Today is the last day of January and I can’t believe how fast this month has gone. My family had so much going on that the month totally went by too fast. That means that Valentine’s day is coming quickly, it’s only a couple weeks away. Since it’s coming up so quickly I thought I would share a really quick and simple project with you to hang from your front door.
I always like to have a wreath hanging from my front door that goes with the season and thought this would be perfect. The best part is you don’t really need many supplies either. You just need some double-sided printed paper, adhesive and ribbon. This was the perfect project to do with my daughter while the boys were taking their nap, and we had it all picked up and the table clean by the time they woke up. It’s now hanging from our front door and my daughter is so proud of it knowing that she took part in decorating the house for Valentine’s day.
- kit I used is Confectionerie Paper Pack by Quirky Twerp
- Epson Premium Matte Photo Paper
- Mini Glue Dots
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- coordinating ribbon
First, I printed out the papers; borderless and on both sides of the photo paper. Then you’ll need to cut them into 2 inch by 11 inch strips and fold them in half. I used 12 strips which makes it an oval shape. If you’re looking for a rounder shape then I would do 8 strips instead of 12.
Using the mini glue dots, I put 3 dots on the edge of one of the strips and them joined the other end together to form a heart shape. I used glue dots but you can really use any kind of strong adhesive, the glue dots were just what I had on hand.
Continue to make these hearts until you’ve made your desired number. Next you will want to attach the hearts together. I used the mini glue dots only on the edges of the heart. I wanted to leave a little space between the adhesive and you’ll see why in a minute. Attach them all together to form your circle or oval.
Once you’ve completed your circle or oval of hearts, you’ll want to thread your ribbon in between two hearts and tie a knot. I left four hearts between where I thread the other end of the ribbon.
When you have the ribbon the your desired length, tie a knot there too. For the circle with eight hearts, I’d probably have three hearts instead of four in between the ends of the ribbon. This is why I used glue dots, to leave space between the hearts for the ribbon to thread through. If you don’t have glue dots and you’re using another kind of adhesive you just have to plan the ribbon placement ahead of time and insert the ribbon while gluing the hearts together.
Lastly, trim your ribbon ends and hang your wreath.
Hope you have a wonderful day! If you decide to make one, we’d love to see your finished wreath.
Heather aka heathergw
Other Articles by heathergw:
- Hydrangea Vase - June 17th, 2011
- Chore And Storytime Dice - May 13th, 2011
- Baby Bingo Cards - April 21st, 2011
- Birdhouses - March 28th, 2011
- Framed Butterfly Collage - February 28th, 2011