Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chevron Burlap Valentine's Day Wreath

With all of the fantastic wreath's on Pinterest, it is impossible not to feel the itch to make a few new wreaths!

I found this great chevron burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby this fall, and when I went back to get it, it was all gone at the three stores I can easily drive to, and on back-order   I got a call a few weeks ago that it is finally back in stock!  I wanted to use it in a new Christmas garland, but Valentine's Day is the next best thing, right?

I helped some friends make one of these wreaths for Halloween and I love the look of the rosettes.  She links to a great tutorial on how to make the them. I know we made at least 300 of these felt rosettes all together.

Easy & Pretty Felt Flower #Halloween #Wreath Craft.

When I made my Valentine's Day wreath I knew my finger tips couldn't endure 300 rosettes worth of hot glue burns, so I settled for a smaller heart shape covered in the rosettes.

After searching through all of the great burlap wreaths on Pinterest, I liked the look of this one the best, how can you resist the poof?

She has a great tutorial on how to make this wreath, with great pictures.  She used 12 yards of the burlap ribbon, and I used 3 rolls, which I think is 30 yards.  I love the poof...

Here is my combination of these two wreaths:

 I made the heart base out of cardboard, punching two hols and stringing a piece of floral wire through the holes before I glued on the rosettes so that I would have an easy way to attach the heart to the wreath.  I might want to switch out the heart and use the burlap wreath as a base for different holidays.

I used some of the leftover felt to make the little flags for the LOVE letters.  I cut out the letters with a black shadow on my Cricut, with the Doodletype cartridge.  I glued those onto the flags, and glued the flags onto red and white bakers twine.  Then I tied the twine to the metal wreath form.

Happy Valentine's Day!


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