INSIDE: How to make $5 DIY Valentine’s Day mesh heart door wreaths using wire hangers.
I have a thing for making wreaths. Can’t help myself!
Today, I’m sharing with you how to create THREE Valentine’s Day mesh heart door wreaths from the same materials — just put together in different ways. And I made these three wreaths for around $5! They make for a fun trio of hanging hearts to display on a gate, a front door or even as part of a gallery wall.
So riffle through your closet for wire hangers and let me show you how I made them…
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DIY Valentine’s Day Mesh Heart Door Wreaths
We all have metal dry cleaner hangers littering up our closets, or at least we do! I typically toss ours in the recycling bin but I guess I’ve been slacking on this “job” as we had amassed a small collection. Grab a few and let’s form them into heart shapes.
– Wire metal hangers
– Pliers (optional)
– Wire snips (optional)
– Decorative mesh (approx. 1 yard in each color)
– Craft scissors
how to make mesh heart door wreaths
Begin by bending and shaping the hanger into something of recognizable heart shape. Once – finally – in the classic Valentine’s Day heart form, you can use wire snips to cut off the hanger part. Or, bend and shape it to be flush with the heart form.
I got a yard each of three different colored Valentine’s Day themed mesh, and I wanted each individual wreath to be different. I began the process by cutting long strips of mesh and wrapping it around the wire hanger. This formed a base to cover the wire hanger so it wouldn’t show through the mesh.
ideas for mesh heart door wreaths
My goal for the heart trio was to have each one look different. Here’s how I did it:
- The red wreath was created with lots and lots of small mesh ties;
- The link pink wreath was created by wrapping mesh in several layers and secured with little mesh ties; and,
- The fushia wreath was created by gathering the mesh in loops that were secured with mesh ties
easy and cheap valentine’s day decor
Because these wreaths are made from mesh, they do quite well outdoors!
How do you decorate your front door for Valentine’s Day?
Other Valentine’s Day ideas you may like:
- $5 Valentine’s Day teacher gift
- Valentine’s Day succulent wreath from a heart chocolate box
- Fabric hearts from remnants
- Heart photo collage
- Valentine card box from a cardboard six-pack carrier