Even though I’ve never done this before,this year I decided that it was a good idea.
A couple of weeks back in my weekly roundup post I showed you some Valentine’s Day Wreaths and asked if you decorated for Valentine’s Day. Some of you said yes and some said no.
I decided to do a quick little project to celebrate the romantic mood of the day because, when it comes down to it, who doesn’t love hearts and pink and red ribbons?
Here’s what you’ll need to make this wreath:
*Note: The Valentine's Day Ribbon linked to is slightly different than the one I used.
Glue the end of the 3cm (3/4 inch) wide Hot Pink Ribbon to the back of the wreath form.
Wrap the ribbon around the wreath overlapping slightly more at the inside that the outside of the wreath so that the ribbon is on an angle.
Continue wrapping until the entire wreath is covered with ribbon. Cut the ribbon and glue down on the back.
Print the template and cut out the three hearts.
Lay the template onto the felt and draw around it with a pen.
Cut the hearts out of the felt as follows:
Place the large hearts onto the wreath – one of each colour on each side. Leave a gap of about 2.5cm (1 inch) between the hearts at the bottom. The red goes at the top, then the bright pink, then the pastel pink.
Secure them with pins.
Make sure that the hearts are even both the space between them and how they relate to the other side.
With the pins still in place, lift up each heart and glue it in place.
Press them down firmly and secure temporarily with pins.
Nextplace the medium and small hearts on over the end of the largest pastel pink heart in the following order (from the top):
Glue on as before.
Thread the 3mm (1/8 inch) ribbon onto the darning needle. Thread through one heart about 3mm (1/8 inch) from the V of the heart. Tie a knot in the end of the ribbon and cut to approximately 20cm (10 inches).
Take the needle to the back of the work and bring it through the hole again. Now thread the needle under the loop and pull to the top so that the ribbon is attaching at the top of the heart.
For the bigger hearts, you may need to do this loop twice. Repeat for remaining hearts.
Using pins to secure the hearts to the top of the wreath (make sure it’s centered over the bottom of the wreath where the hearts are), decide how long you would like them to sit. Make them uneven.
Holding the ribbons securely, remove the pins and knot the ribbons together. Pull the knot firmly. Trim off the ends close to the knot.
Centre the Valentine’s Day Ribbon through the wreath at the top. Pin the dangling hearts to it at the underside of the wreath through the knot. (Note: I left this pin here – you could glue these if you wanted but I didn’t as the ribbons cover it.)
Tie the Valentine’s Day ribbon in a bow at the top of the wreath.
Cut a piece of the 3cm (3/4 inch) wide Hot Pink Ribbon about 30cm (12 inches). Thread it under the Valentine’s Day Ribbon on the back side of the wreath.
Tie a big bow. This is what you will use to hang the wreath on the hook. The bow will hang down into the wreath and show at the front.
Hang the wreath over your hook and adjust until it sits as desired.
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February 8, 2021