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I am so excited to have Emily from The Wicker House here today to share an adorable project with us for Valentine's Day and Spring! I also think this project would be so pretty for a little girl's room, or a birthday party!
I am so happy to be a part of the Ella Claire team and get to share some of my projects with all of you . Today, I thought I'd share how to make this really simple, yet really beautiful wreath. I made it using a wire wreath frame and some paper heart doilies.
I originally made it as a Valentine decoration, but then in the end I decided that it didn't necessarily scream Valentines, and therefore it could be an everyday beautiful wall hanging. I'm pretty sure I will be leaving it up all Spring.
I love how soft and pretty it looks up on my mantle.
To make this wreath, here is what you will need:
- 1 wire wreath frame. I picked this one up at Hobby Lobby for $3.99
- 48 paper heart doilies. These came from the dollar store.
- a cluster of faux decorative flowers (optional) I also picked these up at the dollar store
- hot glue gun
As you can see from the photo below, I picked up some pretty gray lace as well, but choose not to use it in the end.
The first thing you will need to do is accordion fold the paper doilies to give them that ruffled look. Using a stapler, staple the heart leaving a 3 inch tail.
Starting with the outer ring of the wire frame, hot glue the doily heart directly onto the wire. Then hot glue the heart tail onto the back of the doily.
The frame is basically divided into eight sections. At each section I placed 3 doily hearts on the outside ring, and 3 doily hearts on the inside ring. I only used the inside and outside rings of the frame, leaving the two middle rings empty.
After I had finished gluing on the layers of doily hearts, I decided to add some white decorative roses. I played around with where to place them and then hot glued them on.
I like the added touch they brought to the wreath.
And like I said, you really don't notice that it is paper hearts, it just looks like ruffles. I think it would be really pretty hanging at Easter time.
I hope I have inspired you to make your own paper heart doily wreath.
Have a lovely day.
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