You could tell it was handmade and painted . . . and put together many years ago. The white paint had started to crack, exposing the original wood branches. And some of the tiny branches in the back were broken probably from dry rot. I still couldn't resist the design, and for $3.00, I knew I had something of a unique bargain. The fact that it was handmade sold me.
I still didn't know exactly what I was going to do with it besides hang it on my door. It really didn't need anything. It was fine all by itself. But you know the crafter in me wanted to "add" a little something just to make it more interesting. Some flowers might work, but what kind would I use? Too early for spring flowers and red roses are not for me.
I had gotten some deco mesh on clearance from the holiday sales and thought using this along with some chenille stems may not be such a bad idea.
But first, I wanted to trim some of the branches in the heart . . .
Doesn't that look better?
I started adding the mesh at the bottom, near the "V" shape, tying and poofing as I moved along the frame.
It didn't take long to fill in the heart with deco mesh.
It really is unusual and makes for a unique valentine wreath.
It's raining outside right now, but I'm sure to hang it on my front door!!!
Bye for now, and
Take a little time to enjoy!