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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Chinoiserie Valentine Wreath

I made this Chinoiserie Valentine Wreath for $2 out of pocket (I did have some of the items on hand). But, I was in the market for a fun, statement Valentine Wreath and this worked out perfectly. See how this bright and preppy Chinoiserie Valentine Wreath came together below.

Valentine Wreath
I've been on the hunt for a new Valentine wreath for a while, now. The previous one I used was 16 years old. It was a heart-shaped berry wreath that was a part of a pair that hung on the doors of the chapel we got married in on our wedding day. I packed them away after that day and used one of them every Valentine's season. But, the berries were fading and starting to fall off, so the time had come for a new Valentine wreath. I made this Chinoiserie-style wreath with an existing boxwood wreath and some thrifted awesomeness. See how it came together below.

Thrifty Style Team
This Valentine Wreath is a part of our Thrifty Style Team series. Our monthly Thrifty Style Team posts are always super inspiring. Everyone on the team is ridiculously talented and full of creativity. All of the monthly participants are:


Easy Valentine Wreath

Chinoiserie Valentine Wreath

After all of the Christmas was put away, my porch looked super blah, y'all. I wanted something bright and fun that could not only work as a Valentine wreath, but really take me straight through the spring. 
Boxwood Wreath
I've had this boxwood wreath for a couple of years. I grabbed it at Marshall's on clearance and loved the fullness of it. However, the ribbon never laid quite right...it was always so messy and drove me bonkers. So, it ended up in a closet for a while. But then...thennnnn,

Ginger Jar Trivet
I found the most amazing blue and white, ceramic, ginger jar, Chinoiserie trivet at my favorite thrift store for two dollars. And I knew it was destined for the middle of that closeted wreath, y'all. All I wanted to pair with it was a big, satin, pink bow. I ended up only using the larger ribbon (I had both of these on hand, so no cost there). And I used 20 guage floral wire to attach the trivet to my wreath. Floral wire is a staple for me...I use it for everything.

Thrifted Chinoiserie
This cute little ginger jar trivet looks like it was originally from Linens-N-Things. Since all of their brick and mortar stores closed over ten years ago, I'm not sure how old this thing really is. But, hey...I paid two bucks for it and was super happy to have stumbled onto it. I ran my wire through the little hanging hook on the back of the trivet to hang it onto my wreath. It worked perfectly.

Pink Valentine Wreath
I started by just looping one long piece of the ribbon around the wreath and tying it in a tight knot. The actual bow I used just hung on the hook on my door over the ribbon loop. Sometimes, it's all smoke and mirrors around here.

Chinoiserie Wreath
The floral wire allowed it to weave perfectly through the greenery and not show.

Ceramic Ginger Jar
I'm seriously in love with this little ginger jar, y'all.

Chinoiserie Calendar
And since I'm super gaga over all things Chinoiserie, be sure to check out my 2019 Chinoiserie Calendar here, too! It's full of blue, white, and FUN!

Thrifty Style Team

Be sure to check out all of the other projects from my Thrifty Style Team friends below:

Chinoiserie Decor
What do you think? Are you a Chinoiserie fan, too?





15 comments:

  1. What a fun and creative way to add personality to any front door. Perfect for Valentine's Day! I love seeing your talented ideas.

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    1. Thank you so much, Meegan! I appreciate that. xoxo

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  2. Oh my gosh! I would have never guessed that the jar was originally a trivet! Love your wreath!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! Now, I'm on the hunt for more ginger jar trivets...who knew that was even a thing?

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  3. Kristi, I love your thinking here! That trivet was a steal and is so adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! I was super excited to find it! xoxo

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  4. I love your wreath and exactly what I have been looking for for my front door! Everything is so blah and plain after taking my Christmas decorations down! This wreath makes me smile! Thanks!

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    1. Awww...thank you so much, Robyn! I really appreciate that. xoxo

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  5. I love this! The ginger jar trivet is the perfect touch!

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  6. I have not been out to a thrift store in ages. I miss the thrill of the hunt.

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