Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Wreaths


You may have noticed during your tour of my shop yesterday
a few festive wreaths.
They are very simple to make, but just take a bit of time and patience.

 I used a styrofoam wreath form for both.
I first wrapped them with neutral fabric so the back would be pretty.

 Then I cut out a bazillion and one red felt circles.

 I folded each circle in quarters and pinned them in
one by one.
Yes, it took a while.
And yes, my pointy finger was quite sore afterward.

Lastly I fastened some pretty vintage lace in the back 
so she could hang just right.


I did the same thing with the other wreath.
 But this time I used a bazillion and one dictionary pages 
cut into a flower shape.
 Cut, fold, pin, . . .

 and repeat!


I always make sure I like what I make for the shop enough so that if it doesn't sell, I would enjoy having it in my home.
I really like how this one looks over the piano.
Maybe I'll make another one with vintage sheet music.
After my pointy finger heals.

Oh, and if you decide to tackle one of these bad boys,
I suggest you do not pin while you're in bed . . .

Youch!

Just sayin'

Hope ya'll have a wonderful Wednesday!

I'm linking up with a few fun gals!
You should go check them out and be inspired!
Stuff and Nonsense 

2805  

French Country Cottage 
The 36th Avenue 

18 comments:

  1. Love those. You make it look so easy;). Stopping by via Alicia. Isn't she the sweetest thing?

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  2. such adorable and fluffy hearts
    you've made

    adore!

    alison

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  3. girl! you are fantastic. love these. so glad alicia introduced me to you. : )

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  4. love those and really want to try! have i mentioned before that alicia told me to check out your blog quite some time ago and it took me a while to get the courage to comment? :) saw you were featured today over there! so fun!

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  5. I love, love, love the dictionary page wreath! I am just figuring where I would hang it!

    Do you have template for the flower or circle pattern you cut out?

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  6. So glad Alicia let us know about your blog. Love it!

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  7. Hey, just found you from Alicia's blog and boy am I glad she shared you with the rest of us!!! I just read your entire blog{whew} and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your booth!! I was wondering if you knew Jana of Twig, and saw you talk about it. Your neck of the woods is so beautiful. Jealous...
    Elise

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  8. Hi Amy, Came by to visit and join your blog!! Alicia introduced you and loved what I saw!! You are very creative! Come by for a visit to my blog anytime.

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  9. Oh my goodness those are adorable!
    I love making rag wreaths which are pretty time consuming despite their simplicity.
    I don't know if I could cut out all those paper flowers though!
    Stopping by after Alicia raved about you today!

    Have a Blessed Day!
    Biz

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  10. hey, girl!
    so good to meet ya! {via alicia}
    sounds like we have a lot in common. :)
    love your creations and your style!
    xoxo
    mary

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  11. So so cute!! Love both of them! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit sometime!!

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  12. I'll be featuring you tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this TUTORIAL!

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  13. I spotted these beautiful wreaths via Pinterest, love them!

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  14. Thank you for linking this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

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  15. It is so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. My very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  16. Oh my gosh those are beautiful!!! I literally just walked in the door from Hobby Lobby and now I am going to have to turn around and go back because I MUST try one! Thank you for sharing, came over from your feature on Stuff and Nonsense and excited to follow you now!

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