Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Little Love for the Tin Man

So, I decided to have a little fun since I was so restrained with my Valentine Mantel.

So I decided to help the Tin Man find his heart for Valentine’s Day.

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I loved the riveted pieces of venting pipe and they fit together to make a wreath shape.

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I found these “elbows” in Lowe’s, I think it was for venting.  I picked up four of the them.

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In order to make the wreath, you need to join two set of two, and then join them to each other.  If you join three and try to add the fourth, it doesn’t really work.

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I got the frame design for the tag from the Graphics Fairy.

I rotated the image, added the oil can clip art and the text.  I am old school and not trained in much graphic software.  I actually use Power Point because it allows me to layer text and pictures / images.

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I pulled the hearts off of a garland that I had but was not using.

That is it!

I will be sharing at the CSI Project for their Valentine party and some of the other parties on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great one!


Tanya said...

Ahhh, this is sooooo cute! I love it. The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorites. This is just beyond cute! Great job :)

Jess said...

That is so awesome!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

What a cute idea. So original!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Popping in from The CSI Project ...

How cool is this? I LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

VERY cute!

Christine Edwards said...

Very creative wreath. Totally "out of the box" with the Tin Man theme. Love it! and I love your mantel as well, perfectly sweet without all of the sugary pinks and reds one associates with Valentines.

Sourkraut said...

So clever and utterly adorable!

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I think this is the most fun thing ever! But now, I want to see you keep going. Make a straw one for the scarecrow, and a furry one for the lion!
Thanks for linking up!

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

OOOOHH! My favorite movie! This is incredible! I so love love love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration...!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

This is so creative and unique! Totally smile-provoking!

aquariann said...

Wondrously creative idea! That's definitely the best Valentine's wreath I've ever seen. My flying monkey would probably try to chew on it, though.

Btw, I'm stopping by from Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special and hope you'll come join my Winter Blog Hop, too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is so cute and what a fun idea! How creative.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, now that is a wreath of a different color!
I love it! All things Oz-- great idea!

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

I found you over at Whipperberry! Love the project & I am your newest follower!


michelle said...

That is so cute!! I love it! You are so clever my friend!!

(don't mind me, catching up today! :) )

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a clever idea. Such an original cute wreath.

Shorey Alys said...

This was one of the first things that I saw that got me hooked on this whole crafting blogging world...LOVE IT!!! :)