Repurposed Valentine’s Wreath for Valentine’s Day

IMG_2284Use some extra cardboard to repurpose old t-shirts into an adorable Valentine’s wreath.  Kids can help create this DIY Valentine decoration by helping to cut the shirt into squares and glue them to the cardboard wreath frame.  In no time you will have a beautiful DIY wreath for Valentine’s Day that cost only pennies to make.

You need:

  • Cardboard
  • Red t-shirt from Goodwill
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon for the top
  • Fabric and beads for rosettes (a burp cloth works well for the rosettes)

Start by cutting a heart out of your cardboard

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Cut out a ton of squares from your fabric.You want them around the same size but they don’t have to be perfect.  These are about 1 1/2 inch squares.

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Find the center of your square and fold it diagonal.  Pinch the square together so you end up with something like the picture below.

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Add a drop of hot glue and stick the pointy part of your square in it.  Keep adding fabric squares as close as you want all the way around your heart.  The fabric helps hold the one next to it up.

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Once you make it all the way around add ribbon to the top and embellish however you want.  The sample has three rosettes and beads in the center.

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