Oops, it’s Friday.
What happened to Thursday?
Oh well, better late than never.
I made this wreath last week and arranged a display for it yesterday.
I wanted a new wreath and since I didn’t have a Valentine wreath I decided to make one.
I guess this really could be used for more than just Valentines day since it isn’t a heart or screaming Valentine.
I started with a wreath from the dollar store, $1.
An after Christmas clearance package of red crepe paper, $0.15
and about a third of a yard of the black and white fabric I bought for $1.29 a yard.
I made about 20 rolled paper flowers from the crepe paper in various sizes.
I wasn’t very concerned about the shapes and sizes.
Each flower is made from about a yard of crepe paper.
Some are bigger and flat, others are smaller and thicker.
They all worked for me.
I know most people use a circle base and lots of hot or fabric glue when they make rolled flowers.
I however rolled my flowers until there was about 2” of paper left then attached some red liner or Wonder tape. I covered the tape with the end of the crepe paper.
I know some of you are probably cringing that I used red liner tape but I’ve come to realized I bought the tape to make crafting easier so I’m going to use it to make crafting easier. No burnt finger and long hot glue strings.
I tore strips of fabric about 2” wide and wrapped them around the wreath base.
With my first piece I tied knot to keep a loop of fabric to hang my wreath if I want.
I just wrapped one strip around the other so no glue or adhesive needed.
I finished off by tying the end of the last piece on the loop of the first piece.
And it will be a cinch to change the fabric if I want to update or reuse the wreath base.
I laid out the flowers until I was happy and then broke out the red liner tape once again.
A little tape on the back of the flower and stick them to the fabric covered wreath.
Quick and easy, and less than $3.
I think it might just be love at first sight.
The wreath helped me make a Valentine display in the corner where my Christmas trees were displayed. I just couldn’t put the spun glass looking trees away yet and I love the display.
Crepe paper $.15
Red liner tape craft supply
Total cost: $1.80
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