Hi everyone! Welcome to the first month of 12 Months of Wreaths. In the past, I have done other '12 Months of' series, such as my Freezer Meals series in 2014 and my Drinks series in 2015. In 2016, I decided to take a break from the series and I did the quarterly Silhouette Challenge instead. I've missed this series and decided to bring it back this year and I even have two other bloggers joining me (plus, some guest bloggers will be joining us from time to time!). So, be sure to check out all of our wreaths each month this year!
This month, I wanted to work on a wreath with a Valentine's Day theme. I've been really into neutrals lately in my home, so I came up with the idea of a Neutral Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day! I went to Hobby Lobby and looked for neutral papers in their scrapbook section. I found several papers with whites, golds, browns, etc. It was a lot of fun selecting the papers and then I got to work cutting out heart shapes on my Silhouette machine. After cutting the hearts, I glued everything to a embroidery hoop! It was really easy and this wreath looks wonderful on my newly painted white door with the gold monogram on the center of it.
Welcome to 12 Months of Wreaths - January!
Curly Crafty Mom - Neutral Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day
Mom Home Guide - Snowflake and Flannel Winter Wreath
The Southern Couture - Embroidery Hoop with Pom Pom's for Valentine's Day
Follow your Hosts:
Bethany at The Southern Couture Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Google+ | Bloglovin’
Thanks again for joining us! We will be sharing a new wreath once a month in 2017! Be sure to stop by all of the hosts to see what wreath we came up with for the month!
Are you interested in sharing a wreath with us one (or more) months? We are accepting guest hosts! Email carrie (at) curlycraftymom (dot) com if you are interested!
Now I will share with you how I created this gorgeous wreath!
How to Create a Neutral Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day:
First, you'll want to find several different heart shapes to use in Silhouette Studio. I made them a couple of different sizes to add some variety to the wreath. You'll want to set your cut settings differently for the type of paper you are cutting. I had a variety of papers with different thicknesses.
Spray paint your embroidery hoop white. You'll want to tie the knot for your 'hanger' before gluing the hearts on. I used a cordless hot glue gun to adhere the hearts to the hoop. Be sure to overlap the heart shapes while you glue them down.
This is a close up of some of the layering I did. I tried to vary the texture, pattern, color and size quite a bit.
And, this is how it looked when I was done!
More Photos of the Wreath Hung on the Door:
Thanks for joining us this month! I can't wait to share our wreaths again next month with you!