Thanks all for loving my printables so much – I didn’t realize what a hit they’d be. I guess next time I should have more confidence… Weren’t all the other printables along the Blog Hop super cute as well? I am still in the romance mood (that sounded corny), and wanted to share with you a wreath I created last year. It was originally featured on Jen’s blog, but I wanted to give it a refresh and share it all with you. It’s one of my favorites to-date!
Come see how I made this Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers…
It wasn’t difficult to make at all and the flower petals were actually a bit calming to create.
The supplies I used for this wreath creation were:
- Grapevine wreath ( I got mine on sale at AC Moore for $2.50)
- Eucalyptus leaves
- White spray paint (I used a gloss finish)
- Paint chip samples in an array of pinks and reds
- Hot glue gun
- A heart punch or scissors to manually cut out hearts
I started off with the paint chip flowers.
Using paint chip samples in a range of colors from pinks to reds to purple, and a 1.5â€³ heart-shaped hole punch, I cut out about 40 hearts. I got this decorative paper punch at AC Moore for less than $10, but as an alternative, you could cut hearts out with plain oleâ€™ â€œold schoolâ€ scissors. The hearts may not result as exact, but the idea is still the same.
Then I cut a piece of felt about 3â€³ round (any heavier material will work as well), laid out 6 hearts around the outer edge, and secured them with a nice-sized dab of hot glue.
Then for the inner hearts, I curled the top edge using a pencil to create the look of a flower.
I layered (4) â€˜curledâ€™ hearts in the center, on top of the outer edge of hearts. To complete each flower creation, I added a small 3 dimensional piece of paint chip for the center of the â€œflowerâ€.
After making a few more flowers of different sizes (they donâ€™t all have to be this large size â€“ differing sizes make it more interesting), I added them to the wreath. Having the back of the flowers on felt, allows the ease of adding them to the wreath. With a dab of hot glue, I attached the felt-backed flowers to the wreath. Once Valentineâ€™s Day is over, the flowers can easily be removed from the wreath, and different embellishments can be added for other holidays or occasions.
This wreath truly was a joy to create and took only about an hour to make (I add the eucalyptus & spray painted the wreath Day 1 which took about 15 minutes, then made the flowers and attached them Day 2 which took about 30 minutes).
This festive Valentine wreath would be great hanging on a front door or inside the home. I have it above my fireplace â€“ itâ€™s the perfect centerpiece above my mantel.
Super cute, right?!
I like it so much because it doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day. It could really take you right through the Spring months. Wouldn’t it also look good with fall colored paint chips – Ooo, that gives me an idea!
Want to see some more of my Vday creations? Here are a few:
> The valentine burlap wreath with felt flowers that I created a few years ago
> My ‘love’ connection wood sign. Do you see lame / dorky or wow, she’s really creative?
Do you decorate for Valentineâ€™s day?