Does Valentine’s Day sneak up on you?
It does me, every single year.
I see the decorations and candy hitting the store shelves on Dec. 26, but I tend to ignore it for a while. I don’t know about you, but I’m usually on holiday overload at the first of the year. Around that time, I just want all the decorations down and gone. The last thing I want to do is hang something else up.
By the time I get back into being festive, Valentine’s Day is usually days away. That’s a big bummer for me, because I love Valentine’s Day decorations. Who doesn’t love a little bit of love, right?
Imagine my excitement when I got my Valentine’s Day wreath made and hung up with almost two weeks to spare.
I like to make my own wreaths. About a year ago, I figured out how easy it is (thank you, Pinterest!) and ditched all my store-bought wreaths at a yard sale over the summer. I think a homemade version is a great way to showcase your style to guests as soon as they arrive!
This one was super simple. It’s a foam wreath, wrapped in red, pink and white yarn. I didn’t want a pattern with this one, so I just cut off large pieces of yarn and wrapped the three colors at the same time. I did several layers to give it a softer look.
The felt flowers at the end were the perfect touch. Now, I know it’s not too difficult to make your own felt flowers (again, props to Pinterest) but I’m not that crafty…just yet. It’s on my list of things to learn – I even bought the felt. I just haven’t taken the time to learn yet. The ones on this wreath were purchased in a pack of three at Hobby Lobby and pinned on.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Do you go all-out, or are your decorations pretty minimal?