Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentines Candy Wreath

It's almost Valentines again, so I thought I'd re-post my Valentines candy wreath! :)

I went to Dollar Tree today and purchased things I needed to make a Valentines Wreath.  Here are my supplies:
1 Wreath. (I was looking for a Styrofoam one, but she said they sold out at Christmas.  I wasn't going to pay for one at a craft store knowing they are only $1 at Dollar Tree!)
1 (4) yard roll of Satin Ribbon (I purchased 2, but only used 1)
3 bags of small conversation hearts (I purchased 5 and only used 3)
2 (at least) BIG sticks of hot glue
Hot glue gun
Begin by wrapping your wreath with the ribbon.  I did this so any area that isn't covered with hearts looks nice and finished. (also because my wreath was wicker, but I would do this if I found Styrofoam too)  I glued down the end, then wrapped it like a candy cane all the way around and glued the other end down.
 Decide your pattern and start gluing! I thought about doing a color cordinated one, but each bag has different amounts of the colors in them.  That equaled too much time for me and when it's random people can't tell if you messed up anywhere! :)  I did glue them in a diagonal pattern (see below).  As for colors, I just made sure no 2 colors were together.
glue........heart..........repeat......glue.....heart.......repeat......glue.........heart.......repeat....
Ta-Dah!!!  I think it turned out so cute!
Here's a close up so you can see the pattern:
 


Wreath $1
Candy Hearts: $3 (3 packages)
White Ribbon: $1
Glue sticks and ribbon were already in my supplies so they were free! :)

Thrifty Total: $5.00
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47 comments:

  1. All I need are the candies! That is awesome. I stock up on those styrofoam wreaths when they are in, because you never know when the mood will strike to make a wreath:)

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  2. This is very cute! I'd love for you to come link it up to my Love Linky Party. It would be a fantastic addition!

    Krista

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  3. wow! Now that takes some patience! It's absolutely adorable!

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  4. Thanks for the comments everyone! Krista, thanks for the invite, I just linked it. I'm hosting my first party here "DIY Thrifty Thursday" here on my blog. Everyone is invited!
    Michelle @ Thrifty 101

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  5. Very cute. Only an indoor, wreath, I would assume.

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  6. How creative. It looks wonderful Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. That is so cute but I'm afraid not many would get on the wreath. I'd have to buy an extra bag.

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  8. Oh I love this idea! Just might have to do this cause I totally didn't do one at Christmas with the peppermints. Looks fabulous!

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  9. This looks darling! And fun to make!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Very cute! You have a LOT of patience to glue all those on...I think I would have eaten all the hearts before they made it on the wreath!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi!! This is way cute!! I am highlighting you on my top 15 V-day crafts thus far!

    SIMPLE AS 1-2-3
    http://simpleas1-2-3.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thats super cute!!!!! I have the same ingredients for a valentines wreath here too!!!!! :) Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

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  13. OH!!! I love this!! How cute! :)

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  14. Adorable. I just love conversation hearts. {I have three bags awaiting inspiration and naps from my boys}

    If you have a moment, please link up to Creative Juice Thursday!
    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-thursday-7-freshly.html

    <3
    nicolette

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  15. Super cute!! I'm ready to make a Valentine's wreath but haven't had the time, yet. My daughter's birthday party is this weekend and after that is over I'll finally have some free time. I think I'll definitely use your wreath as my inspiration!

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  16. That's so cute! I definitely want to make one... I've been itching to make a candy wreath and I'm one of the few people that actually likes the candy conversation hearts so this is perfect! Thanks for posting on Blue Cricket Design's blog party (that's where I saw your project)!

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  17. How cute! You should come link up at 'Fun for Kids Friday' http://ow.ly/3DzBt

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  18. It's ADORABLE! I'm going to check out the Dollar store! Thanks for the great idea!

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  19. What a cute wreath! Around here though, those yummy little candy hearts would slowly disappear ;)

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  20. Great idea! Thanks for joining Get your craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

    I'm having a Valentine Party that will be up up until 2-14-11. I would love for you to join me!
    http://lifeaslori.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-party.html
    Lori

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  21. Yum... Would love for you to add this to my link party: www.thetreasurist.blogspot.com Just click on Thursday Treasures link at top of page.

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  22. Super cute, super sweet! Please consider linking up to my new blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday. Also have a great giveaway. Happy to be your latest and greatest follower. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  23. that is awesome!!! i have to make one and i just have to add your blog to my follow list!
    Found via the linky party on lamb around, come check out my links
    Leigh

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  24. I made this today!! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  25. This is a rockstar valentine's wreath! Love it! I am featurign this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  26. WOW! love this...come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  27. Thank you for linking up to the K.I.S.S. blog bash. Hope you will link up more creativity next week. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  28. How cute. I'm going to head to the dollar store today. I will have to buy a couple extra bags because I would have to go....glue...heart...eat...repeat....glue...heart....eat...repeat

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  29. Jeana...too funny! I don't like conversation hearts. I only ate one white one. Have fun!

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  30. Oooh, I just made one of these! I love how your candies seem to twist around your wreath! :) Very sweet! :)

    Erin
    craftsandsutch.blogspot.com

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  31. this is so cute...{and I love your header BTW}

    thanks for linking up last week &

    hope to see you back this week at Creative Juice Thursday

    <3
    Nicolette

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  32. LOVE this project! I just featured it in a Vday post with a link back to your site. Come over, take a look, and grab my 'featured on' button. http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/01/red-white-and-pink-valentines-decor.html

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors
    www.sasinteriors.net

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  33. This is so cute! And I'm so impressed you were able to make it on that bendy wood type of wreath. I was literally JUST at Dollar Tree and for the first time they had the styrofoam ones in stock. I bought a couple since they are always sold out. Thanks for linking up!

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  34. Very cute!! I love it! :D

    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!
    Jennifer

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  35. A DORA BLE!!!!! Can't wait to try this one!

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  36. Completely adorable! And extremely affordable ;) Thanks for the great idea, I actually might head to the Dollar Tree today!

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  37. Love your thrifty wreath Michelle, I've featured you on Craft Gossip here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-conversation-heart-crafts/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  38. I visited from www.alove2create.blogspot.com.
    Found you on the blog hop, and I am glad I did!

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  39. I love your use of the candy and the cool swirl pattern you used that makes it unique. I've had this sitting in my archives since you posted it and decided it's high time to haul it out and feature it! I featured you today on my wreath round up :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/wreath-round-up.html

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  40. Do these last a long time? How about ants? Are they attracted to the candy?

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  41. How do you do the diagonal pattern

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