Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath

Crafts and decor do not need to be expensive to be cute. This heart wreath is made with items found at the local dollar store! Especially for a holiday like Valentine’s day – you want a little bit, but do not want to spend a fortune. This could easily be upgraded with nicer products from your local Michaels, JoAnn or Hobby Lobby too.

Notes:

• This is a fast craft. Everything came together in about 15 minutes. I swear it took longer to gather the items used on this heart wreath than it did to make it.

• This is a great craft for a kid’s door, or for a teacher to hang in the classroom.

• This can easily be adjusted to a summer wreath with a different scarf (say in yellow or blue) and different pipe cleaners (swap the red for yellow!).

If you are looking for more dollar store crafts, you might like:

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement – adorable! Can be customized to match any decor, for any season.

Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece – a fun, easy to make fall craft you can make with basics found at your local dollar store. This comes together in about 45 minutes.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely. No one would ever know the parts come from a dollar store!

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath Materials:

• Red Mesh on a roll
• Wreath (10″)
• Scarf with Hearts (mesh, ribbon would also work)
• Pipe Cleaners (red and silver were used)
• Chopstick or Pencil
• Straight Pins
• Scissors

Please note that even though this is a dollar store craft, you will need a few items that can not be purchased at a dollar store (or at least not at any dollar stores where I have shopped!):

Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath Directions:

• Wrap the wreath form in mesh.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Secure with straight pins and hot glue.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Wrap the scarf around the wreath. Leave some room between each turn around the wreath form so you can see the underlying red mesh. Secure with straight pins. Allow the remains to dangle as a tail.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Form several hearts out of pipe cleaners. (We did three because odd numbered décor appeals to women.)

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Wrap your pipe cleaners around a chopstick or a pencil to form spirals.This wreath used 2 silver pipe cleaners and 4 red pipe cleaners.
• Twist together to form a bunch.
• Attach to wreath with an additional pipe cleaner, hot glue in place.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Hot glue pipe cleaner hearts in place.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Note: I did not attach a ribbon to hang this, I just hooked it over a door hanger. If you would like, you can add a ribbon to hang.

• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the colors you choose, the overlay (scarf, ribbons), etc. Highly customizable!


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Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Notes:

• Shown for this recipe is a large heart cutout since it is so close to Valentine’s Day! You can make more cookies using smaller cookie cutters (heart or something else). And the converse is true too! (larger cookie cutter = less cookies)

• If you are interested in a great American made cookie cutter, check out this article! I just love Ann Clark Cookie Cutters! I now have a few bins full (truly).

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• Load your piping bag into a glass, pointy side down. Fold the edges over the glass. Now fill with your melted white chocolate via a spoon. Snip the bottom (if using disposable), and you can use your candy piping bag to decorate. Remember, you cannot reheat candy in a piping bag, so work with small amounts!

• You can omit the white chocolate candy melts, and instead use this fantastic classic buttercream frosting recipe. Leave it white and decorate with sugar sprinkles, or add colorant for a colored frosting to match the holiday!

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Ingredients

• 1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 2 tsp Almond Extract
• 2 Eggs
• 4½ cups All-purpose Flour
• 1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
• Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Easy Cutout Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Baking Sheet(s)
• Spatula
• Parchment Paper
Stand Mixer, bowl, beaters
• Rolling Pin
• Baking Rack
• Disposable Piping Bag
Cookie Cutter(s)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Directions

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a disposable piping and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a Ziploc baggie too.)

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.


Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe

These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1½ cups Salted Butter, softened
1½ cups Sugar
2 tsp Almond Extract
2 Eggs
4½ cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup White Chocolate Candy Melts
Sugar Sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:

• Preheat your oven to 325°.
• Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
• Using a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar together until creamy.
• Add in almond extract and eggs; mix lightly.
• Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time until well incorporated.
• Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together (add more flour as necessary).
• Roll out the dough out on a clean floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut your shapes out.
• Carefully place cutout cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes.
• Remove cookies from baking tray onto baking rack to cool.
• Place a cup of white chocolate candy melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Poor your melted chocolate into a dispoable piping and cut a small tip off the bottom. (You can use a ziploc baggie too.)
• Drizzle your melted chocolate over your cookies and immediately top with pink sugar sprinkles (while the white chocolate is still wet).
• Let your chocolate harden for about 15 minutes and carefully shake off the excess sprinkles.

Makes 24 Easy Cutout Cookies

Easy Cutout Cookies Recipe. These from-scratch cutout cookies are a great cookie recipe for any occasion. Fun to decorate, these easy to make cutout cookies also taste great unfrosted. Yummy, delicious cookies that are a family favorite.


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Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial


That is the same wreath in the photo(s) above. I just placed it in different areas, some dark, some light, to show how the light and dark effects the look of the wreath. In person, it is simply stunning (truly).

Here are some other DIY Tulle wreaths you may want to make:

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY

Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial

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Notes:

• Tulle is significantly more difficult to work with than a cotton material. Keep that in mind when making this wreath.

• You want your wreath nice and full. If you skimp, you cannot hide it. So, make sure your tulle is nice and full!

• Sequin glitter tulle sheds. A lot. With that in mind, I strongly suggest you cover your work surface with a towel (or it will look like a glitter-bomb went off in your house).

• We used pipe cleaners for some texture. You could substitute feathers!

• For this wreath, we used purple and gold with a green bead and pipe cleaner accent and black mask. You do not have to use the colors as shown. Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, black, and gold, so mix and match according to your preference. Break it down like this:

2 colors tulle
1 color pipe cleaner + beads
1 color mask

• If you want the same look we did, follow the color scheme used. If you want a different look, go for it! Your best bet is to start with your mask choice, and then match the colors to that (tulle rolls are easy to find). Just remember this is a sparkling tulle wreath, so make sure one of your tulle colors glitters with sequins.

• There are several ways to do the tulle color grouping on this wreath – two alike knot colors, three alike knot colors, etc. and repeat. Ultimately, after playing around and experimenting, this wreath was created with alternating tulle knots meaning one gold, one purple, one gold, one purple (etc until finished).

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial Materials:

14″ Wire Wreath Frame
• Mask
• 1 chopstick or pencil
• 8 Green Pipecleaners
• Scissors
• Mardi Gras Beads
• 25 yards Purple Tulle (1 roll, 6″)
• 25 yards Gold Sparkle Tulle (with sequins, this may not be available in a 25 yard roll at your local fabric store, so buy as many rolls as you need to make 25 yards, 6″)
Glue Gun and Hot Glue (optional)

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial Directions:

• Cut tulle into 5″ strips. You will get 180 strips per 25-yard roll.
• Using the 6″ side of the tulle, tie a square knot (left over right and under, right over left and under) around one of the frame times.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Every other tie is a different color. You are alternating colors for this one. Leave the second outer row of the wreath frame empty for beads, pipe cleaners, and mask attachment.
• Push together after each knot.
• Use all 720 strips. Your wreath will be nice and full, but not squished.
• Wrap your pipe cleaners around a chopstick or a pencil to form spirals.
• Twist around the frame, and allow the curly ends to poke out through the tulle.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Clip the ends of the beads (where the necklace meets) using scissors (to form a long strand and not a necklace). You can twist the clipped ends around the frame allowing the beads to swag down a bit. They will secure like a twist-tie would. You can use a dab of hot glue to secure in place if you like.
• Tie the mask to the frame. The mask should have ribbons on it making it simple to secure. You can dab with a bit of hot glue to hold in place.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Hang where desired.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Note: I did not attach a ribbon to hang this, I just hooked it over a door hanger. If you would like, you can add a ribbon to hang.


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