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………
That’s when I found this guy. It’s a little ice cream dish.
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.
I made a stop at Dollar Tree and picked up these…….
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.
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!
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.
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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