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 you’ll need: Pool noodle, yarn, pins, fabric
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!
Linking up with: Treasure Box Tuesday, Crafty Thursday, A Valentine’s Link up