Easy DIY valentine’s wreath

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Hello and welcome friends, this is my very first post for 2017, I’ve been a bit of a slacker lately! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  I actually lost my creative mojo somehow… I have no idea where the heck it went, I guess when I took a break for Christmas my mojo decided to stay on vacation? I’m not back to 100% myself yet either, but now I know exactly why I’m still down, ugh… there is a lot of stuff going on in our world right now and every single outlet is saturated with so much anger and hatred it seems! Times are scary and unknown in the world and all social media feels overwhelming and filled with hostility. It’s completely draining me. I wasn’t even sure about posting a tutorial about this Valentine’s day wreath… doesn’t that just seem a little unimportant right now? But, I decided that if I was going to dig myself out of this funk I needed to keep doing me and continue to share what I love and I know that when I find something happy and interesting online it lightens my mood… so here I am lightening my mood and hopefully adding a little break for you too.

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What better way is there to smash through all of the negative noise with some major LOVE?

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I’m joining in with my Canadian buddies again and we are pouring out all of the feels and mad, mad love… make sure to check out everyone’s amazing posts at the end of this tutorial, I can’t wait to pour over each and everyone! xo

Valentine’s Day wreath – with dried peonies and copper pipe

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So this wreath didn’t turn out at all like I had in mind… usually that’s a bad thing but this time I’m not upset at all that’s it’s not exactly like I envisioned… I’m kinda loving it! So what is it about this wreath that didn’t turn out like I envisioned? Glad you asked, it’s really only the copper and the patina… I wanted a brighter copper and a much brighter green patina. The concoction I found online didn’t work exactly as planed… but like I said I’m happy with it.

 

I’m not usually a decorate for valentine’s day type of girl… but I had some dried peonies from last spring… I over documented my obsession on Instagram last year, I’m sure I will again this year too.ย  haha, this obsession it’s a real thing, I may need an intervention… not kidding!

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day wreath tutorial

Things you will need:

  • dried flowers of your choice (I used dried peonies of various sizes) – I’m hoping to write a tutorial on how I dry my own peonies, stay tuned for that!
  • faux leaves (I borrowed some leaves from an Ikea plant)
  • 1/4″ copper tubing (available at any hardware store)
  • soldering iron and solder
  • twine
  • glue gun with glue sticks
  • dremel
  • Miracle grow (haha yep you read that right) – optional
  • spray bottle – optional

 

Steps:

  1. Decide on the size of your wreath, I used a pizza pan as a guide and it helped to make the copper coil nice and round.

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2. Mark the cut points and cut with a dremel.

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3. Solder the cut ends together.

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4. Mix one part miracle grow with 3 parts water and spray the round copper wreath. This step gives a patina of aged copper and is an optional step.

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This is what it will look like when dried…

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5. Once completely dry wrap a portion of the copper with twine – gluing the dried flowers directly to the copper won’t work as the glue does not stick to the copper.

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6. Now arrange your dried flowers to suit, add a coordinating ribbon and you are done like dinner.

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Thanks for stopping in, I hope you like my little valentine wreath?

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ย Now run, do NOT walk and check out my fellow Canadian Bloggers and their ahhhhmazing projects below!

SO . MUCH . LOVE.

You can also follow along on Instagram with the #CBvalentinesday hashtag

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Monday

Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
“Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot

Tuesday

Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Wednesday

Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Thursday

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
Valentineโ€™s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria

Friday

Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
“You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

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32 Comments

  • Reply Cynthia Zamaria February 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

    What a lovely creation -and that tip about Miracle Grow – fabulous.

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you, Cynthia! Miracle grow, who knew? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Heather February 2, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I love your wreath and your peony obsession. I hope they both help to bring a little happiness to you my friend!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Awww, I love my peony obsession too! haahhaah Thanks love, I’m feeling pretty good lately actually! xo

  • Reply Shauna February 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    It’s hard not to feel a bit down with everything that’s going on. It seems like everyday there’s something new. Anyway, I feel that anything that spreads the message of love right now is so important. Didn’t actually know you could dry peonies. Something to try this summer. Sending you happy vibes, my friend!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Shauna, it’s so true everywhere you turn there seems to be something negative on the go, I need to focus on the love and turn of the negative noise. Yes you can dry peonies, I have so many! Thank you for the happy vibes, right back at ya! xo

  • Reply Dani@lifeovereasy February 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    So so sweet – I love your project. And your tips are genius! Pizza pan, Miracle Gro, twine so flowers stick – you’re making it easy for us to create our own gorgeous “vin yets” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Hey lady! It’s so easy this wreath almost made it’s self! hahaha drying the peonies was the hardest part.

  • Reply Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy February 2, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love how simple this is to make but has such a large impact! Excited to ry this for the spring time

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      You should try it for sure Lindsay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine February 3, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I love the wreath so much! Looks so pretty!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Christine! I like that it can go past valentine’s day.

  • Reply Lindi February 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    This is so beautiful Laurie! LOVE how you did everything yourself. I’m dreaming of Spring flowers now…

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Lindi, I’m dreaming of spring flowers now too, it’s – 30 here today! brrrrrr

  • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Love this Laurie! I agree, we need to smash through all the negative with LOVE!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Jo-Anna, 100% kick the negative in the butt! <3

  • Reply Andrea Hunter February 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Well aren’t you clever! This is absolutely stunning… lifted my spirits for sure ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Haha, thank you darling friend! I’m so glad this lifted your spirits! xo

  • Reply Joann @ Woman In Real Life February 5, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I had NO idea that you liked peonies. Haha…yeah I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your wreath turned out so beautifully, proving that there is some mojo there. (I left mine on vacay too!) I’m sure our mojo can only go up from here! xo Jo

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      I hide my obsession well, right? hahaha thank you, I love the way this little wreath turned out, I’m already hatching my next project… well not literately! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Sarah February 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It is so lovely! Peonies are my favourite, so I’m only partially biased. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’ve been feeling similarly down lately. It’s like I have ideas but no get-up-and-go to get them started.

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Sarah! that’s a good way to say that, no get-up-an-go… I’m happy to report I am feeling better now, ready to build my next project! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca February 6, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Laurie, this is so, so pretty. I love it -and your styling looks amazing too. I don’t own a dremel and I don’t know how to sadder, but you make me want to learn! And the flowers -amazing, drying tutorial, yes please. Love how this all turned out. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Dannyelle! I will for sure be writing that tutorial this Spring! happy Valentine’s Day! xo

  • Reply Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com February 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    So beautiful, Laurie!! Would look beautiful on our front door… dreaming of making one for spring now!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Kendra, you totally should! it’s so easy and pretty!

  • Reply Alex February 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

    This is incredible! I mean the detail work into that wreath form and the flower arrangement. You know this is my kind of wreath!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Awww, I’m soooo glad you like it Alex, me thinks we’re kindred spirits! xo

  • Reply Thalita February 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I had NO idea that you used a copper pipe! Genius! Though I could never be trusted with making one of those myself… Pretty sure I’d burn something down hahaha But you sure do know how to make a perfect wreath! Oh, and yes to the drying your own peonies tutorial. I don’t have any at the new house (that I know of), but that won’t last long!

    • Reply Laurie February 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Awww thanks love! haha, I doubt you’d burn stuff down! haha I will for sure be writing up that tutorial, everyone should be able to keep these beauties around, the colour just stays and stays too!

  • Reply Sonja @SustainMyCraftHabit February 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    This wreath is simply beautiful, Laurie. I would keep this hanging up all year round. I hope to have more luck with growing them this year so I can make one!

    • Reply Laurie February 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thank you sweet friend! I hope I have a lot of luck with my peonies this year too… I am so excited to see what my crop will be this year. I’ll be sure to put that drying tutorial in my calendar. xo

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