Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath

I started with some cheapo fabric.  I had 2 yards of each color, but only used a yard of each.
It doesn't have to be high quality fabric, mine was $1.00 a yard.  Clearance Baby!!

 I used this fancy cutting tool and mat of my mom's.  I don't know what its called, but I have seen her cut fabric for quilts with it, so I'm assuming that is the purpose of it.

 I didn't measure anything accept the length.  The length of all the pieces were the same (or a least close) and the width was just wherever I happen cut it.  Pretty mathematically calculated, I know.

So, basically cut a billion strips, like so.

Then using a wreath from the Dollar Tree, I tied the fabric around the wreath.

I found it most time effective, to just tie lie this...

... and then just mush them together, by sliding them down.  Again, I know this tutorial is awesome:  mushing, spastic cutting.... yeah I'm pretty much a professional. 

It will begin to look like so.  Tie away as you watch TV.

Back view. 

It is really easy, and requires almost no skill.  I mean hey, if I can do it anyone can.  Material and I aren't friends, but this project may have brought us closer.

Now that the wreath part was done, I wanted to add something to the middle.

I found this 'x' and 'o' in the Christmas clearance at Hobby Lobby.  They were 90% off, so I paid a total of 20 cents.

They have a candy cane detail, but I thought I could make it 
looked stripped by using reds and pinks.   

So, I just painted the entire thing pink.

I wasn't loving the plain pink because you could still see the candy cane lines.  So I Elmer Glued them up and glittered until my heart was content.  You can still see a little of the pink coming through the glitter and I like it.  Actually, it was my plan all along.  
(Haha, right Michelle, whatever makes you feel better.)

The final product.

Fabric:  $3.00
Letters:  $0.20
Wreath:  $1.00
Glitter, Glue, and other Crap:  on hand


  1. I love the glitter. I've been here before and for the life of myself can't figure out why GFC unfollowed me from you. I was a follower, but I've found my way back! I'm at

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  2. I'm in the middle of college research papers sneaking peeks at blogs, and don't look like I have any grammatical abilities; but I do! Pinky Promise :D

  3. Love how the X's and O's turned out!!! Looks so cute with your wreath!

  4. I love the glitter. I've been here before and for the life of myself can't figure out why GFC unfollowed me from you. I was a follower, but I've found my way back! I'm at

  5. Yours is cute too! Funny, I was going to tie my ribbon like your fabric but realized it would take so much more ribbon. By twisting it the pieces didn't have to be so long so I was able to do it with 2 rolls of each kind. I like the fabric idea though. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your blog with me.
    Scissors & Spatulas


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