Learning Something New!

As you all know I am in the process of starting up my own business which will feature handmade and personalised items and designs.

Well, for Christmas I got a pyrography kit (wood burning!) and I plan to start using this on my keepsake boxes so I can personalise them and also for bespoke pieces for customers.

I’m so excited to start practicing and perfecting this technique and hope to produce some amazing pieces for you all!

Stay tuned for my first effort shortly!

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath

I’m so excited to share with you how to make this easy DIY Valentine’s wreath!

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I created it this morning in less than two hours, less time than it took to get my toddler to eat his breakfast! 😉

Follow the directions below to make your own romantic wreath!

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath


• Wreath form

• Glue gun and glue sticks

• Various coloured roses on a vine and individual white flowers and leaves

• Punched hearts (from printed paper)

• Paper Love tag and a gold butterfly

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Step 1.  Get punching!  I punched my paper hearts for this wreath with a heart paper punch and I got my romantic paper from TrimCraft.co.uk

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Step 2.  I took all the flowers off the flower vine and wound the vine around the outer edge of my circle. Then I positioned my flowers.

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Next, take your individual green leaves and your large roses and position then around the wreath. Intertwining them as you go.

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Next, step back and have a good look at your wreath and make sure you have it the way you want it. Then go in with your paper hearts and your glue gun and stick them where you feel you need to add some more to your wreath or where you feel your wreath needs some love!

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Step 3.  Now your wreath is blooming and beautiful but it needs something to say, LOVE! 

I had bought some tags and glitter butterflies from Hobby Craft last Valentine’s day and decided to incorporate them into the wreath using my trusty glue gun! 

And there you have it! A new Valentine’s wreath for your home! Your friends will think  it took you HOURS! 😉

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