When I started this project, this was not the direction I was going. I originally planned on just trying to make a smaller round wreath, but this wreath had another plan.
I’ll walk you through how I turned a simple Dollar Tree wreath into this beautiful heart.
- Round Bamboo Wreath (Dollar Tree)
- 1 Pack of Paintsticks (Lowes)
- 1 pack of Craft Sticks
- Waverly Antique Glaze/wax (Walmart)
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Sanding block
- Metal Love sign (Dollar Tree)
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Mod Podge
Paint stick sign:
- First start by laying out 9 paint sticks on a flat surface. Then use about 5-6 craft sticks and your hot glue gun to brace the paint sticks together.
- Then you’ll use your wavily antique glaze to stain your Paint sticks, let that dry, then dry brush on your white acrylic paint. Once that’s dry, use your sanding sponge to smooth off and distress your sign.
Small Love sign:
- Now we will put together the “Love” sign. Grab 5 craft sticks and lay down 4 of them on a flat surface. Cute the last craft stick in half, because you will use this to brace together your craft stick sign just like you did with the paint sticks.
- Grab your ribbon and go ahead and cut about 4-5 strips, enough to cover your craft stick sign. Then Mod Podge your craft stick sign and start adding your ribbon. While you are waiting for that to dry, go ahead and paint your metal love sign white, mine took a few coats of white to get it completely covered.
Grapevine Heart Wreath:
- So now to the fun part, grab your wreath. You will need to cut it , then once its cut start folding it into the center to form the middle of your heart.
- Now grab your floral wire and start wrapping the center of your heart together. I also used my hot glue gun to help secure the center of my heart and all the floral wire together.
- Once you are finished forming the center of your heart and its completely secure. Now it’s time to form the bottom “V” part of your heart. For this part I started with bending the bottom of my wreath forming a “V” shape, I held it in place and added a good bit of hot glue and then I let it dry completely before letting go.
- Now that my wreath looks like a heart, I wrapped it with a berry/bead garland from Dollar Tree.
Video Tutorial: Coming Soon!
I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did!! I just love when an idea turns into something completely unplanned.
Thank you for all your Love and Support!