January 20, 2011

Vintage-y Burlap Valentines Wreath

I didn't realize that I didn't have a name for this wreath until I went to write this post.

Somehow 'burlap and shapes' wreath didn't sound good... so vintage-y burlap it is.
You're okay with that, right?

I've been dying for something new to be on my doors once Christmas came down and wasn't ready for my spring wreaths (I mean, it IS snowing right now)

I always seem to have a problem with Valentines because it can jump over the 'cheesy' line realll quick.
And I'm not a fan of cheesy.
All the 'love' and 'hugs' and 'be mine'.... I do a little of that.
But I don't want to be smothered in it. :)

Here's what I came up with in a matter of a few minutes
(hubby wouldn't get off the computer to go watch our movie so I had a few minutes while he was wrapping it up to throw this together... I love that!)

I started with a green dollar store wreath form and just wrapped it loosely in my fabulous burlap garland I got at Micheals. I used it all over the place for Christmas and this was one of my scraps:

I hotglued the ends to the form just so it wouldn't fall apart too easily.
I dug around my craft table and found a whole pile of chipboard shapes from my scrapbooking days :)
I grabbed a few I thought would work.

And I also dug out my valentines paper... I didn't end up using the 'love' print...
I ended up using the red 'i love you' paper (it looked vintage-y) and the harlequin tissue paper from Hobby Lobby.
I have used that tissue paper on a million things! I've got a great tutorial coming up that I used it for.
Lurvve it.

I played with the chipboard shapes until I found a way I liked them.

Little man did his own crafting :)

And then I laid the shapes on the scrapbook paper and used my exacto knife to cut around them so I could cover them.
Then I used black ink to distress the edges.

(I'm addicted to fleur-de-lis)

Once they were covered, I hot glued them to the wreath and... she is!

Not bad for a ten minute crafty moment, huh?

And it was just the splash of valentines that my front door needed :)

I found a wooden conversation heart that I distressed and stuck on there too.
Just a smidge of that cheesiness :)

Can't wait to show you the other projects that harlequin tissue paper has shown up on...
and I might just get to post again tomorrow if it keeps snowing :)
*fingers crossed*
And after this weekends' snow flurries, I'm ready for spring to pop up, kay?


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  1. Very cute! Love the shapes and the paper you used! Thanks for linking this up as well.

  2. Cute quick project. I'm loving burlap right now too!!

  3. This looks so cool. I want one! I love the colors you chose---not the traditional V-day colors. Excellent. :)

  4. I love, love, love your cool wreath and your little man is adorable! Just gave you an award this evening - come see!

  5. Pretty and it looks so easy to do! I love the idea of the burlap wrapped around!

  6. cute! just popping over from TT&J!

  7. I love it! I particularly love the the fleur de lis you added! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway.


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