Today I'm linking up with Christina for her "Twenty Below Thursdays" where she displays projects all made under $20! My kind of crafts!
I have never really decorated for Valentine's Day, but I'm on the "wreath for every holiday" kick so I thought I'd make a heart shaped wreath.
Here's the finished product!
And here is what I started out with:
First I wrapped the straighter parts of the heart in the ribbon, putting a line of hot glue on the back of the wreath. I just did the back so that the front wasn't lumpy. The ribbon is plastic on one side and velvet on the other, so its a really rich red that the photo doesn't do it justice!
Here's where I stopped.
I stared at it for a couple minutes deciding how to cover the awkward spots without it looking too patchy. When I couldn't figure anything out, I just started cutting, piecing together and gluing. Luckily it turned out great.
Then I made some rosettes, complete with a pearl in the center and hot glued them on. I also pinned a small piece of white grosgrain on the back as a holder. And when I hung it, the rosettes were so heavy, it leans! Oh well, the lean is growing on me!
I love the romantic elegant look it gives. And it was quick to make, and cheap!
I had the ribbon and grey fabric on hand already. The ribbon is probably older than me, it was my mom's and lived in her Christmas decoration bins until I took it. Then it lived in mine for a few years. And I still have four more rolls! I bought the heart foam wreath at Hobby Lobby (with a coupon) for about $3, which was my only expense.
Hope everyone (single and not single) has a Happy Valentine's Day (in about 10 days) with the ones they love!