I was so happy when Kristi asked me to share a Valentine’s craft with you! First, I love Moms Confession and her practical tips from cleaning caddies to meal planning but she is also a respected colleague (it doesn’t get much more organized than her!) as well as a friend and tons of fun! Second, I just love me some crafting and have been having a ball making Valentine’s crafts over at Penney Lane so instead of sharing something I had already done I was excited at the prospect of getting to do an extra craft exclusively for Moms Confession.
Valentines Craft Idea – Easy Burlap Wreath
I am all for simple and easy crafts as I have a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old (Yes, we’re crazy like that!) so I wanted something simple but with a lot of cute bang for the buck so I picked one of my favorite ways to craft to share: a burlap grapevine wreath. The grapevine has a natural beauty to it so it doesn’t require a lot of dressing up and is cheap as well. Everybody and their brother is on the burlap team lately but there’s a reason: it has a gorgeous rustic look to it and is super easy to work with. The burlap pairs well with the grapevine for a homey shabby chic look. When you put the two together with some pretty “doodads” or embellishments it’s an easy craft that literally took me about 15 minutes to make!
I found the red and cream burlap ribbon and knew I was going to plan my wreath around that. There was no rhyme or reason to the design. I wish I could tell you I had some Martha-esque vision or plan, but basically, after I found the ribbon I just wheeled my cart around until I found enough stuff that went with the style of the burlap ribbon to add to the wreath. I had 3 criteria: affordable, cute, and with a flat back so I could hot glue it to the wreath.
To Get Your Craft On You Will Need:
- Grapevine Wreath Form
- Burlap Ribbon
- Wooden Letters
- Felt Flowers
- Wooden Heart
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Flat black spray paint
To Get Your Craft On Do This:
First I spray painted the wooden letters a flat black. I thought the flat black would stand out against the ribbon and grapevine and went with the feel of the wreath more than a pink or red.
After the letters were dry, I started wrapping the burlap ribbon around the wreath form and hot gluing at each point the ribbon touched the back of the wreath. I left enough space so that the grapevine showed but pulled it tight so that it didn’t sag. You can cover the grapevine entirely if that is your preference though. I used a liberal amount of hot glue so that the ribbon would hold. I cut the ribbon once I made it all the way around the wreath.
Next, I glued the letters across the top arc of the wreath. I left enough space between the middle two letters for the wreath hanger to fit between. I used a heavy dab of glue on the flat bit of the letters that would be touching the wreath form.
Finally, I glued the wooden heart and key and the little felt flowers on the bottom half of the wreath arc spacing them evenly and adding a generous amount of glue especially to the wooden heart.
After the glue dried I hung the wreath on my door.
See I told you it was easy! I really really liked the way it turned out and I especially liked that it was only 15 minutes from start to finish. So if you have a little extra time this weekend, dress up your door for Valentine’s Day!
Thanks to you for reading and thanks to Moms Confession for having me here and I hope you’ll stop by Penney Lane some time to check out my other crafting and cooking adventures.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Penney Lane!
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