In this rather gloomy post Christmas period I thought it would be fun to use up some fabric scraps and odds and ends of wool to create a heart valentine wreath. I struggle a little with the commercialisation of holidays/celebrations, shops full of gifts and cards to buy, to encourage us to part with money. We do not need to spend out to tell someone we love them, or to make them feel cherished. Instead we can use what we have, enjoy creating, having fun. This DIY valentine wreath is perfect for using what you have. The pinks and reds will brighten any wall or doorway up and bring a smile to people faces.
DIY Pompom Valentine Wreath
Create a heart frame to attach your Pompoms to.
Using thick cardboard cut out a heart shape, I have used a paper stencil to create two virtually equal sides of the heart. This one measures approximately
Wrap this with strips off toning fabric.
Attach a hook to the back of the heart at the base of the V so you can hang the finished wreath. I have used a paper clip.
Alternatively you can bend a metal coat hanger into a heart shape, create a second slightly smaller or larger metal heart. Wrap the two together with a strip of fabric to create a heart frame, keep in equa distance between the two shapes.
Create a range of pompoms with different colour wools in various sizes. Wrap the wool around the pompom maker one side at a time.
Close the pompom maker, cut around along the edge.
Wrap wool round between the pompom maker sides, pull tight and tie a knot.
Cut thin strips of fabric a centimetre or thinner. Usina a selection of fabric wrap around on to the pompom maker. Complete pompom as above.
Using a glue gun or a fabric glue attach pompoms to frame.
Hang the finished wreath.
If you are looking for further minimal waste valentine ideas then do check out Lisa’s post Zero Waste Valentines at Less-stuff, I am loving the idea of homemade truffles, with ingredients in my store cupboards.
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