Cars and Ribbons

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Wreath

I enjoy making new wreaths and wanted something for Valentine's. After being inspired by the many Valentine's wreaths that I've seen, I came up with my own design. You just need a wreath, gray yarn, felt, gemstones, and hot glue. You probably already have most of these things at home.

Foam wreaths can be a little expensive. My friend Janelle gave me the best tip ever about foam wreaths. Go to Home Depot, buy the foam tubing for less than $1 and you can make any size wreath you want. Genius!!!! I cut the tube in half and that makes a really nice size wreath. That also means that each tube can make 2 wreaths!!!

To help create the circle, you can stick a wire hanger in the tube and then bend. However, I don't use hangers and still am able to make a nice circle. Just tape the ends together.

Now get a skein of gray yarn and tightly wrap it around the entire wreath. This does take some time so I caught up on my DVR shows while wrapping the wreath. Hot glue the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath.

I decided to add 3 felt flowers to the wreath in different colors: pink, white, and red. Actually, after I got the yarn wrapped, I just couldn't decide what I wanted to add to it. After trying different things, I finally decided on the flowers. Plus, I didn't have to go buy anything new for it.
I first learned how to make felt flowers from my friend Samantha's blog, Crafty Texas Girls. I've made them into pins and hair accesories and knew they would look perfect on the wreath. I made just a slight variation on these flowers and used 4 circles per flower. I just traced around a jar that was the size I wanted.

The circles don't have to be exactly perfect because you will fold them and won't notice the unevenness.

Fold each circle in half, then fold in half again. I like to add a dab of hot glue just inside the point to keep the 'petals' closed.

Glue the four petals on the wreath, making sure all the points were in the center of the flower. I added a red gemstone to the middle of each flower.

Cut a small piece of ribbon or yarn and glue to the back of the wreath to hang the wreath.

Hang the wreath and admire your work!

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  1. Really great and super cute! I love it! You are doing a great job on the blog.

  2. What a fantastic wreath. I love the texture of the yarn mixed with the flowers.
    :) Samantha

  3. Very cute Desiree. The picture is not showing on the linky list to the newbie party. Please re add it and also add my LINK or button to the post. Thanks

  4. Simple, fun, ADORABLE! Thank you so much for linking up with the Cowgirl up! Linky party. We love looking through each post. We hope you'll link up with us again next week!

  5. What a cute wreath. (It would also be great for Spring.) Newest follower.


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