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Love is in the air…. every where I look. Love is in the the air. (btw, want a free Love Is In The Air printable?) Have you guys started feeling the LOVE yet for Valentine’s Day? I have a few super fun crafts that I’m going be sharing with you over the next few weeks and then…. yep, you guessed it!
I’m going to be back on Hometalk’s Facebook page with another LIVE video on Friday, February 10th with some lovey dovey Valentine’s Day crafts. Hope you’ll join us!! Last week I kicked off the Valentine’s Day season with a “10 Things I Love About You” cardboard roll mini album. Today, we’re going to have some fun with this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath.
Now before we hop into this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath, let me warn you. This DIY craft is TIME CON-SUM-ING!! Like…..it-took-me-all-weekend time consuming. Like…I-never-wanna-see-another-felt-rosette-again time consuming. You get the point. If you are planning on spending the weekend inside escaping the snow like I was, grab a few good movies and get started. Or binge watch Parenthood, I just finished it again for the 2nd time…gah…gets me every time.
I’ve got one more warning about this project. You’re going to use some hot glue…. and by that I mean a whole boat load of hot glue. I recently stumbled across a site called Paper Mart with some good prices on craft supplies and packaging. They especially have a great price on their hot glue guns, which you will definitely need if you’re going to take on this DIY. Paper Mart has also offer a $20 credit for me to give to one of your lucky people! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!
Update: Here’s the Hometalk LIVE video with all of my Valentine’s Day craft ideas.
Are you ready to see how to make this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath?!
Supplies for the felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath
- Cardboard piece – I used a pizza box
- Cutting mat, acrylic ruler & rotary cutter – Or you can grab this set of all three…seriously great price.
- Craft knife
- Red paint – I used acrylic, specifically Americana Deep Burgandy, but if I was to do this one again I’d grab something closer to the true red (like this one) that’s closer to the color of the felt, but that’s all I had on hand
- Red felt – I used about 8 of the 9×12 sized sheets
- Fabric or crafting scissors – I love these ones
- Hot glue gun and lotsa hot glue sticks
- 2 paper straws
- Ribbon (for hanger) – I got the cute one I used from JoAnn’s a couple years ago, but they should have a fun selection of Valentine’s Day ribbon at your local craft store. They have some cute options at Paper Mart too!
- 1 strand of LED battery operated lights
I started with a pizza box! It was the perfect size for what I needed. I cut a large heart out from the top of the pizza box with scissors.
Next I drew another heart on the inside and cut it out with a crafting knife so I’d have a heart that was about 2-3 inches thick.
I painted the heart red. This is just in case of it shows between the hearts in the background.
Next I used my super duper awesome new cutting mat I got for Christmas. It is seriously a game changer. it saves so much time if you’re going to be cutting a lot of fabric. It’s going to make a world of difference next Christmas when I start making my homespun fabric Christmas ornaments again.
I cut the felt pieces 1 inch and 1/2 inch wide. I wanted different sizes and depths to the rosettes. I also made cut some of the skinnier pieces in half for even smaller rosettes. These ones were great for filling in little gaps or edges of the wreath.
Now it’s time to rocking and rolling on the rosettes. This is the part when I suggested a good binge watching sesh of Parenthood. These are really simple to make, trust me. But they are just going to take you some sweet time. Ok….let’s jump in.
You start by putting hot glue on the first 1-2 inches of the felt strip.
Next you just simply roll up the felt with the glue.
Next you start twisting the felt as you continue rolling it up.
Every few twists, you’ll want to add a drop of hot glue to keep the rosette in place.
Just keep going…twisting, rolling and gluing until you get about 3/4 inch remaining.
Then, flip the rosette over and at some hot glue to the backside.
Then, you’ll just press the remaining felt on top of the glue that you just applied to the back. This creates a strong backside of the rosette and and even gluing space when you attach it to your wreath.
Ta da… Ok… just keep going… and going…. and going. I used 106 flowers for the wreath. Yes, 1-0-6! I swear it’s worth the effort, it turns out sooooo cool! 🙂
Are you still confused??? Haha, I got it. I can be hard to follow something like with just pictures, so I made a quick video so you can see how it all comes together.
After you get your flowers all rolled up, you can start gluing to your wreath. I wasn’t sure how many I was going to need, so I made flowers, then glued some…make more flowers and then glue some. You get the point.
Now it’s time to get started on that super fun arrow! The cute arrow is my favorite part about this wreath. I used two red and white striped paper straws for this. I actually had these in my craft stash from Christmas at The Dollar Tree. One straw fit perfectly in the middle of the wreath. I just added some glue to the end of the straw and tucked it into place.
For the end of the arrow, I cut a 2nd straw in half and glued the ends in place, tucking them away behind some rosettes.
Next I cut out a heart (for the tip of the arrow) and fletching… that’s the technical term for the end of the arrow 🙂
If you face the heart upside down, it looks like a cute point. Seriously… so cute, right?
I attached the heart to the straw with some more good ol’ hot glue.
After I cut the fletching out of the felt, I added some slits to the sides and then glued this on to the end of the arrow.
Gah, I love it.
Next, you’ll want to attach your hanger. I did this by poking a hole in the cardboard and pushing the ribbon through and tying a knot. Looking back, it would have been a lot easier to add the hanger at the beginning before you add the flowers…but if you forget like I did, it works afterward too!
Now, this is where things get fun. I mean this by its self is a super cute wreath, but I wanted to really make this one extra special, so…. boom.. It lights up!
I grabbed some battery powered LED lights from Amazon. I taped it on the backside of the wreath and then pushed the light string in between the flowers…making my way all the way around the wreath.
Here’s a view of the wreath with the lights turned off.
I just love how my felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath turned out!
Even though this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath was really time consuming like I said, it was really fun to see it all come together… I mean remember where we started!? A freakin’ pizza box and some felt! That’s really what I love about crafts in general. I love creating something out of nothing. I loving working with my hands and using them to create treasures out of LITERAL trash. What is your favorite thing about crafting? Do you have any good Valentine’s Day DIYs up your sleeve?
If you seriously don’t have that much time and want to buy this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath from my Etsy store, hop on over!! I’d love to make you something custom too!
Don’t forget that I’ll be back on Hometalk’s Facebook page sharing this felt rosette Valentine’s Day wreath and more Valentine’s Day DIY ideas on a LIVE video on Friday, February 10th at 4pm Pacific Time.
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