Valentine Oly-Fun™ Heart Wreath

Categories: Oly*Fun, Holiday, Outdoor

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the heart is the traditional shape of the season. Show your love with this fun and easy wreath option. Using a puffy paper mache heart as the base and strips of Oly-Fun™ cut, snipped, rolled and glued you are able to create fun fringed flowers to cover your heart base. Follow along with our step by step directions and you will be up and running in no time at all. Oly-Fun™ really is the go to fabric for outdoor seasonal decoration as it’s inexpensive, comes is a variety of bright, fun colors and it is so easy to cut, glue, sew and more.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Oly-Fun™ - Cherry Pop - 2/3 yard
Oly-Fun™ - Snow White - 2/3 yard
Oly-Fun™ - Metallic Red - 1/3 yard
Paper Mache' Puffy Heart - 14 " approximately
Acrylic Paint - Red
Thread
Glue Sticks
Parchment paper or other non-stick surface
Supplies
Sewing Mchine
Scissors - Multiple blade scissors optional
Glue Sticks
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler

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Instructions

Step One

Cut 3” wide strips from each color of Oly-Fun™, cutting across the width of the fabric using the rotary cutter, mat and ruler.

Step Two

Fold each of the strips in half lengthwise and stitch, stitching ¼ “up from the cut edges. Note: Continuously stitch from one strip of Oly-Fun™ to the next saves time. Cut the pieces apart once the stitching has been completed

Step Three

Create the fringe effect by cutting down from the folded edge to just above the stitching line of each of the strips, spacing the cuts 1/8 of an inch apart. Do not cut into the stitching line. Note: Using a pair of multiple bladed scissors saves time.

Scissors

Example of multi-bladed scissors

Step Four

Each of the flowers consists of approximately a 20 inch length of Oly-Fun™. To create a flower, simply roll the strip upon itself, similar to a cinnamon bun being sure to the bottom edges are even at all times. Finish by gluing the end to the roll using the glue gun. Add glue to the bottom of the flower, gluing all of the layers together. Place the completed flower onto the parchment paper or other non-stick surface to cool.

Step Five

To create interest, flowers can be constructed using two or more colors. Simply cut the 20 inch strips into different lengths and roll them creating interesting color combinations. Another option is to lay ½ of a strip of one color on top of another full strip of and then roll the two colors together as one piece.

Flower Samples

Flower Samples

Step Six

Cover the paper mache’ base using the acrylic paint and the paint brush.  Let dry.

Step Seven

Create as many flowers as possible using the strips prepared above.

Step Eight

Peel the flowers off of the parchment paper and glue to the paper mache’ base using the glue gun. Start by spacing flowers evenly on the top edge of the base, then adding flowers along the inside and outside edges of the first row. Continue until the entire base covered. Note: Adjust the placement of the flowers to completely cover the paper mache’ base.