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My $4 Vintage Valentine Wreath

I told you last week that I had a fun idea using Vintage Valentine cards and I finally have it ready to show you!  I got this cool card-holder-wreathy-thingy before Christmas to display all the holiday cards we receive.  When it was time to pack up Christmas and put it away for another year, I couldn't bring myself to put this whosy-whats-it away.  Firstly because I don't really have a place for it.  All my Christmas boxes are stuffed and this is kinda' big.  Secondly, it's brand new and I didn't feel like I had had enough time to play with my new toy yet.

As I got to thinking, I realized that I could use this wreath thing-a-ma-jiggy in my house A LOT!  With vintage valentine cards like I'm showing you here, or with other seasonal photographs or images.  How cool would it be to fill it with wedding pictures for our anniversary in May?  Or with pictures of each child around their birthday?!  This thinger-bobber may be the best purchase I have ever made!

Now if I could just figure out what to call it.  I really don't know.

Anyway . . . I found all those adorable printable vintage valentines that I shared with you the other day.  I downloaded a bunch of my favorites and printed them out.  Actually, I put them all into a 4-page Word doc and had it printed at Staples.  My printer at home doesn't print bright colors like red and pink very well.  The colors always come out muddy and I come out disappointed.  Plus, ink is pretty expensive y'all.  For less than $4 I had all these valentines printed on Cardstock, which seemed like a good enough deal to me.

They are perfect!  I cut them all out and slid them into the coily parts of my card-wreathy-jobby, starting with the largest cards first and then filling in the gaps with the smaller cards.  How about that "You need a hug and you know it" card?  Apparently sexual harassment wasn't really frowned upon in the 20's like it is now.  It makes me laugh because that "hug" is so awkward looking.  Sheesh!

You might not have a card-holder-coily-doo-dad like I do, but you could still make a Valentine wreath like this by using straight pins or hot glue to attach the printed pictures to a styrofoam wreath form.

This is the first of several things I'll be making for a little Valentine's vignette on top of the dresser by my front door.  Can't wait to show you the rest!



  1. What a SUPER CUTE idea!!! And great tip about getting them printed onto card stock at the copy shop. :) I totally want to copy you, but where in the world do you get a thinga-ma-bobber in January? lol

  2. Thanks! I ordered it from a web site called Decor Steals -- another one of those deal-of-the-day sites. I don't think it's specifically a Christmas item, so they may just bring it back before too long.


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