Thursday, February 3, 2011

75 Cent Valentine's Wreath

Here is a wreath that I found at a Thrift store for only $.75!  I thought with Valentine's Day around the bend, I might be able to figure out something for it.  One might wonder what in the world someone was thinking when they put fall decorations on a heart shaped wreath, but hey, each to his or her own!  

I have loved the idea of using all those plastic bags from Wal-mart that you get for something besides my bathroom trash bags.  I found this tutorial over at Us and Them.  Now, in the tutorial, they used a clothes hanger to make the heart shape.  I think mine must take up more space because of having to go around the wreath form, so I used way more bags than they did.  Also, I found that all the ends of the bags really congregated on one side instead of all the way around.  I think if it went all the way around it would lose the look of a heart. 
It's perfect for the front door here in Wisconsin, because it's so wet and snowy all the time out there.    I couldn't resist adding a few rosettes, either. (and Mr. Right said I couldn't leave it all white because it didn't look right.)

I used some leftover heart material from another project and some green bias tape for the leaves.  I love this so much I've been telling all my friends to just drive by my house to see it!  It only cost me $.75!

Aren't the rosettes cute?
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  1. I want one of those!!! It is adorable!!!!!!

  2. Very cute, I just made a wreath out of a re-bent clothes hanger, and some fabric ties..... I never would have thought of trash bags! cute idea, and you are right, convenient with the snow and rain.

  3. lovely!

    thanks for sharing and linking up! can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. THAT is AWESOME! I love that you used Walmart bags!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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