I never used to decorate for Valentine's Day at all - but seeing all the cute projects everyone has inspired me to start. So this year I'm adding to my decor with a yarn wreath. I needed something new on the door anyway!
I started with a foam heart form that I found at the thrift, some batting and some chunky red yarn.
I cut strips of the batting and wrapped the form with it. I glued it using tacky glue, but hot glue would have worked, too. However, I now kind of wish I had either not used the batting, or not used such a chunky yarn.
And then start wrapping. And wrapping. And keep wrapping till it's all covered. As I mentioned previously, the points on this thing were a lot harder than I thought they'd be. Then again, I think that also has something to do with the combo of batting and thick yarn.
Eventually the entire form will be covered, and you will have something like this. Looks a little wonky to be, but I decided to keep going.
I gathered up some sheets of felt. I knew I wanted to include some turquoise, but that's really all I had planned at this point. It's hard for me to take pictures of making the flowers, etc, because I didn't have a specific plan. I just kind of play with it until I get something I like.
For this little bunting I used some red & white bakers twine, white felt, some very old Making Memories letters and some turquoise brads.
I thought it needed something on the side, so instead of flowers I did this little banner.
And of course, felt flowers. It was my first time making the ones with the little petals. Super fun & easy!
And here it is! This is outside so I could get the best light.
And here it is on our ugly door. It's not crooked - it's meant to hang at an angle. I really was unsure of this thing when it was just wrapped in yarn, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Maybe I'll do a St. Patty's Day one next!
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