Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Valentine Craft

Hi peoples!

So I made a crafty thing for Valentine's Day! (it was actually a couple of days after Valentine's day, but who's keeping track?) It's the thought that counts.

And, AND, I took pictures while I did it. *gasp*

I have two doors that are worth hanging wreaths onto at my house and I happened to have zero wreaths for Valentine's day, sooooo I thought I should fix that problem. Well, I fixed one problem. I only made one wreath...which leaves the other door feeling very awkward in its bareness. I'm sure the neighbors don't notice the absence seeing that they still have their outdoor Christmas decorations up....*ahem*...so we're totally good.

So here's what you'll need:

Fake flowers in three different colors ( I bought two bouquets of each at The Dollar Tree)

Ribbon (about 24 in. long depending on how low you want the wreath to hang)

Hot glue gun with extra glue sticks

A sharpie 

Scissors

Utility or X-acto knife

A large piece of cardboard

 
Gather your supplies.

Draw the shape you want your wreath to be on the cardboard. I didn't use a template, but I'm sure you could find one easily online. I'm lazy, so I just freehand-ed it. Cut around the outside edge with your knife and cut out the middle part.

I popped the flowers off of their stems and if you compare the front flower to the back ones, you can see that I trimmed them slightly. They were a whole lot easier to work with after I did that!

After you have cut out your heart (gosh that sounds bad), I mean wreath, glue the ribbon to the back and it should look like this.

Start gluing your flowers to the wreath.  I tried to do an ombre look with my wreath, but you could mix them up if you like. Just keep gluing, just keep gluing, just keep gluing, gluing, gluing. What do we do? We gluuuuue! If you have a certain song stuck in your head, I succeeded :D
So after you remove all the sticky spiderweb-y glue strings off of you and the wreath, here is what you should have if you did exactly what I did! YAY! I'm quite proud of that thing :)

Overall it cost about $6 to make since I already had the cardboard, ribbon, and tools in my stash. How's that for awesome? :)

Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

~Mary

6 comments:

  1. Awe, that's so cute! I love the idea...maybe I'll try my hand at an Easter wreath!

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  2. Thanks, Amy! It was so stinkin' easy, I can't believe I didn't do it sooner! I'd love to see pictures if you do make one :)

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  3. *Psst!* I nominated you for an award. If you want it, that is. ;)
    http://amandadelallo.blogspot.com/2015/02/in-which-i-do-liebster-blog-awardagain.html

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    1. I think you can tell by now that I wanted it :D

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  4. Ohhh that is so beautiful and awesome. WELL DONE. I love DIY crafts. I did little origami roses in a wreath but *facepalm* I didn't make it a love-heart which is kind of a let down for February, right?! hehe.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Thanks, Cait! I live for DIYing. Haha, that's funny :D I'm sure it was still gorgeous even in its non-hearted-ness :) You make lovely paper creations!

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