A love of rubber ducks began for my family a few years ago when my daughter was a young toddler. She absolutely loved ducks, so I started buying her new ducks whenever I saw one in the baby department at the store. At one point I order a bunch of ducks offline. However, when the package arrived, I discovered that these particular ducks were not safe or recommended for young children. After much thought and consideration, I decided to use the unsafe ducks as craft materials so that I could safely display the rubber ducks out of reach of my daughter but within sight for her to enjoy.
I started by making a Halloween duck-oration wreath and then created a Thanksgiving duck-oration wreath followed by a Christmas duck-oration wreath. I am also a bit obsessed with making wreaths for all the other holidays and seasons of the year. Most recently I purchased some Valentine’s Day rubber ducks from Amazon so that I could create a wreath to display in my home from the end of January through the middle of February.
If you too love rubber ducks, here are my simple instructions for making a Valentine’s Day duck-oration wreath.
- Wrap the clear tape around the wire wreath.
- Use the needle and thread to sew the rubber ducks securely onto the wreath. Sew the ducks on with two or more stitches for maximum stability.
- Wrap the garland around the wreath. Weave the garland around the ducks.
- Use the hot glue to secure the garland as necessary on the back of the wreath.
- Display the Valentine’s Day duck-oration wreath.
How to Make a Valentine’s Day Duck-oration Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Valentine’s Day Ducks and Wire Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Wrapping the Wire Wreath with Clear Tape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Attaching the Valentine’s Day Ducks to the Wire Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Large Valentine’s Day Ducks on Wire Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Large and Small Valentine’s Day Ducks on Wire Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Wrapping the Garland Around the Valentine’s Day Duck-oration Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Garland to the Valentine’s Day Duck-oration Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson
Valentine’s Day Duck-oration Wreath © 2017 Heather Johnson