If you want to keep Valentine’s Day decor budget friendly, don’t overlook thrift store items! This Wood Heart Valentine’s Day Decor got a new look with paint and some embellishments.
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Welcome to our first Thrift Store Challenge Group post of the year! I’m happy to again join the monthly challenge! Each month participants are challenged to:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is looking to expand — and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with your blog name and someone will get back to you right away. We can’t wait to meet you!
Meet this month’s hosts!
Thrift Store Wood Heart Makeover
I found this standing wood heart at my local Goodwill a couple of years ago. It’s been waiting for a makeover.
I don’t know why the greenery was attached to the heart, but it looked like it was added on after the heart had been purchased. It was stapled to the heart.
After using a staple puller to remove the greenery, I cleaned the heart with TSP. The price stickers left a sticky residue and I used a little nail polish remover to get rid of the stickiness.
On the top of the heart, there is a hole cutout. Maybe it was for a flower or a candle. I don’t know.
It took three coats of white acrylic paint to fully cover the green paint on the heart. I tried to sand the little dots down before painting, but as you can see in this photo, they were still visible.
That meant I needed to work with them. I used the end of a wood skewer dipped in pink paint to highlight each dot.
This pretty pink heart ribbon was just right for adding to the sides of the heart.
I used dots of hot glue along the way to adhere the ribbon to the heart.
Looking through my craft stash, I found several small gray hearts. I added a foam heart to the center and then glued it in place on the center of the heart.
Also in my craft stash, I found a few of these paper ruffles. I glued one to cover the hole on the top of the heart.
I thought of leaving it like that, but then decided to dress it up a little bit more. This door knob hanger was purchased last year at Dollar Tree.
When I removed the ribbon, the wrap on the heart began to come loose, too. I removed it all and decided that I liked the metal look of it.
I wrapped the bottom of it that was black in pink and white twine. and glued the end down. Using another piece of twine, I tied it from the top to the bottom.
Another of the gray hearts was glued to the twine. I added one more to keep the twine between the two pieces.
Attaching the gray heart this way means that it can spin a little.
Supply List for Wood Heart Makeover for Valentine’s Day
- Thrift Store Find Wood Heart
- Staple Remover
- White Paint and Brush
- Wood Skewer
- Heart Ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Chipboard Hearts
- Foam Hearts
- Dollar Tree Heart Door Hanger
- Paper Ruffle
I love the changes to this thrift store find. I also love that it was a very budget friendly Valentine’s Day piece. Don’t overlook those seasonal items when you’re out thrifting!
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Valentine’s Day Heart Decor
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Check out how the other hosts met this month’s challenge!