Monday, February 13, 2012

My Neon Valentine

As usual, I managed to decorate for a holiday roughly 24 hours ahead of time. Ah well--things are brightened up now, with a styrofoam heart shape and the brightest yarn, felt, and embroidery floss I could find.

I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to figure out that the solution to covering the pointy parts of the heart with the yarn was a bit of strategically placed Elmer's glue. Now you know.

The centers of the "flowers" are straight pins--just stick them through the felt layers and into the styrofoam.

You can make a bouquet in the same way. Put the straight pin through the center of your petals, then put the end of a pipe cleaner alongside the shaft of the pin. Wrap the whole thing in floral tape left over from your wedding seven and a half years ago. The resulting flower is a little bit delicate--it cannot, for example, be waved about as a magic wand. But it will do for a bouquet in a vase.

Got the idea for a super-bright yarn-wrapped wreath from here.

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