Valentines Day Wreath
I decided to make a “wreath” for our front door in celebration of Valentine’s Day. I’m using an oval canvas, burlap and three bags of those large conversation hearts…
The first thing I did was rough cut the burlap to fit the canvas and overlap the sides. I ironed it after I cut it to remove the wrinkles from the burlap being folded. I then sprayed the canvas with multi-purpose adhesive and quickly set the burlap on it, pressing out all of the wrinkles… the instructions said for a permanent bond adhere in 15 seconds… so I had to move FAST!
I flipped the canvas over and stapled it to the wood support.
I may have gone a little overboard on the staples but I wanted to make sure it stayed put!
I drew a very rough sketch of the heart with a pencil onto the burlap fabric and I started to layout the candy along the line beginning with the bottom.
I placed all of the hearts along the line setting up the shape of the heart prior to adhering them. Once I was happy with the outline I went back and glued each of them in place with my hot glue gun… I continued working from the bottom to the top to fill in the rest of the heart shape.
I attached a ribbon with staples to the front top wood support and then put a line of hot glue over the staples to join the two sides of the ribbon in order to create the top loop.
I also strategically glued down sections of the ribbon to keep it pulled to the side…
I wish there had been more pink and white hearts in the mix… but there were a ton of orange and yellow for some strange reason?! I may need to email Brach’s to let them know…
Well here it is all finished!
I think it looks quite cute and festive! Now I just hope the kids don’t try to eat the candy off of it
Thanks for stopping by as always!
Until next time…
Posted on January 17, 2013, in Decorations and tagged burlap fabric, Candy heart valentines day, conversation hearts, valentine's art, valentine's decorations, Valentines day crafts, Valentines day decorations, Valentines day wreath. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.