I made this winter wreath back in January, but I made a quick update to turn it into something for Valentine's Day.
First I'll tell you how I made the winter wreath, then I'll tell you how I turned it into a Valentines wreath.
*The best part was that this wreath cost me nothing to make. It was all junk I had
stuffed stashed neatly up in the attic.
1. First I took a wreath form and traced it onto a piece of cardboard. Then I cut it out and wrapped it in strips of white fabric.
2. Then I started on my flowers. I took tissue paper and cut it into lots and lots of squares. Then I stacked 4 squares together.
3. I folded the whole stack accordion-style.
4. Then I folded my “accordion” in half and stapled it in the middle.
5. Next, I snipped off the ends to form a point. (I figured out later that this step is optional. It makes your flowers look slightly different, but really it's just a matter of preference. Try it with and without snipping and see which way you like it better.)
6. All I had left to do was fluff up the tissue paper to turn it into a flower! I carefully peeled apart each layer of tissue paper and fluffed it until it looked like a flower.
I kept making flowers until I thought I had enough to cover the wreath form, but unfortunately I do not have pictures of the rest of the process.
I got distracted by a minor emergency:
Snot, peanut butter, and marker. It was time for me to turn my focus to my kids who had done so well occupying themselves at the table.
The rest of the wreath should be pretty self-explanatory anyway. I hot glued the flowers onto the cardboard wreath form until it was completely covered. Then I took some pieces of lace, rolled them up and glued them on, and added another piece of lace to hang the wreath.
When February arrived, I printed up the word LOVE on red scrapbook paper, cut it out, and taped it to some twine. I taped the twine onto the back of the wreath, and I was done!
I've never done any sort of Valentine's Day decor before, and I had fun cheering up my door with a free Valentines Wreath!
Did you do anything special to your house for Valentine's Day?