With Valentine's Day fast approaching I decided to make (what else?) a wreath! Making my own wreaths is definitely my new obsession. If they weren't so darn expensive I might have more. But they are, so I'll just make mine for super cheap and be all the merrier because I made it.
It definitely needed a paint job...of crisp, clean white.
Now that I had a spot for "seasonal" wreaths inside the house, I needed a wreath! Pinterest yet again was my go to for this wreath. There were quite a few argyle "heart" wreaths, although all of them were round. My favorite inspiration by far was by Cass at Remodelaholic. With her detailed tutorial even a monkey could make this wreath.
I was envisioning something a little different with my wreath, a heart shape instead of the classic circle.
First I had to make a heart form...I knew I wasn't going to buy one! So I searched for a cheap, easy diy wreath form. I found the perfect one on fynesdesigns! She had a tutorial laid out in one easy to follow picture!
Basically you get your supplies:
foam pipe cover
Elbow grease not pictured.
The only supply I didn't have was a pipe cover and it only cost $2.59 at Walmart for a 4 pack! Not only do these pipe covers make great wreath forms but they are awesome swords! Who knew? We had a family sword fight...that I lost miserably at. They totally ganged up on me.
I got started by grabbing a wire hanger from my spare closet, forming it into a heart shape, then cutting a pipe cover in half and taping it together.
Now I was, finally, ready for hearts. I used pink and white felt. I wanted a lighter pink but the store didn't have any light pink, so a medium pink would have to do. I cut one heart out and used that as a template for the rest of them.
I laid all the hearts out where I wanted them. I then
attempted glued the hearts on with gorilla glue because I was too lazy to plug in the glue gun (hey, at least I'm honest). I don't think it really helped since the hearts kept falling off when I moved the wreath...