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Monday, January 11, 2016

DIY Valentine Wreath

Good morning friends. 
 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We spent the weekend with our oldest grandson who is here visiting for a few days before he heads back to school. Spending time with him and his three sisters is always filled with lots of fun, laughter and good food. This weekend was no different. But it's Monday and time to get back to work - so to speak.
Today I am joining The Dose of DIY ladies for our monthly challenge. This month's challenge was Valentine's.  So I chose to make a simple and cute little DIY Valentine Wreath to share with you.

a wreath made from an embroidery hoop and strips of fabric for Valentine decor


I really don't do much for Valentine's day because it's such a short time to decorate for.  But I do like to hang a wreath on the front door.  It's difficult for me to hang some wreaths there as the distance between the door and the screen door is so narrow. So I have to come up with non bulky wreaths for this area.  For this challenge I chose a very simple and quick little wreath that can be done by a beginner crafter and is not very thick.

wreath made from embroidery hoop and fabric

The only supplies you will need are:
A 10" embroidery hoop
Some fabric ( I used two coordinating tea towels I found at Marshall's)  
A pair of scissors.

cut strips used to make a valentine wreath

Cut both tea towels into 1/2" x 8" strips.  This will make two fairly large piles.

tying fabric strips onto embroidery hoop for a Valentine wreath

Next just tie the strips onto the embroidery hoop in a double knot. I did a white strip then a red strip and repeated all the way around the hoop.  This takes very little time.

strips tied to a embroidery hoop to make a Valentine wreath

This is how it looks when completed. This fabric is a little ravelly but I like that look.  You may want to trim yours up a bit. Next I tied a bow out of the border that was cut from the tea towel and then tied it to the top of the hoop.

finished wreath diy'd from an embroidery hoop and two tea towels

That's it!  You have a finished wreath for your front door or where ever you like in just 1 hour.  This has to be one of the easiest wreaths I have ever made and I think it is so cute.  You can customize it for your home or for any holiday by changing out the fabrics and/or colors. Perfect for any decor. 
Be sure to check out all the other great Valentine projects linked up in the blog hop below.  I know you will get some great ideas and inspiration to do some yourself.
  

Until next time enjoy creating something you love.





41 comments:

  1. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This turned out really cute!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  3. What a cute wreath to have for the holiday! I love red and pink!

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  4. Anything you can do with an embroidery hoop is great by me! So cute.

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    1. I have several right now that I am thinking of using in other ways. So fun.

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  5. Cathy this is so cute!!!! I love the colors!

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  6. How super cute, I love it! The red, pink and white is so cheerful for these long winter months!

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  7. Super cute! And that is a great wreath for between a door and screen door - job well done :)

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    1. Thanks Jill - it does fit perfectly between the doors.

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  8. I love this wreath idea - the colors are perfect! I could see making one of these while watching my favorite tv show. The embroidery hoop is a GREAT (and inexpensive!)idea, never even thought of using that for a wreath form! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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    1. It is simple enoughh to make and watch TV. Love finding new things to make wreaths from. Thank you Kathleen

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  9. What a cute wreath, and a great idea for that small space. I would love to try this for another holiday, thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Oh I have been thinking of doing a rag wreath fo rValentine's day and your's is just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration! ;o)

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    1. Thanks Lucy. They are so easy I am thinking I could do one for diffeent times of the year.

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  11. You made such a pretty wreath!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  12. Thank you for this wreath idea!

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  13. Thank you for this wreath idea!

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  15. Cathy,
    The wreath is adorable and so easy to do! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! I'll be featuring your wreath at the next party. Hope you will join us! Pinned to share :)
    Happy New Year!
    ~Laurie

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  16. I love that you used an embroidery hoop as the base...what a great idea for a skinny spot! A rag style wreath is always a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration!! ;)

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  17. Such a good solution for your narrow space, and not just for valentines day, you could leave this up all year as far as I'm concerned, I love red!

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  18. Really cute, Cathy. I like the ravel look too, and the rich color of the red towel you used. Visiting from your featured post at Christine's Table It! party.
    Rita

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  19. So So cute.. I love the look. Pinning! Thanks for linking up to You're Gonna Love it!

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  20. Very cute and I have all the supplies on hand.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  21. Very pretty and so easy. I like the use of the embroidery hoop. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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  22. Very nice! Going to have to make one. Visiting from pieced pastimes.

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  23. Coming over from Earlene's To Pin!!Just darling!!

    Have a great week!
    Karren
    Oh MY Heartsie Girl ♥

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