February 06, 2012

Tutorial: Valentine’s Day Wreath

It’s February and I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day. How can you not be? It’s a holiday that involves the combination of red and pink, ruffles, frills and l-o-v-e. Embrace it.

It got a little inspiration from the cover of this month’s Martha Stewart Living: A Valentine’s Day wreath. Eh…check. You know I love a good wreath.

I took an old cardboard box and drew/cut out a heart for the base.

I started making paper flowers. Keep an eye out at Goodwill for wrapping paper, tissue paper, etc. that you could use. Or, use what you have around the house!

First, cut out a square (I used 8 sheets/square).

Fold your square in an accordion fashion.

Fold the tissue in half and trim the ends into a half circle. This just gives your flowers and extra texture.

I tied the fold with string and trimmed the excess.

Now, just fluff your flower by pulling each piece of tissue towards the center.

And…make several more. Really, this is simple and fun! As you can see, I have a mixture of light pink, hot pink, and red.

Attach the flowers to your base with hot glue or tape. I used mailing tape and it is holding up really well.

I like it so much! It adds festivity and a sweet feeling to my living room.

Have you done anything for Valentine’s Day, yet? If so, I would love to see! Jump on board! Let’s celebrate this month of love.

Enjoying the Good Life,

Kendra

16 Comments

  1. These flowers are gorgeous! I love the wreath, it looks great!!

  2. goodwillsc

    Thanks!

  3. cuteness!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Cathy! I’m not usually much of a seasonal decorator, but, come on—it’s Valentine’s. : )

  4. Oh my goodness! This is adorable!!
    I have never thought of making half puff flowers before (I have made a few full size ones to hang) that is so pretty!

    Ngaio May xx

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks! You should try it! It was simple and so fun!

  5. This is so cute! I just made something similar out of book page rosettes…with the same cardboard backing. 🙂
    Karah

  6. Absolutely love this!!! Thanks for sharing

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Kathy!

  7. That is adorable! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines party @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

    • goodwillsc

      I would love to! Thanks!

  8. Lovely! I love all kinds of flowers and yours are spectacular. Thanks for sharing at this week’s party!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Glad you like the wreath. : )

  9. Thanks for posting these in my Valetines Party @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com! I’m featuring them today in my “Top 10 Valentines Party Highlights” today! Feel free to grab a featured button!

  10. I know it’s a Valentine’s Day wreath, but it’s also a pretty reminder that spring is on the way! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over on Making Lemonade. 😉

    • goodwillsc

      Very much looking forward to Spring! Thanks for hosting!