Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vintage Flashcard Valentine Wreath

Posted by Devin

I have a large stack of vintage mathematics flashcards that I have been trying to decide what to do with for a long time now. I love math, I love vintage, and I love flashcards: I new I needed to use these in a few projects! So when I decided I wanted to make a simple and neutral wreath for Valentine's Day I suddenly had the idea to incorporate one of the flashcards into my wreath design! Jake and I have four boys so I started combing through my flashcards looking for a 2 + 4 card. I thought I was out of luck, but low-and-behold at almost the very bottom of the stack I found the card I was looking for! I love how this little card represents our family: Jake and I plus our four kiddos equals our happy family of six! Here's what you'll need to make your own Vintage Flashcard wreath this Valentine's Day:

Heart Grapevine Wreath
Flashcard (representing your own family)
Greenery (or florals, if you prefer)
Ribbon or Fabric (to make a bow)
Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Place your greenery or florals on your wreath where you would like them to be. Wrap your twine around and through the branches and tie in a knot to secure. Leave extra twine hanging off the ends to secure the bow in the next step.

Step 2: Make your bow using your ribbon or fabric. I found this adorable french-themed spool of fabric-like ribbon in the Valentine's section of Michael's and I fell in love with it. It adds such a nice romantic touch and I love the neutral design. Once you have tied your ribbon into a simple bow, secure it to the wreath by threading one end of your twine through the knot of the bow and tying it to the other hanging end of the twine with a knot. When it was secured, I went ahead and trimmed the twine so it wasn't showing.

Step 3: Decide exactly where you would like your flashcard to go on your wreath. Make sure atleast three corners are touching the wreath so it will stay put. Remove the card, turn it over, add large dots of hot glue at each of the three corners where it will touch the wreath, turn the card back over and place it back on the wreath, making sure to press the corners down where the glue touches the wreath.

And that is it! Such a simple project, but it adds a real personal touch to your Valentine's decor. Mine makes me happy every time I pass it by. :)

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At January 25, 2015 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Shelly said...

Love this! I pinned this to our talent board over at DIY Sunday Showcase! Thanks for sharing with us!


At January 29, 2015 at 2:21 AM , Blogger keri @ shaken together said...

I just love everything about this wreath! So much so, that you are my Rockstar pick for this week at Creativity Unleashed! Voting will open tonight at the party! Have a fantastic Thursday!!


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