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Valentine's Day Wreath--FINISHED!

Welcome to Dime Store Thrift! If you are finding me from Pinterest and Google, I am so glad to have you here...This was originally posted 4 years ago but has been my most requested page. Enjoy! And let me know if you do get a wreath of your own made.




I am rawther pleased with how this turned out. So pleased that I decided to make another one:





And now I have TWO wreathes hanging by the front door! I think I will keep the first one (Hubby's favorite) and the other will be heading off to Memory Lane today.




To make these, I used a heart shaped grapevine wreath from Michael's and then wrapped it in some tinsel garland bought at Target during their 75% off after Christmas sales:







And of course dipped into my stash of vintage red and silver balls to go with the pink yummies:



And then I fired up that high heat hot glue gun, went into a trance-like state and stayed there until every last ball was glued on...it is never good when you come out of that that trance like state and start thinking about home improvement projects that you might be able to do using a high heat hot glue gun. Just Saying.

I have one more wreath and one more strand of garland and many, many boxes of red vintage balls left...so there will be an all red heart shaped wreath in my future!

31 comments:

This Thrifted Life said...

Beautiful! Your wreaths are so fun.

Paige said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I really need to try one.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I love them, great job!

Jacklom3 said...

So Pretty!!!! You did an awesome job- I wish I had some red and pink ornaments!!!

Amy Kinser said...

Love the wreaths. Very pretty and fun.

Sue said...

Wow! Fantastic! Those are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks also for saying how you made them. Should I ever get ambitious and want to try, too... So are you walking around the house with that hot glue gun, looking for things to glue?

glenda said...

Gorgeous* Gorgeous* Gorgeous*
The wreaths are so bright and pretty...RED is my very favorite color...
Love them...
Watch out on the gluegun tho..
Dongetitonya....
lolololol
xoxoxo
glenda

Ninny said...

You go, girl! Those wreaths are awesome!!! I'm inspired!

Liz
http://ninnysnotesblog.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I've been waiting for you to get this done and share with us. It is beautiful! I want to make one and I did get some red christmas ornaments...now to find that glue gun, a heart shaped wreath and tinsel? Well maybe I will just admire yours.

Emily said...

So Cute -- You inspire me to unearth my glue gun.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I love them!
Just love them.
~Amy

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, wow! It's so very pretty!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Great tutorial and kudos for thinking ahead to valentines day.

Annette Smith said...

OMGoodness.....I love your Valentine wreath....actually love your entire blog!! My mom would kill for that wreath she's a huge color red fan. You are so tallented and I want to thank you
for sharing that tallent with us.
I just added you to my blog favorites list http://kuntrycharms.blogspot.com/
hugs and keep up the good work hehe
Annette

Stanley said...

As always, I am so impressed. That wreath is gorgeous! You know, a lot of people don't think of decorating for Valentine's Day, but it's such a pleasant idea. Seriously, that is one of my favorite things I've seen you post....even though I don't see any glitter on it!

Stan

svelteSTUFF said...

E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. what I had envisioned!

Anonymous said...

Toooo cute!
Yet another lovely idea from you.....thanks for the inspiration.

Linda H. said...

Beautiful!! How did you ever exist without a glue gun???

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Thanks Everyone for the kind words:) I am just loving these wreathes...I have no idea how I DID exist before my glue gun, haha!
Enjoy your weekend, Sonya

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I just love them! Great idea!

Mermaid Debbie

Denise Marie said...

love it!!

Rosie said...

Sooooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your how-to! But when I used a hot glue gun to replace a vintage ornament on a wreath I bought, the ornament CRACKED. Was the glue too hot? Has that ever happend to you?
rosie

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Hi Rosie, That hasn't happened to me as of yet and I have made many, MANY of these wreaths in the past couple months:) I don't know why it would have done that! I use a high heat gun and have used all sorts of vintage ornaments from super thin to super old...does anyone else have any tips for her??

Sewing-Chick said...

Very nice! I've made some of these before too but never for Valentines Day. Great idea! (Here's mine: http://sewing-chick.blogspot.com/2009/12/thrifted-ornament-wreath.html) Anyway, your scarlet and grey bulbs (or as non-Buckeye fans would say, red and silver bulbs) got me thinking... you could do colors based upon sports teams, and I bet they'd sell like hotcakes! We have an OSU Buckeyes wreath that I got as a gift years ago. A Buckeyes ornament wreath would be the bomb!

TangledEutopia said...

This makes me want to pull my Christmas ornaments back down!!! Go check out the one I made from cupcake liners! tangledeutopia.com

Casey said...

Very pretty!!

PartyLikePaula said...

Just shared this on my blog: http://www.partylikepaula.com/2012/01/valentine-wreaths.html. What a great idea I love it!

Paula

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

This is adorable, I love it. I shared it on Design, Dining + Diapers this week: http://designdininganddiapers.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesday-valentines-day-wreaths/

Ashley Taylor said...

Too cute :) I never do V day crafts and I totally should!

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Jody and Stan said...

Love the wreaths!! New Follower!
Hugs,
Jody

Helen Wong said...

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