Cupid's Arrow Wreath

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I have another heart shaped craft for you and this time its a little more involved than last week's wreath. See that HERE: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/craft/wreaths/valentine-ornament-wreath-using-a-clothes-hanger-6528853
I actually had this yarn wrapped heart left over from a wreath I made last year.
You can read about that HERE:http://www.hometalk.com/diy/yarn-felt-valentine-wreath-2915826
You'll find directions on wrapping the heart with yarn in that post.
The heart you see below was made using items I had in my craft stash, but in case you don't have lots of "stuff" just hanging around like I do, it will be pretty cheap to recreate.
Since you probably don't have a yarn wrapped heart already lying around like I did, the yarn wrapping will be the hardest part of this project. Okay, and maybe the flowers too if you don't already know how to create those. Okay, so maybe its not so easy now! Gosh!
Here's what you'll need to recreate my heart:


1 each - 9" foam heart form


1 roll - white/cream crepe paper streamer


1 skein - red yarn


1 square each - red and pink felt


10 each - pearl head pins


1/4 yard - Valentine fabric


1 each - 1/4" dow stick (about 18" long)


1 each - scrap of heavy card stock or cereal box


Hot glue gun and glue


Quick Dry Glue - I use Zip Dry or Aleen's Quick Dry Tacky Glue


Don't pay any attention to the roll of ribbon there, I change my mind a lot! I didn't end up using the ribbon. To make the flowers from crepe paper, look HERE. For the fabric flowers you can look HERE. This is how I made paper roses, but its about the same thing only using fabric instead of paper.
To make the frilly little felt flowers you see on the right of the heart, you need 8 pink felt squares that measure 2" x 2".


Full step by step directions on our blog.
This is how they will look when you have all of them pinned to the foam wreath form.
Using a hot glue gun, add the flowers you created with crepe paper and fabric.
Then using the above steps for folding the little felt squares, add about five more squares here and there around your flowers wherever you feel it needs to be filled in.
I took two small pieces of fabric and a few pearl head pins and added to the "flowers" on the right side of the heart. I felt it needed a bit more something else here.
Full step by step direction on how to make the arrow on our blog.


This turned out stinkin' adorable if I do say so myself! I hope you try one too. Let me know if you do, I'd like to see it! What kind of Valentine's Day decor are you making?
DeeDee
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