Amy from the Idea Room made the cutest red felt heart wreath. I used her felt flower technique to make mine. I love her blog, she has the greatest ideas!
I have been wanting to make Martha Stewart's beautiful wreath since I saw it last Valentine's. I was in Michaels trying to find a heart form and cheap flowers to match Martha's. I found gorgeous flowers in the silk floral section but they were about five dollars a piece! I couldn't justify purchasing them. I make way too many crafts...so I have to keep it cheap!
Then I remembered seeing Amy's great idea with the felt yesterday. I made this for nothing because I used felt I had on hand, I have a large hoard of goodies in my house!
First I needed a wreath form. I have a very cute heart plate from Target that made the perfect pattern. I traced it onto thin scrap wood, and cut it out with the jigsaw. I wanted a little poof to the heart, so I cut some scrap fleece to match the heart, glued it on with a glue gun, left a space to stuff, then filled it with fiberfill.
I added a few tacks to keep the fleece and stuffing down. Then I traced the circles, and cut. I used pinking shears and like the result. I then folded the circles twice and dabbed with a little glue from the glue gun. (Amy used a foam wreath and used pins to adhere the felt flowers.) You need to hold the folded fabric until the glue sets. I then put more glue on the bottom and attached the folded circle to the wreath, starting with the outer edge.
I finished the wreath off with a silver ribbon saved from Christmas packages and flecked it with some silver glitter spray. I'm still thinking about those gorgeous flowers like Martha's in Michael's... but I really love this too!