"Love You to Pieces" DIY Valentine Wreath (2024)

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This adorable DIY Valentine Wreath is an easy and thrifty Valentine’s Day craft to make with kids. All you need is a dollar store puzzle, a recycled cardboard box, and simple art supplies!

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“Love You to Pieces” Valentine’s Day Wreath DIY

Last year we made Valentine’s Day cards with a “piece of my heart” theme, using a puzzle piece template (click here to see them!) I love how they turned out and I’m so excited to share this year’s Valentine’s Day craft with you!

This DIY Valentine wreath is made with dollar store and recycled supplies, so it’s super thrifty! It’s also easy enough that kids can help make it.

But what I especially love is that this puzzle piece heart-shaped wreath is just so darn cute! How fun is this to hang up on the door for Valentine’s Day or even the month leading up to it! And I do love myself a good pun!

Related: Be sure to check out our Puzzle Piece Shamrock Wreath too!

What You Need to Make a Puzzle Piece Wreath

  • Heart Wreath Pattern (see below for the printable!)
  • 100-piece kids puzzle
  • Washable markers
  • Craft Paint – White, Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink
  • Baker’s Twine – Red and White
  • Cardstock – one sheet of white paper
  • Cardboard — a recycled cereal or cracker box should be just the right size
  • Newspaper — to protect your work surface

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Craft Tools Used

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

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How to Make a Puzzle Piece Wreath for Valentine’s Day

Separate your puzzle pieces into 4 groups of 25 pieces each. Paint one group white, one group red, one group hot pink, and one group light pink.

Allow the pieces to dry and apply a second coat if needed.

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Download, print and cut heart wreath pattern HERE. Trace the heart wreath pattern onto cardboard and cut. We used scissors to cut the outside of the heart and a craft knife to cut out the middle of the heart.

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Use a hot glue gun to attach the puzzle pieces to your cardboard heart wreath so that all the cardboard is covered.

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Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer. Mix and match the colors and shapes to create an organic pattern.

Measure and cut a rectangle out of white cardstock that one-inch tall and eleven-inches wide.

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Use a red marker to write the message “Love You To Pieces” in the center. It may be helpful to trace first in pencil to make sure that your sizing is correct.

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Cut a fishtail in each end of the cardstock, then fold the ends into a “Z” or zig-zag shape — this will give the banner a 3-dimensional appearance. Attach each end of the paper banner to the heart wreath, so that it crosses the middle of the wreath.

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Measure and cut two twelve-inch long pieces of red and white twine. Glue one piece of twine to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger. Tie the other piece of twine into a bow and glue to the front of the wreath.

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TIP: You can also use our printable pattern for the “Love You to Pieces” Banner. We’ve included a few different styles for you to choose from! (You’ll need a color printer for it to look like it does on screen, or it will print in black and white).

Get the Printable Banner pattern by filling out this form!

Valentines Wreath DIY Printable Instructions

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"Love You to Pieces" DIY Valentine Wreath

This adorable DIY Valentine Wreath is an easy and thrifty Valentine's Day craft to make with kids. All you need is a dollar store puzzle, a recycled cardboard box, and simple art supplies!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Total Time35 minutes mins

Keyword: crafts, kids crafts, Valentine's Day, wreath

Servings: 1 wreath

Author: Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

  • Scissors

  • Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Ruler

  • Paintbrush

  • Pencil

Ingredients

  • Heart wreath pattern
  • 100 piece kids puzzle
  • Washable markers
  • White, red, light Pink and hot pink craft paint
  • Red and white twine
  • White card stock
  • Cardboard box
  • Newspaper to protect your work surface

Instructions

  • Separate your puzzle pieces into 4 groups of 25 pieces each. Paint one group white, one group red, one group hot pink, and one group light pink.

  • Apply a second coat of pain if needed and allow pieces to dry completely.

  • Download, print and cut out our free heart wreath pattern. Trace pattern onto cardboard and cut.

  • Use a hot glue gun to attach the puzzle pieces to your cardboard heart wreath so that all the cardboard is covered.

  • Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces on top of the first layer.

  • Cut a 1" x 11" rectangle out of white card stock.

  • Use a red marker to write the message “Love You To Pieces” in the center.

  • Cut a fishtail in each end of the cardstock, then fold the ends into a "Z" or zig-zag shape. Attach each end of the paper banner to the heart wreath, so that it crosses the middle of the wreath.

  • Measure and cut two twelve-inch long pieces of red and white twine. Glue one piece of twine to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger. Tie the other piece of twine into a bow and glue to the front of the wreath.

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This article is a tutorial for making a DIY Valentine's Day wreath using puzzle pieces. It is a craft project that can be done with kids and is both easy and thrifty. The materials required for this project include a dollar store puzzle, a recycled cardboard box, and simple art supplies such as washable markers, craft paint, baker's twine, cardstock, and glue.

The process involves separating the puzzle pieces into groups and painting them different colors. A heart-shaped wreath pattern is traced onto cardboard and cut out. The painted puzzle pieces are then attached to the cardboard heart using a hot glue gun. A second layer of puzzle pieces is added for a more intricate design. A paper banner with the message "Love You To Pieces" is created and attached to the wreath. Finally, twine is used to hang the wreath and create a bow.

This DIY Valentine wreath is a fun and creative way to decorate your door for Valentine's Day or the month leading up to it. It is a great activity to do with kids and can be customized with different colors and designs.

Let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to know about the concepts used in the article or if you have any other questions!

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