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$3 Rustic Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath


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I hate spending too much money on holiday decorations. You only get to use them for a few weeks, so I like to get creative and keep it cheap! Today I am sharing this beautiful $3 rustic Valentine’s Day heart wreath along with some other fun Valentine’s Day crafts on a budget in this fun Valentine’s Day blog hop.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Thank you for joining me for the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! I’ve joined up with 13 other talented bloggers to share Valentine’s Day crafts on a budget. Each blogger was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create a Valentine’s Day craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of their local stores. If you have budget Valentine’s Day crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs!

Join 14 fabulous bloggers for a Valentine's Day blog hop! Each blogger has created a craft with items from the dollar store! Great for a budget. | Housefulofhandmade.com


You can make this rustic Valentine’s day heart wreath for only $3 and a couple items from around the house. Seriously! Doesn’t it look like it cost so much more? I just love how it turned out!

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Valentine’s Day is all about red and pink, hearts and love. I have nothing again red and pink, but I don’t like to decorate with too much of it. I prefer neutrals and a little sprinkling of color. This wreath is perfect for that. I have the neutral brown heart shaped wreath with a little pizzaz from the colorful heart banner. And it looks just amazing on my green door doesn’t it πŸ™‚

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Have I convinced you to make your own wreath yet? It is super easy so let’s do it!

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

You’ll need a to pick up a pool noodle (from the dollar store), Modge Podge (I found a small container at the dollar store) and a heart banner (from the Target Dollar Spot). From around the house you will need a wire hanger,Β a brown paper bag, packing tape and a little hot glue. That’s all!

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Start by cutting the pool noodle so you can shape it into a heart. You need to cut it in half on an angle. I made mine into a deep angle for the bottom of the heart.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then cut the tops at an angle also, but make this one much shallower. The angles will need to be in the same direction.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Now take the wire hanger and cut the bottom bar in the center. Shape the top so the hook is a loop to hang the wreath and the hanger starts to look like a heart.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then you will feed the pool noodle onto the hanger, just push it into the hole in the center of the pool noodle. The side cut with the shallower angle will get fed onto hanger first so it touches the loop at the top of the hanger.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then do the same to the other side so the angles line up in the center. Hey, thats starting to look like a heart.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

To attach the pool noodle at the top and bottom I tried to use hot glue, it doesn’t work. The glue just melts the pool noodle and so there is not a flat surface to glue together. So plan B was packing tape, and it works perfectly! Tape the top together with a few strips of packing tape.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then pull the bottom together and do the same thing. If you need too, mold the hanger inside the pool noodle to make the heart shape even and beautiful.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Now it is time to cover up that ugly orange! Rip a paper bag into a bunch of pieces. Various sizes and shapes. You’ll want to rip it so you have pretty, soft edges.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then apply a thick coat of Modge Podge to the outside a piece of bag (the side with the words/picture on it).

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Place the paper on the wreath and wrap it around it so the inside is now the outside. You have to hold it a bit until it starts to hold itself to the pool noodle and not slide around.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Keep doing this over and over. Use smaller pieces to cover curved sections of the wreath. Keep layering it and wrapping it around to cover up all evidence of the ugly pool noodle underneath.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

You will have a nice little hook hiding on the backside of the wreath and a pretty rustic heart form. Now all you need to do is add a little extra love with your heart banner. I used a bit of hot glue to secure the ribbon on either end of the banner.

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then I hung it on my green door and admired my handy work! It’s amazing what you can do with a little creativity and $3 πŸ™‚

Make this fun rustic Valentine's Day wreath with only 3 items from the dollar store and a few free items! This $3 Rustic Valentine's Day heart wreath looks like it cost so much more! Includes lots more budget Valentine's Day crafts too. | Housefulofhandmade.com


Β Looking for more budget friendly Valentine’s Day crafts?

Visit the rest of the blogs in our hop to seeΒ their creative Valentine’s Day crafts ~

Join 14 fabulous bloggers for a Valentine's Day blog hop! Each blogger has created a craft with items from the dollar store! Great for a budget. | Housefulofhandmade.com

My PinterventuresΒ ||Β DIY Adulation

Houseful of HandmadeΒ ||Β C’mon Get CraftyΒ ||Β Olives-n-OkraΒ ||Β Inside The Fox Den

Made In A DayΒ ||Β The Robin’s Nest DesignsΒ ||Β Arrows & AweΒ ||Β Happily Ever After, Etc.

Our House Now A HomeΒ ||Β The Home On The CornerΒ ||Β Decor by the SeashoreΒ ||Β Intelligent Domestications


Now we want you to share your $10 or less Valentine’s Day crafts! We’d love to get even more great ideas. Link-up below and be seen on all 14 blogs!


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48 Comments

  1. Show + Tell 203 - Tauni Everett

    February 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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  2. Gina

    February 4, 2016 at 7:23 am

    This is such a smart craft! I’m always looking for budget-friendly ways to decorate, especially for holidays. Wreaths are a favorite of mine, but I’d rather make one than buy one. The problem is that I’m worried about how much it will all add up to once I buy my supplies. I love how this craft only costs $3 for a beautiful wreath! I bet that you could even make wreaths for different holidays following your pool noodle and hanger process. This is such a fantastic idea! The next time I get a hankering to make a wreath I’ll make sure to follow your tutorial. You laid everything out so clearly!

    1. Kati Farrer

      February 8, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you Gina! I agree, wreaths can be so expensive so I always try to make my wreath forms for cheap! I love using pool noodles for forms.

  3. twochicksandamom/Donna

    February 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday–this is such a cute idea!

  4. Brenna@Domestic Charm

    February 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Cute, cute, cute! What a creative use of a pool noodle! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Circle link party!

    1. Kati Farrer

      February 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Brenna! Pool noodles are an awesome craft supply.

  5. Hannah@SeeingtheLovely

    February 1, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Cute idea! I never would have thought to use a pool noodle! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

    1. Kati Farrer

      February 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Hannah! Sometimes a small budget helps bring out the creativity in me πŸ™‚

  6. Katrin

    January 31, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This is so cute! Love the simple style with the colourful hearts!!!

    1. Kati Farrer

      February 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Katrin! I love simple too.

  7. Kathleen

    January 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    What a fun wreath and only $3? I had no idea. What a great way to decorate. Love it!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 30, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you Kathleen! It was fun getting creative on a small budget.

  8. Rebecca

    January 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Very cute wreath. I love how it pops on your green door (your door color is beautiful, by the way). And that was ingenious to use a pool noodle and a hanger!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! I love the door color too πŸ™‚

  9. Kaitlin

    January 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love this idea. I would have never thought of using a pool noodle.

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you Kaitlin! I love using pool noodles as wreath forms, so much cheaper, and luckily it worked for a Valentine heart too πŸ™‚

  10. DazzleWhileFrazzled

    January 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    SO great! And I love the $3; my kind of craft budget. Thanks for hosting.

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you! It was fun to get creative with a small budget πŸ™‚

  11. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

    January 28, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve messed with pool noodles, but not as cute as this! How adorable! Love it!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Megan! Pool noodles are one of the best craft supplies, if only I could keep my kids from stealing them and hitting each other with them πŸ™‚

  12. Sherry

    January 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    What a great idea to use the pool noodle to build the hearth wreath frame. Gorgeous!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you Sherry! I had to get creative with the dollar store budget πŸ™‚

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  14. Nancy Straughan

    January 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    This is genius, you’re so clever for using a pool noodle!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Nancy! This budget challenge forced me to think outside the box πŸ™‚

  15. Shirley Wood

    January 28, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Pool noodles and clothes hangers are so handy to have when crafting. At first, I thought you had foumd a haeart shaped wreath at the dollar store. I love the rustic look with the brown paper. So cute.

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Shirley. Pool noodles and hangers are a must, I never throw them out!

  16. Celeste

    January 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    The things you can do with a pool noodle! This is so neat, and I love how you covered it with brown paper! So creative, and it turned out great!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Thanks Celeste! I love the brown paper, it makes it look like a fancy heart wreath form.

  17. Erlene

    January 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I’m going to be stocking up on some pool noodles this summer. This is so cute! Thanks for being part of the Valentine’s Day blog hop. Pinned.

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Thank you for setting it up Erlene! I always buy lots of pool noodles, some we even use for their intended purpose πŸ˜‰

  18. Lory

    January 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I love this! So cute and such a clever idea. πŸ™‚
    Lory
    http://www.therobinsnestdesigns.com

  19. Pamela Smith

    January 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I am joining the Budget Valentine Blog Hop too and I love coming by to see what others have created! This is a great idea! I have some of the pool noodles just laying around and this would be a great way to use them. Thanks so much!

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:36 am

      I always buy about 10 noodles every year and use them for various crafts. There are so many ways to use them!

  20. Emily, Our house now a home

    January 27, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This is such a great idea! I love the use of the pool noodle.

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Emily! I love using pool noodles for wreath forms, so I figured I could make it a heart wreath too. Luckily it works perfectly πŸ˜‰

  21. AJ @ Aspen Jay

    January 27, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Hi Kati,
    This Valentines craft has so many possibilities, I love it! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this fun link up. πŸ™‚
    Cheers,
    AJ

    1. Kati Farrer

      January 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Thanks AJ! I’m so happy you stopped by and I love the simple Valentine’s decor you shared too πŸ™‚

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