I have an unnatural love for wreaths and door decor. I even have an entire board dedicated to wreaths on Pinterest. While digging around Pinterest I found some wreaths (like this one and this one) from Mel at The Crafty Scientist and was inspired to try to start working on my Valentine's Day wreath. I fell in love with another wreath I found on Pinterest that sells on Etsy:
Can you see how I drew inspiration from both to create my own? I used the yarn wrapped wreath I made to use on my winter wreath as the base and used, mostly, items I had around the house to create it. If you want to try your hand at the wreath you will need:
Wreath form wrapped in yarn;
One sheet each of many colors (reds/pinks/whites) of felt;
Empty cereal box;
Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks;
Ribbon for hanger;
Template for the birds and hearts I made found here
Begin by printing the template, cutting the shapes out, tracing them on an empty cereal box and then cutting them out. Trace them onto the pieces of felt (remember you will have half as many hearts as you trace- fronts and backs).
Then assemble the felt pieces together by using hot glue. Remember to leave a spot open large enough to put batting through. Once the batting is in, seal up the spot with hot glue.
Once you have all of the hearts and the two birds assembled set them aside. On the cereal box, with a one inch border on either side, trace around the portion of the wreath where you want to put the hearts. Cut it out and then layer on the hearts using hot glue.
On the back of the cardboard, the birds, and the heart they are holding, hot glue a tack. Once dry, press the tacks into the wreath. You're almost done! All you have left is to add on a ribbon of your choice to hang it from!
I love how it turned out! I am definitely in the mindset to set up the rest of my Valentine's Day decorations!
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