Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Conversation Hearts Wreath

I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day.  It's just a little too girly for me.  Plus I don't like the idea of having to romantic just because of a silly holiday.  But.... I do love making things with my kids.  So this year I'm trying not to be such a scrooge and decorate a little bit.  I loved how my candy corn wreath turned out.  It was on my door for at least a month and I only lost about 6 candies, so I decided to make one using conversation hearts.  

This is how I made it:
1) I took a straw wreath, conversation hearts and electrical tape.

2) I wrapped the tape all around the wreath
3) Then I used hot glue and glued the hearts onto the wreath
4) I alternated the hearts each row
Here's the whole thing covered.  It took three bags (from the dollar store)
5) To protect the candy from the weather, I used a acrylic glaze
6) I sprayed two layers of the glaze onto the hearts.
7) I added some ribbon and hung it on my door
And just like that, I have a fun Valentine's Day wreath!
Here's a close up.... no more "call me" hearts now they say "text me".  Ha!
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27 comments:

Crafty Mischief said...

Your wreath is so cute! I love the convo hearts!

Sandy said...

Was trying to decide on a Valentine's wreath for my door... this is it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Letters to Jet said...

Love this!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

oh my gosh! This is SO COOL! I'm not a fan of eating those hearts, but I love how they look in wreath form. :o)

I found you at the Sasse life Crafty Wed.

you should come check out my valentine giveaway!
http://underthegeorgiasun.com/2012/01/23/valentine-crafty-prize-pack-giveaway/

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

I love anything done with conversation hearts...this is super cute! Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

I love this..I'm not a HUGE decorator for Valentines day since it overlaps with Mardi Gras and I live in New Orleans but this is way to cute not to do. Thanks for the tutorial it seems really easy!

PS: I'm your newest follower :)

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

How cute! I love decorating for Valentine's Day!

WhyCuzICan said...

How "sweet" (litterly) Gotta love the Dollar Store!

Visiting from Hookin' Up With HoH #84 linky party :) Thanks for sharing with us!
~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

amy and jesse hudson said...

Wow! This too!! (See my other comment on the Christmas shirt refashion)! :)

Elizabeth said...

this is so cute - love the idea!

april@gingerbread said...

This is awesome! I love conversation hearts! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/01/sweet-saturday-link-party-v23.html

april@gingerbread said...

Also your newest follower...xoxo

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

So Great! Love the hearts. I hope you will link up this project to my I Heart Projects Party!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Girl, you've got some serious patience! I adore this wreath... nothing says Valentine's Day like conversation hearts!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy! XO

Meg said...

How fun! I love this, what a great idea!

Vanessa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for linking up :)

Charlene said...

Love this...I have made similiar wreaths using the candy corn for Halloween and the peppermints for Christmas.

I would like to invite you to link up to Weekend Show & Share at Adventures In Mommy Land

http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekend-show-share.html

amy and jesse hudson said...

Kaysi, thanks so much for taking the time to link this up at Drab to Fab Friday :) Such a great idea. I love seeing your great work!

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

Love it! Looks great! Stopping by from makin it monday.

marthaonabudget.com said...

This is great! We are on the same page when it comes to Valentine's Day, for the same reasons! I love your blog and want to thank you for having a Link Party. I only discovered them over the weekend and am having way too much fun for still being in my pjs!

Hani@Craftionary said...

So cute.. I kind of bought these cute little hearts and had no idea what to do, something less fancy was on my mind and this wreath idea is just the thing I'm going to try.. :)
Thanks for linking up!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I did this too - and still am getting comments on it years later! Love it!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Thanks for sharing this at my linky this week! Looks good enough to eat!! You always make such great things!
Kim@madeinaday!
http://madeinaday.com

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Such a great Valentine's project I just had to feature you over at I Gotta Create! Thanks again for linking up :)
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/02/kiss-tell-features-week-4-new-link.html

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said...

Cute! I did the same thing with peppermint candies at Christmas. I cannot imagine having the patience to glue conversation hearts (or candy corn for that matter!). At least my peppermints were a big bigger equaling faster coverage. I tip my hat to you. :) Looks great!