I wanted it to be in the shape of a heart, but I couldn't find styrofoam in the shape of a heart. After hitting up two JoAnn's and Michael's, I settled for a simple circle. Here's a list of the supplies I used:
- Pink tissue paper - two shades (light and dark pink). Unfortunately I didn't keep track of how many sheets I used, but I used four multi-colored packs ($1.98 each from Wal-Mart).
- Round styrofoam wreath in white (found at JoAnn's)
- Glue gun (I went through quite a few glue sticks... almost an entire pack)
- Ice pick
- Wreath hanger
- Pink polka dot ribbon
|A few of my supplies|
|Styrofoam wreath from JoAnn's|
I started by folding each sheet of tissue paper four times, so that I could cut tiny squares. I then twisted each piece so it looked like a small flower:
|Light and dark pink tissue paper, folded into small squares|
|Tissue paper buds|
After I created numerous small tissue buds, I poked holes in the styrofoam using an ice pick. I then used the glue gun to drop a small amount of glue in the hole. I then stuck the end of the small tissue bud into the hole and held it until it stuck. I was random about the colors, switching back and forth between the light and dark pink. I also tried to place the holes close together so the tissue paper buds were tight and no styrofoam could be seen.
|Lots and lots of tissue paper was used!|
|A small hole made with an ice pick, then filled with glue|
Once the wreath was done, I found an old black wreath hanger and covered it with pink polka dot ribbon. I used the glue gun to secure the start and end of the ribbon.
|A black wreath hanger, covered in pink polka dot ribbon|
Ta-da! The end result. It looks very festive against our black door, and can easily be seen from the street! Once Valentine's Day has come and gone, I may add a "Welcome" message to it or something so we can use it to celebrate Baby L.'s arrival come March!