How do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
One of the ways that I love to decorate for monthly themes like Valentine's Day is by making a wreath for my front door.
How do you do it on a budget?
Here are the steps.
First, go to your local dollar store. What I bought (not that you need to buy the same things) was the following:
1 Wreath Base
1 Raffia Package
3 Rose Bunches
3 Baby's Breath Bunches
2 Glitter Tulle
1 Red Tulle
2 Valentines Ribbon
1 Valentines Day Plaque (clearance)
I already had the glue gun, but the glue gun and glue sticks would only be another $2.
Here are the steps I took to create this wreath.
1. Lay everything out and make a plan of how you would like to arrange your wreath.
2. If you have something that is the focal point, secure that first. For me, I got an imperfect Valentine's plaque that was 1/2 off.
3. Cut the bunches of lowers apart and cut the stems shorter so that it will be easier to secure them and to place them around the wreath.
4. Cut strips of tulle. I used about one foot-ish.
5. Cut Strips of ribbon.
6. Cut strips of raffia.
7. Alternate tying them around the wreath. This will make the wreath look nice from any angle, allowing these details to peak through when you are done, and keep the stems from peaking through.
8. Now for placing the flowers. To create the heart shape illusion, I decided to put a heavier detail at the bottom of the wreath. To secure the flowers, I stuck the stems into the wreath base at an angle, and then hot glued them in (once they were laid out the way I wanted them to look).
9. Next, add the baby's breath, scattering it throughout to fill it in. I placed this where I wanted it and then secured it with my hot glue gun.
10. I wanted the bottom to have some of the rough raffia hanging down for interest. So, once the flowers dried, I added some straightened strands of raffia to the back, bottom of the wreath.
Your finished product is something special to hang on your front door or inside your home to be festive for Valentine's Day. Since this is something that you will use only for a few weeks (at most), I find that this budget beauty is one that works awesome as something special. Next year, I may add more detail to the wreath, but for now, it's kinda fun.