DIY Valentines Day Wreath / Door Hanger Ideas Using Items on Hand

8 Materials
30 Minutes

I wanted to see what I could come up with and make a wreath or door hanger for Valentines Day.If you saw my previous blog post / video, then you know I am on a mission to simplify and declutter our home, so I am only using items that I had on hand in my craft room.

I actually decided to try out 2 different ideas.

The first wreath I chose to use a styrofoam wreath I had purchased previously at dollar tree, some buffalo plaid ribbon, valentines day themed ribbon (also from dollar tree), a small heart sign that I had saved from a project last year, and I also ended up using some red/white twine. 

I started by wrapping the wreath form with my buffalo check ribbon.

I used a little hot glue to secure the end onto the wreath, and I am really liking how the buffalo checkribbon looks on it. 

The next thing I did was make a simple single loop bow with the heart themed ribbon, attached it with hot glue as well and then I added the little heart sign to the center.

I felt like it needed a hint of red around the rest of the wreath so I found some red/white twinein my craft room and wrapped that around the wreath as well.

I think that added so much to the wreath and really ties it all together.

Then I simply made a loop with the twine and used hot glue to attach it to the back of my wreath for a hanger and this simple wreath idea is done, and I think it turned out to be a fun addition to addto our home for Valentines day.

The next idea I had I gathered up some random things again.

I wanted to use the little basket, and the metal welcome sign, and then I also picked out the LOVE sign, some glitter heart ribbon, and a bow that I had purchased at Christmas and never used.

I started with the basket, and using the metal welcome sign I used hot glue to attach it.

It fit perfectly across the basket.

Then I attached the bow with hot glue as well.

I wanted to use the corrugated metal heart off of the LOVE sign, so I removed that and used hot glue to attach it to the center of the bow.

I thought it went really well with the metal welcome sign.

I needed a way to hang it so I used the smaller heart ribbon to tie a simple loop at the top.

While I think it turned out cute, I had an antique wood frame on hand so I decided to see if it fitaround it and it did.

I think it adds a little bit to it.

I don't do a lot of decorating for valentines day but I certainly like adding in little touches here and there and I think these will be fun additions for the holiday and I can pretty easily deconstruct them to use in other projects if I want to as well.

I only used items I already had on hand so they didn't really cost me anything to shop my craft room and see what I could find.

Suggested materials:
  • Hot glue gun/glue   (Home Depot, Craft Store)
  • Buffalo check ribbon   (craft store)
  • Valentines theme ribbon   (dollar tree)
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