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
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.|
|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