Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentines Wreath

Hello there! I hope you are having a great new year so far! Here in Oklahoma our weather can't make up it's mind. One day it's 35 degrees and the next it its almost 70.  Typical Oklahoma! So this weekend it was really pretty, we got to get out of the house and try out some of Carter's new Christmas gifts like his new bike and scooter.  It made me excited for Spring to get here so we can do more outdoor stuff!
Since it was so pretty I was inspired to make, what else...? you guessed it, a wreath! This one is for Valentines. I feel really behind on the Valentines decorating.  It seems like people are decorating earlier and earlier for the holidays! Although, I don't really do anything inside for specific holidays beside Christmas, more seasonal. Mostly because I don't have enough room to store anything!  

Since I don't have a lot of room to put stuff, I always use this same straw wreath form by covering it and pinning stuff on rather than gluing, that way I don't have 10 wreaths lined up in a closet or tossed in the attic. 


I kind of made a semi-resolution this year to try and use up scraps I have before buying anything else and that is what I did here! 

I had the wreath, which was wrapped with burlap from another wreath I made last year.  The sun had faded the burlap on some parts, but I think it adds to the rustic feel.  That's what I'm telling myself anyway. ;)
Since I always pin on the embellishments I have a lot of flowers already made in my stash, I grabbed a couple to add. 
And as for the heart, before I painted it, I cut it out of cardboard then peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated center.  I LOVE that textured look, and it was completely free!  


I used a kabob skewer and felt for the arrow, and glued it onto the heart. Then I stuck it on with straight pins, that way once Valentines is over I can just change it to something else!  I do love Valentines though, love in the air, red and pink everywhere. :) So do you decorate for every holiday??

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26 comments:

  1. Your wreaths always inspire me! And I love the two toned burlap look - never would have guess it was sun fading. It looks so crisp and even, I totally thought it was a deliberate method like paint. Great wreath!

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  2. What a beautiful wreath! I love all the textures you've incorporated. :)

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  3. Another adorable wreath made by you! I am so behind I haven't put out one single Valentine decoration yet.

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  4. I love it! I was actually looking at it and thinking 'I need to know how to get that two tone look!'.

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  5. Super cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday!

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  6. Oh I love this this...well done!

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  7. would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

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  8. super cute. I "heart" it! Thanks for linking it up to COM-MON. Have a great day. xo jen

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  9. Cute wreath! I'm pinning it to my Valentine's board!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-16.html

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  10. So cute! I don't have any valentines decorations but this weather is making me want to break out something fresh for sure! I like the new look on the blog page too!

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  11. Too cute! I love the different textures and especially the corrugated heart.

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  12. Very sweet! Love the newsprint on the bunting banner and the heart!

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  13. This is just adorable! Love the little banner and textured heart! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  14. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB and Pinterest. I blog for health: Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

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  15. OH MY! Dying over that wreathe! SO SO CUTE! :)

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  16. Super cute!

    Courtney
    Mcwonderful.blogspot.com

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  17. So creative, and so cute!! I've been looking for good Valentines decor - this one is one of my new favorites :) thanks for sharing!

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  18. Hello!
    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-2
    Kathie

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  19. Love your wreath! The different textures look awesome!!

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  20. Coming your way from the CSI Project Valentine party. This wreath is really cute and i love the heart with the arrow! Your blog is new to me and I've really enjoyed checking it out this morning. Happy to be following along via GFC and looking forward to more! Stop by and visit sometime.

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  21. Very cute! I love how you made it from things you had on hand. It looks great. I would love it if you would link up this cute wreath at my link party. http://www.realcoake.blogspot.com/2013/02/real-family-fun-1.html
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    KC

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  22. So adorable! Love all the different textures used.

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