Valentine's Day is just over one month away and the time to get creating is here! Whether you are a crafter looking to give your loved ones and friends a special gift this year or a small business owner aiming to sell big, the following pieces will hopefully give you some inspiration.
There is something so magical about fairy lights and a single sola wood flower under a cloche! We had a certain princess in a yellow dress in mind when making this but you can experiment with different colors and flower styles.
If there is only one decor piece I change out for each holiday and season, it is for my front door! This one is created using a wire base, traditional Valentine's Day colors and chevron burlap ribbon from the dollar store.
We have some fantastic Valentine's Day wood cutout wreaths in the shop and this one with the different hearts is a personal favorite. Add some paint, greenery and sola wood flowers and this wreath will be a big hit!
A Single Stem Flower!
Every year around this time, there is a lot of conversation in our sola community about how best to create single stem flowers - and we can see why! They are a quick and easy craft to make. That said, it can be difficult to find the "right" stems to use.
Lucky for us, I love experimenting and taking a chance on some potentially awful products (and trust me, I found quite a few out there!).
The artificial stems that I liked the best were from real touch roses. I am not sure if the flower color makes a difference in the stems at all (and we are popping the flowers off to use the stem) but I purchased them in white. Please note - these stems are plastic and the leaves are almost a papery feel so they are not a perfect replication of a rose stem. However, for $1.67 each with a long stem (with faux thorns), greenery and the leaves that cover the bottom piece of the flower...this is a great substitution.
Attaching the Flower:
There is a long, somewhat sharp piece that was holding the real touch flower onto the stem. Hot glue the bottom of your flower (I used a 2.5" peony) and insert that piece of the stem. If you want the sepals (those leaves at the base of the flower) to be tighter around your flower, simply add a touch of hot glue to the middle of them and glue them directly to the flower.
Wrapping/Boxing the Flower:
There are a lot of options for this part. You can wrap the flower in kraft paper or tissue paper, tie with twine and it is ready to gift/sell! Or, if you are like me and can never figure out how to make a paper wrap pretty despite watching a million tutorials...these boxes are a great idea! You will need to use 2.5" flowers or smaller for the flower to fit inside the clear plastic part and to cut the stem down a bit but they are much sturdier than tissue paper (and much easier to assemble)!
And there you have it! A few ideas to inspire you this Valentine's Day. Happy crafting!
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