Written by: Cathy Carroll
What about a hot pink tissue paper heart on a very black front door..... It definitely stands out....but, I like it.
So, today I am going to tell you how to make this really very simple bright heart wreath.
1 sheet foam core
hot glue gun and hot glue
tissue paper of color choice - amount will depend on size of wreath
10 inches of twine
First, I free handed a heart on a piece of paper then cut it out and traced it onto the piece of foam core.
I then took a ruler and measured 2 inches in to make another heart inside the one I had just drawn.
Here's a picture of the two drawings when I was done. Then I proceeded to cut around both lines with a craft knife.
It will look like this when done. Final outside measurements are approximately 15" wide by 14" long.
Then cut the tissue paper into squares that are approximately 4" x 5". You will need quite a few - I started with three sheets but when I ran out I just cut more so I lost track of how many I had. You will need to adjust the amount for the size of your heart.
Next, tie the 10" length of twine around the heart at the valley at the top. This will be your hanger.
Now you will begin putting the squares of tissue paper on the heart form.
I did this by folding one square sheet of paper diagonally from corner to corner. Then I kind of pleated the center and placed a pencil inside.
I then put some hot glue on the heart frame and placed the tissue covered pencil on it. You will need to hold it there a few seconds to make sure it sticks. I started on the inside of the heart almost on the edge so no white was showing and worked around the heart and towards the outside at the same time.
Another picture of how I filled the inside in and worked towards the outside. Just makes it easier to do.
When you have it all filled in you will have a pretty little Valentine Wreath to hang up.
I think it's perfect for Valentine's. Hot Pink and glittery, fluffy and just plain cute. So simple the kids could do this and have a blast doing it....
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Until next time
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