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Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Heart Wreath Tutorial

Hi, friends!  Today I am sharing my Valentine's Day wreath that I made to add to a picture frame.

During Christmas, I removed my skeleton keys from my picture frame and added the wreath below.  You can see the original pictures with the keys here.    I loved it with the frame, and after Christmas I decided I wanted to make a Valentine's Day wreath to use with the frame. 

Because I could not find a heart shaped wreath in the size I wanted, I had to make one.  Once again, I used Poly Foam to make the heart form because I am fresh out of pool noodles.  :)  

I've made faux cupcakes and lollipop ornaments using the poly foam. 

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I cut 2 pieces about 2 feet each and ran a hanger through each piece. 

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Once I had the wire in the foam, I wired the 2 pieces together with more floral wire.  Because the foam is very light weight, I wrapped it with my bright and shiny silver Duck Tape to give it stability.

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The next step was to wrap the wreath in the satin fabric that I had left over from my Christmas pillow decor. 

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The above photo shows the direction I was going with the wreath first, but decided to change it because it didn't work with the frame I was placing it in. 

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Instead, I cut 2 strips of the satin fabric about 4 inches wide, and gathered it on the wreath.  I pinched the fabric together and used red pipe cleaners to tie it to the wreath.   The next step was to make bows out of the white tulle and glue them on the wreath. 

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Using my glue gun, I glued the flowers inside the bows.  I also gathered up the corners of the tulle to make the bow more of a circle. 

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To finish it off, I added a few strands of pearls and a white tulle bow.

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Just to be very sappy, I also added an antique skeleton key.  After all, it is a Valentine's Day wreath.  :)

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Here it is with the frame.  I am still using my bow pillow with the snowflake for my winter decor, so the wreath matches it perfectly. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful week.  

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imklvr said...

It's beautiful! I love it! So! Poly foam and a wire hanger, hummmm? THAT is brilliant! I can see no end to the possibilities! Thanks!

JP said...

Kathy, the frame and fabric are the perfect background for your new wreath....I really love the red satin and of, course the addition of pearls, which is just my style ;)

Anonymous said...

Kathy this is "sweeter 'n pie".
~Jo @ LoblollyLane

Winnie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Kathy

Rosemary and Thyme said...

This is so pretty Kathy.. What a brilliant idea.. Thank you sharing and for featuring my tablescape last week.

Debbiedoos said...

That is so pretty Miss Kathy!LOVE!!~ Thanks for sharing.

PJH Designs said...

So pretty and creative Kathy. I love it. Hugs, Peggy

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a beautiful idea! I love it. :) Megan

Pamela said...

It's beautiful, Kathy. And who would have thought the base is foam and a coat hanger. Creative is your middle name!

Unknown said...

I am in LOVE with the ribbon pillow! I really love the wreath and the caulk saves really worked well. I have my pool noodles stashed in the closet. I did a pool noodle wreath for Halloween and it turned out fantastic. I am forever a pool noodling wreather! Have a great day!

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

I LOVE the key!!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)
Good luck!


Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. I love the red satin on it. What a clever idea adding it to the frame. I love the little silver key....you know, I collect keys. You did great job. And this bow pillow is so lovely.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Oh Kathy, it is beautiful! And it is perfect in the frame. Lovely work!
Debbie :)

Audrey said...

What a great idea, I think it's very pretty. Thanks for visiting today, I'm your newest follower. :)

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Stunning! I love how it's framed!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

So pretty and creative!

Thanks for linking to Raising Imperfection!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful wreath, and your tutorial was great.
Be sure and come to my link party at memoriesbythemile.com right after Tuesday Trivia.
See you there.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I love your blog! Also, it is so cool you are a 3rd grade teacher! My kiddos are in 2nd and 4th grade. My little girl loved her 3rd grade teacher (last year) so much! It was a very special year and also my favorite as a kiddo! Thanks for linking up at my party!



Demi Spencer said...

Very stunning!

I'm a new follower, btw, from {Country} Life with a Front Porch View

Judy said...

Very beautiful wreath. Have a great day:)

Unknown said...

This is very crafty! I am actually a fan of the exposed wire!!!
Great work

Nike O.

Unknown said...

So beautiful! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

Fluster Buster said...

I like how you can change out the the contents of the frame to suit the season. Very clever. Thank you for sharing it on Fluster's Muster Party.

Hugs & Smiles


Danielle said...

We are your newest followers! What a fun blog:) Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

Unknown said...

That heart is so adorable!

Following your lovely blog's twitter, FB, G+ and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

Anonymous said...

That's really pretty and quite simple to be able to re-create. New follower through Almost Friday Thursday Blog Hop.


Ladies Holiday said...

The key accent is my favorite- we'd love you to link this up to photo friday blog hop, if you'd like. Cheers!


Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

This turned out beautifully, Kathy! I love the key, too. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

Hey Mrs. Ma'am....stopping by to let you know my "Inspiration in Progress" is live and your beautiful wreath...and ribbon pillow would fit nicely. I hope you will stop by. It is every Thursday.

Unknown said...

Your wreath turned out so pretty! I love the key you added!:)

Designed Decor said...

This is so pretty! I love how it turned out! I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-3/


Christine said...

Absolutely... WOW Kathy!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

boberry60 said...

so beautiful love it <3

Six Sisters said...

Kathy, your wreath is just beautiful! We love it! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! We are so glad you stopped by! -The Six Sisters

Anonymous said...

Lovely wreath!

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

Kathy this is amazing! I love that you put the wreath in a frame! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

I don't know how I missed this earlier. Your heart is oh so gorgeous and romantic! You are becoming quite creative using polyfoam. You have found some many great ways to use it. Can't wait to see what you make next!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

So pretty. I love the satin bow and the key! Beautiful touches.

Anonymous said...

Lovely wreath! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

Katherines Corner said...

the heart wreath and bow pillow are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is adorable! Love it!

Anonymous said...

You have been featured!


Crafts a la Mode said...

Hi, Kathy, how are you? This is darling! I started another blog on DIY Wreaths and would love to have you come and link up to Valentine Wreaths. Best wishes, Linda


Unknown said...

Beautiful heart wreath! You are so creative. <3

Unknown said...

Hi, sweet lady! Thank you so much, and I am thrilled to link up on your new blog!! Congrats on the new blog.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Thanks for stopping by for a visit, too! Have a wonderful week. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!! You made my day! :)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Kristin! Thanks for the great party each week, too!


Unknown said...

Thank you! Thanks so much for hosting, too!


Unknown said...

Thank you, Tonna! Thanks for the party, too! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Karen! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

The Charm of Home said...

Kathy, that is adorable! Great job! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday. Have a wonderful week!

Betsy Pool said...

The heart looks great - especially in the frame. I'm so glad you shared at Romance on a dime.

Kathy said...

Hey Kathy, this is really terrific. Love how versatile that frame you created has turned out. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
I appreciate you sharing,

The Busy Bee's said...

Hi Kathy,
You are so talented we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I am so thrilled. Just linked up again this week. Thank you so much for hosting each week.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I just linked up, and I'm so excited to party with you!!


Stephanie said...

Love how you made your own shape!

Ricki Treleaven said...

So pretty, and I love how it's framed! :D

The fabric you used compliments your pretty wreath very well.

Linking from Share Your Cup Thursday,
Ricki Jill

Mommy Evolution said...

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Shannon Barefoot said...

Super cute! I'm way behind on valentines day. Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are gorgeous, the design is so very pretty! Great job! I saw your link at DIY Home Sweet Home, thanks for sharing with us.


Unknown said...

Who would think that you could go to the hardware store and wind up with something that could make a craft this cute! I am so happy that you brought this wonderful wreath to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! It is so perfect!

Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Your wreath is so elegant and romantic. I love the key hanging down and the background fabric! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will add this to my 'showing some love' post starting Feb. 1st. I will let you know which day I hi-lite it.

Michelle O said...

Absolutely gorgeous...as always - I just love your style!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you again at the next party

Have a wonderful week
Michelle xx

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

So pretty Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful red creations at Simple & Sweet Fridays. So adorable!


Unknown said...

This is so pretty!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kathy, I am featuring you on my 'showing a little love' post today.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kathy, I am featuring you on my 'showing a little love' post today.