Valentine's day has always been just another swamped work day for me. Try asking your chef if you can have off on Valentine's day to go out to eat with your hubby! In the restaurant business this is a huge, long weekend!
Now that I am a stay-at-home mom, I don't have to worry about a working a busy night at some restaurant. I never worked at a restaurant that really decorated for the holiday, but I get the image in my head of that scene in Sex in the City movie, where Carrie and Miranda are sitting in that crowed restaurant decorated for Valentine's day with all the balloons and streamers.
I love decorating, but that was too much. I decided that I would add a V-day touch to my house. Anything that I can make myself is even better! I like to have a wreath at my door, but I hated all the pre-made ones at the stores. That was OK though, it gave me a reason to be crafty!
For this wreath I used felt. Felt is so easy to use! I cut the felt into scallop pattern shapes. It took 18 of each color for this wreath. Once you have your scallop patterns cut, wrap your wreath. I used little push pins to keep the felt in place. I used hot glue to hold the letters on. Once you have your patterns cut, it takes no time to finish this wreath!
What you will need:
- 1 straw 18" wreath
- 1 box of Push Pins
- Scalloped-edge pattern
- 3 different colors of felt ( I got my felt at Micheal's, so I used the sheets of felt. I used 6 of those sheets for one color)
- Hot glue
- Some type of fun Valentine's Day lettering.
This wreath is just the start of my DIY Valentine's crafts. I am going to make a banner for across my fire place, something heartfelt for my holiday tree, and maybe even a special Valentine's card for the Hubby.
What fun projects are you creating for Valentine's Day?
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