**This was one of the projects I brought with me to my Fox News segment the other day but hadn’t shown on my blog yet.**
My idea for this project was inspired by these tissue paper and yarn Christmas trees. I loved those trees the minute I saw them. So as I was contemplating what projects to do for Valentine’s Day, I decided to use a similar method to make a heart!
And I just LOVE how it turned out!
Did I mention that it is super easy!?
You will need:
- Styrofoam heart form, any size
- Foam paint brush
- Tissue paper
- Hot glue gun
- Rip tissue paper into small pieces.
- Use modpodge to glue tissue paper pieces onto the foam heart form. (Hint: I just placed the tissue paper on the heart form and, using my foam brush, painted the modpodge ontop of the tissue paper. It will saturate the tissue paper and glue it to the form and give the tissue paper a protective layer on top all in one step!)
- Let first layer of tissue paper dry.
- Following step 2, add a second layer of tissue paper to the heart form.
- Let dry.
- Randomly adhere yarn on top of the heart. You can do this two ways: a) dip pieces of yarn in the modpodge, completely coating the yarn, and wrap the yarn around the heart. b) randomly wrap yarn around the heart and use hot glue to adhere the ends. I did option b because I knew it would dry quicker and because I really didn’t want to get my hands messy. Lame but true 🙂
At that point, I loved my heart, but I knew I needed to add just one more fun touch to it. So I tried my hand at these awesome felt flowers!
- Cut a large circle out of felt and make the edges wavy.
- Starting at an outside edge, cut a spiral out of the circle using a wavy cut. Leave a small circle in the center uncut.
- Starting at the outside end, roll the felt until a rosette is formed. Continue to roll until the entire piece is rolled.
- Hot glue the small circle to the bottom of the flower to keep the flower together.
- I made three in varying sizes and hot glued them to my heart wreath!
I just LOVE how this turned out!
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