I normally don’t do a whole lot of decorating for Valentine’s Day. But you guys have been killing me with all your great cute ideas. So I decided I would come up with something. Enter my friend Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl – when I saw her this weekend at Blissdom wearing this fantastic sweater with these adorable rosettes.
I have been loving these little rosettes all over blog land so I immediately started quizzing her on how she made hers – and of course she has a fantastic tutorial on her blog! (BTW – if you don’t know Brittany or if you aren’t reading her blog – you are missing out!)
I decided I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day Wreath. So following her easy steps – I took a Goodwill sweater that I was going to make a pillow out of and chopped off one of the sleeves. I then traced lightly with a Sharpie to line out the circles that would eventually become rosettes. Then I cut out the circles through both layers of fabric to give myself 10 rosette circles total.
Now for the rest of the rosette making you are going to have to follow Brittany’s tutorial because my mom called and I made them while I was on the phone with her! (Love you momma!) So while there are no pictures of that – that also should give a testimonial on how easy they are to make. And 10 of them takes about 30 minutes!
I filled in between my little rosettes with these adorable heart picks that I got at the dollar store. One pack was covered with glitter and the other was a matte fabric finish. Here is a closer shot!
So there you go – my one and only Valentine’s Day wreath! I really love how it turned out! Just the perfect mix of sparkle and sweetness!
So now tell me – do you “decorate” for Valentine’s Day? Do you do a lot or just a wreath like me? I am curious to see where you all land!
Linking this up to
Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Make it Yours Day with Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Hooking up with HOH with Allison @ House of Hepworths
Show and Share with Chris @ Just a Girl