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?
Yes, the dog is adorable!
And I love your multi-tasking with crafting and watching the game.
I think the final result is beautiful and cheery and would certainly stand out amid our white winter wonderland right now.
What a sweet wreath! I love Valentine's Day decorations. They're so happy looking 🙂
I love how you can do this on a budget. Plus you made it look so easy. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
Thanks Jacqui, I love to find things at the dollar store!
Hi Raquel! What a pretty wreath! I love how you and your Mom get together to craft! A neat thing to pass to future generations! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!
Thank you Felecia for your sweet comment. I treasure those days with mom. Sending blessings back 🙂
Very creative with the wreath. I love crafting with materials bought at the dollar store. I'll be posting Valentine's Day decorations for a Ladies only V. day luncheon and Bunco party. I bought lots of supplies from the dollar store too. Stop by my blog to check it out. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Oh I just adore dollar store crafts. Excited to see what you made. Thanks for stopping by and happy Valentine's day to you too!
First, the doggie is SO CUTE! I like the wreath too. People make such amazing dollar store crafts, but when I go, I rarely find a good selection of items! There aren't any good dollar store chains within 20 minutes from here, just a stand alone, that has an odd mix of items, few of which are actually $1!