Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine's Day Wreath

I've got a fun Valentine's Day craft to share with you today. I got inspired for this project from my yellow crepe paper wreath. It was a simple project and is helping me feel more prepared for Valentines day.

-Empty Picture Frame
-Crepe Paper
-Book Pages
-Hot glue gun/glue sticks

Start off with an empty picture frame-I had mine lying around the apartment. I think I picked it up from goodwill for a couple quarters

Then go to town ripping up your crepe paper into a bunch of small squares.

Crumple up all those little papers until they're all different sizes and start gluing them on to your frame until they cover the whole thing like so...

Take some red twine and wrap it around any way you like-

Then I grab some book pages (I'm kind of obsessed with them right now) and use Martha Stewart Seasons stencil to trace some hearts-you could easily hand draw your hearts I just don't trust my drawing capabilities, even on something as easy as hearts.

Glue the hearts on the twine

I ended up changing the way my twine was placed-I liked it crossing three times instead of two

Hang it up on your front door and step back to admire it.

There you have it-a quick easy way to start decorating for the love holiday. Tomorrow is another Tutorial Tuesday and I can't wait to see what you've been all been up to!


I'm linking up to these fun parties:
All Things Fee                                                                        JAQ's Studio
Sumo's Sweet Stuff                                                                Blue Cricket Design
C.R.A.F.T.                                                                               Organize and Decorate Everything
Singing Three Little Birds                                                    Literally Inspired
The Girl Creative                                                                   Oopsey Daisy
Mrs. Happy Homemaker                                                      Ginger Snap Crafts
Loving Life with my Sweet Little Cupcake                       Rae Gun Ramblings
Vintage Wanna Bee                                                             Lil' Luna
Tip Junkie                                                                              Tatertos and Jello
Romance on a Dime                                                             Six Sisters' Stuff
Not JUST a Housewife                                                        The Girl Creative
My World made by Hand                                                   Michelle Paige                                                
Chef in Training                                                                   Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog
Sugar Bee Crafts                                                                 Seven Alive
A Bowl Full of Lemons                                                      Sassy Sites
Just us Four
The Blackberry Vine
36th Avenue
DIY Dreamer
Natural Nester


marie said...

I think I could actually do this! I love it, so cute and pretty and simple. I don't trust my drawing capabilities either.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...


4you-withlove said... fun is this! Very clever and a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing

Daisy said...

This is super cute!

Smallgood said...

Precious! I like this.

Kimberly Bonham said...

This is awesome! So cute and seems pretty easy to do!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This turned out SO cute! I love the hearts. Stopping by from Tip Junkie... Thanks for sharing!

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

Super cute and didn't look that hard..I love it

Meegan said...

Absolutely adorable! I have a frame that I could use for this!! Love it!

Lori said...

Love unique and cheery! Glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower too, so stop by anytime, Lori

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

How fun! I love your frame wreath! I'm your newest follower! Please stop by if you get a chance!

momto8 said...

fun and romantic!

Katherines Corner said...

sweeeeet! thank you for sharing with us. Hugs!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is so unique and very pretty!

I am hosting a Valentine's project link party until 2/14. I would love it if you came and linked these up!

Jami said...

How darling!!! Would love for you to stop by The Blackberry Vine and share at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

That is super cute!!! I was going to go without a Valentine's Day wreath on my door....but after seeing this, I think I need something like this on my door!

Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

Pieced Pastimes said...

This is the sweetest wreath. I just love it! So nice for Valentines Day.

Q @ JAQS said...

So so cute!

Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Loved it so I pinned it :)

Cassidy said...

cute and simple! Love it!

Kadie said...

Oh my, what an adorably different wreath! I love it! I would also LOVE it if you would be willing to share at our party going on now-Monday. Thanks

Terry said...

oooh, this is so cute. It seems really easy to make too. So glad you shared at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

I'm going to be featuring this tomorrow for the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! Thanks for linking up!

Michelle Paige said...

So adorable! Thanks again for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! I'm following you via Linky Followers!

Q @ JAQS said...

Hi :) - thank you so much for sharing with JAQS Studio's Linky Party. You were featured today :)!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

So darling! I just featured you on the blog today!

Christine said...

I LOVE the wreath!!! I adore the fact that it's not a typical round wreath!

Thanks for linking up to The DIY Dreamer!!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

This wreath is so sweet! Totally simple and classic! Cannot wait to make one!
Over from the linky party at Cherished Bliss!!
New Follower!
~Jen @

Cherished Bliss said...

Your Valentine's day wreath is in the top 10 from the 14 days of love link party! Stop by and vote and send your friends ; )