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LOVEly Wreath & Linky Party

2013 February 14
by Katie

Happy Valentines Day!

I am such a closet freak about valentines day…I love me some cupid.  C’mon.  Who wouldn’t freak out over a holiday completely dedicated to giving and receiving chocolate, flowers and sentiments of your love?!  It’s practically an entire day dedicated to estrogen.  And that is something my house needs more of.  badly.  So with that said, let’s first spread a little passion…a la Hey Girl.

Most of you have seen the Ryan Gosling photos on Pinterest that boast the ‘perfect male sentiments’….and then folks started converting them to their hubsters….well, I made this one a couple weeks ago for a friend (you might be able to guess who) with the little handsome man in our household for his baby girlfriend and I thought I’d finally share it….

That dimple is gonna be trouble I tell ya.  Big.  Trouble.

 

Okay – now back to my craftiness.  I needed a Valentines wreath.  Needed like a sinus infection needs a Neti Pot.  So I grabbed some stuff laying around the house to get my craft on because nothing says love like a free wreath….amen….

I had some yarn from my photoshoot with Weston.  I used one entire ball.

I also took the pool noodle from Will’s toddler bed.  We had it tucked under the fitted sheet while he was learning to sleep without the rail.  Thanks to you guys for that tip!  But since he is pretty good now without it, I snagged it for my wreath form.

I also used a bunch of Frog Tape and an X-acto knife.  I love the fact that two of the main ingredients for this wreath were from two of my loves :)   Destiny.  and Serendipity.  and Beyonce.  (that just seemed to fit so I threw it in there. nevermind.)

The first thing you wanna do is cut out a v-shaped chunk outta the middle of the pool noodle.

Then you can fold it in half to make a…drumrolllllll…..heart.  Boom.  or should I say Thump.

Mark where the sides are gonna meet in the middle and cut each end at an angle so that they meet up nicely.

Now that you have the heart shape, it’s time to tape it all together in place.  Then just wrap in yarn and decorate it with whatever you want.

I went with red and white and pink fabric flowers.  They take about thirty seconds to make and I pin them directly into the noodle.  Uber-simple.

I actually have added more flowers since this photo was taken.  You can’t blame me for getting flower happy.  This kind won’t even die.  And even love ferns die sometimes.  I like the fact that this looks like the heart is wearing a corsage.

It’s now hanging in my kitchen and Will now attempts to make heart shapes with his hands.  He’s gonna be a little Beiber.  Or maybe that is just my motherly eyes :)

I’d love to see what you made for Valentines day!  Did you do something crafty?  Make homemade valentines cards?  Or a homemade gift?  Something with loads of pink?!  I’d love if you shared it with me and the other fans!  Just follow the instructions below to join the fun….

Here are the instructions if you are a linky-party newbie…

  • click on the blue “Add Your Link” button at the bottom of this post – it has a blue frog head on it
  • add a link to your Lovely Craft project blog post in the url field (please do not link to your home page but the specific post page)
  • for “name” write a short descriptive name for your project (e.g. “Valentine Wood Art”)
  • if you would like to put the Lovely Crafts button on the bottom of your post, I’d love to see it there….basically it would be a Valentines present to me.  from you.  celebrating our love.
  • If you’d rather just link over to your craft in the comment section, feel free to do that – or even add a link to a free photo sharing site like Flickr with your pics if you don’t have a blog (remember to set the gallery to public so we can all see it).

Now let’s get to the party!  MUCH LOVE….and maybe a little kissing :)

p.s. This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape for Bower Power’s Frog Tape Fridays. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.





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  1. February 14, 2013

    Hey Katie…a totally unrelated question for you- at what age did you transition Will from the crib to the bed? We have a bed waiting for my son but he currently has no issues with his crib so I don’t want to switch anything up just yet. Just curious when I should start thinking about making the switch. Thanks!

    • February 14, 2013

      We probably should have done it sooner but we waited till he was so fast at climbing out that it was like there was no rail at all. I think in hindsight we should have switched him sooner. I’ve always heard that you should wait until they start climbing out and if they never do, then wait until they feel uncomfortable.
      xo – kb

  2. February 15, 2013

    Happy Valentines Day Bowers!

    Love your wreath, it’s gorgeous and reusable for wedding anniversaries, engagement anniversaries and the-day-we-started-dating anniversaries… Ok we don’t celebrate all of them but if you so choose to, your wreath would make the perfect decoration :)

    I’m newish to blogging but am loving it! I’d love you post your links party button but I don’t know how to, help? Or even a starting point!

    Thanks hun!

    • February 15, 2013

      Are you asking about how to do a linky party or how to participate in mine? I’m not sure which one but I’d be happy to help!
      xo – kb

      • February 16, 2013

        I’ve already participated in your fab party! Check me out at #215 baby hand heart art. What I’m trying to work out is how to pop your ‘Lovely Crafts Linky Party @ Bower Power’ button on to my blog post and make it a link so people can go from my art post directly to your page and get on down with the whole links party. Does that make sense?

        Thanks in advance (we are working on two different time zones here! Sydney, Australia to Bower Power central, US)

        • February 16, 2013

          Okay – so you right click on the image that you want to upload on your post (like the linky button)…then just upload it onto your post and link it up.
          Here is what the code will look like if you just wanna plug it into your HTML…

          xo – kb

  3. Amy permalink
    February 15, 2013

    Do you have a tutorial on how to make the flowers?

  4. February 15, 2013

    Love the wreath! Wish I had seen it earlier as I have all the fixins’ for one. I got the email at 2:57 this morning….a day late :( My husband’s birthday is Valentines Day so the grey heart just got me. Will make one for sure though!

    That picture of Weston in the basket of yarn is adorable! And the “Hey Baby Girl”….too cute!
    I just recently started following you and believe that’s for Clara. Just met Sherry and John last week in Charlotte! Hope to meet you sometime soon!

  5. Kimberly F. permalink
    February 15, 2013

    How did you make the flowers? They are so cute!

    • February 15, 2013

      I’m gonna post a tutorial on the flowers later today!
      xo – kb

  6. Ashley permalink
    February 15, 2013

    That is the cutest wreath I ever did see!

  7. February 15, 2013

    I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day but I have to say, that is the best wreath! I have to decorate a bit because the kiddos love it so I might just have to bust this out next year.

  8. February 15, 2013

    BY FAR….the cutest wreath I have seen in a looong time!

    Adorable!

  9. February 15, 2013

    Thanks for the party!! Funny enough my post has a Hey Girl in it, too!! :)

  10. February 15, 2013

    I love your wreath it is so cute. Can’t wait for you to show ‘me’ how to make those flowers.

  11. February 15, 2013

    LOVE IT LOVEI IT!!
    Can’t wait to see the tutorial on the flower because I am clueless on that part!
    I might one just to hang up not just for valentines day! Because its so easy and SO CUTE!
    Great job..

  12. February 15, 2013

    Thanks for hosting a great party….just found it today!!

  13. February 15, 2013

    Thanks for the party! My youngest is about Weston’s age…I shared a valentine heart patch sweater I made for him. It’s here if you’d like to take a look: http://www.nalleshouse.com/2013/02/he-wears-his-heart-on-his-sleeve.html
    Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. February 15, 2013

    Love your wreath! Thanks for the fun party! XO, Aimee

  15. Laura permalink
    February 16, 2013

    This wreath came out super cute! I really like the colors – the yarn and contrasting fabric. Very nice! :)

  16. February 6, 2014

    I mentioned the flowers on your wreath at
    http://www.teachlovecraft.com
    I used them as inspiration for my latest wreath!

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