I had NO plans on making a Valentine’s Day wreath today, friends. No plans. Emmy and I drove to our favorite thrift shop and found lots of great treasures! We came home with 5 vintage children’s books (sorry, but these will be used for crafts!), a book for her, a couple of vintage resin kitchen vegetables for the wall which I will paint, 5 vintage glasses to use for candles, and a heart-shaped straw wreath! I spent $5.50 on all of that. I love that place.
Anyhow, I decided to make a yarn wrapped Valentine’s wreath. I went to my craft closet and pulled out my yarn. I found a bumpy cream colored yarn that was perfect, and more importantly, that I had enough of. Emmy and I whiled away the last hour before picking Sawyer up at the bus stop watching a movie and wrapping the wreath. Here is the wrapped wreath…
Once it was wrapped it was ready for embellishments. I went to my craft closet and was going to use felt to make felt flowers, but I have a GIANT stash of vintage ornaments in all sizes, and lots of pinks and reds. Aren’t the little vintage angels so cute?
I use them for decorations and fillers at Christmas, and planned to make an ornament wreath (but that didn’t happen!). I also had lots of silver and gold tinsel pipecleaners left. I had used them to decorate trees in our Christmas snow globe jars we gave as gifts to teachers, and I also used several to make my heart garland yesterday. I still had enough left. I used two twisted together to create the word “Love” to attach as well. I used my hot glue gun to attach the word in the upper left, and a trio of pretty colored small vintage ornaments in the bottom right. Here is the finished product!
The hardest part of this wreath is definitely the wrapping in yarn, but I think it was worth it. I can’t wait to get to work on my other thrifty finds! Have you found anything good lately that inspired a spur of the moment craft? And do you notice that I tend to work in spurs of the moment often for my crafts? I like to fly by the seat of my pants, live on the edge, live dangerously! Watch out because you just never know when I will whip out my glue gun!