Good Day Goodies: Valentine’s Argyle Heart Wreath

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Argyle Heart Wreath

Here’s the Argyle Wreath tutorial from the Good Day Sacramento spot today.  You can watch the video here.

Argyle wreath

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(Yes, that’s a dog under there……)

Supplies

  • 1 14″ straw wreath
  • 1 pack of greening pins
  • 2 bundles of dark gray yarn
  • spray adhesive
  • felt in pink and red
  • heart stencil

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(Greening pins)

Tie one end of your yarn in a knot on the end of a greening pin.  Stick this in the back of your wreath.

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Tightly wrap and wrap and wrap and wrap around and around and around…you get the point.

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All the way until you can’t see the straw anymore and you like the thickness of it.  This part is super easy, but very time consuming.  I did it on the couch in front of the TV after the kids were asleep with a glass of vino.  Tip: holding the wreath with your knees will hold it in place and tone inner thighs.  Bonus!  Secure the other end of the yarn to the back of the wreath by tying a know around the greening pin and securing that into the back of the wreath.

Next, take a heart stencil (about 3 1/2 inches tall) and draw hearts on the felt with pencil or a pen.  There will be about 5 hearts of each color to create the pattern.  But you will be doubling up, so make 10 red and 10 pink hearts.  Next, use the spray adhesive to spray the hearts to each other.  (Making sure any pencil or pen marks ar on the inside.) This will make those colors pop!  Now, lay them on your wreath in a pattern: pink upside down, red right side up, pink upside down, red right side up and so on until they’re all on there.  You don’t want to put these hearts on permanently, (I mean, don’t you want to be able to use this wreath for other holidays?  Think four leaf clovers, Easter eggs, sombreros, firecrackers….), so let’s put a small amount of spray adhesive to secure them to the wreath while we put the argyle pattern over the top.  Next, secure one end of yarn to a greening pin like before, pull your yarn diagonally across each heart.  Make sure to go the same direction at the same angle on each heart.  Secure that end to the back.  Start again with another piece of yarn and  pull your yarn diagonally across each heart the opposite way (making an “x”) on top of each heart.

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And you’re done!  Proudly hang that baby up or give it as a gift.

XOXO
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