Martha Stewart Living, February 1996
- Cut a symmetrical heart from paper (this one is about 8 inches tall), then cut out the middle, leaving a heart-shaped ring with inch-wide edges.
- Trace pattern onto thick cardboard for the wreath form and onto red felt for the backing: Cut shapes out, and use household glue to attach the felt to the form.
- Color the edges of the cardboard with a red felt-tip pen.
- Heat up a glue gun, and glue pistachios to the cardboard as shown, beginning at the V-shaped top of the heart and pointing the open ends of the shells outward. Cover the entire cardboard surface.
- In crevices between the rows of pistachios, dab hot glue to secure pink peppercorns (available at specialty food stores).
- Glue a picture hanger on the back, and loop ribbon through.
- Thick cardboard
- Red felt
- Red felt-tip pen
- Glue gun
- Pink peppercorns
- Picture hanger
Dyed pistachios -- and the telltale red lips and fingers you get from eating them -- went out of fashion in the seventies. Now they're back, this time as part of a valentine wreath.
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