Valentine Wreath – Easy Peasy

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I’ve never been a girl to have a million wreaths. I like to have something on my door. But it usually ends up being the same thing for…oh…10 months out of the year.
{the other 2 months have split time between a fall wreath & my Pinecone Cluster}

But when I popped into Dollar Tree last week and saw some super cute sparkly hearts, I decided to grab a few packages. Because, you can never have enough sparkly hearts, amIright?

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!I also needed a wreath form. Enter Aldi.

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

I didn’t buy a case full of tortilla chips, by the way. I just used the box to transport my groceries. You may now add me back to the “semi-healthy” list.

I cut the box down to about 13″ across.

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

I decided to make an opening in my wreath 3″ from the edge of the box. So I measured 3″ at each corner:

valentine wreath measure

and then cut it out. As you can tell, I wasn’t going for perfection.

cut box

I also snagged this ribbon from Dollar Tree. Cute, right?

ribbon

I just attached it to the center of my wreath form with a little hot glue and tied a knot at the top.

ribbon hung

Ahhhh…beautiful, sparkly hearts! They make me happy.

heart

I started attaching the hearts to the perimeter of my wreath form with a dab of hot glue. I went pink-red-pink-red for a little while, then switched it up on the inside so it wouldn’t look too planned.

hearts perimeter

perimeter whole view

Then I started filling in the inside. About this time, I began thinking, “this is going to be a total fail. it looks ugly. maybe I can at least get some mileage out of it by blogging about my wreath fail.” That just shows you…never give up even if you think you might fail.

maybe a bad idea

I filled in the little gaps with little hearts. Like so…

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

little heart

And then – whaddya know…I finished it and hung it up by the knot & a simple 3M hook.

hanging

And there you have it, folks. Stage 1 of my wreath:

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

But, I wanted my wreath to be a bit more personal. So I grabbed another piece of cardboard,

background box

painted it with a free little test pot of paint from a promotion Glidden did a few years ago: {incidentally, I used this same exact paint to make a necklace onesie for Anna Grace when she was a baby!}

glidden paint

put hot glue on 3 of the sides {keeping the top part unglued}:

backing

and was left with this:

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

I flipped it around and inserted a pic in the back:

insert pic

and here’s what’s hanging on my door as I speak. er…type.

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

You might remember that picture from the ones Jonathan & I had taken a few months ago? {here’s the rest of the love-y pics in case you missed them!}

I still can’t decide which one I like better – the wreath with or without the pic. I love the one with the pic because it’s personal and so us.
But I like the one without because it’s just more classic. Either way, though, it only cost me $4.38 to make – and I still have most of the ribbon left over! I call that success.

Which one do you like better?

Love this valentine wreath - made with table scatter from the Dollar Tree! Super cute!!

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22 comments

  1. Jen G says:

    Well, I was privileged to see it live and in person, and it’s adorable! BTW, I love that picture, too. I think if the wreath was inside the house I’d keep the pic, but since it’s outside I kind of like it better without (since you asked). ;) When I got my sneak peek on Friday, I kind of worried that your cute pic would be ruined quickly by the weather.

  2. Christa says:

    haha, yeah, the reason I’m keeping it up is because of the “storm door” that shields it from at least some of the weather. So…I guess if the pic gets ruined, I can always just take the pic out and the backing off. I’ll keep you posted. :)

  3. Laura says:

    They both look great! I’m thinking like Jen. It depends on where I’d be putting it. Inside, definitely with the picture. Outside, I’d probably go without. But then again, if I were hanging it at our place, I have no idea which one I’d do because our apartment has an indoor entrance. ;)

  4. Christina says:

    I love this…..And it really sparkles! (I love glitter) I like it WITH the “awkward” picture!! I say KEEP THE PICTURE! It’s for valentine’s day and that all about lovey-dovieness….(lol well mostly at least:) But i love it!

  5. Love it, Christa. I like them both evenly…plus I’m terrible with decisions. Now I can’t wait to get out my Valentine’s wreath. Mine is store-bought from Wallyworld at their after V-day clearance. This after season shopping makes waiting for that season to roll around again so hard. I guess patience is not my strong suit either. Lol! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Katie says:

    I just made one! I’m hanging it indoors so am planning to add a pic. Now I just need to find the right shot for the “frame”… :) Very easy, very budget friendly, my two year old is all agog over the sparkle hearts but there’s no glitter mess to clean up. Brilliant!

  7. Lois says:

    Just made mine! 4 packages, 25 minutes. Super cute! I got the empty box from dollar tree! I am going to look for shamrock table scatters, that would make a cute wreath for March…

  8. Stephanie says:

    The words “crafty” and “creative” have never been used in the same sentence with my name but………..I made this wreath!!!!!!! I went straight to the Dollar Store, bought the hearts and a styrofoam square that I cut for the frame. I am so pleased with the results. I am mailing it to my grandchildren tomorrow. I also found “princess table scatter” and purchased a few bags to make a birthday wreath later this year. Many thanks for the idea!

  9. Christa says:

    Oh Stephanie, you have no idea how delighted I am to read that!! That is one of my passions: everyone can be creative! Thanks for making my day. :)

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