The Williams-Sonoma catalog has such a great wreath this year for Valentine’s Day. It’s got all these really great Victorian-style cards and I thought it would be fun to try to make one with images from the ’40s…so I found a Golden Book (remember Golden Book!?!) called Vintage Valentines and inside it is filled with press-out valentines, like what were swapped in elementary school! Some of them are even flocked.
I took a wire wreath form that’s about 14-16″ across, and some wide red ribbon, pressed the valentines out of the book (super-easy to remove, I never even had to use scissors at all) – these are just a few – and I there were so many that I still had several valentines left over after the wreath was all done:
…used hot glue to secure the ribbon at different places along the wreath form and just wrapped, wrapped, wrapped.
Picked out the favorite Valentines out of the book and started placing them around, using hot glue to put them on. I put a dish in the middle of the wreath while I was gluing these on because I wanted to make sure that the cards left a nice round open shape in the middle with just a little variation here and there.
A cut length of ribbon, hot-glued into a loop shape on the back of the wreath, is the hanger: