Simple Valentine Wreath

Making Something Pretty With What Was on Hand

It was Jan. 2013...we'd been in our new home less than 2 out of boxes..I was desperate to ditch the unpacking and create something pretty for my new home...

Valentine's Day was just a few weeks away...

I was barely through unpacking the necessities, let alone my boxes of craft supplies.

I had found my ribbon...

...And just purchased some red berry picks from Michael's 
Christmas clearance..90% off...

...And I had a styrofoam wreath form.

 I could make this work!!

I simply tied strips of various red ribbon around my wreath, filling in the gaps with white tulle.

The berry picks were a last-minute burst of inspiration...they worked perfectly to fill in the doesn't matter that some of the white styrofoam is still showing because the wreath is red and white.

I hung a mini red clearance frame and made a white felt flower to dangle inside. No real rhyme or just seemed to go and I was using the bare necessities that I had on hand.

All in all, I think it turned out really cute...not a heart in sight  (unless you count the mini clothespin I just added!)

and I didn't even have to leave the house...

except to hang it on the door :)

I hung it again this year, but added an empty black frame for some extra pizzazz :)


Have you made anything awesome out of sheer desperation?? I'd love to hear about it :)

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  1. Love this wreath! Girl ~ everything I make is from sheer desperation! ;) I don't know what I'm going to do when I run out of supplies in my stash!

  2. Really cute wreath! It's deceptively simple. I've pinned it! :) And that clearance frame is a nice touch!

  3. Very cute, and I love that you didn't have to buy anything for it! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

    1. Thanks so much Bre - shopping my craft stash has become my mantra! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by :)

  4. What a cute wreath! Thanx for sharing at THT.

  5. Cindy, this is adorable!! Love the whimsy! :) Thank you so much for linking up with Get Your DIY On in Feb. I hope you'll join us March 2nd to share your Trash to Treasure.

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog


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