A few weeks ago, my mom and I got together for our biweekly craft session and we made some Valentine's wreaths. Mom and I have been crafting together as long as I can remember. Back when I was little, she would show me how to make resin grapes, tissue paper flower arrangements and macrame hanging pot holders. Then in the 90's we went through a phase where we did a ton of scrapbooking and rubber stamping.
Now we still rubber stamp once in a while, but paper scrapbooking came to a halt a few years ago. We also do some floral and fabric crafts. We have been on a wreath-making kick and have been making wreaths for the different holidays. The other day we worked on a Valentine's wreath.
That's one of my mom's little dogs. Isn't she cute? I could not resist snapping this photo and posting it on Instagram.
Dollar Store Wreath
I found this beautiful pink mesh ribbon at the dollar store and could not resist buying it. I cut 4" squares and rolled them up like this.
Then once I had three, I tied them together with a pipe cleaner (also found at the dollar store).
until it becomes a bow.
So I repeated the process several times and set aside. I covered my styrofoam wreath in pretty pink scrap fabric that I got from the remnants section of the craft store. You will notice that this project is so easy that I was able to watch some football while crafting - multi-tasking in a good way!
Once I covered the styrofoam, I attached the bows to the wreath by tying them in the back.
Then I added a bow made out of heart ribbon as an accent. I also added two hanging aluminum hearts to the center.
And my wreath was done!
Were you into any crafts that you are not into so much any more?