I am so excited to be back to blogging! I missed you guys and sharing projects so much! A while back I mentioned that I recently went back to school and I am thrilled to announce that I am now officially done! For weeks I was working on my final project and was feeling like I was literally attached to my computer. The day I turned in that project, finished presenting to my class and instructors and received my certificate, I have to tell you, I shed lots happy tears. I will also admit to doing some slightly embarrassing dance moves while celebrating with my family.
I plan to go into more detail about what the experience truly meant to me down the road, because it was definitely more than just school. It was also about pushing myself out of my comfort zone, gaining confidence and trying to figure out what I want to do with my life once my kids are off to college. But, after typing non-stop for the past month my brain is seriously tired and I’m anxious to finally get back to creating and sharing projects.
I love Valentine’s Day and could not wait to get started on this super easy and inexpensive wreath after a trip to the craft store. So, on a chilly morning, I turned on the tv, grabbed my scissors, heated up the glue gun and got busy crafting, woo hoo! Between the wreath form, yarn, felt and ribbon, I spent around $12.00 and it only took a few hours to make. Not a bad way to spend a cold winter’s day!
1. I started by wrapping the yarn around the wreath form and securing with my low temp glue gun along the way. After I went around the wreath one time, I went back around again to fill in any empty spots until it looked completely covered. You can use any type of yarn, but I like to use ones that are thicker so it is quicker to cover the wreath. I also love how soft and fluffy this boucle yarn feels, like a warm cozy sweater.
2. There a tons of great tutorials on Pinterest showing how to make beautiful felt roses. I ended up just using my go to rolled flower technique, not as pretty, but easy to do. I started by cutting my felt into strips in varying widths, folding in half and securing with a strip of glue. Next, I rolled and twisted until it started to somewhat resemble a rose, not perfect, but good enough. I then folded the end and tucked it underneath securing in place with a tiny dot of glue.
3. As I made the roses I attached them together with glue and then cut a small piece of felt to cover the back to make it easier to attach to the wreath.
4. To finish the wreath I added a bow that I made with some pretty polka dot ribbon..
Here’s the wreath hanging in our new kitchen window above my latest Craigslist find, a desk.
It feels so good to back and thanks so much for stopping by to visit today! Hope you have wonderful week and I will be back again soon with another Valentine’s Day project.