So, I was totally all about making this awesome new wreath for Valentine's Day:
with a few modifications. Because let's face it, that's awesome, yes? (It's by ItzFritz on Etsy, by the way...)
But, well, my grand plans are generally a bit too grand, and something had to go. Sadly, it was my motivation to do this wreath. However, I DID finally take down the Christmas stuff (hey, it's an improvement from last year. I think they were still up in March...) and get out the Valentine decor I currently own which consists of one wreath and one heart shaped door hanging. Oh, and the chains of love.
So, in honor of the momentous occasion, I am sharing my Vintage Romance Wreath from last year with you all again. This is what's gracing my front door. Don't worry, there's new stuff coming!
Oh, and don't forget to link up your pinteresting projects!
and fold the strip in half.
Now, dab some hot glue on the end of the strip
and start rolling it up.
Roll and roll, adding hot glue here and there to keep it all tight and together.
Use a little extra hot glue on the end to make sure it’s really secure AND that any jaggedness is covered.
So you have a little flower.
When you turn it over to the back side, it will most likely look like this:
So take your scissors and trim across to make it flat.
Cut your tissue paper into strips about three or four inches wide.
Take a single strip, and hot glue the end onto the back of the wreath form.
Start wrapping it around the wreath form, overlapping the edges, until you get to the end of the strip. Hot glue the end to the wreath form - making sure to do so on the BACK. If it’s longer, just trim it so you don’t have to glue it to the front.
Keep adding tissue paper strips until the whole wreath is covered.
A cheap and easy way to de-uglify your wreath form!
Now, grab your rolled flowers and lay them out on or next to your wreath to get an idea of the layout. Measure how far around your flowers reach. Mine happened to go about half way.
Take your plain old straight edge lace trim.
Hot glue an end to the back (starting at the same place your rolled flowers will begin),
wrap around ONCE,
hot glue to the back, and trim the excess.
hot glue and trim.
Keep glueing the lace trim on this way, wrapping it only once, so you can pull it straight and tight to the wreath form.
Now, take your scalloped edge ruffle-y lace trim,
and lay it slightly overlapping the STARTING point of the first lace trim, with the scalloped edge facing down (or TOWARD the other lace.)
Hot glue the end to the back of the wreath form.
Wrap it once, and glue it where it meets the other glued spot of lace - but you don’t need to trim it. The glue will keep it in place enough.
Now overlap slightly, and dab some hot glue along the back of the wreath form and stick the lace in place,
Take your rolled flowers and begin hot gluing them down in your desired layout.
When you are finished with the flowers,
take a strip of the straight edge lace and tie the ends together in a double knot.
Lay it over your wreath, at the point where the scalloped lace meets at the top.
and pull tight.
Hang it on your bare door.
Happy Valentine’s Day, you pretty, fancy door, you!