Saturday, January 14, 2017

Valentine's Link Party and Wreath Tutorial

Love is in the air!  What are your favorite activities for Valentine's Day?




It's so exciting for me to co-host a link party with these lovely bloggers!





We will each write a Valentine's Day tutorial to share with you AND ask that you share your clever creations!  Feel free to link as many family friendly theme related links as you like.  Old or new posts are welcome.

Valentine's Wreath Makeover

You know how I love a good wreath makeover.  Check out this one!  While I like beach blue with white, this wreath had seen its better days.


I thought giving it a zap of gray spray paint would be easy, but it took quite a bit of time and several coats to get into all the nooks of that texture.


For the heart garland, the paper needs to be a pretty heavy weight, but not card stock.  Living in my old rock farmhouse, I'd like it to have a vintage feel.


This is a scrap of wallpaper leftover from the kitchen remodel (that I still haven't blogged about).  'Perfect for this project!


I cut a two inch strip and folded accordion style.


While I'm not great at drawing, I can swing a free hand heart.  ;-)


Here's the one tricky part to this project.  If you cut all the way to the edge, you get several single hearts...


...which means you get to cut another two inch strip and try again.


A friend told me!  ;-)



With just a couple small dots of hot glue, I attached the garland to the back of the wreath.

And now it's your turn!  Please share as many family friendly theme related links as you like!

;-)  -Marci







14 comments:

  1. I love the new look of the heart wreath, Marci. The vintage look of the hear garland is just right for this. How pretty!

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  2. Very clever of you to repurpose something old into this sweet Valentine wreath! And it looks like you had fun making the adorable heart garland, too!

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  3. Wow, that wall paper is gorgeous Marci. I'd love to see how you used in your kitchen remodel. If the wreath is any indication it's probably as stunning

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  4. That is such a pretty heart Marci. I'm glad you painted the wreath that nice grey color. And the garland is perfect for that rustic look you were after. Now we want to see your kitchen!

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  5. Love the new look of the wreath and all the great Valentine Inspiration. Thanks for link-up.

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  6. love the wall paper garland! what a great idea. the wallpaper is fabulous and would love to see how you used it. thanks for hosting this fun party. xo- maryjo

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  7. Great makeover for the wreath! Love the paper you used for the hearts too! Thanks for sharing! Pinning :) Have a great week Marci!

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  8. so many cute valentine's day things! Thanks for the linky and love your wreath! adorable!

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  9. Your wreath got a new lease on life, it's so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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  10. Valentines posts are always so very pretty. I enjoyed checking out the links. Pink is my favorite colour, so although I am not romantic I really love how pretty everything is.

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  11. Such a pretty wreath I love the vintage paper you used for the hearts

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  12. Thanks so much for hosting!! I am just starting to post my Valentine's Decorations so will be linking up a few more posts in the next week or so...
    Hugs
    Deb

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  13. Thanks most sincerely for hosting, darling Marci, your wrest is simply stunning, thank you also for sharing it !

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday evening

    Xx Dany

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