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Make a Valentine Wreath Using Pretty Recycled Tissue Boxes

Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407 who has picked a fun Valentine’s Wreath idea for us to use as our inspiration! Be sure to check out all of the links below each post; all posts connect to their “befores” and “afters,” if you are following in order. Enjoy the tour, friends! And welcome to new friends!!

Love this fun logo!

Here is our inspiration wreath… Cute, isn’t it?!!

This month’s Valentine’s wreath idea comes from Sky over at Capital B. This is such a fun and sweet wreath and a perfect inspiration piece! If you are just coming over from Michelle’s at Thistle Key Lane, welcome!! Michelle always comes up with the best holiday ideas, doesn’t she? I love her wreath!!

I took my inspiration from the bright and cheerful paper hearts Sky used in her wreath. Hers must have been made with a paper punch or something as they are soooo uniform in size and shape. Mine; however, were all hand-cut for today’s Pinterest Challenge.


Here are all the goodies I assembled for ideas I had to make my wreath for our Pinterest Challenge:

2 different wreaths to redo

glue and gluesticks

dried flowers (I decided not to use them afterall)

some silk leaves ~ leftover from other floral projects

a small stack of saved cardboard from an old notepad and a tissue box carton (of all things!), which had really pretty designs!


How I began my Valentine’s wreath

First I began by deciding which wreath would work best and I chose the old raffia wreath. I removed all of the ribbon and the glued on faux roses ~ this took quite a while! Then I glued down any fishing line to keep the fibers from falling out.

Next, I tried laying out some dried roses but decided I really liked the simple country style look of our inspiration wreath best, so then I went looking through my saved cardboard scraps…

And that’s how I came up with the recycled tissue box title!

It was easy to then just cut out hearts of different sizes and glue them on a bit randomly! I might see about adding a small light set for evening but it is cute just as it is.

And that’s all there is to making this wreath! Total cost? Zero dollars since everything was recycled and already here. 🙂

Next up on today’s Valentine’s Wreath Pinterest Challenge tour is Kori at The Farmhouse Life! I think you’ll really like Kori’s beautiful home and her wreath fits her style perfectly; I know I am loving the open beams in her living room and her contemporary farmhouse style.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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ps… If you didn’t see last year’s Pinterest Challenge for Valentine’s Day, check that out here.

Enjoy the tour, dear friends,

Barb

18 thoughts on “Make a Valentine Wreath Using Pretty Recycled Tissue Boxes”

  1. I love a zero cost craft where you can reuse items and make them beautiful again! Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing!
    I’d love it if you’d share it at my link party this week, too! Sundays on Silverado!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  2. Well I never would have thought to keep nor cut out and keep the tissue boxes! I think your wreath turned out pretty cute and I love not spending money on a new one! So glad you were able to get back in the challenges. Pinned!

  3. Hi Barbara, I love that you
    “shop your recycled stuff” I do the same thing. The hearts look great against the wreath and I love a chunky wreath!

  4. Ha! I never would’ve guessed you used recycled tissue boxes, Barb! What a great idea. The patterns look like scrapbook paper or cardstock to me! Thanks for teaching us to see the beauty in ordinary objects and repurpose them for beautiful decor.

    1. Hi Crissy! I know it’s weird but that box was so stinking cute (as our fearless leader Cindy would say)!!! Glad you enjoyed it. <3 And yes, the cardboard is perfectly stiff since it basically is cardstock. 🙂 A win!

      Happy almost Valentine's Day to you! Still getting around to everyone (fell asleep around 7:00pm last evening).
      Hugs,
      Barb 🙂

  5. Hi Barbara! I love your spin on this Pinterest challenge! And I love how you repurposed a old notebook cover and tissue box – too clever!

  6. Now that you mention it, there’s quite a few cute kleenex box patterns! I’m going to look at them as future craft projects now;) Thanks for the inspiration, Barb!

  7. Love your wreath Barb and how smart to use the cute print from tissue boxes! The hearts really pop on the neutral colored wreath and I like how you kept it all so simple. Pinning!

    1. Thank you, Michelle!
      This was a fun and simple wreath to make. I am usually using faux or dried flowers on wreaths but this one I can still put on our front door facing our neighbors because our vestibule never gets wet. A win!!! Hope you are having a great week and are enjoying decorating for Valentine’s… <3

      Hugs,
      Barb 🙂

  8. Barb, you can’t beat creating a darling Valentine’s wreath for nothing. Great look and I love the raffia. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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