January 28, 2011

DIY: valentine's day wreath(s)

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supplies: straw wreath, burlap, chipboard letters, book pages, glitter, scissors and glue.

step 1: wrap wreath with burlap.

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step 2: make book page flowers. i made these just like i made my felt flowers.

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a) cut a circle out of book page. the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower.

b) pick any point on the circle to start cutting the page. you will be cutting a large spiral shape so that you will end up with one long thin strip of paper.

c) when you get to the very end you will have a circle or oval shape left that you will want to leave and not cut into. this will be the base of your flower.

d) take the end of the paper where you began cutting and start to roll. roll entire flower.

e) once you get to the end you will glue the bottom onto the flower.

f) make as many flowers as you'd like.

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step 3: put some craft glue between your fingers, i used my thumb and pointer finger. ahem, i like specifics. line the top of the rose with glue.

step 4: dip flowers into glitter.

step 5: glue and place 'em wherever your heart desires.

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step 6: glue and place your chip board letters.

step 7: add ribbon to hang.

step 8: hang it up, step back, and smile.

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this is my other valentine's wreath. i made this the same exact way i made my yarn wreath in the fall. i just used a heart shape wreath this time.

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happy weekend, sweet friends!

i may or may not have a valentine's giveaway of all valentine's giveaways on monday.
and next friday.

47 comments:

  1. SUper cute!! I am making a yarn wreath today :) Love them!

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  2. Love burlap! And those flowers are so perfect for that wreath.

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  3. so cute! If I have time I hopefully will be making these!

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  4. friend, i love the roses on the burlap wreath :)

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  5. oh my gosh presh!

    CANNOT wait for this giveaway you mention:]

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  6. oh my! I think you might have out-done yourself. I don't know which I like better. Good Job!!

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  7. wow...these are amazing!!!! I LOVE them!!!!

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  8. LOVE it! So adorable!! I 'think' I have a straw wreath around here somewhere..if so...I need to find it!

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  9. burlap and book pages...be still my crafting heart!
    so cute!! have a happy weekend sweet friend. :)

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  10. Love it! The paper flowers are so fantastic.

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  11. love the glitter touch!
    i love you too!
    you are a doll.

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  12. ahhhhh...snap! i am so doing my wreath make-overs this weekend now! so ridiculously cute!

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  13. yes all of the above...the red edge on the book pages is a great touch i wouldn't have thought of! great job!!

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  14. Beautiful! The burlap wreath is my favorite! Love the texture.

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  15. I like your glittery nail polish

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  16. some things:

    1. had a salted carmel hot chocolate with davi last week. probably the best drink i've ever had there. we are highly anticipating our next hang out sesh.

    2. i love these wreaths.

    3. i also like your nail polish.

    4. loves.

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  17. So cute!! I love the paper flowers...

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  18. LOVE the yarn wreath. Where did you find the heart shaped wreath form? I just made my first yarn wreath this week with fabric yo-yo's. Would love to make a valentine one too!

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  19. wowee-ka-zowee! how adorable! love both wreaths! wish i were (daring) creative enough to try to make one! :)

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  20. i was just thinking...am i overdoing it by wanting to use book paper for a valentines wreath? ha...you beat me to it!

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  21. I just love the burlap wreath. Those flowers are awesome. You need to see my post today http://jandjhome.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-valentines-heart-wreath.html We were thinking alike!

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  22. Thanks for sharing!! I think I might try this. Happy weekend.

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  23. This is perfection! So gorgeous! Bookmarked this post :) xoxo

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  24. PS. Following your gorgeous blow now :) xoxo

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  25. Very cute! I especially like the flowers!

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  26. how adorable! i might try that. :)

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  27. i love those roses and your sparkly finga-nails.
    and i may or may not make me one of these and it will not take 23 days.

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  28. These wreaths are amazing... i think i'll have to make one!

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  29. That burlap one? Kinda' makes my heart happy. :)

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  30. chick--these are freakin fantastic~ love love! hope you are having a fabulous weekend~

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  31. So creative! I love the burlap and those flowers are adorable!! :)

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  32. Oh I just LOVE those! Will definitely have to make some now :- )

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  33. LOVE this! i think it's time to take my Christmas-y wreath down & replace it a burlap/paper flower one. very shabby chic.

    thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! :)

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  34. So cute. I love making wreaths. I look forward to making one every season. I've had my spring wreath planned for like a month-and-a-half. I'm weird.

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  35. Both wreaths are beautiful! Every new holiday that comes around I tell myself I'm going to make a wreath, then I forget hehehe! Maybe if I start now I could have one done by Easter LOL!!

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  36. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first wreath. So cute. I'll have to bookmark it for next year. Beautiful.

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  37. i am not a very crafty person. i tend to get impatient and mess things up...but i am going to attempt this burlap wreath! OH MY GOODNESS, i love it! i may leave out the "be mine" part so i can hang it in our bedroom all year round. so pretty :)

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  38. SO cute!! Simple and beautiful!! thanks for the tutorial!! Would you happen to know where to to get smaller rolls of burlap for projects like this? can't seem to find any... thanks!

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