Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day Wreath

The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner.  I wanted to make something for Valentine's day, so I thought it would be fun to make a wreath.

While in the thrift store one day I stumbled upon this heart-shaped wreath for cheap.  I used it as the base for my wreath.  I covered the wreath with fresh baby's breath and pink paper flowers.
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I wanted to jazz my wreath up a bit, so I attempted to dye the baby's breath.  I filled the sink half full with water then added a couple ounces of red food dye to the water.  I dipped each bouquet into the water a few times until the color began to set.  I left the flowers outside to dry overnight.
  
The color is very faint, but I love the shades of soft pink mixed in with the white flowers.


I finished it off with a simple bow made of jute ribbon. I love to use very simple and inexpensive supplies.

Do you think it's pretty?  I love how it turned out!  I hope you're inspired to make your own. 

You can view last year's Valentine's Day projects here and here.

44 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hi, Brandi

How beautiful. I love the sweetness of the baby's breath with the paper flowers. It turned out great. You are awesome. Have a great weekend.

Vanessa

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

That is SO cute Brandi! You are SO creative!

Have a great day.
Pam

Kreative10 said...

I so wish I was creative like you this is so pretty.

Brigitte said...

This is great. I really enjoy seeing all of your creations! It's very inspiring :)

Decora Adora said...

Brandi That is so cute i! You are so creative

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I love the shades of soft pink too. Beautiful

Something Nice and Pretty said...

This is beautiful Brandi! Love the color of the flowers and I know I'd never think to use red food dye:) Really such a pretty thing for Valentine's Day!

Tina said...

How lovely. I would have never thought to use food coloring to dye paper flowers. I love how they turned out. Wonderful job.
Have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

Luv the romantic look of the wreath... Now I want to find a heart shaped wreath....

Bev said...

Brandi, you did a fabulous job on this beautiful wreath! It is so soft and delicate looking. I would never have thought of dying silk flowers like this. Well, come to think of it, I've never thought of dying silk flowers. :) Thank you for sharing.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Brandi~
YOu've done it again! I think this is just precious and am wanting one of my own! It's so soft and pretty without screaming Valentine's Day. It could be used all spring. Love it!

Alycia Nichols said...

Great job! SMART idea on dyeing the baby's breath the color you want it. The color gets more saturated than if you were to merely spray paint it. Love is in the air!

Cynthia Stevenson said...

This wreath is absolutely beautiful! Thank you, for the great inspiration! Blessings to you!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful wreath Brandi! I can see you still using it in the spring.

Sissym said...

This idea is lovely! :)

Kisses

The Sister Sophisticate said...

So darn pretty! Love the idea of dipping the baby's breath!

Peggy Hale said...

This is just so darn pretty! I would have never thought to dye the baby's breath. Beautiful job. You should share at next weeks Transformed Tuesday Link Party. We'd love to have you. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Hugs, Peggy

Sheila said...

So pretty and dainty.. Thanks for Sharing.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Brandi, it's so pretty! I love that you dipped the white baby's breath. I would never have thought of that, but what a great idea! And the paper flowers are really lovely, where did you find them? I wonder if it will still keep for next year? That would be nice to be able to tuck it away when Valentine's day is over and pull it out again next year. Have a great week!

Debbie

Karen said...

That is a pretty wreath, the babies breath is so delicate and romantic, and the roses are a perfect shade of pink. Love that you dyed the babies breath, it's so pretty.

Joi said...

Everything over here is so creative!!! I feel so shameful:) I love this for Valentine's day. Very nice blog Brandi! Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

Splendor said...

Of course I love it and the color is really pretty.

Ruth said...

Your wreath is so pretty. I love the sweet feminine style. I posted a Valentine wreath on my blog.
Ruth

presious said...

I love your project! So girlie-girl! I am a pink girl myself :-)

Lisa said...

Wow, Brandi - this is a gorgeous wreath! I absolutely love it, and will be pinning it to possibly try and recreate for myself :) I love that it's not gaudy or over the top but still fits the valentine's theme. Very well done!!

Rachel said...

Hi Brandi! We LOVE your blog! We are currently featuring your jewelry organization idea over at our blog (www.adifferentkindofflair.blogspot.com). Thanks for being so inspirational!

chateau chic said...

Brandi, your wreath is lovely for Valentine's Day. So delicate and pretty.
Mary Alice

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Very pretty and romantic!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so pretty. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesday and I would love for you to stop by :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Brandi, I don't decorate for Valentine's, but this is really really pretty and romantic. I love how you dyed the baby's breath and great photos.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Saaweeet!!

Brandy Lewis said...

This is simply amazing... It makes me want to go home and make one right now! Just beautiful.

Jenny said...

How lovely is this?? So pretty and so feminine, and just perfect for Valentine's Day! Thanks for linking up to my party! :-)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

thanks, for stopping by my blog. i love this idea. so cute. wonder how well it does in storage? ( :

Erica said...

This is just so sweet! I love the baby's breath. It has such a reputation for being a 'filler' flower, and I like how you made it the main focus of this wreath.

Maureen said...

This is absolutely the prettiest Valentine wreath I have seen yet! Pinning it.

Cristina Garay said...

Brandi, this is ADORABLE! The pink baby breath is just perfect for Valentines!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Brandi,
I don't know how I missed your wreath last week, it's gorgeous!! I love the way the you added a soft hint of pink to the baby's breath~What a great idea to dye them.
Seen that you were featured over at WOW~Congrats!!

Ches said...

You've got talent...love your wreath. I have a confession to make, i havent even put away all my Christmas decor so I refuse to put my Valentines day stuff out, im a slacker....

Insomnia said...

Brandi!
This is beautiful.
Thank you, for the great inspiration.
Greetings from Poland.Fell free to visit me :)

Katie Adams said...

This wreath is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing

Mrs.H said...

That's so pretty, Brandi! I'm going to make one just like it, using faux flowers.

sweetsimplestuff.com said...

Dying the baby's breath was genius!

Candie@Craftbaby.com said...

LOVE this wreath! So romantic! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

xo,
Candie