Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Wreath

Oh how I love how this turned out! The inspiration came at first from this idea at Life in the Thrifty Lane, she covered a heart shape in felt rosettes. I knew I wanted to make a wreath, but use the same rosettes. In her post, she directed folks over to this site, Take Heart, for the rosette tutorial. I also knew I wanted to use yarn....what with my love of knitting and all...I thought it only fitting.

This is what I started out with. The styrofoam wreath is one that is flat. I intended to wrap the yarn very neatly around the form.

But as I worked on it, I thought it needed a little more dimension, so I'd wrap very neatly for several inches, and then go back over criss-crossing a little.

I found it useful to work with small balls of yarn at a time....although I kept dropping and unraveling them. I used a spot of hot glue every here and there.

I made a bunch of the rosettes after reading the tutorial and glued them on. And I added some bling because that's how Veronica did it...beautiful.

And here it is in all of it's NATURAL LIGHT glory!! Ahhhhhh, so bright and crisp and contrasty and fresh and lovely!!

Now, I fully intended for this wreath to be hung on my front door, but it's too white!! We live so close to a major road, it's just too dusty and yucky and I know it wouldn't stay clean. So, I hung it on my mirror right in the entry way....I've never hung a wreath from a mirror, I feel so trendy :-) And that only means one thing....I need to make something else for the front door!

6 comments:

  1. WOW Beth your wreath is beautiful. I like the way it looks on the mirror. Great job, and thanks for linking back to me, I really appreciated. Have a great rest of the week. Veronica
    P.S: Hope you come visit me soon as I am hosting a 100+ followers giveaway :)

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  2. Really pretty! Funny because I also posted a Valentine Wreath today. You can see it here:

    http://mytwobutterflies.blogspot.com/2011/01/crocheted-valentines-wreath.html

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  3. this is so pretty and classy looking! love it!

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  4. If you have not been by already, I hope you enter my linky contest! You could be the Best of January 2011 and be showered with prizes! While you are there, I have several Valentines giveaways going on right now!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

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  5. Oh this so simple and yet so cute, definitely love it hung in your foyer. The mirror really adds dimension. Can't wait to see your door decoration. I am now a follower.

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  6. Sp pretty, great tutorial!Blog hopping today and found your wonderful blog. Wishing you a happiness, Katherine

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