Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine’s Day Décor on the Cheap

I told myself that I was NOT going to decorate for Valentine’s Day (I usually don’t so I really don’t have and V-day décor). But after seeing all the Valentine décor posts I just couldn’t help myself. I did give myself a few rules though.
1. Try to use things I already have.
2. Only do minimal décor….just a few easy things.
3. Keep it cheap, I’m talking a few bucks here!
Here’s what I did
I picked this guy up at Goodwill last week. Notice anything missing? It didn’t have a lid. I looked all over for the misplaced lid but couldn’t find it. So I had to think outside the box………
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That’s when I found this guy. It’s a little ice cream dish.
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I put the two together and poof and lid for my apothecary jar. It’s not perfect and the new lid is not super secure but I don’t think anyone will be able to tell.   
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I made a stop at Dollar Tree and picked up these…….
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  and used them to fill my jars (I just pulled the picks out of the hearts). Nothing that fancy but it adds a little Valentines love to our mantle and best of all it was cot effective.
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We have a couple candle sticks that are always on our mantel. I thought I would fancy them up a bit with a little ribbon, a few rhinestones, and some feathers; all things I already had on had!
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Tatertots and Jello did a super cute cupcake liner wreath….not just super cute, but CRAZY cute! You have to check out her blog. I loved it so much I and made one for myself! I used her tutorial but added a little red glitter at the end. It’s hanging on the mirror in our entry. It was hard to get a good picture of this little guy but let me tell ya this does not do it justice.
vdawreath1 I used the same suction hook I used HERE and tied a bow around it so you couldn’t see it.
And that’s it! I really wish I could do more to our mantle but keeping to the rules I set for myself I need to stop! These projects cost me a total of $8.00 and took about 45min to put together. Not too bad!

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10 comments:

  1. Wow!
    I love it all!
    Very cool and creative.
    ~Amy

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  2. You did a great job especially working on a low budget. It all looks great.

    I have never decorated for Valentine's Day. I usually just do Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Blessings to you.

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  3. im glad to see you changed your mind about decorating for v-day! very nice!

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  4. LOVE, LOVE,LOVE your Valentine decor!!! I have NEVER loved Valentine's Day at all, just ask my husband. lol Although since I had Sophie Clare, I seem to love it because I celebrate love for her. Not that I don't love my husband, I do very much, he never really does anything. Anyways, I think I may have to start decorating for Valentine's, I think Sophie Clare would LOVE it!!
    I have rambled enough, have a great day!!

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  5. Wow really glad I started following your blog. This is adorable!

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  6. Love the wreath with the glitter added! Your apothecary jars are so cute!

    Manuela

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  7. Very cute girl! The wreath would make a great project for mommy & daughter time!

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  8. Kendra -
    Your decorations are so cute! Your wreath turned out sooo well. Beautiful!!

    And I love your room redo above, those plates inside that frame are very cute! You are very talented!

    XOXO
    Jen

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