Hi Everyone! Every now and then I get the urge to do something hands-on, and crafty-like and almost always on a budget. Today my daughter and I made some DIY valentine’s day crafts, which were completely Free! What I’ll show you today is what I’m calling my “Tangled up in LOVE” wreath.
It started with this dollar tree wreath that I’ve had sitting around for months, some leftover white crepe paper from one of my children’s birthday’s, some red, white, and black scrap paper, some foil doilies and a piece of red ribbon left over from Christmas to hang it by.
We cut different sized hearts out of the scrap paper the old fashioned way . . .
Then I wrapped the wreath with the white crepe paper and glued it in place. We wrapped the doilies around part of the wreath and then layered that with the different sized heart cutouts in our desired pattern. I hung it on the front door using the leftover red Christmas ribbon . . .
Oh No . . . No, no, no! it was all wrong! It was a little too plain and the door was in severe need of a paint touch-up after being assaulted by my Christmas wreath.
So I took it down and embellished it a bit more, in fact I think I had an “ah-ha” moment and realized that it was missing some wording! . . . a “LOVE” bunting was in order!
I began cutting up the scrap paper in little triangles and then free formed some letters to fit and hung it across my wreath with some black paper ribbon (cannot remember the name of that stuff to save my life! oh, it’s raffia, that’s it!)
As I was hanging the bunting the raffia began wrapping and tangling around the wreath and I kinda liked the contrast of the black on the white so that’s how I came up with the name . . .
Tangled up in Love Wreath!
Ahhhhh, much better! Now about that door, there’s nothing a little touch-up paint can’t fix---I touched that up with some leftover paint. Now it’s a serious improvement!
and some more shots of my Love wreath:
I love how it looks all-handmade and I love creating things out of materials I have on hand!
What kind of Valentine’s day décor have you created?
, by Carli A