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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ruffled Heart Wreath Tutorial

I FINALLY made something!
I haven't really crafted in SO long!

Here is my one and only Valentine's Day craft.
I had a picture in my head of what I wanted to make and I had to change it when I started but I am happy with the results.

Ruffled Heart Wreath




Here is how to make one:
Supplies:
-Heart shaped wreath form
-Felt
- Burlap
- Ribbon
- Glue Gun (I used my low temp gun)

Getting started:

Cut your burlap into 2 inch wide strips.
I only had short pieces of burlap so I had to cut many strips but you could probably cut one or two long strips if you have a large piece.

I then placed glue in the crease of the heart and down one side of the point and glued down the burlap.

As I was gluing the burlap down, I pulled it really tight.

I then wrapped the burlap back on itself to the opposite side, pulling tight as I went.
I made sure to start and end each burlap strip on the back side of my wreath so the ends would not be visible.

I wrapped the burlap down the side and stop before I got to the end.
Place glue along the tip and center a piece of burlap on the point of the heart.
Place hot glue in the crease of the point and pull the burlap tight.

Fold the sides of the burlap like a present and glue down.

Continue to wrap the wreath until it is fully covered by the burlap.

Before adding the ruffles, I added ribbon to hang the wreath from.

I also added some turquoise yarn across the wreath for a bunting banner.

Next, I cut my pink felt into 2 inch wide strips.

Place hot glue on the back of the wreath.
Glue down the felt, bunching it as gluing to create the ruffles.

Continue around the whole wreath.

I then cut purple felt to create little bunting flags and used a fabric marker to write out Love.

Hung the wreath on my shutters for a little Valentine's Day decor.

I think it looks perfect there!

Here is a shot of my Valentine's Day shutter decor with the new addition of the wreath.


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allison

21 comments:

  1. Its adorable, Allison! I love the mix of the burlap and felt. And the addition of the baby blue is perfect!!

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  2. Allison this wreath is darling!! It goes so well with your other cute stuff...and I LOVE your choice of colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is so great! I love the ruffles on the outside and the little banner! Great job!

    I would love it if you would stop by our first ever link party and link up! Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #1

    http://www.natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-party-1.html

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  4. Allison, so cute! Love the turquoise and red!

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  5. GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the colors and just how awesome it looks!!

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  6. Love the burlap!!! so creative and adorable!! I have a linky on Tuesdays if you'd like to share :)

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  7. For not crafting in a long time, you sure did a great job! One question: where did you find the heart-shaped foam wreath? Love all the colors!

    I'm your newest follower via GFC and Linky Followers!

    Feel free to stop by and check out some of my crafts too, if you'd like :)
    -Sarah

    www.adventuresofourfamily.com

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  8. Your wreath is darling and I love it on the white shutter. Your three white shutters are fabulous!!!

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  9. Super cute! And I loooove the shutters!

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  10. Turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  11. Your Valentine's shutters are gorgeous, just stopping over from tip junkie to say hi! Maks :-)

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  12. This is DARLING!!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/02/turquoise-lovin-25.html

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  13. Adorable and I love all of the great texture! Thanks so much for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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  14. I so adore this!! I love the mix of the burlap with the bright colors! You are so talented my friend! :)

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  15. Great tute and ohhh so adorable wreath!!!
    thank you for sharing @ catch as catch can!

    gail

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