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A Valentine’s Day Ring of Roses Wreath….

on January 13 | in Crafts, Decor, DIY, Holidays, Tutorials, Valentine's Day | by | with 10 Comments

ring of roses wreath

 

Ring around the rosies, a pocket full of posies…ashes, ashes we all fall down….

A picture of what life often feels like as we move from the lights and glitter of Christmas and New Years into the cold and barren landscape of winter.  We spend December gathering up our hopes for a new start like so many roses.

Fragrant, bright with promise.

We crush them to ourselves, breathing in the heady scent of newness and life….only to find that they also contain thorns.

Thorns of doubt.

Thorns of promises we make yet find ourselves breaking once again.  Thorns of goals unfulfilled and dreams that we toss aside like ash in the wind.

If we are not careful we can let the bitterness of winter and the seeds of discontent creep slowly into our hearts, replacing the flowering promises of new life and new beginnings with ashes of disappointment and regret.

We must remind ourselves that the roses will bloom again.

The flowers will peek their heads through the last remnants of snow, reminding us that within the cold dark earth of winter, they were growing; gathering energy from the soil that remained warm and fertile under the icy surface.

ring of roses wreath petals

 

I love that St. Valentine’s Day falls so appropriately in February.  February, the month resting between new starts and spring blooms.   A month to remind us we are created to love and be loved. A month of red roses against the backdrop of crisp, white snow. A month to not only show love to those we cherish most, but to show love to ourselves as well.

The rose and its thorns. A perfect example of our lives, beauty and pain intertwined together.  One exists because of the other.

 

Ring of Roses Wreath

 

This Ring of Roses Wreath is a perfect reminder in the cold winter months that love blooms all around us!

Supplies:

wicker wreath form, 4-5 bunches of red and hot pink silk roses, hot glue gun and glue sticks, wire cutters, wide ribbon for hanging

Ring of Roses Wreath Tutorial

Directions: 

 

1.  Using wire cutters cut the blooms off of the bunches, leaving about an 1 1/2 stem.
2.  Placing a dab of hot glue around base of bloom and down stem, work stems into the spaces in your wreath form.
3.  Work your way around the top of the wreath evenly placing your flowers to form a base of roses.
4.  Begin to fill in roses around your base of flowers, creating a full wreath.  Alternate between hot pink and red for a nice contrasting effect.
5.  After you have filled in your entire wreath, turn wreath over and using your wire clippers remove any of the ends of the stem sticking out.
6.  Wrap with a wide ribbon, hang and enjoy!

 

Ring of Roses Wreath

 

I hope you’ll enjoy creating this ring of roses wreath as a reminder that you are loved. That a fresh beginning is always just under the surface…that out of the ash of winter can spring new blooms of life in all its wondrous glory!

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10 Responses to A Valentine’s Day Ring of Roses Wreath….

  1. Lucy says:

    I love this! You’re absolutely right, Valentine’s day is at the perfect time, and this is a gorgeous fun project!

  2. Beautifully written, Heather! I always marvel at the rebirth of nature in the spring, thorns and all!

  3. Congrats to Lori!

    Thanks so much for this lovely wreath tutorial. I think it’s so pretty, and a great reminder to celebrate love during the coldest part of winter. Sweet post!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

  4. Anne says:

    Beautiful wreath!And beautiful photos too!
    xx
    Anne

  5. kristin says:

    I love this, so very pretty!!!
    XOXO
    Kristin

  6. Heather says:

    That is why I love winter so much,the beauty of all pretty things being taken away so that new beauty may grow…and College football. Roll Tide Heather!

  7. Carol Reddin says:

    So very, very pretty and something even a non-crafty person can do. Love what you wrote!

    Thank you!

  8. Your wreath and tutorial are great, thanks. Not to be overlooked is your wonderful writing; you should write at least a blog, maybe an ebook?
    Janet

  9. Beautiful and such a creative idea as a Valentine’s Day gesture! And yes, you do have a way with words… wow.

  10. Oh I LOVE all of it.. The wreath and the meaning and sentiment you have written to go with it. Have a Blessed day, Heather and thank you for sharing this with us. : )
    xoxo
    Angelina

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