Hello there! I hope you are having a great new year so far! Here in Oklahoma our weather can't make up it's mind. One day it's 35 degrees and the next it its almost 70. Typical Oklahoma! So this weekend it was really pretty, we got to get out of the house and try out some of Carter's new Christmas gifts like his new bike and scooter. It made me excited for Spring to get here so we can do more outdoor stuff!
Since it was so pretty I was inspired to make, what else...? you guessed it, a wreath! This one is for Valentines. I feel really behind on the Valentines decorating. It seems like people are decorating earlier and earlier for the holidays! Although, I don't really do anything inside for specific holidays beside Christmas, more seasonal. Mostly because I don't have enough room to store anything!
Since I don't have a lot of room to put stuff, I always use this same straw wreath form by covering it and pinning stuff on rather than gluing, that way I don't have 10 wreaths lined up in a closet or tossed in the attic.
I kind of made a semi-resolution this year to try and use up scraps I have before buying anything else and that is what I did here!
I had the wreath, which was wrapped with burlap from another wreath I made last year. The sun had faded the burlap on some parts, but I think it adds to the rustic feel. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. ;)
Since I always pin on the embellishments I have a lot of flowers already made in my stash, I grabbed a couple to add.
And as for the heart, before I painted it, I cut it out of cardboard then peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated center. I LOVE that textured look, and it was completely free!
I used a kabob skewer and felt for the arrow, and glued it onto the heart. Then I stuck it on with straight pins, that way once Valentines is over I can just change it to something else! I do love Valentines though, love in the air, red and pink everywhere. :) So do you decorate for every holiday??
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