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 leftoverÂ Polystyrene from the giant photo poster, and a glue gun. So, why not just dive in and make it?
At first, I tried to cheat. Maybe I could make BIG flowers out of the felt, and attach them to theÂ Styrofoam.
Bigger flowers, less cutting, less folding and less gluing? But, it lacked that lush,Â opulentÂ look that I love in THAT Valentine wreath. My origami master, had a big hand in this.
These were gorgeous felt flowers, and I have to figure out something to do with those.
So, back to square one, I cut theÂ squaresÂ 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 theÂ Styrofoam.
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 coveredÂ withÂ 1 inch flower petals in the time it took to watch We Bought a Zoo, and the taped Lance Armstrong interview. The littleÂ origamiÂ guy helped cut someÂ squaresÂ — that definitely helped quicken things up.
It wasn’t that bad — really. It’s a gorgeous wreath, and it was worth the time.