Valentine’s Day Wreath Toddler Style

Crafty Claire strikes again! There is a poofy, pink and very glittery wreath on my front door. It’s fab.

((Did I mention the glitter?))

I’m thinking everyone needs a wreath like this on their front door. And I’m sure this is proof that I’ve been sniffing too much polyurethane while finishing our staircase.

Three stairs down and at eleven to go…I’m sure there will be lots of crafty goodness to share in the coming weeks as this home improvement project wraps up (or as I get tired of sanding). I’ve got to keep this kid occupied so while I’m slaving away, Claire has been whipping up some Valentine’s Day decorations.

I cut out a bunch of hearts from some heavy duty watercolor paper and Claire went to town painting them and liberally sprinkling them with glitter. And I mean LIBERALLY…the whole wreath is a-glowin’ and I’m just glad it’s hanging on the outside of the house.

Claire used the stapler for the first time. We counted out four sheets or so per flower and alternated between accordion folds and poofing and just stapling tissue paper straight to the wreath.

I hesitated introducing the stapler since I once stapled my sister’s fingers together. We were terrified to tell my mother so I pried them apart and told her to suck it up. She managed to play flute and oboe just fine so I’m sure there was no lasting damage. Heh heh, I’m a great big sister 😉 Love ya, Laurie.

Love the nose scunch in this photo
My original plan was to weave some tissue paper flowers through a wire wreath form (leftover from Christmas). That proved rather tough so I improvised:
Hey now, at least I didn’t use the greasy side. The pizza aroma just adds to the experience, trust me.
And here is the finished project in all its glittery, pink glory:
Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath

11 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Wreath Toddler Style

  1. Oh what a cute cute wreath and looks like she had such fun! All those different materials out to play with! Claire really is Crafty!!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Lovely to see you and Claire there. Hope you stop by again!


  2. I LOVE it…we need a Valentine's wreath, but we are on a really tight budget. This would be perfect, I have lots of crafting supplies to make one like this with.

  3. I love this wreath! And that its toddler style makes it soooooooo adorable! I love it!! I think I'll try this with my son in the next couple of days.

    I am LOVING your blog, a new follower.

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