Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another Valentine's Wreath?!? (#52)

 Some of you might remember my post about a year ago, when I cleaned out my fabric closet. I made a list of all my unfinished projects, which I taped to the inside of the closet. Then each unfinished project was put in a big bag and neatly stored. This year, in January, I decided to finish all of the Valentine's projects on that list.
So, I used the fabric to make this Valentine's table runner, as well as a small Valentine's quilt (post coming soon)
I was looking at the list, and it said: Red Felt Valentine's Wreath/topiary's

Hmmm.... I thought that was talking about the pink ones that I finished this year:

But it very clearly said RED... then I looked up on the very top shelf, and sure enough, there was a big bag of red felt.
I then remembered that I had all this red felt from when I made poodle skirts for all the girls, and mis-cut one, which left me with a plethora of red felt. Perfect for making these topiary's and wreaths.
I got it down. Bought a styrofoam heart wreath (only $3.47 at Hobby Lobby, less if you use a coupon) and some straight pins.
There is a tutorial for this at The Idea Room... it was a few years ago, so you'll have to search for it. All you do is cut the felt into circles, fold it into quarters, and pin it into the styrofoam. Simple, easy, and don't ask me why I didn't finished it years ago!

 I thought it turned out beautiful, and really looked pretty with all my other Valentine's decorations.

 Confession: Even though I was quite proud of myself for finishing this, I actually have enough felt to make 2-3 more wreaths, or a bunch of topiary's... so my dilemma has been that I don't want to stick it back into the closet unfinished... but who wants to be making Valentine's stuff during Easter season?!?


  1. I have seen a few of those wreaths and always thought they were super cute. Good work.

  2. Put in back in the closet for next year! That's my vote.