Saturday, January 12, 2013

VALENTINE WREATH

I cannot stop myself from making a holiday wreath and I think this one is my favorite....so far.
Obviously this season I seem to be liking birds since my first Valentine's project was a bird cage.  I had several of these cute little tin doves on my Christmas tree and left some of them out to use in my crafting.
I started with my basic burlap wreath that I made last year for St. Patrick's Day and have since madeover 5 times.  I'm telling you that wreath has held up well!  If you want to make your own reusable burlap wreath, you can find my simple directions HERE.

Using my rotary cutter, I cut some strips of red fabric.
I wrapped them around my burlap wreath and attached them with straight pins.
I tried to just hang my birds from some fishing line and attach them, but they really wanted to spin around and wouldn't face each other the way I had hoped, so I went to plan B.  I fastened a piece of gauzey ribbon to the back, also using straight pins.  (I doubled the ribbon because it was so thin and airy.)
Using some hot glue, I attached my doves and my heart to the ribbon.
I really like a simple wreath and didn't want to have it be too busy, so I just cut out a few of the centers from some doily hearts and attached them to the bottom of my wreath using straight pins with some beads.
 
I opted for a finial-type top on my wreath instead of a ribbon.  I made it out of a long straight pin and some beads.
The reason I did this was because my wreath is attached to a stand as opposed to hanging.  You can see how I made that cool stand HERE.  Because everything is attached to the wreath with straight pins, I can take it all apart and use the burlap wreath base for another holiday.
I'm hoping to have time to make one more Valentine wreath for my front door.  If I do, you can be sure I'll share it with youI have a few more Valentine's Day projects up my sleeve........I did 14 projects for it last year, which is a little excessive, but I do love Valentine's Day. 
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28 comments:

  1. Very cute, Danni. It's a pretty versatile wreath.

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  2. HOW do you keep coming up with these ideas Danni?
    You should be selling these - it's gorgeous!

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  3. Oh, I love it! You ar so very clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  4. Fantastic Danni, I agree you should consider an etsy shop, so pretty in an understated way. I love that ou continually make over your wreaths, better for storage too

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  5. This is so cute, Danni ! I like the little birds :-) Clever idea with the doilies - I am searching high and low for heart shaped ones for a project I want to make, but no luck so far. And I agree, you should open your own shop!

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  6. A wreath that can be changed for every season/holiday is a great idea. Love this! I've never made Valentine's decorations before. I'd love to if I ever find the time :)

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  7. Love your wreath Danni! The little birds are so cute. I was so inspired by all your projects last year that I just posted my first Valentine's Day wreath. Love the use of the doilies.

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  8. Another awesome wreath Danni! Are you keeping track of how many ways to decorate using just one wreath? And the stand is fabulous too! I checked out it's made and you could really mass produce this for your Etsy shop!

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  9. I see Valentine crafts like this and wonder why I never decorate for this holiday. Cute!

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  10. Very pretty and cute! Great idea :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  11. So, I'm thinking I could take down my winter wreaths, but it is still so Wintery here. Guess that's why it's not unusual for them to stay up till April.

    Bliss

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  12. That is so pretty!
    Don't you love our beautiful weather? Lots of ice at my place. Hope you are staying warm!! Hugs, dear friend.

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  13. Okay, I will admit I spoke too soon. This is not abuse against a wreath form, it is definitely a beautification project. I think this is my favorite (I know I say that each time!) because of the love birds.

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  14. You certainly haven't lost your creative edge in 2013. This wreath is lovely.

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  15. How very sweet dear Danni! And that stand is so cool
    Hugs

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  16. I have not done one single Valentine craft and you have done two already! I like the wreath and you've inspired me to get my butt in gear.

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  17. You must just ooze creativity, lol. What a beautiful wreath...I never thought about adding something across the back. You really know how to put things together to create something stunning!

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  18. A Valentine's wreath! Yes.. What a great idea! It's an even better idea to make it so that it can be taken apart and redecorated for another holiday... I would have never thought of that. You're just too good girl :)

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  19. Look at you with your rotary cutter and ruler! You are a quilter just waiting to happen Danni darling. Very cute, love the birds and the combo of burlap and fabric!

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  20. This is an adorable Valentine's wreath. Great job!

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  21. that is just precious! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  22. I love this! So hard to decide which of your valentine projects I like best!!!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  23. This is one of the cutest Valentine's wreaths I've seen! I love it and I'm pinning it!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

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  24. This is so darling and it looks easy to do. Thanks for showing how. Would love to have you link up to my DIY Wreath blog. Thanks, Linda

    http://diywreaths.com/sample-page/

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  25. this turned out to be such a great piece.. burlap never fails, does it??

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  26. Wonderful wrath, and looks so pretty with the hearts! Have a wonderful day

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  27. so sweet danni. I love the layer of burlap underneath! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Adorable, Danni! Thanks so much for sharing at the party last week . HUGS!!

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