Wednesday, January 25

DIY Valentine's Wreath

Decorating for Valentine's Day can tend to be a bit on the girly side--lots of pink and hearts and cherubs and such--and that doesn't go over too well at my house full of boys. I wanted a Valentine's Day wreath, though, so I decided to create one that would satisfy my desire for decor without making my sons wince. Here's what I created for $2.00:

Here's how I did it.

I retrieved an old Christmas wreath from my stash in the attic. I'll bet you have some of these, too.

Using my hands and a pair of pliers, I fashioned it into a heart shape. Easy-peasy.

Then I squirted on lots of Elmer's glue and, a section at a time, mashed in floral moss from the dollar store. You could use sheet moss and come up with a beautiful wreath, but sheet moss is rather expensive. Two bags of loose moss cost me $2.00. (Note: I used Elmer's glue because that's what I happened to have on hand--I'm sure spray adhesive or a different kind of glue would work well.)

When the wreath was fully covered, I let it dry overnight. Then I found a vintage Valentine card online (thanks to The Graphics Fairy for her free printables!), printed it out on card stock, and laminated it. This I glued to the wreath.

I wired on some red ribbon for hanging, and voila!

I like the way my $2.00 wreath makes things all Valentinesish (is that a word?) on my screened porch. The red ribbons on the table were left over from Christmas; I figured they worked for Valentine's Day just as well!

The winter landscape is bleak, but at least the porch looks cheerful!

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?


  1. I think this might--MIGHT!--be one craft I can do. :) I love it!

  2. Hello Richelle, your crown is fantastic ....
    Beautiful idea of ​​Valentine's Day: D
    And your porch is a love!
    I follow you always, even if I do not leave comments :)))))
    A kiss from Italy

  3. Super fun ... and I love your view.


  4. That is so cute! I love that you used an old Christmas wreath! I have to try and not use too much pink at my house too:) So far I've been decorating with red and white the boys seem to be okay with that!

  5. What an awesome way to recycle!! Love the wreath!!

  6. Love the wreath for Valentine's Day decor! I just love moss on or with or under anything!!! Looks old-fashion with the card....and I like that too!

  7. That is beautiful Richella! I love that it was done on the cheap too, and look like a million bucks! Pretty in your scenic window too.

  8. Oh that is CUTE! I have an old wreath...but I am feeling too tired to go to the attic and get it. : )

  9. You are so creative. I am grateful that you share your ideas. This is so cute.
    Sheila P.

  10. Oh, you smart girl. I would have never thought of bending the circle into a heart! It's manly and cute at the same time :)

  11. Cute wreath! Very resourceful. ;-)
    I also am the only "girl" in our house so far. Ha I am holding out hope for a girl next time, but we shall see.
    Anyway, I figure since I am the only girl, I should be able to decorate with pink, etc. if I feel like it, to balance things out. Haha
    And the "boys" in our family enjoy our home the way I decorate it. ;-)

  12. You were so smart to use an old Christmas wreath as the base of your new heart wreath. I love the vintage Valentine that you added. This looks wonderful hanging on your pretty porch.

  13. That is so clever! Wonder if I can find one of these in my Christmas stash w/o asking for The Man's help. He might not be too thrilled since he just finally got everything situated in our overhead! I do love the thriftiness of this idea. I'm a new follower & would love to have you visit my blog.

  14. I don't know why I never thought to reform a round wreath! And the vintage valentine is just the perfect touch!! It is beautiful!! I hope you and your boys have a wonderful Valenrine's Day!!


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