Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentines Wreath

Here's my new wreath made from cardboard and a t-shirt.  It was really simple to make just very time consuming.  I love the end result. 

You need;
  •  some cardboard-mine is the back of a picture frame
  • a t-shirt-I used a men's XXXL but a smaller size will work. Half of the shirt I used went to Aubrey's hero cape
  • hot glue
  • Ribbon for the top
  • Fabric and beads for rosettes (my fabric is a cloth diaper, I bought the wrong kind to make burp cloths)
Start by cutting a heart out of your cardboard
Cut out a ton of squares from your fabric.  I used pretty much what was left of the shirt.  You want them around the same size but they don't have to be perfect.  Mine were about 1 1/2 inch squares. 

 Find the center of your square and fold it diagonal.  Pinch the your square together so you end up with something like the picture below.

 Add a drop of hot glue and and stick the pointy part of your square in it.  Keep adding fabric squares as close as you want all the way around your heart.  The fabric helps hold the one next to it up.
Once you make it all the way around add ribbon to the top and embellish however you want.  I made three rosettes and added beads to the center. 


  1. So pretty, Crystal. Love how you repurposed everything...glad you were able to find a use for the burp cloths!

  2. So super cool! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Your wreath turned out really lovely!

  4. That is just darling! I am really loving all of these inexpensive wreaths that are coming out this year. They are so over priced in the stores, so this is great!


  5. Wow! That is quite the time committment! I'm impressed!!

  6. Love it! It's amazing what you can do with a t shirt! Excellent work Crystal, and props for finishing such a time consuming project!

  7. LOVE IT! So pretty!
    Thanks for linking up!

  8. I am already deciding which old t-shirt will be sacrificing it's life to make this awesome wreath!

  9. This is very cute and economical, I think it easy to do and it’s perfect for this coming Valentines Day! Thanks for sharing!
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  10. The end result is awesome! How cool that you made it from cardboard! I love these but I don't know if I want to spend all that time making one :)

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  11. This looks great!! I love that you used cardboard as your form! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!