A DIY Valentine Heart Wreath for Fossil

February 1st, 2011

I’m so excited to finally share this project with all of you! I put this together for Fossil back in November and it finally made it’s debut yesterday in their “lookbook”section. I, along with five other bloggers, were asked to contribute a craft to be featured in a new DIY section of their site dedicated to Valentine goodies.

I ended up creating a twist on the traditional box of chocolates with this decorative heart. It’s made up of the candy cups typically found inside! In just a few hours and with several simple items, this is an easy project anyone can do. Make it even sweeter and pair it with a few sugary treats!

I’ve included all the details and instructions below. Also, be sure to check out the new Fossil DIY lookbook and enjoy the other crafts from Yellow Owl Workshop, Sterling Style, Creature Comforts, This Fellow,  and News + Blues.

Foam Heart (I used a 12″ form and 1″ thick) Found at craft stores
Straight Pins
Standard Cupcake Liners (Approximately 175)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

1. Begin by folding cupcake wrappers in half, one at a time. To do so, simply pinch in the center with thumb and forefinger. Then fold again to resemble a floral shape and poke with pin towards small end.
2. Add a bit of hot glue to the back side of pin and insert into foam shape holding down briefly to secure. Continue process and work around entire heart, working your way inwards. The thimble is great to use if your finger starts to get sore but not necessary.
3. Once entire form is full, add a decorative ribbon to back side by securing to foam form with pins. May require 3-4 pins on either side to bear the weight.

4. Hang and enjoy!

12 Responses to “A DIY Valentine Heart Wreath for Fossil”

  1. Jackie {sweetlittlethrills} Says:

    So clever and cute! Easy steps and materials… how do you do it?? I’ll be raiding the store for cupcake cups this weekend. 🙂

  2. Tanya from dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com Says:

    So cute!

  3. lizzie Says:

    such an adorable project…congrats on the lookbook!

  4. Claggie Says:

    This is so lovely <3

  5. Sarah K Says:

    Such a sweet idea!

  6. Nadine Says:

    Oh my, your blog is cuhute 😀 Found it via Design*Sponge and it’s just my kind of blog. I will come back soon 🙂

  7. erin * sparkle & hay Says:

    oh wow – this is absolutely adorable!

  8. rebecca s. Says:

    LOVE this so much!

    i will be giving this a go over the weekend, it is just too pretty! thanks for sharing!

  9. Jillian Says:

    I just came upon your blog and it’s beautiful! This is such a great project and a wonderful way to recycle those paper chocolate cups! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lauren Says:

    so lovely! i’ll have to make one for our front door.

  11. chuck ann Says:

    wow! beautiful! but how much does 175 cupcake liners set you back??

  12. Kathleen Says:

    Thank you, so glad you like it 🙂 Cupcake liners aren’t too expensive actually. I think I purchased two packs of 100 for about $6.00 total.