Hit or Miss Valentine’s Day Wreath

by Alli

I haven’t done a hit or miss lately, so I thought I would kick things off with this Hit or Miss Valentine’s Day Wreath.

I don’t usually decorate very much for Valentine’s Day.  If my husband and I will be home that day, I make a special meal complete with a romantic tablescape.  You can find my special Valentine’s Day menus, complete with recipes here, here and here.

A few days ago I was in Hobby Lobby and saw some little pom poms and I decided I would make a Be My Valentine Wreath for the front door.  I’ve seen wreaths made from poms lots of times, but I’ve never made one.

I also saw the cutest little sign that said “kisses – 25 cents.”  I grabbed it and then quickly put it back (do you ever do that?) on the shelf because I had a sudden, twisted thought cross my mind of the UPS or FedEx man seeing that sign and greeting me with a great big kiss. Back on the shelf it went.

I did grab a little Valentine heart and some ribbon.  As soon as I returned home I plugged in the hot glue gun and went to work.  I didn’t even burn myself this time.  It’s a miracle!

Hit or Miss Valentine's Day Pom Pom Wreath

I bought red, white and pink poms.  I didn’t want just red and white because it would look like I forgot to take my Christmas wreath down.  I didn’t want pink and white because it would look like a baby girl announcement wreath and I didn’t want to cause a 10 car pileup in front of my house.  So I decided to combine the three colors.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine's Day Wreath

I noticed that the red poms were not as large as the white or pink so I created a pattern.  Before long, that pattern was all mixed up and had gone off the deep end.

Was it a hit or miss?

When I first began hot gluing the poms onto the styrofoam wreath, I thought it was going to be a hot mess.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine Day's Wreath

I have mixed feelings about the finished project.  Everyone that has seen it said they liked it. I’m not 100% pleased with it, but that could just be that perfection thing I have to deal with trying to rear it’s ugly head.

Looking back I wish I had used a different placement pattern or maybe used all pink or all white. My daughter wants me to make her one and I think I’m going to use all pink on hers.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Hit or Miss:  Valentine's Day

What do you think?  Should I go all white or all pink on the next one?

Valentine's Day Wreath