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Valentines Day is tomorrow! Let's try this wreath for a nice touch.
what you need:
14" grapevine wreath OR trace around a dinner plate on cardboard. Trace again inside this circle about 1" from outer edge.
Various red and pink fabrics for hearts.
Various red and pink ribbons for bow.
what you do:
Cut out a dozen 4" high hearts from various pretty fabrics. Cut two of each fabric. One for the front, one for the back. Use pinking shears for this project if possible.
Cut out a dozen 5" high hearts cutting two of each fabric as well. Cut a slit about 1 1/2" wide on backing fabric of each heart.
Put wrong sides of heart together and stitch around entire edge about 1/4" inside.
Stuff each heart lightly, push stuffing through the slit in the back.
Glue hearts at random on wreath leaving about 3" or so bare at the top center.
Hearts should overlap. Try to have each side different, not exactly the same placement of hearts.
Cut 10 - 12 various ribbons or raffia about 40" long. Tie ribbons in a large bow and glue to the top of your wreath in the bare spot.. Adjust ribbons to hang in front, down the back and around the hearts. Trim ribbons so they do not hang longer than the wreath.
This activity is perfect for little girls who love Disney movies and dream of becoming a princess. It's ideal for birthday parties or sleepovers and can be done any time of year. Almost all Disney movies have a romance story in them, from Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast to The Little Mermaid and little girls are famous for dreaming up big fairy-tale weddings. Why not have the girls create wedding invitations for the characters in their favorite movies? You can use this site:http://www.mixbook.com/cards/wedding-invitations to get an idea of what real wedding invitations look like and you can also visit www.coloringbookfun.com to get printable pictures of the characters. This activity can be simple with just the use of some paper and crayons, or you can go all out with decorating the invitations using glitter, ribbon and any other craft supplies you have on hand. You could even stage a pretend wedding! The options are endless and no matter how simpleor complex you make it, it's sure to result in a great time!