~ Rustic Valentine Wreath ~
A One of a Kind Nancyfangles Design
Circles have long been recognized as a symbol of infinity - having no beginning or end. A great example is the wedding band, a sign of never-ending love. It was that symbolism that inspired me to create these rustic valentine wreathes. Pulling my components together I started with traditional valentine trimmings such as hearts and lace. The scrabble pieces reminded me of the nostalgic conversation hearts that came in a box and donned simple messages like “Love you”, “Hugs” and “Kisses” and the vintage buttons and reclaimed jewelry pieces served as the icing on the proverbial valentine cupcake. Although jewelry, flowers, chocolate filled hearts and candy kisses may be customary valentine gifts, these rustic little wreathes will be an endless reminder of your love and will still be around long after the chocolate is gone.
Supplies and Instructions:
6” grapevine wreath (or similar)
Reclaimed jewelry pieces
E6000 or similar glue (always use glue in well ventilated area)
Begin by cutting a piece of twine (approx. 10 inches). Fold it in half and pull the two loose ends around the wreath and back through the folded end pulling tightly to secure. Wrap a piece of twine around the wreath several times to add a decorative accent. Use glue to hold in place. Lay burlap over wreath and cut to size being sure to leave enough overlap to glue into place. Run a line of glue around the back of the wreath and glue the Burlap into place. Let dry. Run a gathering stitch on the bottom of a piece of lace, gather into a flower and knot to secure. Arrange your components onto the wreath until you get a design you like. Glue your pieces on one at a time and set aside to dry. Give to a Loved one or keep for yourself!