I really love that special time of the year when Winter transitions into Spring.  When the days get a little longer and the first buds start appearing. It makes my heart do a happy dance. So to celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and this month’s IBC Challenge, we made this gorgeous Spring heart wreath with resin detail.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy #ValentinesDay

All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

The heart shaped wreath is a great way to add something unique to your decor.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

And right in the middle is a translucent resin heart, with a message to remind you just how much “You Are Loved”. It also forms the core of this month’s IBC “I Love Resin” challenge.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath # ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

What’s The IBC All About

The IBC, or International Blogger’s Club, is a group of bloggers from all over the world who challenge each other to make something using a common theme.  Our last challenge was “Christmas” and we shared a tutorial to make these interchangeable art bottle lights. You’ll find all my friend’s “I Love Resin” crafts at the bottom of this tutorial and they’re stunning. So don’t miss out.

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What you need for the Spring Heart Wreath

This Spring heart wreath consists of three heart layers:

  • A small resin heart that captures the light
  • A rusty cardboard heart for contrast and texture
  • And finally, a gorgeous fresh cut ivy heart to frame everything and celebrate the arrival of Spring and the promises she holds. If you prefer to use faux ivy, feel free to do so.

For the heart layers you’ll need the following:

Small Resin Heart

  • Alcohol ink (green)
  • Twine
  • Aluminum foil or wax paper
  • Pretty charm (optional)
  • 2-minute cure resin and UV light

I love using this stuff to make miniature water features. It sets in minutes and dries crystal clear.

To make the resin heart you need 2-minute resin, a UV light and some tin foil.

Medium Rusty Cardboard Heart

  • Thick cardstock
  • Heart template (free to download)
  • Coarse Spice
  • Mod Podge/Clear craft glue
  • Brown and orange craft paint
  • Reindeer moss
  • Paintbrush

Large Ivy Frame Heart

  • Ivy (real or faux)
  • Hammer and a bucket of water
  • Sturdy florist wire

How to make a Spring Heart Wreath

We’ll start with the littlest heart at the center of this easy wreath. The 2-minute resin heart.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

Small Resin Heart

Protect your work surface with either aluminium foil or wax paper (shiny side facing you). Uncap the 2-minute resin and draw a heart shape as shown below.

Draw a heart shape on the tin foil with the 2-minute resin. Fill in the with more resin

Add a few drops of green alcohol ink and use the UV light to cure the resin. This awesome stuff cures in sunlight too but it takes a bit longer and I have no patience 😉

Add green alcohol ink on top of the resin heart

If you are sensitive to smells, work in a well-ventilated area as the 2-minute resin gives off quite a strong odor while it cures. Once it cures you can peel it off the aluminum foil.

Once the 2-minute resin cures, you can peel it off the aluminium foil

I added a small “You are Loved” charm on the resin heart once it cured.

Add a charm to the resin heart

The stuff sets rock hard so you’ll need a drill to make two small holes for the charm and a third to hang the resin heart. 

Drill a small hole at the top of the heart and thread some twine through

Medium Rusty Heart

The rusty middle heart is made from thick card stock that’s been painted brown. You can download the template here. To add a little rustification 😉 and texture I used the same spicey technique we shared when we made the window frames for our cracked up planter. It’s really easy to do. Simply apply a liberal amount of mod podge and then sprinkled on a little lots of coarse spice 😉

Add a layer of mod podge on the painted heart and sprinkle with coarse spice

Once the mod podge dries apply another layer of brown paint …..

Paint another layer over the coarse spice.

….. and splatter on some watered-down orange paint flecks using a toothbrush.

Using an old toothbrush splatter some orange on the cardboard heart

Glue on some moss in the corners and edges and tie the smaller resin heart to the rusty cardboard heart with twine.

Glue some moss to the top and bottom of the cardboard heart
Hang the resin heart from the cardboard heart

Ivy Heart Frame

The last layer finishes the Spring heart wreath off and frames all the contrasting textures and colors in greenery. Cut a piece of florist wire and form it into a heart shape.

Make a heart shape with the wire

Glue the top of the wire heart to the back of the rusty cardboard heart. Re-enforce the tops of the heart shape with extra florist wire. And finally, wrap some fresh or faux ivy around the wire heart frame.

Prep the ivy and add it around the heart

How to make fresh cut ivy last longer

Cut long strands of older ivy vines (with woody stems) that have grown up in the trunks of trees or over walls. Trim off some of the leaves close to the cut. Lay the woody cut ends of the ivy on a flat surface and use a hammer to gently squish the ends. Squishing the stems makes it easier for the ivy to absorb more water.

Prep the ivy by hammering the ends and place in a bucket of water over night .

Place the ivy in a bucket of cool water add an aspirin. Aspirin is a great anti-transparent and blocks the little pores or stomata in the leaves which helps keep the moisture inside. Leave overnight in a cool spot before using it in your heart wreath. Hang the romantic Spring heart wreath on your wall or front door. 

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath # ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

It would also be perfect for a casual wedding or garden party. Or make a few and hang them from the backs of chairs.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath # ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

All those contrasting textures kinda remind me of the woven twig heart we made a while back.

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

Isn’t that resin heart so delicately pretty?

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

The Spring heart wreath is just another resin to celebrate Valentine’s Day IMHO. Sorry I couldn’t resist 😉

Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy
Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy
Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

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Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

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Celebrate the arrival of the most beautiful season of all and make this gorgeous Spring heart wreath. All that luscious greenery promises that the cold, miserable days of winter are almost over and that Spring is on her way, bursting with life and new growth. #SpringWreath #HeartWreath #ACraftyMix #DIYWreath #FreshIvy

And don’t forget to go have a looksee at the other awesome resin ideas the rest of the girls in the Int’l Bloggers Club came up with.

IBC - Int'l Bloggers Club January 2021 -  I love resin challenge
  1. Another Unique Creation by Anita. IMHO, nothing captures a sunset scene quite like resin can.
  2. Marie from Interior Frugalista shares a super easy tutorial to make resin coasters and you can customize them in so many different ways too.  
  3. Celebrating Spring with a resin heart wreath created by yours truly 😉
  4. Meegan made these super clever resin tags. What a great way to show someone what’s inside all those containers.
  5. And Sam from Raggedy Bits tried her hand at doing an acrylic resin pour on a scrap piece of wood.

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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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