Dollar day do overs- repurposing hearts

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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.

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First I cleaned them up and painted them.

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The red heart was going to be my over the top, no rules apply decorative heart.

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So I decided to make this heart very colorful.

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Then added all kinds of different materials, including little felted balls.

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This is the finished result.

The second heart I thought I would design in a farmhouse style.

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I bought some mini faux roses at SAS (a local business in our area). Then I glued them onto the heart.

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Then I added some jute to the side and a strand to the back to hang from.

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Here is the finished result.

The third heart was an old grapevine wreath.

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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.

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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 roses-$4

Glue-$1.50

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.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. JOY journal says:

    I’m sappy for red hearts, so that one’s my favorite. I just read your “about” page, too. What fun!!

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    1. Awww…thank you. I read your first chapter in your romance, I love romance stories. You are really good at that. I always like hearing about people out there going for their dreams. So funny, but it is my husband who is afraid of heights where I am always hanging over things looking down, well I used to be that way and then I had kids so now I am sooooo careful so I don’t hurt myself. I have my favorites post to do later this month and I want to include a link back to your book, think I might have some followers that would like to read it as well. I have to go back and start over though because I was interrupted in the middle of it. We have a busy house here. Have a great week.

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    2. Seconding Nora! Thank you for showing us your craft pieces. Those hearts will also have extra meanings now that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I would like to reciprocate your creative spirit with mine at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/soundeagle-in-love-and-dove-art-and-heart-on-valentines-day-with-gifts/

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      1. Thank you, you are very kind. I love your blog site it is so beautiful and filled with so much fun and beauty. Have a very Happy Valentine’s day surrounded by the ones you love.

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      2. You are very welcome. I would really appreciate it if you could kindly leave your lovely comment at my post too. You can simply copy and paste your previous comment and perhaps add more if you have something extra to say. Thank you. I love that you always have such creative ways of expressing yourself via various arts and crafts throughout your house.

        Since I don’t know your name, I wonder how I should address you in my future comments. Please let me know if you would like me to address you in a certain way.

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      3. Thank you, it was a very beautiful post, lots of info. and colorful art. I especially liked the block painting and how that is done.

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  2. They are all so pretty it’s hard to pick just one. If I have to pick one it would be the farm house. I am a sucker for anything that looks so old, and you had me at jute 🙂 🙂

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  3. simplywendi says:

    they are so beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Wendi. Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        thank you! wishing you a day filled with smiles.

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  4. kat says:

    They’re all so pretty; I don’t think I can choose! Though I do like that the purple in the grapevine heart makes me think of Spring.

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    1. Thank you Kat. I can’t wait for Spring, it is one of my favorite seasons.

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  5. I love them all but I love red one the most – so whimsical and looks so fun to make!!!!

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    1. Thank you Starr, that red one is turning out to be the most popular. I had the most fun with the red heart. I love those bright colors.

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  6. You make the cutest stuff! I especially love the one with the roses!💕

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    1. Thank you Laura, that was the quickest one to make, so easy. My daughter wants to hang that in her room. It is very romantic and soft looking to me.

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      1. My thoughts exactly! Love it💕

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  7. koloosey says:

    I love the red heart with fabric! Absolutely gorgeous! All three are, but that one’s my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, that one is beating all the other hearts in popularity. I am surprised because I really didn’t think it would, I love it the most, but I figured the farm house heart would be the most popular (the one with the roses).

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  8. SG says:

    Lovely hearts, hard to pick a favorite!

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  9. Cass & Tina says:

    I love all three!! So creative making each a totally different look.💕

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    1. Thank you. I had fun mixing things up.

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  10. Steph says:

    The grapevine wreath is my favorite, but they’re all cute!

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    1. Thank you, that’s really pretty too. The purple and green go together really well. The day I took the photos it was raining outside so the room was a little dark and you can’t see that wreath as well as the others, it is really pretty.

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  11. Holly says:

    This is going to sound a little odd but something about this post really touched my heart and it’s not because of the hearts, either. 🙂 I just felt your love and genuine spirit shine through so beautifully! What a blessing you are.

    I can sincerely say that it’s very hard for me to pick a favorite of these. They are all so absolutely perfect! My goodness, the farmhouse style one looks as if it would cost a fortune in the store. It probably would.

    Your gift exceeds what you could imagine and I am so glad to have ‘met you.’ I love your creations. All my love to you, sweet sis. 💞

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    1. Awww…thank you Holly, another sweet comment. I just passing on the gift I was given. There are a lot of you talented out there sharing your gifts back…thank you for that too. That rose heart is growing on me, think I might have a new favorite. I hope others get a chance to look around their homes and use the things they have as well. They are sitting around our rooms just waiting for a sweet little make over so they can shine once again.

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