Recycled Scarf Valentine Heart Wreath

An easy ten-minute budget-friendly Valentine craft idea. Shop your closet or winter clothing bin to make this recycled scarf Valentine heart wreath and the bonus, once Valentine's Day is over, you can wear it again.



I got the idea when decluttering the bedroom closet before the holidays. I remembered our Thrifty Chicks Group challenge for January was to repurpose a scarf or hankie. When I saw the red scarf, I knew it would be perfect.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

DIY Valentine Scarf Wreath

So I tucked the scarf away in a safe place to hold for our challenge this month, knowing I'd be making a red heart wreath.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

Fast forward to last weekend when it was time to make the wreath. I forgot where my safe place was. Does that ever happen to you?



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

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 thrift shopping for another red scarf. So I rummaged through the closet once again and found another red scarf.



But this one is a favorite and I wear it often. So I tweaked the DIY wreath plan so that once Valentine's Day is over, I can wear the scarf again.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

If you haven't heard of the Thrifty Chicks group, we are a group of junk loving bloggers who come together on the second Wednesday of every month to transform, upcycle or repurpose a junk find based on a theme. I'll be sharing links to my creative friend's projects further down in the post.



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What You'll Need To Make It

These are the supplies used to make the scarf heart wreath, most of which were found by shopping my home. I've included 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.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

Are you ready to see how easy it is to make the scarf wreath?

Simply wrap the scarf around a heart-shaped wreath form and tie it off on the bottom of the heart. No glue - no damage to the scarf so you can wear it again. But if you'd like to keep the Valentine wreath to use again next year, then use an old scarf or one found at either the thrift store or dollar store.



I used a grapevine wreath that I had on hand but even better would have been one of these heart-shaped wreath forms. To make sure I didn't snag the scarf on the twigs, I covered the wreath in plastic wrap first.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

DIY Wreath Embellishments

To embellish one side of the wreath, I covered two small wooden hearts with baker's twine.




They are super easy to make with red & white baker's twine and two wooden hearts. Wrap the red and white baker's twine starting from the outside and working your way to the center, securing it with dabs of hot glue.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

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 front of the twine hearts.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

Now, remember the wreath is made so the scarf can be worn again. So to attach the hearts temporarily without damaging the scarf, I made a hanger so it could be attached with a safety pin.



To make the hanger I recycled soda can tabs and hot glued them to the back of each heart. Alternatively, I could have used a brooch pin but I didn't have one on hand.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

The felt heart was an afterthought. Pairing things in groups of three is more visually appealing so I attached it with double-sided tape that can easily be removed. Use what you have on hand to add that third embellishment to the hearts.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

Another afterthought was wrapping more bakers twine around the wreath for a pop of white against the dark red. The wreath looks fine without so the choice is all yours. Alternatively, wrapping a costume jewelry pearl necklace around the wreath would be pretty too.



A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again.

So there you have it, a quick and easy handmade Valentine Wreath idea with recycled, thrift store, and/or dollar store finds.



For more recycled scarf ideas see my Fall Scarf Wreath, Christmas Gift Wrapping With Scarves, or Dollar Store Scarf Ornaments.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this budget-friendly Valentine's Day decor idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this Valentine's heart wreath idea, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your DIY Valentine Crafts or Handmade Valentine's Day Wreaths board on Pinterest.




A quick, easy, and budget-friendly Valentine heart wreath idea made with a recycled red scarf. Once Valentine's Day is over, it can be worn again. #valentinewreath #heartwreath #scarfwreath #valentinecraft

Now let's go take a look at what the talented Thrift Chicks made with their scarves or hankies by clicking on the links below.

Thrifty Chicks Group Scarf or Hankie Challenge

How To Make Flowers From A Hankie - Shoppe No. 5

Homemade Heating Pads From Thrifted Scarves - Adirondack Girl At Heart

Valentine Handkerchief Charger - Lora B. Create & Ponder

Recycled Scarf Valentine Heart Wreath - Interior Frugalista

Little Hankie Bird and A Hankie Project Round-Up - Little Vintage Cottage

Quick & Easy Repurposed Scarf Draft Stopper - 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!

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

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  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,
    Kippi

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

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

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    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.

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  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!

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    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 ☺️

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  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

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  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!

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

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