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Guest Blogger: Amanda – Valentine Wreath

weddzilla-1I am proud to introduce Amanda from Unbreakable Journey!  I saw that she created this wreath not too long ago and I asked her if she would share this project to my readers and she took me up on my offer!!  :)  It is an ADORABLE wreath that is perfect for the lovable holiday coming up!  Please give Amanda a WARM welcome!  :)

I am addicted to Pinterest, but I know I am not alone in this addiction. I’m also addicted to decorating my house for the holidays. So you can imagine the insanity that ensues when my two addictions meet… and by insanity I mean crafts.

I’ve mastered the art of monogrammed wreaths and recently delved into the world of circular wreaths.  Taking inspiration from the yarn wreaths of Pinterest, I developed this lovely and remarkably easy Valentine’s wreath. What’s not to love about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine Wreath

Supplies:

  • 1 Styrofoam Wreath
  • 3 Pieces of Red Felt
  • 2 Pieces of Pink Felt
  • 1 Piece of Light Green Felt
  • 1 Piece of Dark Green Felt
  • 6 Straight Pins
  • Valentine Ribbon
  • 1 Spool of White Ribbon

Directions:

Valentine Wreath

Tie the end of the white yarn to the Styrofoam wreath; make sure to securely tie the knot.

Valentine Wreath

Wrap the yarn completely around the Styrofoam wreath.  Make sure you completely cover the wreath with yarn.  Once the wreath is completely covered, hot glue the end and cut off any excess.  Set the wreath aside and allow it to dry.

Valentine Wreath

The next step is to cut out the felt flowers. You’ll need six pink flowers and nine red flowers. I use a tutorial that can be found here. For this wreath, I used the ribbon holder as my pattern. You’ll need to cut out six pink circles and nine red circles.

Valentine Wreath

Once you’ve cut the circles into spirals, you’ll want to roll the spiral to form the flower. Secure the end of each flower with glue.

Valentine Wreath

Once all flowers have been cut and glued, begin to glue the flowers on the Styrofoam wreath in sets of three.

Valentine Wreath

Now that your flowers are formed and secured, you can begin cutting the leaves for your wreath.  You’ll want to cut six dark green leaves and three light green leaves.

Valentine Wreath

I free-handed these. Once you’ve cut these pieces, layer one green leaf with one light green leaf. Secure these leaves with a straight pin.

Valentine Wreath

Sporadically place the pins into the Styrofoam. Try and hide the pin under the flower.

Valentine Wreath

Attach the ribbon and hang the wreath on your door and enjoy!

Valentine Wreath

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11 Comments

  • Reply denyse@crazy beautif January 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I just love this wreath. It would make a great house warming gift.

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    • Reply Plucky January 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Awesome, thanks for the invite! :)

  • Reply Reecea January 24, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Saw your post on The Taylor House Link Party. Very nice wreath. Pinning now.

    P.S. I am #38 :)
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    • Reply Plucky January 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Just checked you out, THANKS! :)

  • Reply Megan January 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful wreath! Pinning this!
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  • Reply Nancy Pfeifer January 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love love wreaths. I hope you stop by to link to my party- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-part
    Nancy

  • Reply Gigei January 25, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for this tut, what an awesome wreath! Just found your blog and Love IT, Love IT, Love IT!

  • Reply Lauren January 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

    This wreath is beautiful! I bet the flowers would be time-consuming… but so worth it as the final result is amazing.

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  • Reply Diana Rambles January 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    It is GORGEOUS!!!
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  • Reply Jocie@TheBetterHalf January 31, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Super cute – I just made my vday wreath last night! :) Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)
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