Super Easy DIY Valentine Recycled Scarf Wreath

This budget-friendly DIY Valentine craft can be made in ten minutes. Today is our monthly Thrifty Chicks Group challenge and the task is to repurpose a scarf or hankie. When decluttering the bedroom closet before the holidays I found a red scarf that I haven't worn in quite some time. My thoughts went to our challenge this month and how I could turn it into a super easy DIY Valentine recycled scarf wreath.

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Craft

DIY Valentine Recycled Scarf Wreath

Budget-Friendly DIY Valentine's Day Wreath

So I tucked the scarf away in a safe place to hold for our challenge. Fast forward to last weekend when it was time to make the wreath.

Recycled DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath

I forgot where my safe place was. Has that ever happened to you?

I searched this house high and low and for the life of me, I can't remember where I put the dang scarf.

Onto Plan B

At this point, there was no time to go shopping for another red scarf. I found another one in the closet that I could use but it's one of my favorites and I wear it often. So I tweaked my wreath plan a little so that after Valentine's Day, I could still wear the scarf.

Recycled Scarf Valentine's Wreath

Before I get into the details of how I used items gathered around the house to make this quick and easy DIY Valentine Day wreath, 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. You can find links to my friend's projects at the bottom of this post.

Thrifty Chicks Monthly Themed Blog Hop

What you'll need to make the Valentine Scarf Wreath

These are the items I used to make the Valentine's heart wreath, most of which were found around the house. I've included a Materials list towards the bottom of the post for your convenience. The list contains affiliate links so you can see what products I used or recommend for this project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.

Recycled Valentine's Scarf Wreath Supplies

I used a grapevine wreath that I had on hand but this wreath could be made with any of these heart-shaped wreath forms.

By simply wrapping the scarf around the wreath form and tieing it off on the bottom, no damage will be caused to the scarf so you can wear it again. Or not, if it's a scarf you have no intention of ever wearing.

To make sure I didn't snag the wool on the grapevine twigs, I covered the wreath in plastic wrap first.
Valentine's Wreath With Recycled Scarf

How to make small baker's twine hearts to embellish the Valentine wreath

To embellish one side of the wreath, I covered two small wooden hearts with baker's twine. Super easy to make and they added visual interest on the solid red wool wreath.

They are super easy to make with red & white bakers twine and two wooden hearts dabbed with some hot glue to hold in place (pictured below).

DIY Valentine Scarf Wreath Bakers Twine Hearts

Next, I slipped a strand of bakers twine through the clasp of metal heart charms and attached the strands to the back of the heart. You could use an old brooch, pendant, or earrings to embellish the twine hearts.

DIY Valentine Scarf Wreath Heart Embellishment

To attach the hearts temporarily onto the scarf so they can easily be removed without damaging it, I used what I had on hand. Soda can tabs are great for hanging anything, including art! Simply hot glued to the back of the hearts and attached to the scarf with safety pins.

Another option, of course, is using a brooch pin back that can be found in the jewelry making aisle of most craft stores.

DIY Valentine Wreath Scarf Soda Can Tab Hanger

The felt heart was an afterthought because pairing things in groups of three is more visually appealing. I attached it with double-sided tape.

Repurposed Scarf Valentine Craft

Another afterthought was wrapping bakers twine around the wreath for a pop of white against the dark red. It looks fine with or without so the preference is all yours. Wrapping a strand of pearl beads would look pretty too.

DIY Red Heart Wreath

Materials List

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

So there you have it, a quick and easy DIY Valentine Wreath with a recycled red scarf and items found around the house.

This isn't my first recycled scarf craft project rodeo. I made a DIY Scarf Wreath For Fall too. I also recycled some for eco-friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping With Scarves and turned inexpensive dollar store scarves into Buffalo Check Scarf Ornaments.

If you have any questions about this wreath project, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

If you enjoyed this Valentine craft, I'd be so thankful if you pinned and shared it with a friend.

Easy DIY Valentine's Scarf Wreath
Now, let's go see what my friend's made with their scarves or hankies by pressing the links below.

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
Quick & Easy Repurposed Scarf Draft Stopper by Thrifty Rebel Vintage

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  1. This is such a good idea. Usually after Christmas I collect a lot of red fabric and scarves etc to use next year. I can use some of the stuff to make this cool wreath. Excited to try it!

    1. Wonderful, I'm so glad you found inspiration to use them. Happy wreath making!

  2. Lovely up-cycled wreath made from an old scarf. The way you covered the hearts with the bakers twine is really pretty.
    Have a great week,

    1. Thank you very much, Kippi, means a lot coming from you, whom I consider a DIY wreath rockstar! xo

  3. Another awesome project ~ love it ~ pinned. Visiting from Waste Not Wednesday. :)

    1. Hi Allyson, so happy to see you here again! Thank you, I'm glad you like this idea for a quick and easy Valentine wreath.

  4. Whaaat?! Marie, I didn't even know this was a THING! This turned out so beautiful!

    I'm featuring this project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 513. Thanks for linking it up!

    1. LOL, and as Martha would say, "it's a good thing". LOL Woot woot, thanks for the feature, I'm thrilled! I'm a little late to the party this week but I'll be there ☺️

  5. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
    Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  6. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    1. Thank you for featuring the wreath, Marilyn, I'm thrilled! See you at the party. xo


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