Cupid Wreath

Today I wanted to share another Valentines DIY project. I love Valentines decor but sometimes its too cheesy for me. I want my Valentine decor to be elegant with a bit of sweetness thrown in.
I was elated when I spotted this tutorial on Pinterest to create this gorgeous cupid wreath, which is so my style! This wreath is the creation of the very talented Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. 
click here to see hers!



I decided to make my wreath the same way, just adding in some different colors and ribbons.


My wreath form once was a mirror, but sadly it got broken. I was happy to find a new use for it!


I used two of my cherubs from my Christmas decor and added some sweet pink ribbons and pearls to their necks. I also found two tiny crowns in my craft stash for them!


Once I had everything hot glued on the cherubs, I then took a pipe cleaner, wrapped it around their wings and twisted to a few times to make sure it was secure. Once that was done I then wrapped the cherub with the pipe cleaner to the frame. I also used hot glue in spots to make it more secure for the cherub.


Next I found some Valentine ornaments that I've had for years and spray painted them gold because originally they were red. Once they were dry I hot glued a pearl to the front of each of them.


In Chloe's wreath she used ribbon the hang her hearts. I decided to use extra crystal strands from a chandelier that I bought instead. 


Once I had everything the length that I liked and the hearts attached to the crystal strands, I hot glued each strand to the back of the frame.


I liked the outcome a lot, but something was missing, so I decided to add a simple pink ribbon to the top tied into a shoe string bow.
I think this was such a elegant and easy DIY and it can be easily customized to your tastes!
I spent nothing to create this.


Also, once I got done making the wreath I noticed that the frame was upside down...lol. Oh well, imperfection is beautiful.


I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe create a Cupid wreath of your own!


Happy Crafting!!

-Larissa

Vintage Inspired Satin Heart Wreath

Last fall I came across a beautiful vintage satin heart wreath. It was the perfect shade of blush pink and I fell in love with it instantly! The only downside was that it was way out of my budget. I've decided to remake it myself and share a tutorial with you!


What you will need:

-one wire heart wreath form

-approximately 6 rolls 1 1/2 in. x30 ft (10 yards each) Pink Satin ribbon

-scissors 


I found all of my supplies at my local Wal-Mart. This project is so easy!


 First thing that you will do is cut the ribbon in the length of your choice. Next just tie a simple shoelace bow around the wreath form. I was very random in my lengths because the original vintage wreath was created in that fashion, and I also liked the look of the various lengths as well.


As you are working, you will notice that the backside of this wreath is also very pretty!


That's it!! Just keep tying bows all around the wreath form. I like the tails of my bows to be left long, but you could trim them off for a more polished look if you wish!


This particular wreath also reminds me of my vintage pink valentine chocolate box. I love vintage heart boxes, I try to add to my collection each year.


I also think that adding small pearls or even a vintage brooch to this wreath would make it even more beautiful!


You could even display this wreath using the backside as the front instead. I think that look is very pretty too!




I will continue to use this wreath for many years to come. Hopefully as the years go by the pink satin will begin to fade just like the original 1950's wreath.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will make a keepsake vintage inspired Valentines wreath of your own!

-Larissa