Repurposing An Evergreen Wreath for Valentine’s Day

Last year, as I was preparing to toss out my real evergreen Christmas wreaths,

I had an epiphany! ….. Love epiphanies!

I thought, hmmmm, I could channel Edward Scissorhands.

I did the same this year. I got out my scissors and cut the round wreath into a heart,

to repurpose the Christmas evergreen wreath for Valentine’s Day

rather than throw it away.

Valentine's Day Wreath - Housepitality Designs

This is what the wreath looked like on my doors at Christmas.

The real evergreen wreaths were so lush and green. They have since dried and faded

on the back porch, waiting for me to decide what do with them.

I used to let them dry out in previous years and hang them in the patio.

By the way, the other wreath is actually hanging on the wall on the upper porch.

Christmas Front Porch 2015 - Housepitality Designs

I went to Michael’s to see what they had to embellish the heart shaped wreath.

I found some great ribbon and a box of assorted felted hearts.

Valentine's Day Wreath 2016 - Housepitality Designs

I really do not do much decorating for Valentine’s Day as I used to.

Just a few things here and there.

Valentine's Day Wreath 2016 - Housepitality Designs

I also bought these adorable “Scotty Dog” clothespins at Michael’s.

I thought that they would work well to attach the felt hearts to the wreath.

Valentine's Day Wreath 2016/Felted Hearts - Housepitality Designs

The “scotty dog” clip is holding a Valentine in its mouth . . . cute!

Valentine's Day Wreath/Felted Heart - Housepitality Designs

Valentine's Day Wreath - Housepitality Designs

I love to decorate this corner of the front porch for each season.

Valentine's Day Wreath/Vintage Door - Housepitalty Designs

After Christmas, when all of the decorations are taken down from the porch

it seems a bit bare and devoid of color.

Vintage weathered door/vintage watering can - Housepitality Designs

I took a trip to Lowe’s Home Improvement to see what they had in stock.

No flowers . . . was hoping I could get some pansies.

Just evergreens due to the weather/season.

So I added some faux evergreens and berries for pops of red to the vintage watering can.

Felted hearts placed in a wintery bird’s nest.

A winter's bird nests/felted wool hearts - Housepitality Designs

I purchased two Blue Point Junipers to place in pots on the porch.

Valentine's Day Wreath on Vintage Weathered Door - Housepitality Designs

This corner with the vintage weathered door and vintage wagon

needed these Junipers to dress it up.

I cannot wait to be able to fill the wagon with flowers again.

Valentine's Day Wreath/Weathered Door - Housepitality Designs

This corner of the porch is happy again

as it was filled with love and hearts!

Hope you have a day filled with love and hearts too!

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  1. What a great idea! Still thinking about your former post of your surprise Valentine gift!
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  2. Good save with the wreath!
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  3. Great idea.

  4. Amy Kaminski says

    Clipping that wreath into a heart is brilliant. Can’t wait to try it when I get home today!

  5. Now that was GENIUS!!! Shirley, if I hadn’t read this post I would’ve thought that you purchased this wreath! HOLY COW! It’s gorgeous!!! Those Scotties are too cute!
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  6. GREAT idea! Love the whole vignette! The hearts and the ribbon are great!!!! Have a wonderful day. I am off to bowling.
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  7. i love how you repurposed your xmas wreath and shared the love with valentines day.

  8. How fun and smart Shirley, I love the heart wreath for Valentines!

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  9. What a neat idea, I love how you reused your Christmas wreath….

    Have a great day~

  10. Great idea…Love the ribbon you put on that wreath. The Scotties are cute holding the hearts. Have a Lovely Day!!!!

  11. Sherry Myers says

    What a “love”ly corner..and you always have such creative ideas.Always!
    Keep them coming! We are grateful recipients of your talents!

  12. Okay, Mrs Scissorhands 🙂 very creative and charming! And that is a beautiful, lush corner of your porch. Happy February! xoxo
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  13. Hi Shirley, I would have never thought of trimming a wreath to a heart. Such a great idea. I will be pinning this one. Xx J

  14. Brilliant! LOVE it Shirley!
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  15. You know I have a serious case of door and wagon love! I saw those adorable felted hearts and almost put them in my basket and the Scotties are dog gone cute too. Your wreath transformation is perfect the for the season. ♥
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  16. Shirley, what a great idea! The corner on your porch looks so festive and welcoming! I am like you, I don’t do much decorating for Valentine’s! Wishing you a beauty-filled Thursday!
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  17. So adorable!!!! Love the little hearts and the Scottie’s are sooooooo CUTE!
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  18. Very clever and adorable. Great ideas. thanks.

  19. Turned out great Shirley! Love those sweet hearts and especially the scotty dog…so cute!
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  20. Best brilliant idea every Shirley. It looks fab and I love that you could recycle the wreath.
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  21. What a fun idea and great way to repurpose. 🙂

    You are so smart. 🙂

    Happy day friend!
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  22. What an adorable idea… I love those Epiphanies…
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