I have never really been one for Valentine’s day. It wasn’t the bitter I don’t have a boyfriend kind of dislike, I just never really cared that much about a day when everyone and their mother are treated like a queen. Shouldn’t that be every day? Lol. Nothing bothers me more than the “my boyfriend is the best” posts followed by a picture of some flowers. Not really….you know it IS valentine’s day right? I mean, there is pretty much a requirement for him to have given you flowers and a card. I guess I just feel like it all puts way too much pressure on men to go out and spend money because they HAVE to. I would much rather receive flowers on April 3rd just because he felt like it. Wes and I will probably go get some dinner and then come home and cuddle in front of the TV with Sophie:) No stress, no pressure, just spending a little time together as our sweet little family of three<3
That being said…though I don’t really celebrate it, I will not turn down a chance to decorate or make pretty crafts. I couldn’t wait five seconds after Christmas was over and was browsing Pinterest to find something fun to make for the next big holiday when I came across this one. I loved hers so much that I decided this is the one I had to make!
I actually had an extra pool noodle lying around from my boot project. (I put noodles in my boots to keep them upright.) So, I started by cutting a triangle in the middle of it, and cutting the ends of the noodle so that it would all fit together into a heart! I used duck tape to keep it together and then began wrapping it in yarn. I only used about half a spool of yarn, but let me tell you….it took forever! Lol!
After it was all wrapped in yarn, I started making the fabric flowers. I got 3 patterns of Valentine’s fabric and cut them into strips about an inch or two wide and anywhere from 6 inches to 12 inches long, depending on how big I wanted that flower to be. I tied a knot in the end of the fabric and then wrapped the fabric around it, turning it as I went. If you can’t really get a great picture of it from my description, here is a tutorial from Bower Power.
I stuck all of the flowers into the noodle with little stick pins and voila! Heart shaped wreath!
What do you think? Have any fun valentine’s crafts of your own? If you do, link them in the comments so I can explore!