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Valentines DIY Decor

Hello, love bugs! February is the month of love and with valentines day next week, I thought I would share a couple of DIY’s you could do this weekend to add a bit of love-themed decor to your home.

Everlasting Love Rose Wreath

This wreath is simple to make but creates an impressive and unique impression sat proudly on your front door. You could use real roses and a floral foam wreath instead, but this one will last year after year hence the everlasting love.

What you will need:

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Bunch of faux roses – Hobbycraft | Twig Wreath – Hobbycraft | Metal cutting/strong snips | Hot Glue Gun – Hobbycraft

 Step 1

Remove the heads from the stems leaving a couple of centimetres.

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 Step 2

Pop some hot glue onto the stump of the stem and push it into the wreath between the twigs.

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 Step 3

Continue to glue and push the rose heads into the wreath until you’re happy. If you didn’t have enough roses to completely cover the wreath then I think it would be nice to position a few, bunched together, on the bottom left-hand side of the wreath.

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Step 4

Thread a ribbon through the back and tie a knot for it to hang from.

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 Step 5

Hang on your door, or over a mirror to make a beautiful valentine focal point.

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Floating Roses

This next one would make a beautiful centrepiece for a valentines table or romantic dinner, or just a lovely coffee table decor piece. The roses will sit pretty for a few days so you can definitely make this a few days before V-Day, but just keep in mind that the bigger the vase you use, the more roses you will want. I used two bunches but for a really stunning effect, I would’ve actually used two more.

What you will need:

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Bowl/vase of your choice with water | Bubblewrap | Sharp scissors – Lisa Valentine Home | Roses

 Step 1

Snip the stems at an angle, leaving an inch or two of stem left at the base. Then gently use your fingers to open up the petals and flower more, this is essential to them sitting nicely on the water as the more open the petals, the more stability and balance they will have. You want the petals to be open enough like the rose below.

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 Step 2

Cut out a piece of bubble wrap about 2″ by 2″ and pierce a hole in the middle, then slot the stem of the rose through.

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 Step 3

Place the roses on the water. As you can see in my bowl you can see the bubble wrap in the gaps between the roses, which is why I think I would’ve used another 2 bunches of roses to make them all very tightly packed and so you couldn’t see any bubble wrap. However, in person, it’s not that noticeable as you aren’t looking at it directly from the top.

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Hope you all have a lovely valentines day whatever you are doing!

 

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