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50 Recycled and Repurposed Valentines


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It’s time for a Valentine’s showcase, Blue Velvet Chair style! That means recycled, repurposed, upcycled, and ridiculously simple low-to-no-cost DIY. We’ve got 50 inspiring ideas that cover nearly every material you can use. And if you aren’t ready to DIY your own, there are plenty of artisans in the list below who will sell you one of theirs. Let the show begin!


rock hearts from whatever…


recycled book page heart garland by Bookity

etched lover’s heart on reclaimed wood at The Lonely Heart on Etsy


repurposed man’s shirt becomes pillow via Apartment Therapy


carved Valentine message on bark with Fun in the Making


‘love’ in matchsticks by Pei San Ng via Inhabitat


Valentine garland from recycled felted wool (think sweaters) at Big Brown House on Tumblr


rolled magazine pages heart by Lynn’s Mix on Etsy


paper mosaic with quotes with John Bender on Etsy


wall heart art made from recycled soda cans by Transcendent Treasure on Etsy


heart art from reclaimed wood and metal by M West Designs on Etsy


fun and funky mixed media Valentine art by Jim Healy via JunkMarket Style


heart necklace from repurposed hex nuts by Letandas


origami hearts from recycled catalogs at P.S.


recycled window filled with mosaic hearts (done by kids!) at Ta-Dah


recycled maps for heart art via Bombus


flower seed bombs made with recycled newspaper by Para Noire


recycled toilet roll becomes super simple heart stamp at Rust & Sunshine


framed heart art made from fused plastic bags from inbaLimor


recycled fabric and hanger heart at Home Eclectic


heart pendant made from recycled circuit board from CloneHardware


heart art from recycled egg cartons by Martin Adlington

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recycled cork art by Lovely Morning via Blue Velvet Chair


recycled wool heart ornaments (think sweaters) by Sewn Natural via Feelgood Style


blue mussel shells at Cozy Home Blog


recycled sweaters become funky hand warmers by Artyzan Crafts


recycled iced coffee bottle valentines at Sweet Anne


recycled magazine pages as mosaic art by Michael at Blue Velvet Chair


heart candy dish repurposed as jewelry holder at Daydream Parlour


recycle sweaters or Tshirts and glass jars for a super cute table or mantle piece
These are made with felt at Life is Good via DaDeeDum


driftwood hearts at Heart Black Market


this is a print, but the original was a bunch of recycled books about love
by Paul Octavious


heart art made from recycled spray cans by Can Love


recycled sheet music becomes heart art at Secret Pie Shoppe


recycled fabrics and special message in a jar at Shiztastic


recycled denim heart by Ella Waite on Etsy


DIY seed heart for happy birds at Stylizimo


repurpose your candy for a unique ring on Valentine’s Day at Blue Moss


recycled map heart art at Artstuff


twigs and glue heart by 79 Ideas


recycled vintage coke cooler becomes heart art by Jim Healy via JunkMarket Style

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leaf heart garland at The Letter 4


recycled sailing cloth bags made by Kenyan fishermen by Le Souk


toilet roll heart mobile at Grietjekarwietje


recycled cleaning jug vases at Canadian Living


recycled soda can heart magnet by Rainy Roots Studio at Etsy


heart etched on reclaimed wood by The Lonely Heart on Etsy


this one is free! have someone take a ‘heart’ photo for you.


a Valentine message with things found around the house at Common Ground


Valentine vignette with things around the house with 52 Mantels

I made a couple of Valentine projects myself this year if you missed the posts for my 15-minute recycled T-shirt heart and the forest glam twig Valentine.

And if you’ve got a fabulicious Valentine creation and you want to share it with the world, hop over to this Valentine party with Kate at Cheap Crafty Mama.

Don’t forget to share this collection with your friends!

Until next time…
Mike