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Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts

How to turn a scarf into an easy DIY Valentine's Wreath

This DIY Valentine's idea is so easy, you can make it in less than 10 minutes. I know - I know, we've barely packed away Christmas and I'm already talking Valentine's Day. Today is our monthly Thrifty Chicks Group challenge and the task is to repurpose a scarf or hankie. I had a red scarf that I unearthed while organizing the bedroom closet before the holidays. I immediately thought of this challenge and how I could repurpose it into a DIY Valentine's Wreath.

Easy DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath

I tucked the scarf away until after the holidays to save for this challenge. Fast forward to last weekend...

I can't remember where I put it.

Back to my bedroom closet for Plan B.

I found another red scarf but it's one of my favorites and I wear it often. At this point, there was no time to go shopping so I had to come up with a plan where after Valentine's Day, I could wear the scarf again.

Valentine's Wreath Red Scarf

Before I get into the details of how I used items gathered around the house to make this quick and easy DIY Valentine's idea, I should tell you a little about the Thrifty Chicks group. On the second Wednesday of every month, my creative junk loving friends and I come together to transform, upcycle or repurpose a junk find based on a theme. As I mentioned above, this month the theme is repurposing a scarf or hankie.
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Easy DIY Valentine's Idea

These are the items, most of which were found around the house, to make my Valentine's Scarf Wreath. I've included a Materials list towards the bottom of this post for your convenience.

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DIY Valentine Wreath Supplies

How To Turn A Scarf Into An Easy DIY Valentine's Wreath

I used a grapevine wreath that I had on hand but you could use a wire, styrofoam, straw, flat wood fiber or handmade heart-shaped wreath form. Because I want to be able to wear the scarf again, I covered the wreath with plastic wrap so it wouldn't snag the scarf. Then I simply wrapped the scarf around the wreath form and tied it near the bottom, leaving some strands hanging.

Scarf Wrapped Valentine's Wreath

To embellish the wreath I hot glued red & white bakers twine onto two wooden hearts.

Scarf Wreath Bakes Twine Heart

Next, I slipped a strand of bakers twine through the clasps of two metal heart-shaped charms and attached the strands to the back of the hearts. The charms I purchased on sale 6 to a package for $2.99 but you could use an old brooch, pendant, or earrings.

Scarf Wreath Hanging Heart Charm

I had to come up with a way to attach the hearts temporarily onto the scarf and so I hot glued soda can tab onto the back of the hearts and attached them with safety pins.

Scarf Wreath Pop Can Tab Hanger

The felt heart was an afterthought because as they say in the design world, grouping things in three are more appealing to the eye. I used double-sided tape to attach it to both hearts.

DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath Hearts

To add more contrast, I wrapped bakers twine around the scarf and made a loop for a hanger.

DIY Valentine's Wreath

As promised earlier in this post, here is the materials list for your convenience.

Materials List

Heart Shaped Wreath Form
Red Scarf
Wooden Hearts
Red & White Bakers Twine
Metal Heart Charm
Hot glue gun

Easy DIY Valentine Idea

So there you have it, a quick and easy DIY Valentine's idea using items found around the house. If you liked this idea I would love it if you shared it with a friend and/or saved it on Pinterest.

Easy DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath

This isn't my first repurposed scarf rodeo. You can find links to the others here DIY Fall Scarf Wreath, How To Turn A Ruffled Scarf Into A Tree Skirt, and Christmas Gift Wrapping With Scarves.

Please join me in visiting my friend's blogs to see how they repurposed a scarf or hankie.
Thrifty Chicks Group Scarf or Hankie Challenge
How To Make Flowers From A Hankie by Shoppe No. 5
Homemade Heating Pads From Thrifted Scarves by Adirondack Girl At Heart
Valentine Handkerchief Charger by Lora B. Create & Ponder
How To Turn A Scarf Into An Easy DIY Valentine's Wreath (that's me)
Little Hankie Bird and A Hankie Project Round Up by Little Vintage Cottage

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Vintage Cubby Cabinet Refreshed for Valentine's Day

I was thrilled when Mr. Frugalista came home with a vintage cubby cabinet that he found on Kijiji (Canadian buy & sell site) that was being sold by a junk dealer who was cleaning out a very old garage. The price was right if you dared dig through the piles on the soggy mud floor. Wood vintage cubbies are hard to come by, especially for dirt (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) cheap.

They make great organizers for a home office or craft room but they are especially fun to decorate for holidays and special occasions. The original plan for mine was to use it above a beverage station to hold a cream and sugar bowl, mini marshmellows, sprinkles, and the like. For a hot minute I thought about using it for a tea cup collection, until I went to the dollar store.

The shelves are filled with Valentine's stuff and the next thing you know, my shopping cart was overflowing with hearts. So now my Vintage Cubby Cabinet is decorated for Valentine's Day using dollar store finds and I heart how it looks.

Vintage Wooden Cubby Cabinet

Vintage Cubby Cabinet Refreshed For Valentine's Day

I was sure I took a before picture of it all dirty with the original wood finish but for the life of me, I can't find it. You can see the light wood color peeking through the areas that I distressed. All I did was give it a wash of white chalk paint and distressed it with 180-grit sandpaper.

Wooden Cubby Organizer After Makeover

Using wallpaper adhesive, I papered the plywood back with scrapbook paper. I may eventually add real barn wood.

Cubby Cabinet Barn wood papered back

I couldn't find metal label holders narrow enough to put under each cubby so I improvised. Using a plastic geometry template as a stencil and black chalkboard paint, I painted faux back plates. With a silver paint pen, I painted the numbers freehand (should have used a stencil to make them look more authentic - live and learn).

Cubby Cabinet Stenciled Faux Metal Tags

Cubby Cabinet with faux barn wood back

Cubby Organizer with faux painted metal tags

Then came the fun part, filling it with my dollar store Valentine's finds.

Cubby Organizer decorated for Valentine's Day

The garland I made with baker's twine that I had in my stash, some cute mini clothespins and pretty fabric hearts found in the craft aisle.

Cubby Organizer with fabric heart garland

The adorable 4-pack mini mason jars came with the gingham ribbon and I filled three of them with assorted heart candies, which of course were taunting and calling my name. I caved a few nights after taking these photos and went on a candy binge.

Cubby Organizer decorated with I Heart U Cookie Cutters

The cookie cutters were too cute and I simply hung a felt heart with baker's twine for a pop of red inside the heart shape cookie cutter.

Cubby Organizer with heart shaped cookie cutter

Cubby Organizer with letter U cookie cutter

The shot glasses I found in the back of my china cabinet and used them as mini vases for red roses.

Cubby Organizer with shot glass and fabric rose

Ya, they're fake.

Cubby Organizer with mini shot glass vase with red rose

I couldn't resist this adorable little bear holding a heart.

Cubby Organizer with mini Valentine's Bear

Or this Valentine's votive candleholder.

Cubby Organizer with glass heart votive candle

...and Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a BIG Kiss.

Cubby Organizer with a Big Kiss for Valentine's Day

12 Slot Wooden Cubby Organizer Makeover
So what would you use this Vintage Cubby for? 

When I did some research online I was shocked at how much these vintage cubbies sell for. Then I did the happy dance when I realized the sweet deal we got on ours.

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