Now that Valentines Day has come and gone, what are you to do with all of those lovely, heartfelt paper expressions of admiration that we call valentines? Make a wreath for next year!
This super simple project will help preserve the sweet messages you’ve received, while putting you way ahead of the game for next year’s Valentine’s Day decorating:
Repurposed Valentines Wreath
- Glue or tape.
- Paintbrush and craft sealant (optional).
- Use the valentines you or your grandkids received this year (or buy boxes of valentines on sale post-holiday), and cut them into heart shapes. You can cut out the design, the message or both.
- Cut heart shapes of various sizes. You may want to first cut some heart shapes out of construction paper and then use them as templates.
- On a flat surface, turn hearts face down and arrange into a wreath pattern.
- Once you are happy with your wreath shape, use tape or glue to secure the hearts to one another.
- For extra reinforcement, use a paintbrush to cover your wreath with a glue sealant (i.e., Mod Podge). Let dry.
- Flip over and seal front side of wreath. Let dry.
- Store for next year!