Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'Heart-FELT' Wreath

Once upon a time there was a boy.
He was smart and CONFIDENT and had a serious case of mackdaddyness.
He had a fabulously romantic, fLaShY job at The Shack...Radioshack.
He liked computers and cars and Napoleon Dynamite.
He met a GIRL. He fell in love.

Once upon a time there was a girl.
She was blonde and FLIRTY and had a serious case of single-itis.
She had a fabulously romantic, fLaShY job at The Shack...Radioshack.
She liked fakin' bakin', dancing and going out.
She met a BOY. She wasn't sure.

He KISSED her. She laughed at him.
He played hard to get. It worked.
She fell in love.
They dated. They broke up.
They dated.
He sat next to her on her little brothers bed, held her hand, and asked her to be his FOREVER.
She said no.
He cried. She cried.
He left.
She changed.
He asked her again.
She said YES.

7 1/2 years, 2 kids, and thousands of kisses later they are still in love and she still wants to be his forever. Sometimes he's not so sure. (ha ha just kidding-I hope!!!)

Love. Such a small word that holds so much meaning it can make you experience every emotion the human body can feel.

I know some people detest Valentines day, but for me it's one day a year I can SHOWER my family with love. I hope I show them everyday how much I love them, but I will happily take one extra day to be ridiculously, over-the-top, mushy, gushy and lovey!

I love LOVE! I love hugs and kisses and hearts (as you've probably noticed that's what's been used in all my decor!) and that I get to decorate with those things one month a year! When I saw this Valentine Heart last year on The Idea Room I was inspired to make my own little version...

Amy uses a heart styrofoam form, but my craft store was sold out so I just picked up a block of styrofoam and Mr. Sweet Love cut me out a heart shape. :)

I used about 1 billion more felt circles that what's pictured below. Ha ha! Seriously...SO many felt circles!

I did this before I was blogging so I don't have any step-by-step pictures for this one, but I made another felt wreath for Halloween, and I did a detailed tutorial that you can find here. (And a Fall one here.)

Amy also just did a solid red felt, but I got a little crazy and did red, hot pink and light pink.

It ended up being more long and narrow, than wide but I like that it fits kinda snuggly right up into my window frame. :)

What about you? Do you detest Valentines day or are you a sucker for love? Either way I'll still love you! :) Hope you're having a great week, thanks so much for stopping by!!

Linking up to these great parties as well as:


Tonii said...

I think this is the cutest Valentines wreath I have seen yet! And I love your sweet! Thank you so much for sharing, I am totally inspired to go cut some felt! ;)

cnelson said...

Love the wreath and LOVE the story! !

Just Jaime said...

Love your story and I love your wreath!

Angela said...

Your wreath looks amazing!!! Great job!

Whitney Reed Cypert@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

This is the cutest Valentines wreath I have ever seen! Great job!

Michelle Paige said...

Absolutely precious! I love this! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! (I loved your boy meets girl story, too!)

Jessica :) said...

Love *love* LOVE your story. Isn't it so fun to have memories like that? Even they aren't all sweet and lovey they still make your story what it is today and that's a beautiful thing. I'm so glad you shared! :)
Also, I love your wreath! I think the different colors make it so interesting and fun. I love that! I keep meaning to make a felt wreath (you inspire me woth yours) but I cannot seem to find any felt in this little ole town of mine. Walmart (which is the only place with any felt - our craft store doesn't sell it. Yes, this is lame.) was all out of everything except a sky blue. Pretty sure that doesn't work for Valentine's Day. Whew. Enough tangents. I love Valentine's and I love your wreath and I love your blog and you! :D

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh, sweet, sweet story my friend! I agree w. Tonii this is the cutest Vday wreath ever!! Pinning.

Mandy said...

Awesome wreath. Colors are perfect.


katy Rea said...

I love this so much!
Sooo cute!!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is an amazing wreath! I hope you will link up this project to my I Heart Projects Party!

Betsy said...

What an awesome way to get a heart wreath form! I had to order mine and could only get a small one.

Gallamore West said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love how you put all three colors together. And what a sweet story {and sweet hubby to cut that styrofoam for you!} I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like!
Have a great weekend!
Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

Kristine Foley said...

Pretty pretty pretty girl! love it! I started up my linky parties on Sundays again! Would love if you linked up your awesomeness :) XO

Lindsay said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from my Show & Share party! Thanks for linking up!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your heart wreath is gorgeous and beautifully created. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Jami said...

What a wonderful wreath!!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Lolly Jane said...

Just DARLING, darlin'! ;)
Featuring this tomorrow morning!


Christina said...

Love this!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Hello There- You have been featured on COM for today's Saturday Spotlight Talent Show. xo, jen

Tracy said...

Such a super sweet post! And yes, I'm one of those people who absolutely LOVES Valentine's Day...I know, I know! I just love all the romance,, I love hearts. Love making crafty little sumthin'-sumthin's for all the people I love in my life on Valentine's Day. Too shy to do it any other time, so Valentine's Day is a good excuse Ü

Jill @ said...

We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

Crafty Mischief said...

Your wreath is lovely! I made a felt wreath last year and it took FOREVER! I love the red with the pink. I found you through I Heart Naptime. Thanks for sharing! :)

Heather McMullin said...

I featured your cute V-day wreath on my site!!

-Heather @

Stacey said...

Love this even more than the other wreath you shared - this has such great color and texture! Yummy! Hope to see you soon - I am starting a linky next week and I would love to have you come follow and link up your fab ideas!
Stacey of Embracing Change

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Barb said...

Your heart-shape felt wreath is gorgeous! I made a topiary using the felt circles folded into quarters and it took me about 400! That's a lot of cutting, but it was worth it.