Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Greenery Valentine's Wreath


So during my round up of my fave Valentine's Day wreaths on that there internet, this one was by far the most adorable, and I knew I had to re-create it!


The problem with Pinterest is that sometimes photos Pinned only lead to Tumbler, or just a jpeg photo, with no blog in sight.
Well, I think it is from this blog, but I can't find it. And it's in Swedish.

But, luckily, this one appeared pretty straight forward.
This one was made from a wire coat hanger, but luckily, the amazeballs store that is Hobby Lobby, actually had wire wreath frames in the shape of a heart! Score.
I scoured their greenery garland section for one that looked similar to these small olive branch leaf-looking greens. And success. Another score!
Finally, I got some green floral wire and floral tape (couldn't decide which would work better) to attach the branches to the wreath frame.
I had embroidery thread, ribbon, and red felt at home, so I was all set!  I think the photo might have used a wooden heart, instead of felt, and I bet you could find that in the wood painting section of the craft store, and paint one red. Easy Peasy.




So, clip off long lengths of the garland, and attach around the wreath with floral tape. I should have tried thin wire, possibly, instead. Floral tape is weird! Have you guys used it before? It isn't sticky at first, until you stretch it out and start to wrap it around, so it was a bit tricky to get used to, at first. But it did end up working.






This wreath frame had three layers, so after I made one full heart, I went back in and filled in the bare spots with more of the garland, on the other wires.






Next, cut a heart from felt, hole punch a hole in the top-center, and tie with embroidery thread at the top of the wreath, making sure the length of the thread allows the heart to end up where you like it, in the middle of the wreath.






Hot glue to stay in place.
Tie another ribbon, or strip of burlap, around the top, as well, to hang your wreath!



 And voila! Adorable and festive!
A bit of springtime color in these winter months! (syke, we're in California...it's never winter. Ha! Sorry. Don't hate and disown me.)

Enjoy! <3






10 comments:

  1. I love the greenery with the red. Beautiful! Thanks for linking it up this morning. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kara!! :)
      (Sorry I commented, instead of linking up, at first, like a dummy!)

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  2. This is adorable! I may have to make one for myself:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ginnie!
      I hope you do!! :)

      You could wrap greenery around any heart shape form - wire, foam, etc.
      And I think it is subtle enough to be left up for a leisurely winter/February decoration, since it isn't all pink, white, and red, hehe.

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  3. This wreath is so beautiful! It's the perfect time to bring fresh greenery into the house to welcome springtime soon!

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    1. Thank you so much! Ugh, this would be to die for with real greenery from the yard, too!
      I do love that it adds some springtime color in the house!
      Glad you stopped by :)

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  4. This craft looks easy even for me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hehe, it was! I hope you try it sometime :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love garlands and love that you made one for Valentine's Day.

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    1. Thanks Mary :)
      I usually only decorate for Fall and Christmas, but this was fun to make, and so cute.

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