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Project

Cockscomb Valentine Wreath

Nothing expresses the essence of Valentine's Day better than a big, full heart. Declare your love for a sweetheart -- or simply a love of romance -- with this handmade cockscomb wreath.

Materials

  • Heart-shaped 10-inch polystyrene wreath form (available at florists' shops)
  • Utility knife with a saw blade
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Several bunches of dried cockscomb (each with about eight stems)
  • 3 yards of satin ribbon
  • T-pin
  • Floral wire

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Round off the edges of the wreath form with the utility knife; beveled edges will let flowers flow over the sides.

  2. Step 2

    Trim stems off flowers, leaving a 1/4-inch base. Apply glue to bases, and arrange flowers -- tops facing up -- on form, grouping them by color.

  3. Step 3

    Cut a yard of ribbon, fold it in half, and attach it to the back of the wreath with a T-pin to form a loop for hanging. After hanging the wreath from a tack in the wall, tie remaining ribbon into a bow with long tails, and mount the bow on the tack with floral wire.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 1998

Reviews (4)

  • chio1895 22 Jan, 2011

    I have looked everywhere for this heart shaped foam! JoAnns, Michaels, and Saveoncrafts.com. Does anyone know where I can find it?

  • bligu 8 Jan, 2011

    Easy to do and look marvelously!

  • shughes 14 Feb, 2008

    wish I had saved and dried last year's crop since it flourished in my garden.

  • EULIEKING 8 Feb, 2008

    Fantastic-it would also look great made of Red Roses