My Valentine Wreath

 
Every year I have such a hard time waiting past January 1st to go nuts and begin making tons of stuff for Valentine’s Day.  I don’t think I am alone in this as I am seeing soooo many cute projects out there right now!
 
I have a wreath on every door, and the backs of many doors, the door to the pantry, and garage, and now I find myself layering wreaths with mirrors etc..How can you not love super easy and beautiful projects that don’t take much time or supplies to make? That was definitely the case with my latest project.  This one was so fun to make and super easy, you ready?
 
Here is what I used:
 
1 yard of chevron pattern cotton fabric
1/8 yard of contrasting fabric for the hanger
4 pieces of hot pink felt
Glittered pastel hearts (Dollar Store)
Pool noodle (Dollar Store from summertime)
Scissors, tape, hot glue, iron
 
 
Directions:
 
I began with my strip of contrasting fabric, folding a small section on each side in and pressing well for a smooth edge.  I set this piece aside while I worked on the chevron fabric.  Cutting the fabric in 4″ wide strips, and using the entire yard gave me plenty of fabric to cover my wreath base perfectly.  If you have a pool noodle to use as your base, simply connect the ends with strong tape.  They make a great wreath base.  If not, any wreath base will work great, especially if the edges are smooth to give the fabric a nice smooth finish.
I glued one end of a strip down, and overlapping slightly, wrapped each strip around the base, gluing into place as I went.  Working my way around the entire base until I was done, and out of fabric too.
 
Next I folded each piece of felt lengthwise and cut two large circles out of each piece.
I folded them in half, and ran a thin line of hot glue along the edge as in the picture about, then pinched each piece together to hold.
 
 
I repeated this step again so each piece would be folded twice, and when I opened them up each made a pretty, soft rose by twisting the center and gluing the “petals” here and there to get them to hold and look pretty.  Flipping down the outside edge gave each flower a full bloom look.  They were really cute!
 
 
I glued the pink sparkly hearts together in a few groups like this…
 
 
And along with a group of felt roses on each side, attached them with glue around the wreath.  Tying the hanger around the top in a knot and trimming the excess fabric next, and I was done.  Now I just needed to find room for my new wreath!
 
 
 
I am really loving the combination of the bold black and white chevron behind the soft flowers and hearts.  I think the project may have cost about $8 total, not too shabby 🙂
 
Thank you so much for crafting and creating with me today!! I cannot wait to share the amazing projects that have been linked up this week at the Pretty Things Link Party.  It opens every Monday night at 5pm PST, save the date and join the party!!!
xoxo, Tanya
 
 

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Sunday
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Monday
Between Naps On The Porch, Craft O Maniac, The Southern Institute, Keeping It Simple,
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Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,Sugar Bee Crafts, A Diamond In The Stuff, Home Stories A to Z, Reasons To Skip Housework, Domestically Speaking, How To Nest For Less, Ladybug Blessings, Cherished Bliss, The DIY Dreamer, The Winthrop Chronicles (button below), Cozy Little House, Homework (button below), Today’s Creative Blog, House On The Way, The Inspired Room, TheNY Melrose Family, Shanty 2 Chic, Thistlewood Farms

Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style, Someday Crafts, Ginger Snap Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, Uncommon Designs, Southern Lovely, Lil’ Luna (button below)Practically Functional, Vintage Gwen, I Gotta Create, Tales Of A Trophy Wife, Pincushion Creations, http://simplykierste.com/, http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/01/wow-us-wednesdays-99.html, Sew Much Ado

Thursday
Delightful Order,The Shabby Creek Cottage Somewhat Simple
Embracing Change, House Of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Not Just A Housewife, Beyond The Picket Fence, AKA Design, Crafty Scrappy Happy,Christina’s Adventures, The 36th Avenue, Two Yellow Birds Decor, One Artsy Mama, Saving 4 Six ,http://www.chocolatechocolateandmore.com/,               A Glimpse Inside

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Comments

  1. Hey Tanya- love the fun colors that you chose for your wreath.
    PS- your nails look great too!

  2. Now, how can anyone not think this is cute?! I dare ya'! Love this! I have made one of these noodle wreaths as well, and it was quite popular on my blog. Can hardly wait until Summer comes to pick up more noddles, and I think I just may make one of these for next Valentine's day because yours is just sweet! By the way, the nails aren't too shabby either!

  3. Very pretty Art Deco-ish wreath! Nice work. 🙂

  4. i love the contrast too.. now i want to make a darn valentines wreath.

  5. I'm a sucker for anything pink & chevron! Love it. Found you via Chic on a Shoestring. 😉

  6. Hi Tanya, I saw your cute wreath over at Debbie's Pinterest party and wanted to stop by to say hello and tell you how too adorable this is! Have a great weekend!

  7. I love your chevron wreath! I tried to pin-it, but I don't think your button is working 🙁
    Have a great weekend,
    Debbie

  8. I just love the black and white chevron with the pink hearts! Often if I'm wearing all black I throw in a little hot pink cami or belt for fun. 🙂 Great job!

  9. Cute!

  10. Your noodle wreath is so pretty. I love the pink sparkle hearts.

  11. I love Valentine Crafts and this one is really cute! I am a new follower! I found your link at the “It’s Party Time” party. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  12. Adorable wreath!!! I love the colors you used. The black and white looks great with the light pink and magenta!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday
    http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-14.html

  13. I really love your roses, I am definitely going to have to try them out! You have made a really great wreath!

    Hope you are able to stop by my blog sometime too!

    Julia from
    itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com

  14. Turned out super cute Tanya! I love the chevrons!

  15. What fun! Pink sparkly hearts are my favorite!

    : )

    Julie M.

  16. Very cute wreath!!

    Stopping by from Market Yourself Monday!
    Nonny
    http://www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot.com

  17. Very nice, I love this colours together!
    If you want, can share your creation in my italian link party
    http://paroladilaura.blogspot.it/2013/01/share-your-link-5.html

  18. Your wreath is so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to IT'S A PARTY. Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  19. That is so cute! Thanks for inspiring me! U have a great blog.
    I am stopping by today from Mop It Up Mondays Blog Hop!

  20. Love the chevron! Super adorable! I hope you stop by to link to my party- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-3.html
    Nancy

  21. This is really cute. Love the chevron. I am hosting a new party and would love if you linked up.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/tuesday-link-party-2.html

  22. Great tutorial! I really like this wreath.

  23. Totally a sucker for chevron; this would really pop on my black front door! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

  24. I would happily display your wreath at my place… just sayin' 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! 🙂

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