How to Make an Artificial Flower Heart-Shaped Wreath

by Lindsay Howell

Flower heart-shaped wreaths can be given to loved ones on Valentine's Day, a birthday or other special occasion. A wreath made with fresh flowers can be expensive, and the flowers soon wither and die. For a more lasting gift, you can make a wreath using artificial flowers. The fact that you created the wreath yourself will add that much more meaning to the heart-shaped wreath.

Items you will need

  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Assorted artificial flowers
  • Red ribbon (optional)
Step 1

Cut a 6-foot length of wire into three 2-foot lengths. Braid the three wires together and bend the braid into a heart shape. Tie off the ends of the wire so they will not poke you as you work.

Step 2

Weave a 3-foot-long strand of artificial flowers into the braided wire. Start at the bottom of the heart and thread the strand of flowers in between each of the braided wires, moving up one side of the heart shape, then down the other. Cut off any excess and set it aside.

Step 3

Continue weaving 3-foot lengths of artificial flowers though the braided wire to add volume and shape to the wreath. You can use artificial leaves and vines to add to your aesthetic, if you so desire. Tie one end of the vine to the bottom of the heart shape and thread the vine through the wires and strands of flowers to add some greenery to the wreath, or tie artificial leaves to the braided wires and arrange them so they look like natural extensions of the flowers.

Step 4

Loop a red ribbon through the bottom of the braided wire heart and tie it into a bow, if desired. This will add a special touch if the wreath is for a loved one.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a Christmas-themed wreath, use white glitter spray to give the wreath a frosted effect.
  • Wear protective gloves while working with wire to avoid cutting your hands.

About the Author

Lindsay Howell has been writing since 2003. Her works have been featured in "Bittersweet," her campus literary magazine. Howell has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Frostburg State University.