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Necklace Heart Wreath

Every January it’s the same thing. After the Christmas holiday season it takes me awhile to get back into the creative groove.

This year especially because my craft room is a bit of a disaster right now and that makes it somewhere that I don’t really want to be… until I get it reorganized, which I’m slowly working on now.

But more on that later this month. I did finally get inspired to make a heart wreath for Valentine’s Day. Last year I made a reversible baking pan heart wreath that I still have, but I like to make a new one every year just for the fun of it.

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

I found this wreath frame a few days ago at the thrift store for $1.

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

When I took it home and put in on my mess of a desk an idea came to me as I was sitting there looking at some of my vintage and costume jewelry necklace stash which I use in wind chime projects.

And I thought why not make a necklace heart wreath. Sounded pretty easy to me.

 

necklace heart wreath 4

I randomly grabbed necklaces and just started wrapping them around the frame.

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

Each necklace attached to the next one’s clasp, and I just kept wrapping…

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

and wrapping…

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

and wrapping…

 

Necklace Heart Wreath

and wrapping… until it was done.

Then I played with the placement of the necklaces a bit to cover the wreath form as best I could.

 

necklace heart wreath

Then I simply hung it on the barn board and chicken wire frame in the master bedroom.

 

necklace heart wreath

I totally winged it with this wreath by just using what I had in my stash, and because of that I think it turned out pretty funky.

I didn’t worry about matching the necklaces. I just went for it without thinking about it, and I’m pretty happy with the end result. I love that when Valentine’s Day is done I can take this wreath apart and the necklaces are no worse for wear.

This is a fun way for me to store these necklaces until I need to use one of them. Then I’ll just unclasp that one and replace it with another one. My wreath can be ever changing.

Now that I’ve got my first 2016 project under my repurposing belt it’s time to get on with my craft room reorganizing, and finishing my second faux rag rug

Did it take you awhile to get back into the re-swing of things after the holidays, or is it just me?

Thanks so much for reading and until next time… keep on keepin’ on..

XOX

 

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49 Comments

  1. Tuula, that is really pretty. Love it! I’ve not gotten into the swing yet. Slowly but surely! I want to do more crafts this year, maybe 1 a month… I better get on it! I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks Sherry! I’m looking forward to seeing your upcoming projects. You’re always so creative. 🙂

  2. Gail @Purple Hues and Me says:

    Wow! What a great re-purpose valentine project! And fabulous, too! One you can keep re-purposing forever!

    1. Thanks Gail! I do love repurposing things in ways that keeps the parts in their original form to be repurposed another day.

  3. That is so lovely! And I was thinking as you were describing it that you would still be able to use the necklaces for other things! I had to practically start from scratch in my craft room after Christmas! It always gets tornadoed during the holidays! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! Mine too. Looks like it got hit by some crazy lady… that would be me. lol. I’ll be posting some pics of the mess (yikes) when I do some reorganizing and purging posts later this month.

  4. Tuula, this is a beautiful repurposed wreath!! Awesome use of necklaces!! I can’t wait to see your next faux rag rug!! Love this wreath!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Keri! I really need to get my butt in gear. I think I might have eaten maybe one too many chocolates over the holiday season and I’ve got a serious case of sugar crash. lol.

    1. Thanks Candice! I always find mine at thrift stores at all times of the year, and I pick them up whenever I see them. You might also find them at any craft stores that you might have nearby.

  5. Kris@Junkchiccottage says:

    Love this Tuula. How sweet and pretty.
    Kris

    1. Thanks so much Kris! Heart projects are always so much fun to do this time of year. Especially with winter in full swing here now.

  6. Very pretty! I would like to do one with all pearls.
    I also would like a shell wreath! Thank you for the ideas 😉

    1. Thanks Mimi! Pearls would be gorgeous. You could also use a pearl-like Christmas tree garland.

      1. That is a beautiful idea. Thank you

        1. You’re so welcome Mimi. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for that Mary!

  7. super cool wreath! love the vintage necklaces, truly unique! I have tons of ideas, slow to get working on them though – guess vacation is about over!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, our vacation is over now, but fun things await with new projects. If you’re like me once you get going with your ideas there’ll be no stopping you.

  8. Creative, fun, and funky! I too like the fact that you can easily take it apart and reuse the necklaces for another project! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks so much Vicky! I do love being able to reuse things for future projects, and it helps the project budget too,

  9. I can’t believe you ever have a slow creative day and this proves it! You took two things and made a fabulous décor piece. LOVE it!

    1. Thanks so much AnnMarie, but oh my gosh I do get creative brain cramps. lol. Thankfully it usually just takes a little thrifting to get rid of them… no aspirin required here.

  10. Oh my, this is so unique and probably one of the most apropos Valentine upcycles I’ve ever seen. Pinning and sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Any! I really appreciate the pin!

  11. Wow, so pretty!!
    I love how simple and creative this is and how pretty!!
    There are always necklaces at the thrift stores and this is such a pretty way to repurpose them!
    Hope you are having a Happy Week!!
    Kimberley

    1. Thanks so much! I get all my necklaces at thrift stores or summer garage sales. It was fun putting this together, and I love that it easily comes apart.

  12. So creative and original….and very beautiful Tuula! Love that you just created that from what you had. Amazing!

    1. Thanks Karen! It is fun shopping my stashes for projects. Cheaper to use what I already have too.

  13. You are so darn clever! I love this idea and the fact that you can just unwind the necklaces after Valentine’s Day. I’d be tempted to keep it just the way it is. Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

    1. Thanks so much Betsy! I’m tempted to do that too and I probably will… until I need one of the necklaces for another project.

  14. You are incredible, Tuula! Who would have thought to use necklaces for a wreath…only you 🙂

    I am so glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration – thank you, sweet friend. Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie! That’s so sweet of you. It’s always a please to join the party my friend. 🙂

  15. This is so clever and pretty. Finding that frame for only $1 was quite a score. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Suzy! I don’t see wire wreath frames very often here, so when I do I have to pick them up.

  16. Oh my!! You are so creative–love this idea, and it’s such a great way to give new life to old jewelry. Thanks for linking it up with Vintage Charm 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Diana! It’s a pleasure as always. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Janice!

    1. Thanks so much Anne! It’a always fun to join the party.

  17. Jann Olson says:

    Very creative Tuula. I don’t think I would have thought to use the necklaces. Love the funky look! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Thanks Jann! It always a pleasure to join the party.

  18. I love this, I’m such a sucker for all things bling and I just might be pulling out that big box of broken jewels and doing something similar.

  19. Hi Tuula! I really love this necklace wreath, and I selected it as one of my favorites from the Valentine’s Link Party! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thank you so much Tonna! It was a fun party!