Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quick & Easy Heart Wreath

I don't usually do any crafting for Valentine's Day anymore since my children are pretty much grown,  but I saw this cute DIY Heart Wreath over at The Happy Runner and couldn't resist giving it a try.

Who knows, maybe next year I will make one with my grand children.
It's that easy and kid-friendly!

The instructions are pretty simple.
Shape a piece of lightweight wire into a heart.

♥ My husband did this for me since I have slightly arthritic hands ♥


Cut a bunch of strips (at least 50, depending on the size of your wire frame) about 1" x 4" (or 6" if you prefer).  They don't have to be perfectly cut unless you are a perfectionist...which I'm not.
You can use anything, I think. The Happy Runner used an old shirt but I used felt. 
It looks kind of pink but it is red.


Tie each strip onto the wire that you bent and shaped until you had that great heart shaped frame.

And then you have this...


It didn't come out too bad but there are a few things I would have done different:
Used a lighter wire
Made a larger frame
Made a less obvious hanger


I'm linked up at:







Did you make any Valentine's Day crafts? If so, what did you make?


Happy Valentine's Day!

NEWLY LINKED UP @
The Enchanting Rose

22 comments:

  1. Awesome! I have not yet prepared a valentines gift for my boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm sure just being together is gift enough :)

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  3. Oops! I need to resubmit my comment due to a misspelled word..

    Love this! Its so pretty!

    Have a fabulous Valentines Day!
    Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books

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    1. I've done that too, Melissa so no worries :) It's an easy peasy project that I'm pretty sure little ones will enjoy. Have a blessed week!

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  4. Love it! How creative, simple and beautiful :) Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Hey Stephanie, I'm trying to find things that will be simple and easy to do with my grands next year. This year was kind of a bust since I was sick for so long.
      You're so sweet to always leave me an encouraging comment :) I hope you have a fantastic and blessed week!

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  5. What a great idea! I'll keep this idea for when my little granddaughter is a bit older and can help tie the strips on the heart frame. Very cute!

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    1. I am going to suggest washing the felt first, or using something less fibrous as there was red "dust" everywhere! I think it's what has made me sick :(

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  6. I love this! So cute. I just might have to make one.

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    1. Hey Mary, It is so easy! And it turns out kinda cute :)

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  7. Very creative and cute!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my Rurality Blog Hop post.

    ~Lindy

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    1. Hi Lindy, Thanks. I just copied the idea from The Happy Runner but I was the happy one when it turned out halfway decent!

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  8. I like it, the joy it exhibits! Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #2' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #3...

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    1. Thanks, Madge! I hope see you next week, too :) Have a great weekend!

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  9. Hello, I hopped over from Roses of Inspiration! This turned out super cute! Blessings, Cecilia

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  10. Hi, my friend :) I loved seeing this again - it reminded me that I should make one. My son would have fun with this too.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration - you're a doll. Hugs to you!

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  11. very pretty wreath, I think it turned out perfect

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  12. Very nice, Anne! It always amazes me how simple projects can turn out so beautiful.
    Have a blessed week.

    Joy!
    Debbie

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  13. Wow this looks so pretty Anne and perfect for Valentines Day!

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  14. I think I'll have a crack at this myself, it's about as 'crafty' as I get and is pretty.

    Diana

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