Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Valentine's Day wreath and chalkboard

After the wrapping paper is all torn off and the gifts tucked away, I am ready to dismantle my holiday decorations.  It seems to be more work year after year.  As I'm packing away the last wreath and greenery, I ask myself - why do I do this every year?  And then I look around my house and it looks so empty and naked.

So, what's a girl to do?  Decorate for Valentine's Day!  This year I'm in love with the chalkboard fad that seems be everywhere.  I found a vintage looking chalkboard from Zulily and whipped this up.

Sorry, no step-by-step tutorial.  This was pretty easy to do.  I purchased a small wreath form from Joann.  I then took small paper doilies and folded them into fourths, used a push pin to secure to the wreath at the corner and filled in the wreath.  I "fluffed" the doily as I went.
I also purchased the gingham ruffle trim and hot glued it in a circle to a piece of circle felt I had cut out. I then hot glued the "flowers" to the wreath.
I added a little pom pom trim to the top, attempted to write fancy chalk writing on the bottom and there you have it. It took me less than the second half of the Packers wiping up the Vikings :)
Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see your Valentine's Breakfast! I saw the one you did a couple of years ago and it inspired me to do one myself! I love Valentine's Day! :-)))