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Repurposed Doily Flowers into Heart Wreath

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.

Quick and easy diy heart wreath from repurposed doily flowers

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?

grapevine heart wreath frame and 2 pink flower doilies

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.

two doilies with pink flowers

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

separating pink doily flowers by cutting the threads that join them

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.

cutting the doily flowers off the main section of the doily

Then you just snip where the flowers join the main body of the doily, being careful not to snip the flower petals as well.

pink crochet flowers after being cut off the doily

Once you have all the flowers separated and cut away, the next step is to remove those bits of thread from where you cut.

cutting away the excess threads from doily flower

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.

crocheted doily flowers ready to be used on heart wreath

And here are my 21 crocheted doily flowers ready to be repurposed into an easy heart wreath.

Gluing doily flowers onto grapevine heart

hot gluing crocheted flowers onto grapevine heart wreath frame

To attach them to the grapevine heart I simply used my handy dandy and rather ancient glue gun.

gluing crocheted pink flowers onto heart wreath

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

Crocheted doily flowers repurposed into grapevine heart wreath

A couple of the flowers had minor defects, but thankfully I had enough to make my way all around the heart wreath.

Easy DIY repurposed doily flowers heart wreath

I love how the yellow centers pop against the pink flowers.

Easy heart wreath made from repurposed pink crocheted doily 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
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

Floral heart wreath made from repurposed doily flowers

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.

How to create a quick and easy diy heart wreath from repurposed doily flowers

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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14 Comments

  1. What an adorable way to use those flowers! Wish I had some, but I don’t. Doesn’t stop me from pinning and saving, cuz ya just never know! Right? So what about the rest of the doily? Surely you didn’t toss it? I see a large snowflake there! Or something to paint over for the pattern! Oh, you have taught me well……I see projects in everything! And I thank you for that! Keep teaching me, my friend!

    1. Thanks so much Dona! Oh no, I didn’t toss the doilies. They don’t take much room to store, and they just might come in handy some day.A large snowflake is a wonderful idea. 🙂

  2. I saw the centers as a large hot pad, a decorative one ,or a covering over a pitcher of ice tea or adoil y under a house plant. This was charming.

  3. This is SO CUTE! I may even have a doily similar to that stashed away!

  4. what an adorable idea , love it …doilies aren’t my thing either as is , but now you’ve got me wanting to ” look ” for some @ thrift stores & yard sales , lol ….so sorry to hear about your mom”s fall , praying for her healing , and strength to all of you

  5. MaryEllen says:

    I wish your mother a speedy recovery, Tuula! May this be a special bonding time for your family. Make precious memories while you can. You must be a blessing to your mom every single day. ????
    MaryEllen

  6. Debra Hubbs says:

    This is adorable, I love it. Wishing your mom a speedy recovery!