I Found The Tin Man’s Heart

Last week I found a bunch of heart shaped little tin molds at the thrift store. 14 to be exact.

How perfect is that? Finding 14 hearts for Valentine’s Day!

At the time, I had no idea what to do with them, so I asked people on Instagram and Facebook and they came up with some great ideas.

Wreaths, wind chimes, using them as molds for chocolate, candles, plaster. Just a plethora of great ideas.

In the end, I decided to make a wall hanging for my front door.

DIY Valentine's Day banner made with heart shaped jello molds and upholstery webbing

Sort of like a wreath that isn’t wreath shaped.

I used upholstery webbing, because a) I already had it sitting here and b) it has red in it. But mainly because of a. Free is a good thing.

The tins are just hot glued there with three little spots of glue per mold. When I want to remove them, I can just peel them off and scrape off the glue.

DIY Valentine's Day banner made with heart shaped jello molds and upholstery webbing

I hung the whole shebang from an old wooden hanger I had bought at a thrift store last year.

The bow was added at the last minute because it was just looking a bit too plain without it.

DIY Valentine's Day banner made with heart shaped jello molds and upholstery webbing

Just a little glimpse into my crafting mind – my bow is mainly put together with staples. Why twist and tie when you can fold and staple?

Voila, my Tin Heart, Chair Webbing, Thrift Store Wooden Hanger, Stapled Bow, Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging That’s Actually Made For Your Door.

DIY Valentine's Day banner made with heart shaped jello molds and upholstery webbing

I may need to think of a shorter name for it.

Oh, and now I have 9 heart molds left with no idea in the world what to do with them :) Sort of have the same problem I started with, now don’t I!

I’m off to shovel some more %$@# snow. It. Just. Keeps. Falling.

Looking for other Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out a few posts from past years:

A romantic Thrifty And Super Easy Valentines Garland made with paper doilies and vintage images

Vintage Valentines which you can print out for crafts or just use for instant Valentine’s Day decor

DIY Heart Shaped Birdseed Suet Cakes, because birds need a little love too

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  1. says

    How neat! This was a great idea. And now if you had some of the little conversation hearts, you could fill the others and set them at each place setting at ‘tea time’! Hope it warms up there soon! Hugs!

  2. says


    This looks great. I totally agree with you re: the snow and shoveling. I’m in Kansas. We were to get flurries today. We got more like 2 inches on top of the ten we got last week. I want Winter to go bye bye.

  3. says

    I have tons of those hear tins so I am always looking for ideas of what in the heck to do with them. This looks right up my alley!

    So sorry you are having to shovel more snow. I AM SICK OF THE SNOW!!! Our power finally just went back on after being out since Friday night. Done, done, and done!

    Have a great week, Pam!


  4. says

    I cannot pass up those molds whatever shape they are when I see them in antique shops. I am so glad they are plentiful. And to get 14 heart shaped ones – that is the best! You did a good job using them!

  5. says

    That is a great idea, Pam. Love the whole hanger thingy and the webbing- Genius. Ummm…let’s see-what can you do with the other ones? Well I suppose you could use three of them with string for a bikini. Just make sure everything is lined up properly-if you know what I mean! Of course, that suit would NOT be for the faint of HEART….okay- I will quit now! lol xo Diana

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