Dollar Tree Heart Turned Valentine's Day Cute!

Ashleigh Sommer
by Ashleigh Sommer
5 Materials
30 Minutes
If you're anything like me, you love the Dollar Tree, especially around the holidays. The items in the holiday decor section are so cute! But sometimes they're kind of generic looking. I decided to take one of those generic decor items, revamp it and make it way cuter in just a few simple steps!
From generic Valentine's Day decor, to cute "where did you get that?" Valentine's Day decor.
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First Step - Remove tinsel from heart + remove flower heads from steams. Don't forget to heat up your hot glue gun while you're doing this!
Step Two - Add Twine

I originally tried to wrap the twine around the heart frame (the way the original tinsel was wrapped around it) but found it was much easier to simply cut pieces and glue then across. I cut about 2-3 at a time and glued them down to make it go faster.
Making progress!
Step Three - Add twine around edge

To give a more finish look, I added a piece of twine around the outer edge to cover up all the cut ends of the twine glued on.
Step Four - Add Flowers

Place flowers on heart and decide where you want them placed. I originally was going to place them at the bottom, but decided I liked them better at the top.Glue down once placed where desired.
Step Five - Add a hanging piece

I took three pieces of twine and glued them together
I then did a simple braid and glued the bottom pieces together.
Step Six - Glue hanging piece to heart

Glue down the braided piece, don't be afraid to use a lot of glue.
Step Seven - Hang up + enjoy :)
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  • Lori Ward-Laatsch Lori Ward-Laatsch on Feb 09, 2022

    I think it was a good idea to cut I tried doing this on the same exact heart and the plastic is so flimsy that it began to bow then I tried to kind or mushed it out and the whole thing busted up so your way is definitely the better way.

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  • Katen Katen on Jan 15, 2024

    I love you took tacky to refreshing. Looks great. I’ll never look at cheap junky looking “decor” the same way; I’ll look and see what it can be

  • Su Su on Jan 15, 2024

    I think I may try wrapping it around glueing as I go to make a pocket at the top to put stems in!!!