I have made this wreath before, mine is all red and white. It is cute no matter what color you make it.
Eileen who I am on a Christmas list with made this in a circle shape and this is how it looks.
Wire Mesh Heart
Create a mesh heart filled with potpourri! By: Today's Creative Home Arts
Perfect as a wall hanging or as a gift, make a three-dimensional mesh heart to fill with dried rosebuds, petals, or fragrant potpourri.
Choose ribbon and filling to match any décor. Use our checked ribbon example for a more country look, or use velvet for a more elegant flare or charming gingham for a child’s room.
You will need
• Hardware cloth — a 12-inch by 14-inch piece• 1-inch woven ribbon — about 4 yards• Wire, fine gauge — a few feet• Dried rosebuds and petals or potpourri• Other embellishments, such as flowers, greens or other ribbons• Wire cutter• Long-nosed pliers• Leather gloves
Tips - Use a 1-inch cloth woven ribbon, as a satin one may catch on the wire and snag. The base of this project is hardware cloth. The 1/2- and 1/4-inch mesh works best.
STEP 1: Cut shape. Make and cut out a heart-shaped pattern measuring about 7 inches wide by about 7 inches high. Place the pattern on the hardware cloth. Make sure that the heart-shaped pattern is centered so that a vertical wire is at the center and trace two heart shapes on hardware cloth using a wide felt-tipped pen. Cut both heart shapes from the hardware cloth using wire cutters. Also cut two rectangular shapes, 2 inches by 12 inches, leaving one long side on each with the wires extending. The other long side should be smooth. Place the narrow ends of rectangles together and wire one set of ends together. Separate the other ends. Near the wired part, hold the side pieces upright and wrap each side around a cup, creating a gentle curve to start the heart shape of the side pieces of the “box.” (See image 2).
STEP 2: Wrap the wire. Place one of the heart shapes on top of the side pieces, with smooth edges of rectangular pieces facing up. Work the shapes together. Start wrapping the edges with wire from the top center of the heart shape. Secure the beginning of the wire well. Wrap the other side of the heart with wire in the same manner. At the heart bottom or point, cut any excess hardware cloth from the side pieces. Wrap the wire along the point from heart-shaped piece to the back side of the “box.” Next, wrap with the ribbon starting at top center of heart shape and leaving about 10 to 12 inches of extra ribbon. The goal is to cover the edges of the heart, but it does not need to be smooth and even. Wrap to the point and leave the extra ribbon. Do the same on the other side.
STEP 3: Add filling and embellish. Turn the “box” over and add rosebuds and petals or potpourri. Place the remaining heart-shaped wire piece on top, working it into place. Turn the protruding wires around the heart-shaped wire piece with pliers to secure. Tie the top ribbons forming a loop for hanging. Embellish as desired with dried flower blossoms or greens such as ivy, at the top of the heart or by hanging more ribbons or other elements such as beads, at the bottom of the heart. (See image 3).
This is made using vintage Valentine Card Images on a wire form. This picture is from: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/hd333/?pkey=k28-7048481&catalogId=28&sku=7048481 where you can buy it if you would rather not make it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This darling wreath has a tutorial to make it at Mintage Home Blog
These are totally darling hearts.
You can find them at Helby's Hatch along with a tutorial on how to make them.