Homemade Glitzy Versatile Valentine Wreath
by Cabin Annie
(Loup City, NE)
Homemade Glitzy Valentine Wreath
If you want glitz this Valentine's day, then this is just might be what you have been looking for. It will surely make all of those who enter your door feel cupid’s spirit of love.
What materials did you use?
How did you make it?
- One white coat hanger
- 6 silver scratchers (like the Choreboy)
- 6 red roses
- 6 feet of 1/8” green satin ribbon
- 2 ft. of ½” red ribbon for bow
- 4 to 5 ft. of red garland or satin fabric etc.
- 3 yds. Red net or tulle
- Hot glue
Anything else you'd like to share about your project?
- Shape your hanger into a heart with the hook being the inside point.
- You will find in the center of the scratchers there is a knot made from the aluminum wire, clip this wire and pull the center up through the coil, keep pulling until you have come to the last coil and thread it onto your hanger. It does not matter which end you start with as long as you start each one on the same way. When you get all 6 on your hanger hook your hanger back together. You should have the coil of one scratcher and the narrow end of another pointing toward the hook.
- Continue to push the narrow end of each scratcher into the coil just ahead of it with the rest of your scratchers until you have one continuous tube then twist the tube to get the look you want but end up with the coils on the front of your wreath. Do the same with the coil and narrow end that are at the hanger hook securing your twists in place.
- Starting at the hook, wrap your garland or if you don’t have garland or decided to use a shiny fabric such as satin or velvet make a roll out of the fabric approximately 1 ½” thick and wrap it around your scratchers filling in the narrow spaces some. I found my garland at Hobby Lobby for half price now with their clearance sale going on.
- Cut your green 1/8” ribbon into 1 ft. pieces and make 6 bows; glue your bows under your red roses inside the scratcher coils.
- Find the center of your net or tulle and pin this center point to the bottom point of your wreath. Now wrap your net around the wreath at an angle up one side secure and repeat with the other side. You will almost be laying it straight with the line of the heart it is just to soften the harshness of the metal some not hide the glitz! When you get to the hook tie your bow; make another bow from you ½” ribbon and glue in the center of your net bow.
Feel free to adjust my design as you wish. Perhaps you want to leave the hanger in a round circle; it will serve double duty for a Christmas wreath also. If you would pin or sew your roses in you could switch them at Christmas for Poinsettias and switch out the red bow for a green one.
You know how we women are known for changing our minds here is a way to do just that without a whole lot of effort or expense. Don’t you love that?
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