Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine's wreath


Hi there! I suppose I'll just jump right in and do a tutorial for my first-ever blog post! Let's see how it goes...

I've been on sort of a wreath making kick over the past year. It's fun to mix it up a bit on the front door depending on the season or holiday. I just finished up a fabric wrapped wreath for Valentine's day. Here's how it turned out~


First, gather up your materials....I used a straw wreath, various fabric, some vintage buttons, black ric-rac, and a metal "B" -our last name initial. Oh, and don't forget your trusty glue gun.

I ended up switching out the glittery heart for the black "B"

Tear your main fabric into 2"-3" strips.  Glue one end to the wreath and start wrapping.  When one strip ends, just line up a new strip with the end of the previous strip and tack it down with some glue.



Once you have the wreath completely wrapped, you can embellish however you like.  I did some rosettes and a little pom-pomish thing that kind of just happened.  To make a rolled fabric rosette, tear a 2" piece of fabric and fold in half.  Tie a knot at one end and begin twisting/folding and rolling tacking in place with glue as you go.  For the red felt rosettes cut a circle out of your sheet of felt.  Start cutting in a spiral until you get close to the center.  Then start rolling and tacking with glue from the center and work your way outward.  I stuck a shiny black button in the center of mine.




Next just figure out an arrangement for all your doo-dads and glue them on.  Here's how mine looked at this point.

All you need now is a strip of fabric to use to hang your wreath. I added some black ric-rac to mine. I also hung the metal letter I picked up from Hobby Lobby by stringing a narrow strip of fabric through the existing hanger on the "B" and attached it to the wreath.


Ta-Dah!  A cute, personalized wreath for my front door!


I'm thinking I may need to paint the "B" red so it stands out better against my dark door.  Here's a pic of it hanging against a white cupboard in the kitchen.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you'll come back often!

Tootles,

 
I'm linking up at Tatertots & Jello  , Positively Splendid, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Six Sisters Stuff
Home Stories A to Z, The Girl Creative , Lines Across My Face

14 comments:

  1. Very cute, Sarah/Jane, lol. And what a great first post and tutorial. I'm your newest follower and thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  2. so cute! I love the red and white stripes!!

    I featured it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xoxoxox

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! I've been following TT&J since I discovered the wonderful world of blogs last year...It means a lot to be featured by you:)
      xoxo
      Sarah

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  3. nicely done! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Very cute! I love the colors! I think I have the supplies for this in my stash! ;) Yay!!

    Angela

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  5. I love it! The colors you chose look fabulous:) I am a new follower! Would love you to stop by sometime:)
    http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  6. 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

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    1. Thanks so much, I just linked up! Love your blog!

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  7. Thanks so much for the kind comments! I will stop by all of your blogs to visit!

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  8. Congrats on your new blog! I just started my own blog too on January 1st. I'm now your newest follower. :) This wreath is super cute! I hope you stop by my party and link up…
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  9. Very cute wreath and I love the wreath! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

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  10. Super cute!!! Love it..
    Featuring tomorrow at Create & Inspire!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Angie from ALI

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  11. Love it! I would do spray adhesive and some glitter on that B :) I heart glitter! My wreath is similar with the initial. Come check it out. Thanks for sharing...Im a newbie too. Just launched this week!

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  12. Perfection!! I love the colors and the fabrics you chose!!

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