Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreaths

I love decorating for holidays and Valentine's Day is no exception!  I have been finding some inspiration from some of my favorite craft blogs and decided to make a couple of wreaths.

The first wreath I made was adapted from an idea I saw here.  It was super simple to make, and I already had most of the supplies on hand.  I did buy some new scrapbook paper, but that was it so the cost was minimal.

 Here is the scrapbook paper I used.  Sorry, not the best lighting.

Here's a close-up of my favorite paper.  I just love the vintage, retro illustrations!

The finished product.  The main difference between the inspiration wreath and mine is that I used a floral wreath form and wrapped it in ribbon.  I also didn't cover the hearts with clear glass glitter, but it would look really cool if I did.  I still might!

Onto the second wreath.  This one is a rag wreath made entirely of fabrics I already had on hand.  And a wire hanger.  How easy is that?!  Here is the link for my inspiration wreath.

My finished wreath.  I really like this one!  It came together in less than an hour.  The most time consuming part is cutting and tying the fabric, but it was a good excuse to sit down and watch a favorite show!

How precious are these chairbackers from Pottery Barn Kids?  Love them.  I saw them a week or so ago on the website and thought I could probably make them for cheaper.  Then I decided that I didn't have time to make them and checked back on the website and they're sold out.  (Boo)  Anyway, I started searching around and found this awesome tutorial.  I went out and bought the materials and am almost finished with my first one, so I'll be sure and post when it's all done. 

Anyone else decorate for Valentine's Day or am I the only  lunatic that does one?


Emily said...

those wreaths are so cute! I don't really decorate for Valentine's day, but if I did, I'd make some of these! And I love that mailbox from Pottery Barn too! I hope your end result comes out great!

Kalina said...

Ahhhh I love this Lisa! I really hope I get some free time soon because I want to make those wreaths so bad! You just got me in the Valentine's Day Spirit :)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I love Valentines Day.

<3, New Follower

star said...

I want to make both of these wreathes! They look so easy to make! I hope I have time soon!

TINA said...

i am your newest follower! love the fabric wreath! thanks so much for posting it!

TINA said...

thanks so much for following me back! and i totally appreciate the nice things you said about my etsy shop! i am new to all of this and it means alot! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ok... I am really thinking that the rag wreath needs to be boxed up and sent to your new bloggie pal in TN. :)


Julie@ Glue Guns and Spatulas said...

Your rag wreath turned out so cute. I love how the same thing can turn out so different. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Debbie Griffin said...

Love the wreaths and the pretty