As the month of January draws to a close, complete with overcast skies and dreary weather, I found myself wanting a bit of happiness and color. I set out to create a happy and welcoming entry for Valentine’s Day. Let My Love Open The Door Valentine Wreath.
Let My Love Open The Door Valentine Wreath
I first looked to see what I had on hand: a bit of open weave burlap I bought on clearance last fall, Christmas clearance red ribbon and a wire wreath form. It was a start.
I began constructing the wreath, in the same way, I shared in this tutorial:
I thought maybe threading the ribbon through the burlap would be cute. (Holy time waster!) It wasn’t quite right. So I tried adding some other red and white ribbon. I only got half way through when I decided it was an epic fail.
“When everything feels all over
When everybody seems unkind
I’ll give you a four-leaf clover
Take all the worry out of your mind”
So I pulled everything apart. Sometimes creativity happens that way. But you can’t give up. You might need a little Pete Townsend to bring back the spark.
By adding some red burlap ~ suddenly ~ everything worked!
“Release yourself from misery
There’s only one thing gonna set you free
They came complete with a key and begged to be tied on with a big burlap bow.
“I have the only key to your heart
I can stop you falling apart
Try today you’ll find this way
Come on and give me a chance to say”
Oh, the front entry was singing now!
“Let my love open the door to your heart.”
Sometimes it takes an epic fail before you find true love,