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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.