Repurposed doily flowers into heart wreath
It’s easy to create a pretty heart wreath by repurposing some crocheted doily flowers from stained or damaged doilies.
For me hearts are a year round thing. Not just for Valentine’s Day.
But it’s definitely fun to create heart things at this time of year because of all the snow outside. There’s just something very cheerful about hearts and heart projects.
Last year I created this DIY Heart Rag Wreath, which was easy but a little time consuming. Today’s heart project is easy too, but it’s soooo much quicker.
This year I’m on a mission to use as many things that I already have as I can. I’m pulling things out of storage and deciding what project to make with what I find instead of the other way around.
After all, what good are stashes if the goodies you’re stashing never get out of stash storage?
So when I found a $1 thrifted grapevine heart wreath in my stash I asked myself, “What can I do with that?”
I pick up wreath frames and forms of all kinds at thrift stores whenever I see them for a good price. That way, when I have a hankering to make a wreath I have some options on hand.
And I answered myself when I found these two 25 cent floral doilies, also in my stash.
Because I love flowers of all kinds, I’m quite the sucker for floral doilies. Even when they’re slightly damaged like these two. The damage actually makes it easier to repurpose them because there’s no guilt or remorse involved.
I have to say that I never use doilies as doilies. Doilies as doilies are not my thing.
But I still simply can’t resist these floral beauties… especially when they’re pink.
And I just can’t imagine letting these pretties end up in a landfill site, when they can so easily be rescued and repurposed.
Removing the doily flowers from doilies
To repurpose the doily flowers all you have to do is separate them from each other and from the main part of the doily.
Separating the flowers is easily done by carefully snipping the thread that joins two flowers together.
Then you just snip where the flowers join the main body of the doily, being careful not to snip the flower petals as well.
Once you have all the flowers separated and cut away, the next step is to remove those bits of thread from where you cut.
For this you need some slender scissors to get into the threads without damaging the doily flower. I have these cute little stork embroidery scissors, and they did the job perfectly.
And here are my 21 crocheted doily flowers ready to be repurposed into an easy heart wreath.
Gluing doily flowers onto grapevine heart
To attach them to the grapevine heart I simply used my handy dandy and rather ancient glue gun.
I made my way around the wreath one flower at a time.
There’s really no wrong way to do this. You just place them in a way that you like.
Finished Repurposed Doily Flowers Heart Wreath
A couple of the flowers had minor defects, but thankfully I had enough to make my way all around the heart wreath.
I love how the yellow centers pop against the pink flowers.
The idea was not to cover the grapevine wreath, but to make it pretty.
And I can’t think of a better way than with flowers.
Supplies needed for Repurposed Doily Flower Heart Wreath
- Grapevine heart wreath frame
- floral doilies
- hot glue gun
This was such a thrifty, quick, and easy way to create a heart wreath from some repurposed doily flowers.
Rather than toss the doilies because of some minor damage, the pretty crocheted flowers were given a whole new lease on life.
So the next time you see one of these pretty doilies at the thrift store, don’t pass it by.
If, like me, the doily itself isn’t your thing, the flowers can be easily and prettily repurposed.
It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time,