All materials were purchased from Michael's!
foam hearts (came in an activity kit)
scrapbook paper (i used 2 sheets of thick glittery scrapbook paper..they are about as thick as cardboard)
glue gun/glue sticks
Before you get started on the wreath, use one of your foam hearts to trace hearts out on the scrapbook paper. I ended up using 14 of the scrapbook paper hearts on this wreath, and only 7 of the foam hearts.
Now to get started on the wreath.. first attach your ribbon hanger to the foam wreath. Your foam hearts will be glued on top of it, so it needs to go on first so that it will be underneath your hearts. I used the glue gun to attach the ribbon to the wreath, as well as to fasten the ends of the ribbon together at the top.
Next, put one thin line of glue on the back of your foam heart, right down the middle as shown. Don't start at the very top, and don't go down to the very bottom. Also...do not cover the back of the heart with glue. This is important! (You'll see later on in the tutorial). This is how you will glue all of your foam hearts on.
Place your first heart onto the foam wreath right on top of the ribbon. This will give you a starting point to center your other hearts.
Before gluing the other hearts on, space them out evenly around the wreath. Lift up one at a time, place one thin vertical line of glue down the back, then place it right back in its spot.
Now, I have 7 foam hearts on my wreath, and have covered each one with a pink glitter scrapbook paper heart...that became my top layer of hearts. For my underneath layer of hearts, I used very light pink glitter paper hearts. (This scrapbook paper is so thick, that I did not even bother to glue my underneath layer hearts to foam hearts, so I'm only sliding in the scrapbook paper hearts)
Slide your second layer of hearts right down in between 2 of your top layer hearts (as shown below). This is why it was so important to only put a thin vertical line of glue down the top layer hearts, so that you can do this part. It will slide all the way in, underneath your top layer hearts.
In the above pic, I have my underneath layer almost halfway complete. I have 3 light pink hearts in so far. Continue to slide your underneath layer hearts in, working your way around the wreath.
After you get your 7 underneath hearts layered in, even them out so that the tops of both layers of hearts are equal.
Then, make a bow out of your wire ribbon, and glue it to your top center heart, right under your handle.
Then, hang it up for display!!
Hope this tutorial is helpful!
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