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DIY Shabby-Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath

DIY Shabby Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath Red Ticking Stripe Rag Wreath for Valentine's Day


Hello dear friends! Today I am joining 10 creative bloggers for a Pinterest challenge put together by sweet Cindy of County Road 407.  As soon as I found out that the topic was “heart wreaths” I couldn’t wait to share my DIY  shabby-farmhouse heart rag wreath with you. Before we move on,  let’s take a look at the Pinterest photo that was chosen as the inspiration for our challenge:


Valentine's Day Wreath Ideas

We all loved this gorgeous book page wreath styled inside a frame by The DIY Mommy. Our challenge was simply to come up with our own unique heart wreath and display it in a similar way. I have been wanting to share one of my rag wreaths here on the blog for quite some time, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity.


When I spotted this Valentine heart at Dollar Tree last year, I realized that I could use it as an inexpensive heart wreath form by removing the arrow and tinsel. I went to Dollar Tree this weekend to look for some other craft materials and I noticed that these hearts are still available this year.


Cute DIY Farmhouse Rag Wreath Valentine's Day Rag Wreath

Last year I made this cute Farmhouse Valentine’s Day “Love” rag wreath for my Etsy shop. I used the leftover red ticking stripe cotton and ivory muslin fabric from the Love wreath for the heart wreath I am sharing today.


Since I used fabric scraps from my stash, I am not sure exactly how much fabric is needed for this wreath. It doesn’t take much, so I would guess that about half of a yard of fabric (red ticking stripe and muslin or an off-white cotton) would be more than enough for the heart wreath, since it only takes a single row of alternating fabric strips/ribbon tied around the perimeter of the heart. Using coupons at Jo-Ann Fabric or Hobby Lobby, you can easily purchase enough material for under $10.00.

These types of rag wreaths are so simple to make!

DIY Skills required:

*Ability to cut fabric in strips.

*Abilitiy to tie a knot.

That’s about all there is to it!

Materials needed:

*Dollar Tree heart door decor or any other type of heart form

*Red and white ticking stripe fabric, ivory muslin fabric, ivory wide lace ribbon or scraps, crocheted ribbon, knitting yarn or similar yarn cut into 7″ x 1 ” or 7 ” x 1 1/2 ” strips

*Scissors or fabric cutter


I cut the material in  both 7″x 1″ or 7″ x 1 1/2 ”  strips. This is one of those crafts where perfection isn’t necessary or even desired. If you can’t cut a straight line (like me) or if some of the strips are a little wider than others, no worries. Once the strips are tied on the wreath form, the size variations are barely noticeable. The fraying of the fabric also adds to the “farmhouse charm” of the wreath.


In addition to the ticking and muslin, I used a stretchy, wide lace ribbon from my stash (purchased last year from Hobby Lobby) and some crocheted ribbon from Dollar Tree. For a little extra texture I added some fuzzy knitting yarn that I found on clearance for .99 last spring. I just kept cutting fabric and ribbon as needed until I had finished the wreath.


DIY Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath Valentine's Day Heart Wreath DIY


If you are using the Dollar Tree heart, begin by removing the tinsel and arrow. If you can’t find this particular heart, you can always make a simple heart form using a wire coat hanger or similar wire.

Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath Dollar Tree Hack


Starting at any point on the heart form, simply wrap a strip of fabric or ribbon around the form and tie it in a single knot.





Repeat the process, alternating fabric and ribbon until the entire form has been covered.


For the most part I alternated the ticking stripe and muslin, but every now and then I would get distracted and put two of the same fabric back to back which really isn’t noticeable at all in the finished wreath. I spaced the crocheted ribbon, lace ribbon and yarn further apart in random patterns all around the wreath, just “eyeballing” the spacing until it looked visually appealing.


Other than cutting the strips of fabric, it really doesn’t take long to make this wreath. Once you have cut all the strips you can sit and tie them on while you are watching your favorite show or maybe you can just sit quietly somewhere to daydream while tying away. Before you know it, the wreath will be finished and ready to hang.  I find making rag wreaths to be rather relaxing!


I am really happy with how the heart wreath turned out! Using our Pinterest challenge photo as inspiration, I displayed the wreath inside of an antique frame using some of the crocheted ribbon as a hanger.


After I “finished” the wreath I still felt like it needed a little something more. I remembered this pretty vintage sheet music garland sent to me by my sweet Instagram friend, Becky @sweetcottagedreams  (gorgeous account!) I draped the garland  loosely around the wreath and frame for an extra touch of vintage goodness.


Valentine's Day Wreath Shabby farmhouse DIY heart rag wreath red ticking stripe and muslin with lace


The garland gives the wreath a bit more of a shabby chic look along with the lace, yarn and crocheted ribbon I used.

DIY Farmhouse Valentine's Day Heart Rag Wreath





DIY Shabby Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath Empty Frames

I just finished packing away all of the festive, red Christmas decorations and transitioned our home to neutral winter decor, so I’m not quite ready to see a lot of red Valentine’s Day decor just yet. I am not sure exactly where this pretty wreath is going to be displayed or if I will use it in some type of Valentine’s Day vignette, but for now it is simply hanging on the wall at the top of the stairs, layered inside two other lovely antique frames.


Shabby farmhouse DIY heart rag wreath hanging inside antique picture frames





Vintage sheet music Valentine's Day heart garland

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive farmhouse style craft project for Valentine’s Day I encourage you to give this heart wreath a try! You can also make a circular rag wreath similar to my “Love” wreath by following the same steps and using a round wreath form.




DIY Shabby Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath Red Ticking Stripe Rag Wreath for Valentine's Day

I am finishing up another heart rag wreath using some different materials and it is turning out so pretty! I am looking forward to sharing it with you, so do plan to stop back by this weekend to check it out. If you enjoy these types of crafts and vintage home decor, be sure to subscribe by email to receive my weekly newsletter with all the latest posts and upcoming events.



Now it’s time to be inspired by all of the other unique heart wreaths from the Pinterest challenge.  Click on each link below to take a look at each respective post. I think they all look so beautiful!


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  • Reply PC

    I am going to make this for my home . Maybe send some to the children in KY!!

    January 15, 2019 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    I want to make one of these but never took the time to look up how. You gave great directions! I’m drooling over the fabric you chose and the sheet music garland is the perfect finishing touch. LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us.

    January 15, 2019 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Red ticking and lace! You are speaking my love language. Headed to Dollar Tree today. You certainly rose to the challenge. Happy Tuesday!

    January 15, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Oh my! How lovely for Valentine’s Day! I really love all of the lace pieces you added and the charming heart garland, too…looks so pretty with the ticking!

    January 15, 2019 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Terrie

    Amber your wreath is so adorable and I love the touch of the music heart garland. That topped it off quite well. As always I enjoy working with you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    January 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, your wreath turned out so cute!! I absolutely love it!!

    January 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    I absolutely LOVE this sweet heart wreath!! So pretty!! Now I just need some time to do one for myself…Thanks so much for sharing!! Pinned!

    January 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    Your rag heart wreath is so cute and I love the music heart garland you used to finish it off. This challenge was so much fun!

    January 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Yami | The Latina Next Door

    I love ticking stripe and Dollar Tree, plus I always keep my fabric scraps so I am totally going to try my version of this. And the addition of the music sheet garland was so darling! I am so glad I did this with you ladies!

    January 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Yami!

      January 17, 2019 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Paula

    I’ve been working on decorating my formal living room with a romantic feel for Valentine’s Day and am not happy with the heart wreath that I used over my mantel. It’s a heart rag wreath that I made last year but it’s a tad too big for my mirror. I was thinking about going to the craft store today to look for a smaller heart wreath form to use to make a new wreath, but now that I’ve seen your post, I’m going to stop by the Dollar Store today to look for a heart there to use. Your wreath is really pretty!!

    January 17, 2019 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Kippi

    I feel inspired! I love them all and I want to go out to my studio and start creating some Valentine’s crafts. Happy Crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

    January 17, 2019 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    I love your rag wreath, Amber! Soft and pretty and beautiful in between the other frames ~ a frame within a frame within a frame… <3 Sort of a metaphor for life… 😉 I pinned several of your photos including the sweet Love Wreath you made last year ~ also very pretty! Happy to be with you as part of the From Our Heart to Yours blog hop.

    Happy creating,
    Barb 🙂

    January 17, 2019 at 10:42 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Barbara!

      January 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply Jean george

      I love his wreath, love farm house dec, ticking I use a lot love it all thank you so much

      January 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm
      • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

        You are welcome Jean! Thanks for stopping by!

        January 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, I absolutely love your rag wreath. I love fabric and never throw away even the smallest scrap. This would be a great project for using those up. Layering the wreath inside the square inside the oval frame gives so much depth. Hope that you will use it for Valentine’s decor. Great being on this Pinterest challenge with you.

    January 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Just what I needed. I’m wanting to make a rag wreath, not necessarily a heart, and wondered about the size of the strips. I’m going to give it a go – thanks! pinned and shared

    January 20, 2019 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    I adore your pretty rag wreath–such a beautiful way to use fabric scraps! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

    January 20, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Alice v

    Too pretty and now I have to make one too. Pinning it!

    January 21, 2019 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Judy Neumann

    That is such a sweet and pretty wreath. Thanks for the instructions. It will be fun to make one. I really am enjoying this link party..Happy Tuesday..Judy

    January 22, 2019 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Kerryanne

    Oh this is definitely my kind of shabby Valentine project Amber. The red ticking and muslin combo looks amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this lovely wreath at tonight’s party and pinning too.

    January 24, 2019 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Jen Gregor

    I absolutely love this valentine wreath!! The red ticking and lace is beautiful! You will be the featured post on this weeks Friday at the Fire Station link up!

    January 25, 2019 at 2:00 am
  • Reply laura

    hi amber, this is a feature on my rebranded site, everyday edits (formerly
    This is so cute! hope you get this comment- so manythings to update with my new site! laura

    January 27, 2019 at 9:13 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much!

      January 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Cathy Kennedy

    I’m visiting from Inspire Me Monday. Your heart rag wreath is lovely and inspires me to make one. I probably won’t get around to it this year but I’m going to save a link back to yours for a future DIY project. Have a blessed day!

    January 28, 2019 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, this heart wreath is SO CUTE! I love it! I’ll be featuring you this week as part of Thursday Favorite Things! Angelina @ Petite Haus

    January 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Sam - Raggedy Bits

    My favourite combo!! Ticking, Lace and Music Sheets! Such a beautiful wreath Amber! Gosh I would leave this up all year round!

    January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Leanna

    Your wreath is beautiful. I love your fabric choices, the music sheets, the lace. It’s just gorgeous.

    January 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    I love your rag heart wreath. Congratulations, you are my feature choice on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you stop by.

    January 21, 2020 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    January 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    One of my favorites from the Pinterest Challenge. I have to make this, pinned for later! So happy that you’re being featured at Charming Homes and Gardens this Wednesday Amber, Thank you for sharing.

    February 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Rachel Harper

    This is so cute. I love using ticking fabrics in my projects. Thanks for sharing with us at Charming HOmes & Gardens Link Party and look for your feature on Wednesday.

    February 2, 2021 at 8:54 am
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