2.11.2009

A Little Valentine Project~

Early in January I found this cute Valentine wreath on the Williams Sonoma website.



Image from Williams Sonoma



But I decided I could make one I like even better (and save myself a little $$). So I set to work trying to find some vintage Valentine printables on-line. I had no luck until a couple of days ago when Heather Bullard posted some free vintage Valentines. They are so cute! So I printed them up for my wreath.


I didn't want to use as many Valentine's as they used in the WS wreath because I thought it was a bit "busy" for my taste. So I just used one of each. They made a circle just the size of one of my dinner plates. So I traced one out on some cardboard and used a small bowl for the inner circle. I cut out the wreath shape, and simply used stick glue to adhere the cards to my cardboard wreath.



It was very cute, but I decided that it needed a little something more, so I used some Mod Podge and glitter...of course! Added a pretty little bit of ribbon and VOILA! I just love it!



Happy Crafting~

46 comments:

Leigh said...

sweet as pie!

Robin said...

What a great idea! It turned out so cute. You make it sound so easy but the result is amazing.

Linda said...

Adorable, I think you have inspired me to do one! I had seen that one at WS too but did not want to buy one.
Think I will go copy some vintage cards I have to card stock and make one.
Way to go girl!
Linda

Samye said...

I love it!! So darling, I will have to make this and put it up for next year!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a great idea! I think I'm going to have to copy you! It's so cute.

Hugs,
Joanne

The Bliss Journey said...

It turned out very nice and you saved a ton of money.
Kathleen

jenjen said...

How cute! That wreath is amazing and beautiful. Great job!!!

Jen

Laura said...

So sweet & adorable! And I like yours much better than WS's - much less cluttered & you can enjoy each card!

Traci said...

OH I LOVE IT!!! I'm getting busy right now!!! Thanks so much.

The Graves' House said...

what a great idea! i would love to try this next week with some vintage christmas cards...

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Very cute. You're so creative.

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

That is on my list of projects "to be done" and it almost Valentine's Day! It looks great and I need to get working on mine!!!!

C Maisy said...

ADORABLE!
Perfect!

restyled home said...

I like yours much better!! What a great idea. I love it when someone makes something that they could have simply bought. Saving some money and having fun at the same time is way better!!

Cheers,
Linda

Betsy said...

I love that...I have used vintage valentines in my decor but this is too cute. Thanks for the tip.

southerninspiration said...

Awww, I love it!!!

Suzanne

melissa said...

I like yours much better~what a great idea! Thanks for the link to the valentines~I'm bookmarking it. Have a great day~

LindaSonia said...

Great Job!! Love your version. LindaSonia

Shannon said...

Very cute! I love that idea. Thanks for posting the link.

becca said...

yep, I definitely like yours better. At first glance, I thought the WS one was one of those ol 80s rag wreaths... remember those? Or was that just an Arkansas thing? Hay wreath that you punched scraps of fabric in... anyway, I like the one where you can actually tell what you are looking at MUCH better :)

Lora said...

That is the cutest Valentine wreath!! Now I know what to do with my reproduction vintage valentines--thank you!!

Sallie said...

This is great. I bought some vintage valentine scrapbook paper and can add that to the ones from the link you posted. We made some ornaments out of the scrapbook paper too as Valentines.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What a great wreath! It looks even better than the one at Williams Sonoma!

Debbie said...

You definitely win Best Copycat Award - and when they see yours they may be calling you for future projects!

I am so pragmatic that I rarely do seasonal projects - but you've inspired me :)

adrienne said...

I have already visited the site and saved them. Thanks for the tip. The one with the black and white dog is my favorite... adorable.

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Okay, this is why I LOVE blogging! I made a copy of those valentines the other day because I thought they were so darn cute, but I had no idea of I was going to do with them!
You should have heard me when I started reading your post, saw the WS wreath, and then then Heather Bullard's link, and then your wreath...Actually, you probably did hear me, I know my neighbors did! I was so excited...

You are awesome!
Thanks for sharing!

Oh, also, there is another cute valentine {or two} on a site that I found from Holly's sidebar -- I'd have to go back an check, but I think it might be The Graphics Fairy...}

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very, very sweet!

Antiques and More Blog said...

That wreath turned out cute! Thanks for sharing.
~Lisa

Ms. Tee said...

How sweet & just adorable. :)

Valarie Lea said...

Very cute!!

kristal said...

LOVE IT! very unique and not too "valentine-y" for me:) thanks!!

Jen r. said...

Very cute!~

Kasey said...

love it, love it!
xoxo

Lovely Little Nest said...

What an adorable wreath! I'm definitely going to try that one out :) Thanks for the directions!

Pretty Organizer said...

Have I mentioned that I LOVE you? You did a fabulous job friend! Those vintage cards are great and as always... I'm UBER impressed with the whole "signature shabbynest stamp" on the picture... gotta get me some technical support... and time to take pictures without having to clean peanut butter off every surface! Great post! Off to tame the laundry beast...

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's gorgeous! And I love that you used Heather's valentines, double awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous project, I'll be linking.

Emily said...

That seriously looks better than the one you could have spent gobs of money on.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea. It's absolutely adorable.

Glitter and Bliss said...

Love it!!! You are so creative!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love it! (Love your blog too.) Years ago I bought a HUGE bag (probably has a couple hundred) of unused vintage Valentines. I am soo going to make this wreath before I pack up the Valentine's decor. Thanks for the tut!

Angie said...

I like yours even better than the catalog wreath! Wonderful job..and the best part is..you can say you made it yourself!

Carrie said...

It looks so good!

Tammy said...

I love your wreath! So cute. I follow Heather Bullard's blog, too and saw the images. I'm heading over there again and I want to make a wreath, too. And glitter, what can I say? I LOVE glitter. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Very cute craft idea. I am so bad, Valentines is the one day that I don't decorate for. You would think, I would, all of the red totally goes with my decor!
~Misti

Kathy said...

I agree. I like your simpler version better. How clever. My blog is Kathy's Red Door Welcome and every month I change the way the door looks to suit each holiday. This is something I will try for next year. Love it, love it , love it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is so cute. I saw it on Pinterest. I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog, with a link to your blog. Thanks! laurie