Sunday, November 25, 2012

Clothespin Wreath: Valentine's Day Version



Clothespin wreaths are fun to make and reversible!!! I used the 12-inch wreath wire frame for both this version and my Christmas wreath.  Because the clothespins are clipped to the frame, you can decorate both sides of the clothespins and flip them around for another holiday. 


Here's a close-up of the accent piece on the Valentine's Day wreath.  It took a little bit of time to figure out how to make the heart-shaped rosette.  After playing with a few templates, I finally settled on this one.  It's quick to make using Stampin' Up!'s Designer Rosette Die.  I've used it for several other projects including my Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas Tree




Several people have asked what I used as the base or frame for this project.  Here is a picture of the wire wreath frame that I used.  While I've been using the 12-inch version, there are smaller and larger sizes available.  I've found the frames in the floral department at both JoAnns and Michaels. While I was buying the frames for my class, someone else was buying them to make rag wreaths.  She was going to cut Christmas fabric into strips and tie them onto the frame.  I imagine her wreath is going to be  pretty cute too!

Here are the supply lists for both wreaths. 

Stampin' Supplies for the Valentine's Day Clothespin Wreath
Item Description Price
123779 You Are Loved Stamp Set $23.95
117693 Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel $8.50
117155 Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks $21.95
121878 First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
102482 Real Red 8-1/2X11 Card Stock $8.50
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock $8.50
126966 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
126861 Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95
120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
119856 Scallop Oval Punch $16.95
119855 Large Oval Punch $16.95
125599 Hearts Collection Framelits $26.95
125594 Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die $42.95
127819 Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder $7.95
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $6.95
127853 Silicone Craft Sheet $5.95


Stampin' Supplies for the Christmas Clothespin Wreath

Item Description Price
128051 Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set $25.95
127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits $24.95
129950 Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (save 15% on the stamp set and framelits) $42.95
126896 Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper $10.95
126840 Gumball Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock $8.50
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
126861 Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
125577 Large Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95
118874 2-3/8 Inch Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
127841 Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon $6.95
127853 Silicone Craft Sheet $5.95

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

3 comments:

Chipchick said...

I love the wreath and the fact that it is reversible!!!

Sue Ann F. said...

Sharon, I just ran across your blog for the first time today and loved your clothespin wreaths. Would you be willing to share the instructions for the Heart shaped Rosette? Sue F.

Sharon Cheng said...

I'll work on getting instructions and pictures posted this weekend. To make any shape you want, you make a circle rosette and trim it into the shape you want. Then when you take it apart, you'll have your template. Pictures will help this make more sense. :)