Beautiful Love Heart Paper Wreath for Valentine’s Day
Make a beautiful Valentine’s Day paper wreath for the one you love with this free layered heart SVG.
When I was choosing the papers for the Valentine’s Truck SVG that was released a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised at the amount of pink and red shades of card that I have managed to collect over the years.
I wanted to make a project to show off some of those lovely colours and thought – what better way than with LOTS of love hearts for Valentine’s Day?
This gorgeous wreath SVG features lots of different sized hearts… in the shape of a heart! There is so much love in this design!
It’s not a traditional wreath to be hung outside as it’s made from cardstock so it isn’t weather-resistant.
It was designed to go in a shadow box frame, but if you’d prefer to hang it then you could add a couple of holes to the bottom layer to thread some twine or ribbon through which you could then use to turn this into a hanging wreath.
See how to stick all the layers together (and the order they go in!) in this tutorial.
Video tutorial for Valentines Wreath SVG
Watch the video below to see how to make this craft project for Valentine’s Day. Keep scrolling for a written tutorial.
Layered Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath shadow box materials
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.
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- Cricut machine
- Light blue Cricut cutting mat
- Coloured Card (I use 160-240gsm weight of card)
- Patterned paper for the background
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Needle Tip Applicator Bottle
- 3D foam pads
- Square shadow box
Layered Valentine’s Day wreath SVG assembly instructions
Here’s how to make your very own Valentine’s Day paper wreath using a Cricut machine!
Step 1) Download the free file & unzip the downloaded folder
Download the Free Cutting File
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Before you upload the SVG to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.
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Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space
Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the file called SVG_Heart_Wreath_CraftWithSarah.svg
Make sure you upload the file which starts SVG_ in the filename!!
This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:
After uploading, the heart wreath design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on it and then press “Add to Canvas” to put it onto your Project.
Click the wreath on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make it the size that you want to cut it.
I made mine 7.5 inches wide to fit inside my shadow box frame. I definitely wouldn’t recommend going much smaller than about 5.5 inches in width as otherwise the thin edges around some of the hearts will become quite delicate and may be difficult to get off the mat without them tearing.
When you’re happy with the size of the heart wreath SVG in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.
Step 3) Stick the layered heart wreath together
Use 3D foam pads and glue to stick the layers together.
Use this guide to see the order to stick the layers together in. A high quality printable version of this assembly guide is included in the folder when you download this SVG.
My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.
It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!
To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.
The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up this heart wreath.
The foam pads that I use are from “Dot & Dab”, but any foam squares will work. If yours are big then you may need to cut them smaller with scissors to fit inside the smaller hearts.
When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.
After sticking all the pieces of card together, you’ll have a wonderful layered heart wreath all ready to go in a frame, on a greetings card, or even stuck straight to the wall with some blu-tack or propped up on a shelf.
Step 4) Frame your layered heart papercraft project
The final step is to frame your Valentine’s Day heart!
I layered together a pretty piece of heart patterned scrapbook paper from my craft stash with squares of holographic gold, deep red and linen-effect card.
And here is the finished result…
I hope that you enjoy this free layered Valentines Day heart SVG!
Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files