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Puzzle Piece Valentine Heart Wreath

Upcycle a puzzle with missing pieces into a cute Valentine's Heart Wreath and let your family know that you love them to pieces! What a frugal way to decorate for the holiday.

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Here's what you'll need to make this puzzle piece Valentine heart wreath:

This is a fun DIY project that you'll love! You get to take a cheap dollar store puzzle or a puzzle you have at home that is missing pieces or beyond it's prime and turn it into something so cute and festive.

Featured image showing the finished project ready to hang or share!
  • Puzzle, 100 Piece – Dollar Store
  • Washable Markers – Dollar Store
  • Craft Paint – White, Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink
  • Baker’s Twine – Red and White
  • Cardstock – White, 1” by 11” Rectangle
  • Chipboard (think recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
  • Newspaper or Freezer Paper (to protect work surface)
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • HEART WREATH PATTERN (or free-hand your own)
A valentine heart wreath ready to share or hang.

How to make a DIY puzzle piece wreath for Valentine's day:

I'm breaking this down step by step so you can see how easy it is to make your own puzzle piece wreath. You can also share these instructions with your kids if they would like to do some crafting. Having the information laid out step by step makes it so much easier for everyone to follow along.

painted puzzle pieces.

STEP ONE

Gather all supplies.  Basecoat 25 puzzle pieces white, 25 red, 25 hot pink and 25 light pink.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for your work surface.

STEP TWO

Download, print and cut heart wreath pattern HERE.  Trace onto chipboard, cut outside with scissors and inside with craft knife on a self-healing mat.

Heart pieces cut out

STEP THREE

Randomly attach puzzle pieces to heart wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.

Upcycle a puzzle with missing pieces into a cute Valentine's Heart Wreath and let your family know that you love them to pieces! What a frugal way to decorate for the holiday.

STEP FOUR

Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer.  Mix and match the colors and shapes to create an organic pattern.

STEP FIVE

Measure and cut a rectangle of white cardstock one-inch wide and eleven-inches wide.

Final steps of the wreath being put together

Find the center and write the message “Love You To Pieces” in pencil and then in red marker.  Cut a fishtail in each end of the card stock with scissors.

Fold the ends into a “Z” pattern and attach to the heart wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.

Wreath title being affixed.

STEP SIX

Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of red and white baker’s twine and glue to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.

Tie a bow in a second twelve-inch length of baker’s twine and attach to wreath to finish.

This is a fun activity to create with your tweens and teens.  Make this Dollar Store heart shaped puzzle piece wreath in just about 30 minutes!  For some additional fun look up the history of Valentine’s Day on the internet!

a finished wreath ready to go.

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Upcycle a puzzle with missing pieces into a cute Valentine's Heart Wreath and let your family know that you love them to pieces! What a frugal way to decorate for the holiday.

Printable Puzzle Piece Valentine Heart Wreath Tutorial:

Yield: 1 Wreath

Puzzle Piece Valentine Heart Wreath

a finished wreath ready to go.

Upcycle a puzzle with missing pieces into a cute Valentine's Heart Wreath and let your family know that you love them to pieces! What a frugal way to decorate for the holiday.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Puzzle, 100 Piece (or leftover pieces from an old puzzle)
  • Washable Markers
  • Craft Paint – White, Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink
  • Baker’s Twine – Red and White
  • Cardstock – White, 1” by 11” Rectangle
  • Chipboard (think recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
  • Newspaper or Freezer Paper (to protect work surface)

Tools

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • HEART WREATH PATTERN

Instructions

  1. Gather all supplies.  Base coat 25 puzzle pieces white, 25 red, 25 hot pink and 25 light pink.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for your work surface.
  2. Download, print and cut heart wreath pattern HERE.  Trace onto chipboard, cut outside with scissors and inside with craft knife on a self-healing mat.
  3. Randomly attach puzzle pieces to heart wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.
  4. Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer.  Mix and match the colors and shapes to create an organic pattern.
  5. Measure and cut a rectangle of white cardstock one-inch wide and eleven-inches wide.
    Find the center and write the message “Love You To Pieces” in pencil and then in red marker.  Cut a fishtail in each end of the card stock with scissors.
  6. Fold the ends into a “Z” pattern and attach to the heart wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.
  7. Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of red and white baker’s twine and glue to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
  8. Tie a bow in a second twelve-inch length of baker’s twine and attach to wreath to finish.
Upcycle a puzzle with missing pieces into a cute Valentine's Heart Wreath and let your family know that you love them to pieces! What a frugal way to decorate for the holiday.
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