So, now that the holidays are over and it's time to take down the winter wreath, I felt like my door needed SOMETHING to fill its place. I've become blog obsessed, so I began looking around at different blogs for ideas of Valentines wreaths to make. I came across a felt heart wreath from The Idea Room and fell in love. So simple, cheap, and cute. Want to make your own? EASY!
You will need:
- 1 foam heart wreath form (found easily in the wreath making aisle at your local craft store. I got mine at JoAnn's for $3.99...and used my teacher discount card which gets you 15% off your entire purchase every time.)
- 1 yard of felt off the bolt
- Straight pins
- Round template for tracing circles
- Ball-point pen
- A little bit of Ribbon
When you finish tracing, cut out so you have a BUNCH of felt circles like this. No, I didn't count how many it made.
Fold a circle in half...
...then in half again.
Use a straight pin, and push through the corner fold.
Then, stick into the foam wreath form.
I got this Valentine's ribbon when I was at JoAnn's, but you can really use any ribbon because you won't see it when the wreath is hanging.
|To make sure it doesn't fall out, I added a little dot of hot glue across the center top part of the heart form on the back.|
Fold your ribbon over to make a hook and press into the glue (careful not to burn your fingers)
I actually doubled up and put two ribbons, one on top of the other. Then I stuck one straight pin into each end of the ribbons to triple secure it!
Here's the back of the wreath. I didn't bring the felt all the way around because 1) I was running out of felt and 2) I wanted to make sure it laid flat on my door and didn't stick out or pull too hard on the ribbon hanger.
Here it is hanging on my door!
I think this is definitely a winner. It looks so much more expensive than it is and it's really easy! I imagine I'll be fluffing and adjusting the folds, but I love it! Hope someone gets inspired to make one! I think it probably took me about 3 hours start to finish, but I pulled out the circles and started over about halfway through because they were too close together. Have you made any Valentine's wreaths? Actually...any wreaths? I can only keep this one up until the beginning of March then will need a new idea!