Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath

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!

Project cost:

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!


  1. How cute! You have inspired me...

  2. Great job! I really like the flower accents :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!!


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