Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Heart Wreath

I made this sweet wreath a while back and totally forgot about it! It's a rag wreath, which is relatively easy to create. However, it takes a little time...great project to do while watching TV. Anyway, I wanted to update it for Valentine's Day, but I also wanted it be be able to be used all year long.

Solution: I cut little burlap hearts and attached them with red pearlized straight pins. The red plays off the red felt rose and adds a bit of pizzaz. After Valentine's Day, you can just remove the hearts if you wish...a win, win!

To create a Rag Wreath:
  • Purchase a wire or straw wreath form (I used straw).
  • Grab some cotton or muslin fabric --I used muslin and a waffle-style fabric to create texture and interest. Snip and rip the fabric into strips. (I played around until I found a size that would work best for my size wreath.)
  • Attach it to the wreath form by tying on each strip -- the more fabric, the fuller the wreath. Twist them in different directions.
You can add any embellishments that you want -- felt flowers, pretty brooches, and maybe even burlap hearts?!
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Parisian Bijoux said...

Oh I love that wreath so much. The little red pins are a great idea. So talented.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

beautiful! simplicity at its best!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

How simple and pretty! I love it, Renee!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is really sweet--I have been wanting to make some valentines decorations and this is a great idea!

Jamie said...

Oh, the gorgeousness!!!! Everything about this is just right... thanks for sharing it.

Angie Ramirez said...

oh just gorgeous!! Love the simplicity and shabby chic look!!!

I’m stopping by from TT & J… and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party!

I am now following and looking forward for more of your awesome posts!

Angie from A Little Inspiration

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a daarling idea and Love that its interchangable with the holidays!!
Hugs Lynn

Michelle said...

Hi Renee, very cute wreath! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the follow. I've followed you too ;-) see you around the blog world!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Renee,

This is a GORGEOUS wreath! I love wreaths - and Valentine's Day - so much, I started Pinterest boards on both! I would love it if you would link this to my 1st Inspire Me Monday Party (which is open now!)

I am also a new follower & would like to invite you to join my creative community as well!

Have a fabulous week!


The Paper Princess said...

OK, I could not resist. You've been pinned! :-)


Paula J said...

This is so simple but so lovely!!


Susan said...

What a terrific wreath, and great idea to give it a temporary look for Valentine's day!
Happy White Wednesday,

Okio B Designs said...

So very sweet and just the right touches of red. Love it!


Anonymous said...

I saw this over at Elizabeth & Co's link party. Love it! So simple and oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! I love all the texture! Thanks for sharing at my first party!

The Paper Princess said...

Congratulations - you are one of my featured bloggers on this week's Inspire Me Monday!

I hope you will share more of your beautiful creations with us this week!