Valentine’s Wreath

Well, even though my craft room isn’t totally finished, that hasn’t stopped me from working in it!  Like I said before, all I need is to install light fixtures and hang a pegboard.  I can’t wait to show it to you.  But anyway, I decided to make a Valentine’s wreath – we are having a party here for my daughter and a few of her friends, and I have never done a Valentine’s party before, so I am super excited!

I have been seeing so many felt flower wreaths around lately -

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But to be honest, I really hate cutting all of those circles out of felt.  I really do!  (Does a silhouette cut felt?  Life would be so much easier if it did!)  My favorite felt flowers are these, and I learned from the wonderful Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative:

Aren’t they gorgeous?  I find these much easier and less patience draining than cutting a million circles.  They are very easy – head over and learn how to make them if you don’t know how, she gives an awesome tutorial with lots of variations.  Anyway… I planned to make an all red one for my Valentine’s wreath, but after about 8 flowers, I realized I would run out of red.  I made some white, soft grey, and pink to go along with it, and I ended up loving the color combo.

I started with a embroidery hoop which I wrapped with a foam insulation pipe (that’s my secret to making them stay round – at 50 cents a pipe tube, and $3 a hoop – which makes two rings, it’s still less than $2 and it doesn’t sag like just the insulation pipe.  The hoop makes it hold it’s shape.)  I wrapped the form in a muslin type cloth.  (My husband is a chef so he brings me home big bolts of what they use for cheesecloth – it’s a very tight weaved one though, so I use it all the time for wrapping wreath forms.)  Then, I started placing the flowers on – I started with a pattern but then some colors got too close together on the outside and inside, so I mixed it up.  To make them stick, I dipped a dress pin in glue and then pinned it through the center of the flower.  Voilà!  Gorgeous!

And there it is, being modelled on my door.   Pretty, huh?  And best of all, it’s pretty easy :)

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. I am in love with this wreath! SO beautiful! Come visit my neck of the woods sometime! :)
    Love your blog!
    ~Amanda :)
    http://www.redbarncandlecompany.com

  2. What a cute wreath. I love the colors you chose. I am going to have to make one of these. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-it-up-wednesday-12.html

  3. This is really beautiful: I saw it featured on Tatertots and Jello.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! They remind me of little fireworks. Would be great for a 4th of July wreath too! Heading out to buy some felt today!

  5. This is REALLY lovely!! It’s different and simple, yet stunning. I added it to my Valentine’s Day pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration!
    : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  6. Love this – the pink, red, and gray is a great combo! Visiting from TT&J-

    Rhonda @ home.made.

  7. beautiful!!!
    where do you get your foam pipe? craft store or like a hardware store?
    and does wrapping the cloth around it make a difference?
    The Teachers’ Cauldron
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

  8. This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

  9. These are so great! I just tried a Winter Wreath for the first time the other week on my brand new craft blog. Come by and visit. :)

    Your newest follower,
    Sarah @
    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

  10. So pretty!! I love it! Pinning it! :)

  11. I love all of these! And I’m pinning too! =)

  12. Hi, Sarah! I passed an award onto your blog today…check it out!

    http://www.blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/2012/01/they-like-methey-really-like-me.html

    Happy Monday!

    Erika

  13. Sarah, I love your wreath!! I’m pinning it now for later use. I would love to jump up now and head to Hobby Lobby, but headcold is keeping me home and I’m loving reading new blogs. Came to visit from Bliss Images and Beyond!! Think I’ll hang around and see what else you have up your craft sleeve!!

  14. Thank you all so much! And thank you to everyone who just started following me! I hope you enjoy my blog.

  15. LOVE! I love to see different things and this is gorgeous! I’m pinning! :)

    Shirley @ Surecancraft.blogspot.com

  16. I love it! felt is so incredible I hope you’ll link this up at my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  17. That is SO stinking cute! I love it! I would love for you to come link up at my weekly party going on right now “Thursdays are YOUR Days”!!

    http://www.52mantels.com/2012/01/link-party-plus-giveaway.html

    I’m your newest follower! I love your cute blog!!

  18. So pretty and full!

  19. Love the wreaths! I wish you would have shown the steps a little more, but I think I kinda got the idea!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Biz

  20. Thanks for linking this up!! I’m was so excited to see it on my party page!! Totally makes me smile :)

  21. I would also love to know where you get the pipe insulation. I really would love to surprise my girls with this:-)

  22. Hi – Thank you all for the love! The pipe insulation should be available at any home improvement store :) It’s available in different sizes, I find the 1/2″ the easiest to work with, I find the 3/4″ doesn’t bend as nicely.

  23. I love how big your flowers are. What width of felt did you cut to make them that size?

  24. It’s so pretty….but girl…you’re making me tired ! xo

  25. Other than this being a fabulous and beautiful wreath…your idea to keep an insulation pipe wreath from sagging?! Um genius! Thank you!!

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