Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine's Wreath {Tutorial}

Valentine's day is such a cutesy holiday.
With all it's lovey dovey non sense.
If you can't tell I am not really the 'romantic' type.
I don't like getting fancy jewelry.
I don't care of covered chocolates.
I enjoy getting flowers, 
but I would much rather them come out of the blue than a holiday where it's is expected.

We have been anxiously awaiting hearing about a short sale we have an offer on.
I have kind been ehhh I don't want to decorate in our rental anymore.
I kinda got sad.
I got to thinking about how this will be our last January here.
Our last Valentines in this house we have called home for almost 4 years.
Decided to kick myself in the butt and made something.

This is what I made for the last Valentine's wreath that will hang on the ugly rental door!!
Made out of love and coffee filters!
Here is the quick how to:

Supplies needed:
Package of coffee filters
Food coloring
Baking sheet
Glue gun and glue
Wreath form.
First put a couple of drops of food coloring in a bowl and fill with water.
It looks kind of orange.
I did this at night and the lighting in our rental is baaaaaddddd!
Submerge coffee filter into water.
Squeeze out the excess water.
Place on baking sheet.
Repeat until your baking sheet just can't take anymore!
I set my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for about 5 minutes.
Then repeat, repeat, repeat!!!
Once you have enough coffee filters dyed and baked (I don't know how many I lost count)
Get out wreath form and glue gun and glue filters to the wreath.
Oh my cutesy!!!

Oh AND in case you didn't hear!  I have entered to win a free ticket to SNAP the Conference!
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Thanks a bunch lovely!

I will be linking this project to these ROCKING parties!

23 comments:

Erika said...

That is AAAADORABLE. I love it and want one right this second.

Serendipity and Spice said...

So cute! I'm hosting a linky party and would love it if you stop by and link up!
www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
-Melissa

Kristina said...

Beautiful Wreath! I saw yours at CraftoManiac Linky Party while I was linking my tissue rosette wreath! Great job!

Anita Stafford said...

Mandi, this is adorable! I have a bunch of coffee filters I can no longer use cause our coffeemaker died, and the new one uses a different kind. I may have to get crafty!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Very pretty. I'm visiting from Craft-O-Maniac's party.

Sean and Vanessa Barker said...

Mandi, This is so dang cute! BTW, where did you find the heart shaped wreath form?

Vanessa Barker
www.ourthriftyideas.com

Close to Home said...

such a cute idea, i was debating tring this with cupcake holders. where did you find the heart shaped wreath?

Good luck on the short sale!!

new visitor and follower from manic monday hop

maria@close to home

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

LOVE this wreath!! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Michelle Paige said...

Such a fun idea! I love the pink! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Crafty Mischief said...

Your wreath is so cute! I can't believe it's made from coffee filters! I found you through Sew Can Do. Thanks for sharing! :)

Brandy J. said...

ADORABLE wreath!! Thanks for sharing and leaving me totally inspired.

h. rae said...

Absolutely beautiful! I host a Monday link party and would love for you to come and link up your craft with me. Each week, the top three links get featured! The linky stays open until Friday. Thanks so much! I hope to see you there! http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-12-link-up.html

Lauren said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing! About to be your newest follower from www.daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com.

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

Beautiful!! So creative!! I would love for you to come party today over at Passionatelyperfect.com! Your newest fan!

Serendipity and Spice said...

Thanks so much for linking up to the Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back Sunday when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is “Favorite Things”…details will be posted at noon. :)
-Melissa
www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Really, really cute! Just pinned and shared on Facebook :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I love that you dyed the coffee filters with food coloring! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Congrats! You've been featured at The Kurtz Corner! AND you've been Pinned on The Kurtz Corner Features Board! Come check it out :) Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/01/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-22.html

http://pinterest.com/audrakurtz/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

CAS said...

Mandi, this is so darn cute! I've pinned it to use next year, because it's too late for me to do this year. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll come by my blog for a visit. Good luck on the new house.
CAS

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Hi Mandi! Just wanted to let you know you're being featured this week at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Thanks again for sharing!

Cameron Meerdink said...

Love this - I have a whole pack of coffee filters just waiting for me to use them up!

vicky1970 said...

Hi Mandi - cute tutorial - I love the wreath and your blog. I am your newest follower! You have a great name!! That is my daughter's name. :o) LOVE IT! Pop on over and visit me sometime I am a new blogger.. I write about teaching and motherhood..with crafting, cooking and fitness all in between. :o)
~ Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

candy said...

Can you please be a little more specific with what kind of wreath form. Where did you buy yours? What size? Is it a Styrofoam form? I really, really like it and want to make one. Thank you. Candy

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