Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Wreath

MADE BY ME FOR MONDAY!

I SO needed some craft-therapy last week!  It was a killer week for me at school.  Life in general was busy even without adding school on top of it.

After my last class of the week, I headed over to the local craft store.  I have been wanting to make a Valentine Wreath for several weeks now.  So, I went and grabbed some stuff from the craft store to get me inspired to create one.

Here is what I bought for my inspiration pieces:

My first thought was to wrap the styrofoam wreath with the boa.  Which, by the way, would have looked FABULOUS!  I started and realized it would take about 4-5 of those boas to fill the entire wreath.  Well, that is all fine and dandy, except for the fact that I didn't want to pay the $$$ for four more of those boas!  So, on to plan B.

I didn't end up using the wood heart and I added some black and white polka dot ribbon I had in my craft room.  Here is what my final project looks like. . .







I LOVE how it turned out.  My favorite part?  The way the boa looks blowing in the breeze as it hangs on my door.  LOVE IT!  Another favorite?  Red, black, and white were my wedding colors.  February is also my anniversary, so this wreath reminds me of my wedding day :)

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31 comments:

Lori on February 7, 2011 at 8:42 AM said...

Just making sure my comments are working! I got an email from a few readers saying they tried to comment, and couldn't. YIKES! I think it is working now :)

Michelle on February 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM said...

Cute wreath! I love the flowers...how did you make them? They would be so cute on bracelets or headbands too!

Michelle

Tori on February 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM said...

I LOVE this wreath! Pretty sure it's my favorite that i've seen! I also love the black, white & red combo. Great job!

Lee on February 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM said...

I love the black and white. very nice. I have a Monday link up over at www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com. You should stop by.

thecraftyscientist.com on February 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM said...

I love this - it's so cute! I especially love the black and white - so non-traditional Valentine's Day (in an awesome way)!

Dawn on February 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM said...

I love it!

Patricia L on February 8, 2011 at 4:59 AM said...

I love the color combinations! Very stylish...which makes sense because... I have nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award! Woo Hoo! If you’d like to accept the award, just visit this blog post to learn all about it. http://inthemomzone.blogspot.com/2011/02/me-stylish-why-thank-you.html
Have a great day!
~Patricia

bj on February 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM said...

I love this...I never know what to make a wintertime wreath out of..this is a great idea. I think I might could make this except for the little flowers.
My signature colors are black and white, with red. :)))
xo bj

Lori@KitchenFunk on February 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM said...

I LOVE your color choice!! So classy! Are those nails in the center of the flowers?? I know just what you mean about needing to craft to ease the pain of a killer week... ~Lori

Heidi on February 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM said...

Cute wreath...I like the flowers!
Hugs, Heidi

Lauren @ YoungNester on February 8, 2011 at 8:21 PM said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to try it! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

Sasha on February 9, 2011 at 3:07 AM said...

Lori I love this! It's such a non-traditional Valentine's wreath. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Krafty Kat on February 9, 2011 at 8:46 AM said...

I love, love, love the polka dots! It's great for Valentines but you could keep it up! Thanks for linking up!

The Treasurista on February 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM said...

Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

The Treasurista
Finding and Creating FUN things...

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com on February 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM said...

this is truly adorable! Love the polka dots! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Cheryl on February 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM said...

LOVE your color choices...I do a lot with black, white, red and polka dots! LOVE!

~The Bargain Babe on February 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM said...

Super cute. Love the black and white polka dots!

(visiting from Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday linky party)

Melissa on February 10, 2011 at 5:17 AM said...

This is so pretty! I love the card stock rosettes!

Bella on February 10, 2011 at 7:55 AM said...

Lori, your wreath turned out so much better with your little twists. I LOVE the polka dot ribbon, so much better than if you had done it with the red boa. I think it would have been to foo fooish, lol.

Happy Anniversary girl, may you have MANY MANY more wonderful years together :)

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Jennifer on February 10, 2011 at 12:56 PM said...

This is GREAT, I love the polka dots and I think the boa as a hanger instead of wrapped around is a creative and awesome idea. I featured you today on my wreath round up :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/wreath-round-up.html

Oh and PS I think you host some of the most awesome linky parties, I always find the best stuff in there! :)

Jill on February 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM said...

Looks great! and so good that it's your wedding colours for your anniversary too!

Happy anniversary!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit this week!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Melissa on February 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM said...

I think my heart just skipped a beat! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

AllieMakes! on February 13, 2011 at 7:56 AM said...

OOH! I absolutely LOVE this! Fabulous job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Opie Dawn on February 13, 2011 at 3:52 PM said...

Fabulous wreath! I love the color combo and the flowers are the perfect touch.

Christine Jargick on February 13, 2011 at 7:12 PM said...

this wreath is so sweet and adorable! thanks for linking up with Crafty Geordi

Naturally Me Creations on February 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM said...

What lovely wreath, you made it so neatly! :)

Tnx so much for linking this up at my party! :D

ibumary on February 14, 2011 at 2:19 AM said...

Stunning! Ilove the black& white with the popping red!

creativejewishmom.com on February 14, 2011 at 4:47 AM said...

great wreath, love that boa, very original and eyecatching. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you again!

polkacabana on February 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM said...

Stopping by from Paper Issues, what a great project! Polka dots are my one true love! Just a great project! Thanks for linking up!

KateB on March 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM said...

me likey...A LOT! and I have tons of that same ribbon {somewhere}...may have to do one for my daughters room :):) thanks for the inspo!

Kat @ Paper Issues :)

Danielle Wagasky on May 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM said...

I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today.
Stop by and check it out!

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www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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