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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 1998


  • 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


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

  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. 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.

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