A friend of mine asked me to help her make a Valentine wreath for her front door. I sent her the best ideas from blogland and of course she chose the wreath from the The Idea Room.
How can you not choose that one?
Nicole and I headed over to the fabric store to buy the felt. While the fabric was being cut, the lady asked what we were making. She knew exactly, isn't that funny?
We headed over to the wreath forms and they were...all sold out! That's a problem. So with Nicole's help, we got creative. We found a large round of styrofoam, traced a large heart about 1 1/2" thick, grabbed my large kitchen knife and chopped it out.
I was worried about the pins not staying in the styrofoam because our foam was less dense than the original heart form. We needed to use a dab of hot glue on each circle with a pin. I was also worried that the hot glue would melt the foam, so I wrapped the heart, glued, and then bound the form with thread. It worked like a charm!
The cool thing is... I was able to make it a little larger to fit the size of my friend's front door.
I used almost 2 yards (yikes!) of 62 inch wide felt!!
I think I have carpal tunnel from cutting all the circles out!
But it sure turned out pretty!
Thanks again Amy for such a fantastic creation! :)