Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Easy Valentines Day Wreath

Hi everyone! I have a fun project for you today! On one of my trips to the thrift store back around the holidays, I came across this guy. The best part he was 50% off so he only cost me $1.50 and I knew immediately I had to have him. 
I had been looking for wood pieces for a while because I knew I wanted to do this craft, and the fact that I found a heart wreath made it that much better!

I knew I wanted to give this a feminine look and I knew I wanted to use pink and purple tones so I headed to Joanns to look for scrapbook paper. 

As you can see, there are a TON of options today in decorative paper so I played around with several different patterns then decided on two. 
I picked a pink plaid and a purple and pink floral . 

To start this project pick your scrapbook paper, paint the entire wreath (front and sides) with white paint. I used white chalk paint. 

Then simply place one sheet of scrapbook paper over one of the hearts and use a pencil to trace the heart onto the paper. 

Simply cut out the heart and use this as your template for the rest of your hearts. 
Once you have your hearts cut out (I alternated between patterns) then place them on each of the hearts around the wreath and trim with scissors for a good fit. The next step is to apply ModPodge to the wreath and add attach your heart to it, pushing out any air bubbles with your fingers or a scraper. 

Then once all the hearts are dry, the last step is to gently sand around the edges of the hearts to lightly distress them. The more you sand, the heavier your distressing will be, so go slow until you find the level of distressing that you like. 

And that's it!!!! You now have an adorable Valentines Day wreath! 

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I attached a pink ribbon to mine and hung it from some hooks on my bead board entryway, but this can sit on a shelf or be hung almost anywhere around the house! The scrapbook paper was $0.99 cents each and the wreath was $1.50, so this project cost me less than $5 bucks!!!! 

So the next time you are thrifting and come across outdated wooden pieces, snatch them up and give them a scrapbook paper makeover!!! 

Happy Valentines Day!


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