Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's crafting

One day while searching through blogland, I came across a pretty red felt heart wreath and thought, "Why can't I make that?"

So I set out to do just that. I gathered the required materials & got to work. I tried to switch it up from the one I saw online though. I wanted to make a white heart wreath. (That's why you see white felt here.) I cut up circle after circle after circle from the white felt.



I then began folding & pinning the circles to my styrofoam heart form. After filling half the heart, I thought, "Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I added cream colored felt too?" I then cut circle after circle after circle from cream felt. Once I had removed some of the white & added the cream with it, I thought, "Ugh, this is looking too wedding-y!"

I then removed everything from the wreath form (ready to scream at this point) & went back to the original plan. Red. So I now cut circle after circle after circle from red felt. Good plan.

I give you, my felt heart wreath...



My thumb was in pain from all the excessive pinning (I should have bought a thimble) but I'm so happy with how it turned out.

In case you're wondering where I found the wreath tutorial, here's the link.

Now what was I going to do with all the white & cream felt circles that I didn't use?

I quickly put the cream ones to use...



I had this blue pot for awhile but never knew what to do with it.

As for the white circles? Well, I made a topiary, but it didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned, so I guess I still need to find a use for all the white felt circles. Any ideas?

How about you? Have you got any crafting projects under way?

8 comments:

Victoria said...

That is darling Gina! You must have a lot of patience to make something like that!!!

I LOVE An Affair to Remember also, such a love story:) I have it on DVD, it came in a boxset of 4 and I got it at Target for only $9.99! Such a bargain!

Ana said...

Love it Gina...And love the use of the cream felt circles in the flower pot. Very creative :-) I've been wanting to sit down and craft since the beginning of the year but it's just been one thing or another...Hoping I can do it this week. Fingers crossed :-) Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Adorable, they look so cute. Good job Gina. Have a great day.

Mel said...

I have seen these wreaths and LOVE them! Yours turned out fanastic. Hope your thumb feels better quick;) Have a good week!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gina, it is darling, Yep you need a thimble, I started using one when I read on a blog how they used it to keep from burning their fingers with hot glue. I am not making any Valentines projects, but I am up to my eyeballs ( Having fun) with projects for my antiques booth.

Carol

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, I love the Valentine's decorations. Too, too cute!!! Linking over from Debbiedoos. I am a new follower.

Amanda said...

Such a stunning wreath! and love the 'flowers' in the blue pot, very cute! I've hopped over from Debbiedoos and shall be following your blog to see what other fab projects you share

Nicole said...

I love that wreath, especially the heart shape, it adds that little extra romance factor! Visiting from Debbiedoos

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