Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hearts & Hot Glue

I've never been big on Valentine's Day decor, but this year I'm warming up to the idea. I started with a wreath...

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This was super easy to do, might be a little harder to explain, but I think the pictures are going to be a big help. I started w/ a flat wreath, b/c they fit so nicely between the door and the storm door, and they're so inexpensive! To get going, I busted out the hot glue gun and started glueing down the ribbon. I left a loop-ish sort of thing about every inch or so.... See?

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Once I'd gone all the way around the wreath, I went back and glued down the loops...like this...

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So this is what it looked like when I had finished messing with the ribbon.

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Then I did the handy-dandy "in-half and in-half again" fold with the cupcake liners, and folded again at the bottom to give me a flat surface to glue to the wreath. (You've seen cupcake liner wreaths before, right? You know the drill.)

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I used a combination of happy red liners w/ white polka-dots, and plain old white liners ~ about 2-3 red for every 1 white. It added a little dimension to the wreath that I thought was missing otherwise. This is what it looks like from the side.

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A pic (again....b/c I only took one) of the finished product hanging on the front door.

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See? Cute, right? And totally worth burning the dickens out of my fingers with the glue gun.

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14 comments:

  1. wow!! i'm so impressed! it's adorable! my sophia would love this. i wanted to invite you to join in on our new blog link up i'm doing over at my blog. would love for you to check it out i just posted info. :) happy valentines day decorating hehe.

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  2. LOVE this Sarah! Um, is that my go to comment?? Now I wish I had everything to do this as my "me" project for the day :P

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  3. Adorable! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing your creative genius! =) All the wreaths at the store are TOO FAT to fit b/t the doors!

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  4. Cute!! {totally been there with the fried fingers} :)

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  5. Love this wreath!! Kinds thinking I'm gonna do this one! And to make it completely cost effective, I just might cut a circle out of cardboard for my base!
    Nikki at www.TheSweetestThingCookies.blogspot.com

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  6. So cute! I am loving those polka dots!!

    I shared it on my Tatertots FB page and linked to you :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  7. such a cute bit of decor!! great job!

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  8. This is way cute! Totally worth some ouchie fingers! :)

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  9. I love this! I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day either but, now I might have to :-)

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  10. SO cute! Genius to use the cupcake liners!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  11. Hello Donna... this is simply awesome.. I love the colours and the idea.. Can I feature this on my blog?? Let me know..

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  12. LOVE this!!!

    I'm FEATURING it tomorrow on my blog..so be sure you stop by!!

    XOXO Andrea

    keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com

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  13. Your wreath is beautiful. So glad I found it on Centsational Girl. I plan to adapt it to an autumn wreath. Thanks for the good tutorial and fabulous photos.

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