Jan 21, 2011

Valentine's {Love} Wreath

I finally got my Valentine's wreath done!
It's been a work-in-progress all week.
Why, you ask?
Cuz I've been taking care of my sick children who, by-the-way, are still not better!
So sad :(
I'm starting to get cabin fever.  For real.
Anywho . . .

I wanted to do a yarn wreath because they are so. darn. cute.

I bought a straw wreath at the thrift store a few months ago and kept it for future use, so I pulled it out for this project.
 {That's right - I got it for one dollar!}

I kept the plastic wrapping on the wreath - I thought it would be pretty messy if I took it off.

Then I started wrapping the yarn.  I started by wrapping it around once and tying a knot, like so:

Then I kept cutting long lengths of yarn and wrapping/tying:

I'm not gonna lie, it took FOREVER to wrap the whole wreath!
And it wasn't totally perfect, but I knew I was putting some embellishments on it so it didn't bother me.

For the embellishments, I cut out a heart on some cardstock using my cricut.  Then I traced it onto some burlap:

I cut out the burlap, then, using spray glue, glued the burlap onto the cardstock:

I have a bag full of lace scraps and decided to put those to use.  I hot-glued some lace on the outside of the burlap heart:
{I originally had two hearts of different sizes.  This is the one I didn't use.  Just in case you were wondering why it has different lace than the one I used :) }

It needed a little something more so I decided to back-stitch something onto it.  I used the burlap as my guide and back-stitched "Love" with a little heart.  I love how it turned out!

Using some more lace scraps, I made some lace flowers.
I just held the lace on one end and rolled it up:

Then I hot-glued the end to the roll:

Next I hot-glued a piece of felt on the bottom to keep it from unraveling:

Then I glued my flowers onto my wreath, along with the heart:

So freakin' cute, huh?!

I wanted to hang it by ribbon on my door but couldn't figure out how to do it.  My husband suggested we staple it to the top of the door.  I knew I kept him around for something :)

I really love how this wreath turned out.
It's got a fun vintage feel to it.

Plus, the wreath cost me a total of about $3.00!
I had everything on-hand except for the yarn.

Oh how I love being thrifty :)

18 Nuggets of Love:

The Crafty Gals said...

So, so cute! I love the embellishments you added. They do give it a nice vintage feel. :)

Grannys Attic said...

Very pretty! I love old lace and yarn what a great way to use it and love the staple in top of door to hang it too! Blessings, Vicky

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

So cute!! Thanks for linking up at my linky party!!
Come back soon!

Bonnie said...

That is so adorable!

Violet said...

SO cute I love it! I might just have to make one

The Yoder's Four said...

That is SO cute! I love how I'm not the only one who has a huge stash of crafty stuff at all times, haha. Valentine's Day colors just make me happy.

Btw, I know how much you've been painting picture frames lately, and I've got a huge box I'm getting rid of. Want me to save some for you?

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

Melissa - yes, please!

StepThruCrazy said...

I love everything about this wreath! Especially the heart...

Tasha said...

This is just darling! I love it. Would you mind sending me a copy of the top picture and letting me feature this on my blog? I just adore it. Email me if you would't mind (mycreationcorner@gmail.com) Thank you for linking it up!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! i already have like 6 wreaths but i reallly want to make this one :)
Great tutorial too!

Alison said...

WOW, I am absolutely in love with this wreath!! You are so talented! I am sending this out via Twitter, too! SO cute!


Hani@Craftionary said...

wow this is so beautiful.. I love it!

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Really cute, love it! I don't usually decorate for Valentines but I think your wreath would look great on my front door!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is beautiful!! I love it, especially the burlap! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

oh & p.s I have a giveaway going on right now for an inspirational dog print :)

Alison said...

This is beyond fabulous!! I featured your darling wreath today:


Thanks for inspiring!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Super cute wreath. I'm going to try this.

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

I love this wreath! So simple and pretty. I'd love to have you submit it to my M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com

Amanda said...

I've put together a final round up of Valentine projects on Craft Gossip and included your fun post here

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