Thursday, January 6, 2011

My {Pretty -n- Pink} Valentine's Day Wreath

While blogging around the other day I came across this Whimsical Valentine's Day Wreath that I thought was so cute!
 
Jen, at Tater Tots and Jello (don't ya love that blog name?!) always comes up with the cutest crafts.  Anyways, I thought I try to make one with fabric.
 
I picked up these fabrics from JoAnn's (my home away from home) and got right to work.
 
{I'm thinkin' that table needs a coat of paint.}
 
 
MATERIALS:
~fabric
~pinking shears- preferably sharp
~ruler
~hot glue gun
~knitting needle
~styrofoam wreath- 12 inch




 
STEP 1:
Cut out 50 100 150 4" x 4" squares
 
STEP 2:
Poke a knitting needle into {BUT NOT THROUGH!} the middle of a fabric square and apply some hot glue to the tip.
 
 
 
STEP 3:
Poke the fabric INTO the styrofoam about 1/4 inch.
 
 
and just keep gluing and gluing and gluing...
 
Here's the first 50 squares I cut {which I thought for sure would be enough.}
 
So I cut 50 more.
Still not even close to enough.
 
Then I decided that my mom's {love ya mom} 40 year old pinking shears were just not gonna cut it anymore. So back to JoAnn's I go.  And I got THESE:
and then cut 25 more
AHHHHHHHHHH. 
How did I ever cut the first 100 with those other scissors?
  Maybe that would explain the blisters on my fingers.
So I cut 25 MORE, 'cause I could.
A total of 150 squares. {Did you know I used to teach math.}
 
And finally, ended up with this:
 
 
 
Such a happy sight to come home to! 
Smile.
I loved the fabric from this wreath so much that I decided to make a
Valentine's Day Banner from it too!
Click HERE for the banner tutorial.
 
For more wreath inspiration, here are some others I’ve made.  Click on each picture to see the post:

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I linked up at:
 
 
 




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53 comments:

  1. I would jasco the table top then sand with 50 grit then 220 grit, then apply clear Watco using a fine steel wool.

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  2. Thanks Caughlin Ranch for the refinishing tips. I'm not sure I'll keep it the natural wood color or paint it a fun (or white) color. Painting seems to my style right now.

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  3. This wreath is so pretty! I love the mix of different pinks and how full it is.

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  4. SO cute! I commend your patience! Will you share at my linky party today?

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  5. Mavis E. ButterfieldJanuary 7, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    That glue gun is the next best thing to duct tape. I have some neon pink duct tape if you ever want to borrow some. . .

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  6. I LOVE the wreath!!! Would you mind sharing how much of each style of fabric you purchased? I think I want to try this and am a little clueless on figuring up what I would need! Love you blog!

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  7. What a gorgeous wreath! It almost inspires me to go out and buy pinking shears (thanks for the nod)!

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  8. Umm...hello...Fabulous fabulous!
    I'm in the process of acquiring holiday decor that do NOT fall in the line with CHristmas or thanksgiving. This would be a great start! THanks for sharing!

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  9. Ah, thanks EVERYONE for all the sweet comments. Gave me warm fuzzies this chilly AM.

    HOW MUCH FABRIC: sorry I didn't include that info...I used close to a half yard of each and there were 5 fabrics, so 2.5 yards....but I have a LITTLE left over for the Valentine's Banner I'm making, stay tuned! I'd suggest you get a total of 2.5 yards.

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  10. I SO want to make one of these!!! I'm adding it to my list of to dos!!! We would love for you to link up at Fancy This Fridays! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fancy-this-fridays-edition-6.html

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  11. Way too make someone else's craft your own! Very Cute! I'm following now!

    I hope you'll come enter my contest for a Thirty One Tote at www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

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  12. Totally cute and well worth the extra trip to Joann's (do we really need an excuse)! Thank you so much for sharing. Stopping by from Truly Lovely! :)

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  13. If you want to save your hands the cutting pain they do have a rotary cutter with a pinking shear blade you can use...!

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  14. Oh, thanks for that tip, Patty! I have been looking into getting a rotary cutter lately. I'm probably the only one left without one! I'll probably pick one up the next time I have a 50% off coupon at one of the craft stores! A pinking shear cutter would have been perfect for my ruffled towels to prevent fraying.

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  15. Love it!! Although Jen's is great too, I like yours with the fabric even better.

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  16. I am going to make this tomorrow!

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  17. The wreath is so pretty!!! I love all the fabrics you used!!!

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  18. Celeste! Thanks so much for linking this up at Fancy This Fridays! We love it so much, we chose it as one of our featured projects! Stop by to check out the feature and grab a featured button to share on your blog! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial. I love this and am so excited to try it. I have a thing for wreaths!

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  20. I LOVE your wreath! I just made one last night using tissue paper before I saw this one. Now I'm secretly wishing I used fabric ;) I just wanted to let you know I placed the link on my new blog after the tutorial I did..it was my 1st one since I'm new to this :) Thanks!

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  21. And my blog is http://tizzilish-kara.blogspot.com/2011/01/snow-day-valentines-project.html :)

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  22. I love this wreath! Thanks for posting the tutorial! I just found your blog through In the Loop (http://theloops13.blogspot.com)

    I am a new follower...can't wait to read more!
    Have a great day.

    Karen @ http://barefootinportland.blogspot.com

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  23. i LOVE your wreath!! It is probably way easier to store without getting all squished and wrinkly. I am totally going to find a holiday to do this for. I wish we had a JoAnn Fabrics in Charlotte (I grew up down the street from a JoAnn ETC and it was AWESOME!)

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  24. (and by way easier to store, I mean vs the cupcake liner wreath which I fear would not be as cute the 2nd year!)

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  25. That is so pretty! I love how it turned out. I need to break down and buy some pinking shears, but they're so expensive. I had the same problem of having to use more and more and more when I made a balloon wreath for a birthday party.

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  26. I love the wreath and the banner! Great tutorials!!!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  27. Such a cute wreath! Now I need to go get some pinking shears....

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  28. Do you know the names of thsoe fabrics or the JoAnn numbers.....?

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  29. What a beautiful wreath and great way to use up the fabric stash!

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  30. since you taught math, and I'd like to know how much fabric I need so I don't have to go back to Joann ;) how many yards did you use? 150 * 4x4 pieces = ??

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  31. How much fabric? GOOD QUESTION!
    I'd get 2 yards and you should have plenty to make 150 squares that are 4x4 inches each. You'll have a bit left over, but better to have a tad extra than be 1/4 yard short and have to go back to the fabric store (unless you love excuses to go to the fabric store, heee heee!)

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  33. Thanks! Way cuter (and maybe cheaper) than a tissue paper wreath. I have the materials already, I hope to try it!

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  34. This was a great idea....I could probably tackle this one. Thanks so much for joining the newbie party. Have fun making some new friends. I have signed on to be a new friend of yours and would love for you to do the same. I will be hosting this party weekly...thanks:)

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  35. Such a pretty wreath! Great job! Found you on Debbie's party! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  36. I mentioned this wreath on my blog today. It is just so amazing.

    http://ledford605.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-many-irons-in-fire.html

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  37. I used to make these in the 80s with straw wreaths. Haven't made one in a long time. Yours turned out super cute!

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  38. I LOVE that, why kind of fabric did you use? Is that cotton or flannel?? I want to make this it's so cute with Fabric!

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  39. I have loved this wreath for awhile! I made a spring version and posted a tutorial on my blog as well. I linked back to you since you were my inspiration! You have a beautiful blog & home!

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  40. What a beautiful idea! The little one will be so excited to make a wreath in her favourite colour! Thanks for sharing this!

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  41. I love love love it!!! so fun and FULL! I'm featuring it on my {Fave5} tomorrow.... would also LOVE for you to link up your banner & wreath at the HandmadeValentine Link party here:
    http://www.summitstreetjoy.com/2012/01/handmade-valentines-day-crafts-and.html
    thanks! :)

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  42. Hi Celeste, I love this technique, and your fabrics are gorgeous. I've linked to your tute from my blog www.craftsncoffee.wordpress.com. Thank you! Sharon

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  43. I googled "DIY Valentine Wreath's" and found this beautiful shabby chic wreath which I LOVE and made myself (shocker)!
    Now I wish I could know how to make the puffy ruffle hearts to match! Can you provide tutorial? It was on TipJunkie's site with no tutorial. boo

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  44. Love this wreath & want to try it - just wondering if you only covered the front & sides of the wreath form or did you go all the way around to the back of it?

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  45. Thank you. I have been trying to find a good tutorial on this for so long! Off to buy materials tomorrow.

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