Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentines Day Felt Wreath

Okay here is my first craft post. I really love this wreath from The Idea Room . I love this wreath, but I wanted a larger heart and I couldn't find a large Styrofoam heart. We don't have any craft stores in Napa so I had to get creative. I went to Orchard Supply and bought a foam tube that is used for covering pipes when it gets cold. I bought the thicker piece and it was only a couple of dollars which was pretty cool considering the small heart is about $5.00 at Michaels. I also bought red duct tape so that I could wrap the foam to make its shape and give it more stiffness. Here are some pictures that will illustrate how I cut the foam and  put it together.
 I cut the foam in two pieces and slanted the edges like the picture above. The bigger the slant the more exaggerated the the points are.

 Then put the tips together and tape the bottom with duct tape. This next part is kind of tricky because you have to bend the foam to form the heart shape. The shape will look a little funky at first but it will look better once it sticks for a while. I would strongly suggest that after you tape the two pieces together to duct tape the entire heart. The first one that I made sags a little and the second one doesn't.

After the heart is shaped then it is time to put on all the circles. You will need a lot!!!! 

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