Jan 23, 2013
DIY Cupcake Wrapper Flower Valentine's Wreath
What's this? A lovely DIY Valentine's Wreath for iLovetoCreate? Why yes, it is! Isn't it romantic?
Monday was Operation Take Down Christmas at Casa de Potter. Le sigh. Worst day of the year, if you ask me. Which you didn't, but that never stopped me from sharing my opinion. I was feeling the winter blahs and then I stumbled on a Styrofoam wreath in my crafty coffers and I simply had to make a Valentine's wreath. The making of this wreath was epic, in a Dino DeLaurentis or Ziegfield Follies fashion. I wanted romance, I wanted pretty, I wanted it all without the slightest whiff of ticky tacky.
First, I wrapped with this divinely decadent Rigoletto Yarn from Red Heart, which was a gifty at the FaveCrafts Blogger event. This yarn is actually intended for ruffle scarves, like the one I shared yesterday...but it was perfect for wreath wrapping!
The wreath, once wrapped stared at me defiantly for hours. I tried ribbons. I tried bows. I tried wired tinsel hearts. I fretted. I moped. I tried and tried again. Nope. It all looked like crapadoodle. I knew I had some glassine cupcake wrappers...somewhere. But where in the h e double hockey sticks where they? I dug, I rummaged, I poked around and then...what to my wondering eyes should appear?
Uh, they were sitting next to my computer monitor.
Still, this wreath needed something...and then I remembered the wired pom pom trim I got at Michaels on clearance. I swagged it across the front of the wreath and it was perfection. A chorus of angels literally began singing in my studio!
One last touch...but what? It needed red, but just a smidgeon. Then my brilliant daughter reminded me of my smallish stash of felt shapes and I dug through the mish mash to find exactly enough tiny red felt hearts to add to every other pom pom!
Oh frabjous day, calloo...callay!
I LOVE THIS WREATH! If I could marry a wreath, I'd marry it! If I could wear it, I totally would.
And guess what, Love Muffins? You can make one too! It's my guest post for iLoveToCreate and I've taken meticulous step by step photos and shared the entire process on their blog. Get thee hither and make your own DIY Cupcake Wrapper Valentine's Wreath, anon!
Yes, it's just another fascinating, fun filled, melodramatic post from Madge.
I really need to get out more.