Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine Wreath

Once I saw the marvelous yarn wreath from Anthropologie at Christmas I knew I wanted to give it a try.  
Although many bloggers gave this a try at Christmas time I had already made my tulle wreath and had so many other projects to complete at that time. But this wreath was always in the back of my mind and I couldn't wait to make one.
I started by making a bagful of pompoms.  These were made with yarn that my mom had given me so there wasn't any cost here.
I purchased a wreath at the Dollar Tree.  Once the pompoms were completed I began hot glueing them around the wreath.
The completed wreath.  I decided to make the bottom a bit fuller than the top.  Not sure if I really like it this way.  I may change it but for now this is how it turned out.
The great thing about this wreath is the versatility.  I embellish it in many different ways for the seasons.  
Here I added a snowflake I bought on clearance after Christmas for fifty cents.
This would look great hanging with a silver ribbon.
Or you can add a star.  I already had this in my stash.  Again it would be perfect paired with a silver ribbon.
I decided to go with a Valentine theme for now since it is right around the corner.  
This chalkboard heart was in my stash.  I painted the edges red and use a paint pen to write Happy Valentine.
It was small in scale compared to the wreath so I decided to add crepe paper around the edge.
I simply gathered it and hot glued it to the back of the heart.
To give a bit more pop I glittered the edge of the crepe paper.
Can't go wrong with a little glitter.

A red sheer ribbon from my ribbon stash was added.
To make the wreath even easier to change for different seasons or holidays, I simply looped the heart through the ribbon before I tied it.
Decided the bow looked better near the wreath instead of the wreath hanger.
Here it is hanging on our door.

The wreath is so simple and fun. The ribbon and embellishment can easily be changed for any season.  For Spring or Easter you could add a bunny or egg to embellish with a springy ribbon.  A shamrock for St. Patrick's Day.  I hope you try making one.  I would love to know if you do.   I had most of the supplies.  I only purchased the wreath form and snowflake.  The total cost was $1.50.  The only thing better would be free.

I'll be linking up to these great parties.


Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a beautiful wreath, Ruth! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

Brandi said...

I love the pom-poms! Such a pretty wreath.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this creative post at Simple & Sweet Fridays! Beautiful Wreath!


Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Oh this is really sweet! What a great way to add some Valentine's Day Flair to your home :)

florist online said...

The valentine wreathe is great to have a look at. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos.

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