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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.


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!


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

10 frugal friends said ...

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said... @ January 30, 2011 at 7:49 PM

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}.


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


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!!

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

I love this!

Unknown 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.

Unknown 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!

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