Unfortunately for me, while I had about a million yards of pink chambray fabric, Micheals didn't have the heart form that I needed for it, a few phone calls later, no one did. Bummer...
So I had to improvise, here is what I used:
- Foam wreath form, circular
- Cardboard heart
- TONS of pink chambray fabric, also some green - but I didn't use it.
- Scrapbook paper
- School glue
- Modge podge
- A pencil and a foam brush.
The Chambray Fabric - chambray fabric is really cool for this because while from a distance the fabric looks like 1 color, it is made up of 2 different threads. The warp threads are a bright raspberry color, the weft threads are white, so when it frays, you see the individual threads not just the finished color.
In order to make the fraying easier, I didn't cut the squares of fabric, I snipped a bit, and then tore it... there ended up being threads everywhere. So when people in our neighborhood see birds nests in raspberry and white, that will be why.
I also used larger squares and packed them REALLY dense.
After I finished the wreath, which did take a lot longer than I expect... I tore up a bunch of the scrapbook paper and decoupaged the heart.
And here is the finished wreath!
What I really like about this solution, because it isn't a heart and it isn't red, on February 15th, I can just pull out the decoupaged heart and I've got a spring wreath... I can add whatever I want, whenever I want to change it up.
Here are a few more detail pictures:
And I'll admit, even though this is supposed to be on our front door, it is in the family room... I can't give it up yet and want to see more of it than I will on my front door.