Just recently I found a cute heart-shaped rattan wreath in the Valentine’s section in Dollarama, and at just $3 CAD couldn’t resist adding it to my basket. It was actually two pieces, a grey solid heart hanging inside a white open heart frame. They were held together with a simple piece of ribbon so I decided to remove the ribbon and separate the pieces to make two projects. Yesterday I began with the open frame piece and a quick idea for a pretty wreath.
I wanted my wreath to be usable past Valentine’s Day so veered away from bright red for my flowers. Having chosen my colour scheme, my first task was to out the various pieces using the Poppy Moments Dies.
First I die-cut one large solid flower and three small solid flowers from Flirty Flamingo Card. Then I cut the ‘outline’ pieces for the flowers from Lovely Lipstick Card. Finally I chose the semi-circle and largest circle flower centre dies, and cut them from Basic Black Card.
I had a few options for the leaves but settled on the long branch shape. I cut the solid piece from Granny Apple Green Card and used Call Me Clover Card for the overlay piece.
With everything cut my next task was to layer all the flower and leaf pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then once I had my pile of individual flowers and branches I could begin to assemble my Valentine’s wreath.
To make life a little easier I decided to leave the wreath aside for the time being. But I kept it close so I could hold the pieces over the wreath while I worked out the best placement them.
So on my desk top I fixed a smaller flower behind either side of the large one using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then with more Stampin’ Dimensionals I added three of the assembled branches behind the flowers. Then I set the completed floral spray aside.
For the second piece I used a few more Dimensionals to attach the three remaining branches behind the last small flower. In fact one of the branches looked too long so I shortened it a little with my Paper Snips.
Now with both floral sprays complete I used a hot glue gun to attach them to the top and bottom of the rattan heart. All I had left to do was add a loop of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim at the top and my Valentine’s wreath was ready.
I am so pleased with how my poppy wreath turned out. It really was quite quick to put together and will be perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. What do you think?
This isn’t the first decor piece I’ve created with poppies. You’ll find another idea in my blog post Painted Poppies sneak peek.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Poppy Moments Dies in a bundle with the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve include a link to the bundle in case you want to consider this option.