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Valentine Collage Wreath

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create a romantic mixed media wreath with Mod Podge photo transfer and embellishments.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Words/Phrases - Love
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Gunmetal Gray, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
Wood heart shape (large)
Stencil paintbrush
scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Photocopy of a photo
Wood tag shape
Hot glue
Ribbons and trims
Silk flower
Wooly yarn
Wreath base


Using a stencil brush and Metallic Antique Copper paint, stencil the love inspired words across the wood heart.  Once dry, top coat with Extreme Glitter Gold.

2.  Use a pencil to trace 1/2 of the heart shape onto scrapbook paper. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the heart shape and to the back of the paper.  Position onto the heart. Smooth with a brayer or your fingers so that you have no air bubbles.  Wait 15 min and then top coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry for 1 hour. 

3. Tear the edges of the photo to create a tattered look.  Apply a thick coat of Photo Transfer to the image side of the photo, position onto the heart transfer side down.  Using your fingers from the center-out, smooth the paper.  Wipe any extra transfer medium from the edges.  Wait 24 hours.  Remove the paper and reveal the image by wiping the paper in a circular motion with a damp sponge. Don’t press to hard.

4. Make tag embellishments by painting the wood tag with Engine Red paint,  drybrush a tiny amount of Sequin Black paint to the hearts and splatter paint with Inca Gold paint.  Mod Podge a piece of scrapbook paper to the tag.

5. Hot glue the tag, trims, rhinestones and a flower to the wood heart.  Wrap a wreath base with yarn until the entire wreath is covered.  Using spare yarn, create a hanger for the heart to dangle in the center of the wreath by hot gluing two ends of braided yarn to the back of the heart.  Hot glue the other ends of the yarn to the wreath front and back.
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