Jan 16, 2013

Valentine Wreath

In my last post, I showed you the first thing people will see when they come in the door.  Today, I thought I'd share with you what people will see when they walk up to the front door.


It makes me smile every time I see it!  It's not quite as easy as the the other Valentine wreath I shared with you, so pop in a movie, grab your glue gun, and get comfy.

You will need:
1 heart-shaped wreath form (mine was stiff styrofoam)
yarn in whatever color you prefer
white felt or fabric
1/4 inch dowel rod
craft wooden heart
red or pink acrylic paint
ribbon for hanging
glue gun and glue sticks


Begin by tying the end of the yarn to the wreath.  I just used a simple knot.


Wrap the yarn tightly all the way around the wreath form.  It does get tricky at the top and bottom of the heart.  Just keep overlapping the yarn until everything is covered.  When finished, run some glue over the back of the wreath to keep the yarn from shifting.



Paint the wooden heart red or pink.  It will be the tip of the arrow.  When dry, glue the heart to the end of the dowel rod.

Decided how long you'd like your arrow to be, and cut it to size.  Glue the arrow to the back of the wreath so it looks as though it is piercing the heart.

There are a few different ways to make the banner.  If you are using felt, you can simply cut the banner to size.  Print the word "love" out, center the felt over the letters, and trace them with a permanent marker.

I decided to use some muslin scraps I already had, so I cut the fabric and allowed enough room to fold over and sew the edges.  I traced the letters onto the banner as described above.  I had to use some cardstock to stiffen the pointed ends of the banner, but it worked out in the end.  Felt probably would've been easier.

Once you've finished the banner, glue it to the wreath.  Add a ribbon for hanging.



I cannot take any credit for the design of the wreath.  It's one I found on pinterest, and the blog has been removed from the internet.  You can still find the original directions from a guest post at Tatertots and Jello.

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5 comments:

  1. This looks great, I love the "love" banner!

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  2. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your wreath in my Valentine's Day round up today. It's beautiful!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie! I grabbed your button. :)

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  3. I love this! My favorite part is the banner...so fun!
    Kelly

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  4. Love this wreath! Cute and festive without too much glitter and sass ;)

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