I had a pile of hearts to redo in my upcycling box. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for me to add hearts to anything. Hearts have always been a very important part of our home decor.
Here is my pile of hearts I decided to repurpose.
First I cleaned them up and painted them.
The red heart was going to be my over the top, no rules apply decorative heart.
So I decided to make this heart very colorful.
Then added all kinds of different materials, including little felted balls.
This is the finished result.
The second heart I thought I would design in a farmhouse style.
I bought some mini faux roses at SAS (a local business in our area). Then I glued them onto the heart.
Then I added some jute to the side and a strand to the back to hang from.
Here is the finished result.
The third heart was an old grapevine wreath.
I covered it with faux moss, then I added faux lavender flowers all around it. This would be a beautiful wreath using real flowers as well, I just don’t have any in my garden right now. Maybe in the Spring I will cut these faux flowers off and add real flowers. To keep your wreaths as a base only, just use wire and strings to decorate them instead of hot gluing items on. That way you don’t have to keep buying a new wreath over and over.
Here is the finished result.
Which one do you like? I would love to see which one turns out to be the most popular heart. My daughter picked out the rose farm house styled heart. You all know which heart I like…yep, the colorful bohemian styled artsy red heart. Which would probably be the least popular in my opinion because to be honest it is a little busy, but that’s what I love the most.
Cost for everything
Grapevine wreath-.99 cents
Small wooden heart- $1.50
Large wooden heart- .99 cents
Paint- .75 cents
Yarn- .25 cents
Jute- .35 cents
Mod podge- .25 cents
Faux moss- $1
Fabric .50 cents
Faux lavender flowers- were given to me years ago, I just keep reusing them.
Total for all three hearts- $12.08
Brand new in a store who knows how much all three would have cost.Most wooden heart plaques run anywhere from $10 and up depending on size and details. Wreaths run $20 and up, so all three of these items bought brand new would probably cost over $40 in the stores to buy. Making it myself has the added benefit of accomplishing something which in turn is a great mood booster as well as a great way to keep our brains healthy with exercising it by being creative.
Happy repurposing everyone, Remember to buy second hand, and buy from local small businesses as much as possible and have tons of fun trying to make something yourselves. There really is way too much plastic waste on this planet. Plastic waste contributes to most of our health issues. The pollution plastic and the chemicals to make it on this planet are harming all animals…please pass this on. Thank you.