The Herban Corner – Make a Romantic Valentine’s Day Rose Wreath

The Herban Corner  – Make a Romantic Valentine’s Day Rose Wreath
By Kim Tilley

This is an extremely elegant and easy idea, but not always the cheapest! Silk flowers can cost a lot, so it’s best to get them on a clearance sale or perhaps dry some real roses.

You will need:


  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Artificial roses or dried roses

  • Heart shaped styrofoam base

  • Red spray paint (or paint to match the color of your roses


1. Spray paint the styofoam base in a color close to that of your roses. Let dry. This step keeps any white styrofoam from showing through on the finished wreath.

2. Take off any stems from the roses, you want them to be as smooth on the bottom as possible without falling apart (keep the calyx on, the green “x” shaped part of the stem underneath the flower that holds the petals on). If using rose buds, just make sure there are no stems attached to the buds.

3. Hot glue the flowers, face up, onto the wreath, completely covering it.

4. Hang, using wire twisted at the back, or a pretty ribbon. Enjoy!

Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart, is the mother of three active boys and the founding editor of . Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at home with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!