Thursday, January 23, 2014

$3.00 Valentine's Day Wreath

I'll admit it. Whenever there's a threat of bad weather, it scares the bejeebers out of me. Although home is my favorite place to be, I hate to not be able to go somewhere. So a few days before we were sucked into the polar vortex that plunged us into sub-zero temps and made it impossible to see out of any of the windows, like our kitchen window above, I panicked and went out and got supplies for a few projects. 
I've had plans to make a valentine wreath for the back door for awhile now, so I grabbed that white wreath for an after-Christmas, rock bottom price of $2.00. I already had the glitter letters, red Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments from two years ago, and the embroidery thread. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, but I ended up returning it and using ribbon I already had, also from Dollar Tree two years ago. 
This package of glittery hearts from Dollar Tree caught my eye. I knew that they would add some extra sparkle to my wreath, so now a $2.00 wreath + $1.00 glitter hearts = A $3.00 Valentine Wreath!
Here's the start of the bunting I envisioned for the wreath. I wanted to use capital letters, but I was missing an M, so lower case it was! I was tempted to buy some of that cute baker's twine that I see everywhere, but the polar vortex was coming and I had no time to spare! I remembered I had tons of embroidery thread in every color of the rainbow, so I decided to somehow make that work. 
I twisted some pink and red thread together, and it looked cute so I went with it. 
And here is the finished project. I'm pretty pleased with my $3 wreath!~~~~~~I was going to share some of my other projects, but then I decided to do a post about each one separately. It will force me to blog more often!~~~~~~~My new motto: BAD WEATHER IS GOOD FOR CRAFTING!


ThrifterSisters said...

Bad weather makes me want to bake and craft too. I guess it's because we get in the mindset that we can't do anything else so why not? I made the cutest banner the other day out of vintage rick rack, buttons, and valentines. I'll post about it closer to the actual holiday. I am hoping to get around to making a cute tray like the one you made last year with the old picture frame, scrapbook paper, and valentines.

Stay warm!


Anonymous said...

Too cute!!! Great buy with the white wreath. Cold weather makes me want to cocoon at home but can't... have to go to work. Oh well... would rather be home crafting and baking nice bubbly cobblers!!!

Elizabeth said...

That is a beautiful wreath!

Margaret said...

It came out so great! I agree--bad weather makes us crafty! I've done some of my best things while buried in snow! Cooking too! Have a great day. We have 14" of snow with more on the way Saturday & Sunday and our temps are 6 degrees....Spring is on the way! Love, Maggie

Mecky said...

Carol, those both are so cute!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Carol, that is just the cutest wreath. I have a grapevine brown one I'm thinking of spraying white & using. I've been in crafting mode also. Too cold to go out, freezing ice from the snow on the roads....craft time!

:) Pam

Musings from Kim K. said...

Fabulous job on your valentine wreath. I especially love the price. I totally agree about cold weather being the perfect excuse for crafting.

Anonymous said...

It's very pretty, Carol!
I still have my Christmas ornament wreath on the porch! Hopefully the neighbors don't mind. :)
After living in Michigan for 5 years, bad weather doesn't scare me anymore- unless I have to drive up or down an icy hill! Have fun crafting- I sure am! ♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute wreath! Love the white wreath!!

Protector of Vintage said...

Pretty wreath, Carol!!

Unknown said...

This is sooo cute! I just love these kinds of projects...I will have to look after Xmas this year for a white wreath! :)

Primitive Stars said...

So sweet,love the Valentine wreath, Blessings Francine.

Annette said...

I feel for you guys back east. you have really been given a rough winter. Love your sweet wreath. I guess the weather really is good for crafting!! Stay warm.

Shelley said...

Wow! The window is beautiful. I couldn't stop looking at it. Too bad it comes at such a high price! I am officially done with winter, if anyone is taking a survey!

Anyway, the wreath is adorable! The handmade twine is better in my opinion! Pink and red? Fabulous!

PixieVintage said...

I love the Valentine wreath, the little bunting is sooo cute on it!


Very cool photo of the snowflakes on the window!!!
Awesome Valentine wreath and at a great price! I've been staying home too. Yesterday I cleaned up my craft room...I know!!!
Grandgirl was helping me as No School yesterday! That is the 3rd time the schools closed.
Keep Warm!

Julie said...

this wreath is stunning! great work! thx for showing!!!!!