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How to Make an Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath


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February 6, 2017

Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - folded paper wreathI can't stand throwing away my big calendars in January when the new year has arrived. Instead I like to use them to make big wreaths. Here is a cute heart-shaped wreath made from a calendar just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 heart wreath

Supplies:

  • 1 old calendar
  • ruler
  • pen/pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • clothespin (optional)
Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Take your ruler against your calendar and place marks about one inch apart all the way across. Draw lines with the ruler at the one inch marks, these will be your cutting guides for your strips. I made about 40 strips for this wreath.
  2. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath
     
  3. Cut the strips out.
  4. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - cut strips
     
  5. Fold each strip in half.
  6. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - fold each strip in half
     
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  7. The middle folded section will be the center of the heart. Make two bends on each side to create a heart.
  8. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - fold will be center of heart, make two loops to shape
     
  9. Dab a bit of glue on both sides of the bottom of the heart and pinch to close shut using your fingers or a clothespin. Let dry.
  10. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - glue bottom of strips to center fold to make heart and let dry, can be clipped with clothespin
     
    Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - clothespin holding heart while it dries
     
  11. When all your hearts are dry, take a heart and place the bottom into the top of the other. Continue until you have a chain of about 20 hearts, then make another one of about 20 hearts.
  12. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - once dry begin placing bottom of heart into top of next, make two chains of approximately 20 hearts
     
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  13. Take the two chains of hearts then glue them together at the bottom, hearts side by side.
  14. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - glue the bottom of the two chains together heart to heart
     
    Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - glued chains
     
  15. Fashion the wreath into a heart shape then glue the top together. Happy Valentine's Day!
  16. Upcycled Calendar Valentine's Heart Wreath - shape into a heart and glue the top together
     
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