Thursday, February 7, 2013

Making a Christmas Wreath Work for Valentine’s Day

 I decided to make a couple of crafts for Valentine's Day this year, even though I don't usually do much in the way of decorating for Valentine's Day.  I have seen so many cute things on other blogs that I just could not resist doing something!  So I went to JoAnn's Fabrics on Saturday morning and bought some supplies.  Here is what I bought:



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I bought those flower's at the dollar store.  I thought they were really pretty for fake peonies.  The sand, wood glue, mod podge and grey yarn were for other projects I am planning.  So basically all I used for these two projects were the little love heart, the pink yarn, the Styrofoam heart, and the ribbon.  The flowers were for another project I will show you soon.  I left my Christmas Wreath hanging when I took everything else down, because I knew I wanted to use  for Valentines Day as well, I just needed to tweak it a little bit.  But first I will show you my yarn heart.  This was so simple!  Actually, when I went to Joann's, this is the heart I had in mind:


Easy Valentine's Pom Pom Wreath...this is so cute and fluffy, it reminds me of cotton candy, love it!


So cute, right?  I pinned this on pinterest, and it was included on the post I did of My favorite Pinterest Pins for January.  So, I go to Joann's with this heart in mind, and then I realized that these little pom poms don't come in a big bag of fuzzy pink!  They are multiple colors!  Why did I think I would be that lucky?  Do you know how many bags I would have had to buy to get this many pink pom poms?  WAY TOO MANY!!  So I needed an alternative.  I started browsing around and found yarn on sale for 40% off in a pretty pale shade of pink.  I decided to make a yarn heart.  simple, right?  Here is the finished product.


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It was fairly simple.  I just wrapped the yarn around the heart, pulling the yarn tightly and holding it in place.  It probably took me about 45 minutes to complete.  I just tucked the ends under when I came to an end of the string of yarn.  I kept cutting it into very long strings because I found it was easier to work with this way.  I just kept wrapping until it was complete.  Voila!  Then I just used a small piece of the red burlap heart ribbon and attached it right at the top of my banister.  Cute!

Next, I got to work transforming my Christmas wreath into a Valentines Day wreath.  I love this wreath.  I found it for a huge steal a couple of years ago at a store called Gabriel Brother's.  I did a post about this store here.  All I did to transform this wreath was to add my vintage looking wooden heart and a heart bow! Here it is!




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Isn't it adorable?  Well, I think it is.  I love it!  So easy.  And the Valentines decor at Joann Fabrics was marked down to 50% off that day too, so it was cheap!

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Do you decorate for Valentines Day?  I am not big on it, but I did just a few little things around here that made it seem sweet.  If you have done anything that you would like to share, please send me pictures and I will share it here!  I have one more little Valentines Day decoration that was super easy and cheap and I will show it to you in another post.  Have a great Thursday everyone!

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