Valentine Rag Heart- 30 minutes

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Crafts, Holidays, Valentines | 43 comments

Valentine Rag Heart


Left over from a earlier project, I still had some red sheet fabric to use.  I decided I would turn it into a Valentine Rag Heart! This is something school-age kids can do. Elementary kids that can tie a simple knot are certainly able to handle this craft! It turns out great and takes less than 30 minutes!



The gauge depends on the size. Larger hearts need a lower gauge (thicker) wire.

I had a package of floral wire from Dollar Tree so that is what I used. It didn’t have the gauge on it, but as long as you can bend a shape fairly easily, it  works. Using a wire hangar works, too for a larger project!  The larger the wreath, the thicker the wire needed for holding its shape.
An adult needs to bend and shape the wire.


Approximately  1/2  – 1 yard – depending on the size you want for your Valentine Rag Wreath. I used about a half yard for an 10×10 inch heart.




First, shape the wire into a heart. I made a loop on the top for hanging. (The heart doesn’t  need to be perfect as you can adjust the shape when finished.)

Valentine Rag  Heart


Next, cut or rip strips about 1 inch wide. Cut into pieces 6 inch long. Don’t worry that they look a little long as the longer strips are easier to tie for elementary kids. You can always trim later. No double knots needed. Just do a simple one-step knot and it will stay just fine!

Valentine Rag Heart

You can trim as you go or trim everything at the end. Keep pushing tied strips together.

Valentine Rag Wreath


Finished product looks like this….

Valentine Rag Heart

Add some embellishments or keep plain.

Valentine Rag Heart

 Have fun creating this Valentine Rag Heart!


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  1. As soon as I can get the red fabric, my son has already fashioned the hearts for me, I can wait to make theses. Beautiful!!

  2. How gorgeous Phyllis! I think I might make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I’ll be featuring this at a special Valentine’s Day round up going live tomorrow. Thanks for always sharing your marvellous posts.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    • It won’t take you long to make it! I just made two more with my grandkids! They loved it!

  3. Wow, I never would have thought to make my own wreath form. So going to try this!

    • You can do it! 30 Min!

  4. This is super sweet! Every year I say that I am going to make one of these rag wreaths and I have yet to do so…but the heart shape is just too cute!!

    • It doesn’t take long! You’ll be glad you did it!

  5. This is super cute! I love your creation! Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  6. How adorable! The kids and I will be working on a few Valentine’s crafts this weekend and I think I am going to add this one to them. Just adorable.

    We would love to have you stop by and share your post on Tell Me About It Tuesday. I think it would be a great addition.

  7. Thanks for sharing your valentine wreath at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in today’s Valentine’s roundup. Please stop by to grab a featured button and don’t forget to join the party this evening! Hope to see you there!

  8. What a fun craft for Valentine’s day! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for linking up to last week’s Tuesday Confessional. You’ve been featured so head over and grab a brag button!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  11. We featured this project on our Awesome Things Tuesday blog hop. Come on over and grab your “I’ve Been Featured” button and link up some more awesome projects. Thanks for partying with us.


  12. What a neat idea! I love this project and may just have to try!
    Thanks for sharing on the Daily Blog Boost last week!

    – Brooke –

    • Oops! I meant Twirl & Take a Bow! Too many things going on in my mind, I guess!!! 🙂

  13. Aww this is great, love it 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, featuring and pinned this week at the blog hop…

  14. I love this! Pretty, frugal, easy, and NOT messy. That fits me perfectly. 🙂 I’m featuring it in the Pin-it Party this weekend! Thanks for linking up.

  15. Fantastic! I think I’m going to try this with my kiddos, it seems like a great project we can do together. I just pinned this onto my Valentines board. Thanks for linking up this week to our Lovely Ladies link party 🙂
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  16. Such a cute craft!! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  17. We made one ( the grands did ) and I put the link to your post in mine ; come see my little cuties with your wreath 🙂 .

  18. I love how easy this is! I think I am going to do this with my 4 year old son this weekend.

    • Easy, it is! Have fun!

  19. I really enjoyed your Valentine Rag Heart craft that you shared at my Shine a Spotlight Linky Party this week. I shared it on G+ and other of my social media outlets. Perfect for family project and kid-friendly, too! Pinned it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing and be sure to stop by again on Saturday. Your craft might just be one of my featured posts!—Deb at

  20. Great idea!! Love the wreath!!
    Thanks for linking up to Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!! I am co hosting this week!!


  21. Love this! So simple but beautiful. Nice job!

  22. This is really a great idea, is really very pretty, and doesn’t sound hard to do. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Tuesday with a Twist LInk Up.

  23. Love this project, Phyllis! Would love for you to share it at my Link party!

  24. Your wreath is awesome!

  25. Your wreath is awesome! Don’t you just love those projects that are simple but turn out so fabulous?! I would love if you would join us this Thursday at It’s a Party!

  26. Adorable! Thanks for sharing! This is definitely on my to-do list!

  27. This is so clever!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  28. So pretty. Pinning.

  29. This is so cute! I think if I did this I’d make a wreath that I could use for all seasons…as in perhaps make a heart in different colors but I am certainly going to pin it to try one day! 🙂

    • Yes, you can make it into a wreath! Check out the Patriotic Wreath post on this website!

  30. Love it! What a great idea…you can make the shape you want and use the scraps you have!

    • You got it! Make it pink, red, combination or make it for any holiday, too!

  31. This is really lovely – thank you! I haven’t got grandchildren yet but I think my grown up children would like this.
    Pauline (in the UK)

    • Yes, they would like it! Thanks for visiting!

  32. Red is my favorite color and I love your heart wreath! Great job!

  33. Your wreath turned out beautifully. I have some wire around here somewhere. I think. I can’t find anything since we moved last summer. LOL It looks like a fun project for me to do with my granddaughter. Thanks for the inspiration. I am pinning, Best wishes, Darlene

    • Yes, I’ll be doing this with my granddaughter, too! Have fun!

  34. I love your wreath!! Thanks for sharing your easy technique. Quick projects are wonderful! 🙂


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