Friday, January 23, 2015

I Heart this Wreath…


Today I am re-posting a Valentine project from a couple of years ago. It's hard to believe it has been 2 years since I made this pretty little wreath. I do not use alot of Valentine decor...but this one is still a favorite that I put out each year.


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This project started out with a wire coat hanger, sheet music, a roll of .20 gauge wire, and mod podge…


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After bending my wire hanger into the shape of a heart…I stalled and was not sure exactly what  I was going to make. Then, I came across this wreath from Lucy at the blog Craftberry Bush, and found the inspiration I needed!

Since mine is a little bit different, I will show you a quick step by step on how to create your very own.


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Start by bending your wire hanger into the shape of a heart. I decided to leave the top so it could be used to hang your finished wreath. Then form a length of your .20 gauge wire into the word Love...


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Next, attach the Love to your heart shape. I used a little bit of thinner wire to attach the letter “L” and just wrapped the tail of the letter “e” around the heart…


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Now for the messy part…wrap your strips of sheet music all around the heart and the word Love…lots and lots of strips…


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While that is drying…cut out some paper leaves and make some paper rosettes. I followed the easy step by step directions by Emily at Jones Design Co. here. I also covered some wire to create the curly pieces and went out into the yard to collect a few twigs…


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Then just hot glue all of your adornments onto your wreath however you like. I also decided to add some paper butterflies cut out from book pages. You can add whatever you like to customize your wreath…
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Have fun with it!


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I Love this Wreath!
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8 comments:

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  2. So very adorable. What a great concept....from your newest follower, Linda

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  3. Amazing! Love this idea so much - pinning it!
    Kelly

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  4. You are amazing! Very creative! This is such a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I simply LOVE it! It's so clever and charming, well done Laura!

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  6. Such a cute idea--but why do I think I would injure myself in the process? :) Thanks for linking up!

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  7. Loving your pictures and the genuine, honest way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!

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  8. This is such a creative use of a coat hanger! I love it!! I'm asking readers to share their Coat Hanger projects at the Create with Me party tomorrow. I hope you'll come by my blog, Love Create Celebrate, and share this one!

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