Welcome to my first GIVEAWAY!!!
I am so excited to offer this Valentine wreath as a giveaway, I just LOVE it and am going to have to make one to keep for myself. I made this out of a wool full length coat I got at Goodwill half price. The coat was intended to for stockings but
I ran out of time, I had an even better idea for a Valentine wreath. Actually while out shopping at Christmas I saw a really cute flower on a necklace and that sparked an idea. I'm going to share with you how to make it BUT... maybe you won't have to if you win one.
So if you want to win this wreath simply follow the suggestions below. Goodluck!
1. Become a follower, if you aren't already, easy peasy right!
2. Comment on any other project in my archives, it can be any post.
3. Put my button on your blog or facebook and tell people to come check out my blog.
Please leave a comment on this post for each thing you do and be sure to leave your email address. The giveaway ends on Sunday, January 23rd. I will announce the winner by 4:00pm. Now get busy you got show some love, tis the season right??? This giveaway is closed!
Ok, just in the case you don't win the wreath here is a tutorial to show you how to make your own. As I said I used a red wool coat but you can use whatever fabric you have, obviously the thicker the better.
I suppose there are alot of people out there that simply see a red wool coat when they look at this and truly that is understandable but I see fabric, lots of fabric and do I have to tell you that makes me such a happy girl.
Then I see this, and I know it's half price on pink tags day and I get even more excited because that is alot of wool fabric for 5.00!!! As I mentioned you could do this with lots of fabric but I love the idea of using something old as something new and it really is hard to beat the price!
The first thing I did is started cutting the coat apart and cutting 2 inch squares, tons of them, gobs of them, sorry I didn't count them.
Then I took my small whole punch and punched a whole in each and every one of the squares. Ummm this project is a bit monotonous but oh so worth it!
I took a coat hanger and shaped it into a heart. Then simply started to feed all the squares onto the wire. (pardon this picture, I need a new camera, simple fact , most of these have been taken outside at least until it got dark)
Once the wire was packed full I bent the wire with some pliers Then I dabbed a little hot glue on the wool squares so that you can't see the wire.
Another great find, it was a 1.50. A Ralph Lauren coat, what do you think Ralph would say about this. It was suppose to be the cuff on the stockings, but... well you already know that story.
I simply cut a circle, no pattern, just eyeball it, I promise it will be fine. See those little pearl things in the back. I bought a bunch of those after Christmas for a dime I think. I wish I had found more.
Just start cutting like a snake or a spiral. Once you cut it you will wind it back up using the center part as the middle of your flower. Tuck the tail in behind your flower. I forgot to take a pic of this part but I glued the tail and then cut a circle the size of my flower, covered it with glue and laid the flower on it. I then glued in the pearl thingy, technical term.
These are so sweet! I also added a little satin ribbon for some shine. I cut the ends in a dovetail because it reminds me of bow and arrow for Valentine's.
Here is one final look. I don't think the pictures do it justice. Oh and in case you are wondering it is about a foot tall. So be sure to try to win one and if you create one of your own and come back and show me how it turned out!