We have fallen in love with heart felt wreaths.
Ok, I fell in love with heart felt wreaths. (The boys just got silly posing with the heart. Imagine, if you will, the two arches becoming rabbit ears. Apparently to little-boy imaginations, it wasn't a stretch.)
For an easy-peasy how-to, visit the source of my inspiration at The Idea Room. (How cute is her little assistant?!) The basics? Fold 3-inch circles in half, and in half again. Pin the folded tip with straight pins into a styrofoam wreath. Voila! For a beautiful, white circular design perfect for a modern decor or Christmas decoration, including more detailed how-to shots, check out Design Sponge or Domestifluff.
My personal notes....
Take time as you go to fluff and arrange rosettes by curling one end gently into a small circle, really drawing out the floral shape. This will also help you accurately gauge spacing. You want your rosettes to be tight enough to leave no styrofoam peeking through. However, you also don't want them crowded so tightly that your rosettes are completely flat. Notice the lower portion of the next photo. (Imagine the concern of my little petal passer-outer as I began plucking out precious petals!)
I didn't trace my circles. I would say that I wanted to avoid any marked edges, but it wasn't that well-planned... simply skipping steps. I made a 3-inch paper template and just cut around it. You can easily double layers.
Yes... arm yourself with a thimble if you use flathead pins. Still a little tender at the keyboard here. :)
If that is simply tooooo many circles for you, peek at the sweet rosette accessories Tidy Mom dreamed up.