Hit or Miss Valentine’s Day Wreath

by Alli

I haven’t done a hit or miss lately, so I thought I would kick things off with this Hit or Miss Valentine’s Day Wreath.

I don’t usually decorate very much for Valentine’s Day.  If my husband and I will be home that day, I make a special meal complete with a romantic tablescape.  You can find my special Valentine’s Day menus, complete with recipes here, here and here.

A few days ago I was in Hobby Lobby and saw some little pom poms and I decided I would make a Be My Valentine Wreath for the front door.  I’ve seen wreaths made from poms lots of times, but I’ve never made one.

I also saw the cutest little sign that said “kisses – 25 cents.”  I grabbed it and then quickly put it back (do you ever do that?) on the shelf because I had a sudden, twisted thought cross my mind of the UPS or FedEx man seeing that sign and greeting me with a great big kiss. Back on the shelf it went.

I did grab a little Valentine heart and some ribbon.  As soon as I returned home I plugged in the hot glue gun and went to work.  I didn’t even burn myself this time.  It’s a miracle!

Hit or Miss Valentine's Day Pom Pom Wreath

I bought red, white and pink poms.  I didn’t want just red and white because it would look like I forgot to take my Christmas wreath down.  I didn’t want pink and white because it would look like a baby girl announcement wreath and I didn’t want to cause a 10 car pileup in front of my house.  So I decided to combine the three colors.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine's Day Wreath

I noticed that the red poms were not as large as the white or pink so I created a pattern.  Before long, that pattern was all mixed up and had gone off the deep end.

Was it a hit or miss?

When I first began hot gluing the poms onto the styrofoam wreath, I thought it was going to be a hot mess.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine Day's Wreath

I have mixed feelings about the finished project.  Everyone that has seen it said they liked it. I’m not 100% pleased with it, but that could just be that perfection thing I have to deal with trying to rear it’s ugly head.

Looking back I wish I had used a different placement pattern or maybe used all pink or all white. My daughter wants me to make her one and I think I’m going to use all pink on hers.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine's Day

What do you think?  Should I go all white or all pink on the next one?

Valentine's Day Wreath



Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods January 14, 2015 - 7:39 am

Super cute! Definitely a hit!

For a minute there I thought you spend your day making all the pom poms {that takes FORever}! I love that you used store bought ones.

~ Ashley

Alli January 14, 2015 - 7:56 am

Thanks, Ashley. I thought about making my own (they are so pretty) but you are right, that would have taken all day long. 🙂

Mary January 14, 2015 - 7:56 am

You are so funny! I vote it is a hit. It looks lovely. You are probably looking at it with a critical eye. I just see cute. Thanks for sharing

Alli January 14, 2015 - 8:01 am

Yeah, I guess I do have a critical eye when it comes to something I make. I’m much better at tablescapes than crafts. The red is sorta weird to me. 🙂

Shirley Wood January 14, 2015 - 8:06 am

It’s really pretty and screams Valentines! You are being too critical of yourself. Come back and update with pictures of the one you make for your daughter! I want to see!

Alli January 14, 2015 - 8:07 am

I will, Shirley! I promise.

Jennifer Wolfe January 14, 2015 - 8:49 am

This is really cute! I like the multi colors, and I like it when things get a little off pattern! Sounds like your daughter has a fun project to look forward to!

Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) January 14, 2015 - 8:55 am

I’d say that is a HIT. I love it, its very cute. I need to break out my craft supplies! I love to create and haven’t been doing that near as much as I’d like!

Tracy K. January 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

Adorable! I might try doing an Easter version of this wreath. The pom poms remind me of bunny tails!

Alli January 14, 2015 - 9:17 am

Tracy, I thought the same thing about the bunny tails! Glad I’m not alone on that one. Easter would be really cute and the poms come in so many different colors.

Jenn @ The Art of Better January 14, 2015 - 9:11 am

this is a hit!! I love the color combination just the way it is. I’m putting this on the to-do list for my 12y/o and me to do this weekend. BTW- you had me laughing out loud at the kisses sign. I do stuff like that all the time so I totally get it. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

shauna January 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

this is adorable!

Missy January 14, 2015 - 9:16 am

this is so adorable and festive!

Nelle Creations January 14, 2015 - 10:21 am

Super cute!!!

Tiffany January 14, 2015 - 10:59 am

I think this is sooo cute! Great job! Pinned!

Rebekah January 14, 2015 - 11:01 am

I’ll take it off your hands and put it on my door. 🙂

aimee fauci January 14, 2015 - 12:14 pm

These are the simple things I can never come up with myself. Love this. So creative and cute !

Louida January 14, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Very cute! I consider this a hit! My girls would love to make this.

Tiffany January 14, 2015 - 12:33 pm

How Cute! I loe decorating for each holiday and this is a really easy way to add a bit of love to my door…

Kristen from The Road to Domestication January 14, 2015 - 1:24 pm

It’s so pretty and fluffy! But yes, I think you should do a white one, too! It would be pretty for Christmas!

Shaney Vijendranath January 14, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Definitely a hit! I absolutely love it. It’s a great DIY to get the kids involved.

Ashley January 14, 2015 - 3:44 pm

This is so adorable! I wish I was the least bit crafty so I could make some home decorations instead of spending so much money to buy everything premade!

Janelle January 14, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Aw, this is FABULOUS!!! Listen, I must honestly share that I am officially addicited to your blog and the things you share. Decorations is always a fun thing to do! For me, it’s like therapy LOL..

Thanks again for sharing lovely stuff.


Cindy Trobaugh January 14, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Thanks for the laugh! Love Your humor about the ups/fedex and yes I have grab and put back more then once. I think it turned out Beautiful. The other day I was working with hot glue and a thick fuzzy yarn,and hot mess it was! Smiles.Cindy

Sally January 14, 2015 - 7:46 pm

What a lovely Valentines Day idea. Looks easy enough for the kids to help out and make too!

Kathleen January 14, 2015 - 8:01 pm

It’s a hit! Love it. Definitely could do for other holidays in other colors. Great idea.

Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes January 14, 2015 - 9:06 pm

It is definitely cute. I would never be able to make this.

Jeanae January 14, 2015 - 11:33 pm

I am SO not crafty, but I thankfully have friends who are. This post has given great ideas for decorating the classroom.

Crystal January 14, 2015 - 11:55 pm

It’s a HIT! It’s super cute!!

Lauren January 15, 2015 - 1:59 am

that wreath is so adorable! I need to make a fun vday wreath for my door!

Giveaways 4 Mom January 15, 2015 - 8:27 am

This turned out so good. I love the idea.

Alli January 15, 2015 - 9:53 am

Thanks. It didn’t take long and was inexpensive.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai January 15, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I love the ribbon and the added wood heart decor. I agree… a winter white one for fluffy snow would be super cute. :

Life With Lorelai

Julie January 16, 2015 - 7:53 am

I love how you share your thought process with the colour choice! I can see exactly what you mean, I love the three colours together and with the dangling heart in the middle there can be no doubting it is a valentines wreath! (a lovely baby announcement idea though!)

Jamie January 16, 2015 - 3:38 pm

How adorable – and looks really easy to make. I love it!! #HomeMattersParty

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai January 16, 2015 - 9:04 pm

I’m loving this even more the second time around. thanks so much for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls WW. 🙂

Life With Lorelai

Heather Grow January 16, 2015 - 11:09 pm

I love the mixed colors and I like the irregular pattern. I don’t think you should do all white, too snowy. The all pink sounds cute.

Christie January 19, 2015 - 10:56 am

I love this Valentine’s wreath! I would love it if you would stop by and share tonight at 10pm at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!

Alli January 19, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Thanks, Christie. I will!

Beverly January 19, 2015 - 5:16 pm

I think it’s a hit. I love the use of three colors. It’s bold and soft at the same time. I’m laughing over your thoughts about using the kisses for .25 sign.

Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House January 19, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Super cute Valentine’s wreath! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you’ll party with us again this Friday.

Jamie January 20, 2015 - 7:43 pm

How cute and it looks easy to make, too!! #SCBH2015

Erlene January 24, 2015 - 2:41 am

Your wreath turned out so cute. I’ve been wanting to make a pom pom wreath and it’s on my very long list of projects 🙂

Lauren @ Mom Home Guide January 27, 2015 - 1:42 pm

I love your pom pom wreath! I was going to stop making pom pom wreaths (I made two for Christmas), but now I think I have to make a Valentine’s Day pom pom wreath!

Alli January 28, 2015 - 6:10 am

Thanks, Lauren! It was my first. Do you make your pom poms as well? (I obviously did not) I’ve seen so many beautiful wreaths with homemade pom poms. I was just too lazy. 🙂


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