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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 Responses to “Valentine Wreath – Easy Peasy”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. Oooohhh, then you could do either! :D

  6. thanks, Christina!! If this is awkward, I’m all about awkward. ;) lol!!

  7. Very Cute! But I thought you’d cut in the shape of a heart:)

  8. thanks, Susan! no – I figured there were enough heart things goin’ on in this pic. :)

  9. 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.
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  10. 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!

  11. yeaaaaa!!!! I’m so glad you made it & so so happy you told me! enjoy the loveliness!

  12. 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…

  13. Way to go, Lois!!

  14. Love this Christa!! I haven’t even started to think about Valentine decor but I really need to. Need to do my mantel like yesterday ;)

    I like both ways – can’t decide either. One is like a a frame, one is like a wreath.

  15. Well, last time I checked, your table is all decked out for VDay! Looks beautiful!!!

  16. 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!

  17. 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. :)

  18. This is awesome! Well done!! I had to share on my blog here: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/01/10-valentine-wreaths.html
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  19. Thanks, Victoria!!

  20. I love how simple this is, but it is super cute!
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  21. so glad you like it, Jen! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. I love this idea, and the perfect gift idea for grandparents!
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