So this is my wreath! It was pretty simple, just time consuming. You'll need what's listed/identified above plus a styrofoam wreath, plenty of hot glue, a glue stick, and tape!
1 --> Start by wrapping the twine around your wreath. This takes me close to two hours and fortunately when I set about to decorate the wreath I already had the wrapping done. I highly suggest getting cozy on your couch and wrapping while watching some good TV during nap time or after bed time. To hold my wrap I actually don't glue the start point, I just tie it to the wreath. This is mostly because I'm sitting on the couch and feeling lazy.
2 --> When you're done wrapping, hot glue your finally twine wraps in place and check for open spots. I wrap quickly, so I always notice a few places were styrofoam is peeking out at me mocking after. So I take those spots, rewrap them and glue them.
3 --> Next, I made the banner. This part was so easy. I just cut a few triangles until I got the size I liked. Then I used it as a template to cut 3 more. Then I cut another bigger triangle and used it as a template. I wrote "L" "O" "V" "E" on each small triangle in my cursive handwriting and then used a glue stick to glue them to the big triangles.
4 --> Then, I cut a big piece of white ribbon I had on hand from Christmas and centered the triangles on the ribbon. I flipped them over and then just taped the ribbon to the top of the triangles toward their tops. I use tape because I tried glue and just made a mess of things. Tape is easy and you can cut off any overhang.
5 --> Next, lay your ribbon on your wreath and figure out how you want it to hang. Then glue and snip!
6 --> Almost done! Now, the roses. I made these using red felt that was 3/$1 in the craft section and I didn't even use a whole sheet. I just cut strips (long ways), glued, and twisted and voila - felt flowers! Now, I've been doing felt flowers awhile. They're the only fabric flower I've figured out thanks to a few tutorials I watched/read in the past. I have no idea which tutorials I used so I made one for you that's nice and short if you are interested. My husband said I should not use this video because I shot it on my iPhone reverse cam so it's bad quality and my kitchen counters are dirty and did I mention my kids were sick so I look a little terrible... but I'm going to anyway. Mostly because I just don't want to refilm. Please don't laugh at me. ;)
...And I was going to put the video here in an embedded format, but it's not working on my blog for some reason! So here is the LINK to YouTube ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcK9wU9k49g&feature=youtu.be
7 --> Finally, using loads of hot glue, glue your flowers onto your wreath. I practice placement before gluing so I know kind of what the finished product will look like. :)
So there you have it! A Valentine's Day wreath of love! I really like it and am enjoying knowing it's on my door. Now if only we were leaving the house more often so I could actually see it...