Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Valentine Wreath

While I was lying around on the couch, I had this idea come to mind and my Mom helped by bringing the heart form and ribbon! I had it finished not too long after she unpacked it from her suitcase!

Supplies Needed:
1 - styrofoam heart shaped wreath form
2 inch strips of desired fabric
small straight pins
ribbon
scissors

Start by pinning the fabric behind the point of the top of the heart.

Pull fabric underneath to one side of the point.

Pull firmly across as in an L-shape.

Bring up on the other side of the point and continue wrapping around wreath. Repeat this when you get to the point at the bottom - though, you'll want to wrap around the point first and then do the L-shape wrap.

When each strip of fabric is finished, simply pin to the form. If it finishes on the front, pin the next piece over it onto the back and cover the pins.

Fold over a small "hem" on a piece of ribbon and pin at an angle on one side of the top of the heart. Repeat on the other side making sure they are as even as possible.

Knot two pieces together to hang at desired length.

Start a bow by folding one loop.

Fold next loop to the other side. Repeat for desired number of loops.

Lay on top of knot and use ends to attach bow to the knot.

Hang and enjoy!

20 comments:

Katy said...

Very cute!!! What a great idea! Did you give this away or where did you end up displaying it? :)

Katy said...

oh gosh...LOL i am sorry. The last pic didn't show up for me when i wrote my last comment...now i see it! *blushing*
It looks great! :)

Susan P. said...

I love this idea and I'm so excited because I have the exact same fabric that you used. Looks like I'll be going to Michaels to buy a heart form:o)

angela said...

I love it!
Angela

*carrie* said...

Monica,

Yay--since you told me about this last week, I got a form at HL over the weekend. It's the exact same size and style, even. I'll post a pic tomorrow--it turned out really cute. Thanks for the idea!

Grace said...

Ok this is a must do for me! what a classy craft. love it!! I have been thinking of you and I so need to call and see how you are doing. Love you! and MISS you!!

gail said...

love the fabric! what a gorgeous craft. i may have to do this myself.

gail in idaho

Nancy said...

That is so beautiful and simple! I love the toile fabric! Thanks for the thorough instructions - I'm going to try this, too!

Anonymous said...

OOOH, LOVE THAT!! That's beautiful, Monica!

Andrea L.

Melissa said...

that came out so pretty! the fabric is great, too!

S.B. said...

That is so cute and it looks so easy to make!

Anonymous said...

That is so cute!! I saw on another blog where they had taken strips of fabric and maybe ribbon and simply tied them onto whatever they used for the form. I recall doing something similar with a wire coat hanger bent into a circular shape. I will see if I can find it and copy and paste it onto another comment. It was a really cute idea and could be used for any holiday. I really like the heart form for V-Day. So festive!!
Elise

Anonymous said...

Here is the link I was talking about for the wreath.
http://janeandtheducks.typepad.com/jane_and_the_ducks/2007/10/halloween-decor.html

Elise

dwiebes said...

That is very pretty. It would be a great decoration for a wedding or anniversary celebration too!

Amy said...

I really love this idea! This looks like a great craft for someone like me who is not crafty at all. Thanks for the idea.

Julie said...

Beautiful... love the fabric you chose!

Katie said...

Lovely!

Scribbit said...

What a beautiful thing--and my girls could do this themselves too!

jennwa said...

So pretty and easy.

Anonymous said...

Great idea!!!!tammyp