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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.

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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!

Are you ready to see the final wreath?  Ok – here you go!  DSC07539

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!

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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!

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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! 

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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

10 frugal friends said ...

- Brittany said... @ January 30, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Jess,
Wow, I love how you used those rosettes! They look great on a wreath.

And thank you for the incredibly sweet words about me {blushing}.

Brittany

P.s. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you at Blissdom and want to stay in touch.

http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said... @ January 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM

awwww what a cute wreath! i'm still getting over taking all the Christmas decorations down so we just have a wreath too :o)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said... @ January 30, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Jess, those are too cute! I just got some fabric today to make a table runner and some napkins, but don't do too much decorating. I will have to make a sweet treat though!

Lori said... @ January 31, 2011 at 6:49 AM

I am a nut for wreaths. I've made 5 different ones already! Yours turned out great!!

ape2016 said... @ January 31, 2011 at 6:59 AM

I love this!

StLphotogirl said... @ January 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM

I love this wreath. It looks so nice and is so simple to make. Sometimes it's easy to forget that I can still have pretty things even though I live on a small budget. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Tammy said... @ January 31, 2011 at 8:29 AM

I don't decorate for Valentine's Day but I love your wreath. That would be something I would probably leave up past V-Day because it is just so lovely. Plus, I love red :)

fafner said... @ January 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

My cousin went to Blissdom and said it was really great. Also, love the wreath!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said... @ January 31, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Very cute! I pretty much skip right over Valentine's Day. Hope you had fun at Blissdom...so jealous that you went!

Its A Blog Party said... @ February 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
http://itsablogparty.com/

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