So I Made THAT Hot Pink Valentine Wreath

You know, that gorgeous, plush, hearth shaped valentine wreath? That tedious one that uses small felt squares, that you turn into flower petals — and you do it a million times?felt valentine hear wreath005

Well, I did it. I have no idea what got into me. I already had a few yards of this gorgeous, hot pink felt, and of course, I had that leftover Polystyrene from the giant photo poster, and a glue gun. So, why not just dive in and make it?

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At first, I tried to cheat. Maybe I could make BIG flowers out of the felt, and attach them to the Styrofoam.

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Bigger flowers, less cutting, less folding and less gluing? But, it lacked that lush, opulent look that I love in THAT Valentine wreath. My origami master, had a big hand in this.

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These were gorgeous felt flowers, and I have to figure out something to do with those.

So, back to square one, I cut the squares into smaller 1 inch squares, and got to work hot gluing them into the shape of little triangles, that looked like flower petals, and glued them to the Styrofoam.

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I sat down with the family to watch, We Bought a Zoo, and got to work. There was a point, when I was almost 1/4 of the way done, and I looked at it, and said, “This is going to take forever.”

But then, something magical happened. I just started going really fast, and the heart wreath was completely covered with 1 inch flower petals in the time it took to watch We Bought a Zoo, and the taped Lance Armstrong interview. The little origami guy helped cut some squares — that definitely helped quicken things up.

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It wasn’t that bad — really. It’s a gorgeous wreath, and it was worth the time.

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