a bow, and hang!

All done. So beautiful. Your kids will love helping you assemble this candy-heart Valentines Day wreath, remind them not to lick it or pick the candy hearts off to eat them.

This is really simple and kid-friendly. If your child is still too young for all that glue and candy (so tempting, all of it, I know), they may be able to help you by handing you the colored hearts you need. My daughter enjoys eating the broken ones.
This project can be completed in just a couple of hours, and that includes letting the glue really set.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Crafting!———————————————————————————————————————————————————————
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Comments

  1. Cute! I want to eat it, though, lol.

  2. We are sooo making these!

  3. My Kid will not resist and eat the whole thing lol

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