Yarn Wrapped Heart & Craft Stick Sign for Valentine’s Day

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Using just a few crafting supplies, you can make this Yarn Wrapped Heart, which you can then turn into a piece of Valentine’s Day decor by mounting it on a wooden sign construction from craft sticks! Kids and adults alike will love this Valentine’s craft!

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A square wooden sign made with craft sticks, with a red and pink yarn-wrapped heart mounted on the front. A pale pink wooden heart is in the background, and additional wooden hearts surround, for decor. The text overlay says "Valentine's Day Craft! Yarn Heart Sign". Similar craft images are featured throughout from various angles, and with different text overlays, unless otherwise described.

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Yarn Wrapped Heart

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

There are two parts to this craft – the yarn wrapped heart, and the craft stick sign to display the heart.

Both parts are pretty straightforward to do, and while I think this craft idea is more suited to teens and adults, I think tweens and slightly younger children could have a go, (but maybe with a little help).

I made some yarn-wrapped letters for Halloween many years ago, and it was such a fun task!

The same method of wrapping yarn around a shape is used here – the shape being a simple heart cut from cardboard.

You can wrap the heart with any color you like – we stuck to red and pink for Valentine’s Day, but purple and black would look awesome for anti-Valentine’s Day decor!

Read on for the materials and tools list and how to make this pretty heart sign…

Handmade Valentine's Day Sign with Yarn-Wrapped Heart
Craft supplies for Yarn Wrapped Heart as described in the section Materials & Tools used in this craft.

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

For your convenience, I’ve linked [some of] the materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below. The quantities are on the craft tutorial card at the end of this post.


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Cheap Craft Supplies

This can be a budget-friendly craft using supplies you may already have or that can be purchased cheaply in stores:

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies.

To the rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store out there – sorry! But please do hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

Yarn Heart Craft Stick Sign

How Do I Make A Yarn Wrapped Heart Sign?

The printable tutorial card with the full supplies list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1 – Assemble Wooden Sign: To create the wooden sign, line up seven craft sticks on your work surface. Attach a craft stick to the top and bottom with a glue gun and glue sticks.

TIP! You can use liquid craft glue if you prefer for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

Step 2 – Paint Sign: Basecoat the sign with watered-down dark brown paint.

Paint quickly and then remove the excess paint with a paper towel. This will give the craft sticks a stained appearance.

TIP! You can also use washable markers, crayons, or even colored pencils to color the jumbo craft sticks if you prefer.

Step 3 – Attach Twine: Measure and cut a 12″/30cm length of natural jute twine with scissors.

Flip the sign over and attach the ends of the twine to the top right and left-hand sides with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Attaching Hanging Loop

Step 4 – Make Cardboard Heart: Download, print, and cut out the heart template.

Trace the heart onto a scrap of corrugated cardboard with a pencil or marker, then carefully cut out the heart with scissors.

Step 5 – Attach Yarn to Heart: Tie the ends of the yarn together in a knot and attach it to the center of the cardboard heart with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Attaching Yarn to Heart

Step 6 – Wrap Heart: Start wrapping both strands of yarn around the cardboard heart in a random fashion.

Continue wrapping and securing every fifth or sixth wrap with a small dot of glue.

Keep on wrapping the yarn around the heart in a haphazard manner until you can no longer see any cardboard.

Tie the two ends of the yarn together in a knot and attach it to the back of the cardboard heart with a glue gun and glue sticks.

TIP! Even though you are wrapping the heart in a random manner, try to keep it even so you don’t end up with a lumpy heart!

Completed Yarn Wrapped Heart

Step 7 – Attach Heart: Use the glue gun and glue sticks to attach the yarn-wrapped heart to the craft stick sign. Press down firmly in the center of the heart to make sure that adheres well.

Attaching Heart to Sign
Adding Ribbon Bow

Step 8 – Add Ribbon Bow: Cut a length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. Cut a notch from the ends of the ribbon tails to prevent fraying. Attach to the top left of the sign with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Ensure all glue has dried before hanging your yarn-wrapped heart sign where desired!

Yarn Wrapped Heart

More Signs to Make

We have more signs for you to craft and hang in your home – check these out next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home for you to try!

Cute Yarn Heart Sign DIY

More Valentine’s Day Crafts To Try:

Printable Yarn Wrapped Heart Si Tutorial Card

To save ink, any demonstration photos on the tutorial card do not print.

Yarn -Wrapped Heart Sign

Yarn -Wrapped Heart Sign

Yield: 1
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate

Using just a few crafting supplies, you can make this Yarn Wrapped Heart, which you can then turn into a piece of Valentine's Day decor!

Materials

  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Red Yarn
  • Pink Yarn
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Pink Gingham Ribbon
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Dark Brown Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Heart Template

Tools

  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Towel
  • Pencil or Marker
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. To create the wooden sign, line up seven craft sticks on your work surface. Attach a craft stick to the top and bottom with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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  2. Basecoat the sign with watered-down dark brown paint. Paint quickly and then remove the excess paint with a paper towel. This will give the craft sticks a stained appearance.

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  3. Measure and cut a 12″/30cm length of natural jute twine with scissors. Flip the sign over and attach the ends of the twine to the top right and left-hand sides with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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  4. Download, print, and cut out the heart template. Trace the heart onto a scrap of corrugated cardboard with a pencil or marker, then carefully cut out the heart with scissors.

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  5. Tie the ends of the yarn together in a knot and attach it to the center of the cardboard heart with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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  6. Start wrapping both strands of yarn around the cardboard heart in a random fashion. Continue wrapping and securing every fifth or sixth wrap with a small dot of glue. Keep on wrapping the yarn around the heart in a haphazard manner until you can no longer see any cardboard. Tie the two ends of the yarn together in a knot and attach it to the back of the cardboard heart with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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  7. Use the glue gun and glue sticks to attach the yarn-wrapped heart to the craft stick sign. Press down firmly in the center of the heart to make sure that adheres well.

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  8. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. Cut a notch from the ends of the ribbon tails to prevent fraying. Attach to the top left of the sign with a glue gun and glue sticks. Ensure all glue has dried before hanging your yarn-wrapped heart sign where desired!

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