Not everyone likes to decorate for Valentine’s Day. While it’s an important holiday in the sense of romance, many don’t consider it worthy of too much decoration. But how about an understated Valentine’s wreath?
Today I have a super simple wreath, much like my festive fall wreath, using several large pots of faux mums I picked up at Michael’s for 80% off. When you remove the Valentine’s embellishments, you have a winter white wreath(!).
The little burlap “LOVE” banner is the new twist.
Here’s what the fall-colored mums looked like. The white mums came in similar posts and had the same size blooms.
First I popped the blossoms off the bushes. Then I applied copious amounts of hot glue to the green, plastic sepal on the flower heads and pressed them in a circle on top of my grapevine wreath.
To make the decorative banner, I started by crafting my own stamp. I cut out a heart-shaped piece of craft foam and glued it to a small square of foam core.
Then I cut little pennant shapes and lightly ran some Mod Podge around the edges to prevent fraying.
I applied red paint to the stamp with a foam brush and then stamped away. I had planned to stamp the white letters onto the hearts, but because of the “holes” in the burlap, they didn’t stamp well.
So I ended up painting the letters on with a fine brush. Then I glued the pennants to a piece of jute for hanging. Pretty easy, right?
The bow came on a Christmas present this year. I liked the deep-red color and its satin-y texture.
Position the pennant wherever you’d like it to hang & hot glue the jute ends to the back of the wreath. And it’s done.
We are still deep in winter here in the Northeast. Perhaps that’s why it’s taken me a while to post Valentine’s projects.
We are all home today with about 8″ of snow, including my sweet husband. In 25 years, his work has never been cancelled due to snow. Amazing.
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