Monday, January 18, 2010

Thrifty Valentine Decor

Normally I do not decorate for valentines day, but my kids asked me to this year, so I thought I would see what I could do with what I already had around the house. I did go an buy a couple of things, but did not spend more that $8. I can live with that! The picture frames above came from the dollar store, I got a great idea from the ladies over at Shanty 2 Chic, and this was what I made. i will share my "how to" later in the week! A very fun, easy and inexpensive project!

I love to change out this shelf for each season, so I needed to LOVE it up a bit. I made the wreath, and then really just changed out some ribbon on things to match, and there you have it, instant valentine decor!
I have had these hearts in my craft supplies forever, so I just tossed them into a little bird nest I had laying around!
This wreath was made from a round floral foam, and fake carnations. I added some ribbon just to give it a splash of color!
I just love this tree and am so glad that my SIL convinced me to buy it last year! I change it out all the time. I bought these little hearts at Micheal's for like 2 bucks! They are perfect!
Here is a candle I had made for Christmas, so I just changed out the ribbon and added a little key that says love.
My favorite, wood blocks that I just cut, paint and stencil! Then I roughed them up a bit added some glaze, and a clear coat to seal them.
I fell in love with these birds when I first saw them over at Funky Junk, she was featuring Denise from Living Life Creatively, and Denise was kind enough to share her pattern with me, I added a few of my own little touches, and I just adore him! Now Denise did warn me that it was tough to get him to stand, you need to place the feet just right, and that is why my bird decided to sit, I couldn't get him to stand for nothing!


Thanks for stopping by! Now go create some of your own thrifty love!

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43 comments:

Beckie said...

Your decorations for Valentine's are great! I love love that tree...where did you get it? And the LOVE frames...definitely gonna do them!

Amy said...

These are great! The stenciled blocks are my favorite, but I love the framed letters too!

Amy Kinser said...

You did a marvelous job on everything. Love the framed letters, love the tree, love the candle with love key.

A lotta love going on...

Heather said...

I want one of those trees. Where did you find it? Thanks!
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

Prior said...

Love your tree and be mine blocks, I have a black buffet that I love to display on, too! The finish on the frames is great, too. Lezlee

Barbara Jean said...

great decor ideas!

thanks

barbara jean

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic little touches for Valentine's Day!

Feel free to link this up at Talented Tuesday on My Frugal Family:

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

Magic Brush said...

I never decorate for Valentines Day either... but for $8 maybe I should! This looks great!

carlotta said...

Oooh! Me likey! :)
I LOVE the first idea, the one with the "love" pictures and the wreath is AMAZING!

Anny said...

Awww how cute! VDay decor is just irresistably adorable :)

Your kids must have been excited!

Sheri said...

Hey! I kind of mimicked your owls (after drooling over them for a while). Mine aren't as sweet, but they are cute. Come check them out!

Gay Vaughan said...

Sweet decorations! Love all your lovin' you got going.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

LOVE.IT.ALL!
Feel free to send it my way. :)
I drool everytime you post.
~Amy

Tiffany said...

So great! I especially love the carnation wreath who'd a thought! Thanks for sharing!
-Tiff

Amanda said...

Everything is so cute, I can't decide what I liked best!

Steph said...

Everything looks great! Love the frames, and the little bird.

Denise said...

When all else fails, stick the bird in a nest. hehehe I should make a video of how to get a bird to stand. I'm pretty good at it by now! :)

design_aholic said...

Love the tree! I need to make some of those little frames too... awesome

Maddycakes said...

I really love your Valentine's decor. Where did you get your tree from? Love it! You are a one crafty and thrifty lady!!! Love that- because I feel I am too!!! :)

Michelle
Maddycakes Muse

Holly said...

Pretty and fun Valentines decor. Love the "LOVE" letters.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love love love all these ideas! How cute. I really like the red blocks....I need me some of those!!!! What a cute blog and I love your header and how your blog is decorated!!! Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I don't know which one is my favorite! I love the frames and the wreath a lot!

Mom vs. the boys said...

so inspiring! love the block letters, still mad at my husband for giving away all of the scrap wood to a friend to burn!! would have loved to give these a try!

Style Sisters said...

Precious ideas!

Stop by and say Hi,
Karin :)

Cynthia said...

Love your Valentine decorations. I haven't pulled mine out just yet, still enjoying my snowmen. Have a great day!

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I loved this. I am glad your children asked. How creative you were.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Dining Delight said...

Great job on these crafty ideas! Makes me want to get my Valentine's decor out! Love the tree with the hearts.

DD

Nanna said...

love the frames, the simpelist things sometimes can be the sweetest, everything is pulled together beatifully

Helen

bec4 said...

Cute stuff, as always. I especially like the ribbon love and would be thrilled if you linked up to my under $100 idea linky party!

Missy Luukkonen said...

You are all too sweet! thank you so much for all the nice comments! The tree is from a craft show I was at this last fall in WI. Wish I could help more, I do adore that tree, and I almost didn't buy it! YIKES!

jennifer said...

Gosh, those are all so pretty! I particularly like the framed letters. LOVE-ly!

Mimi said...

Love all your Valentine decorations!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything's so cute -- love those LOVE frames.

gina said...

Everything is so homey too- where did you get that key?!

Katie said...

Very very cute and creative. I am definitely going to have to try the LOVE frames- great ideas! :D

The Girl Creative said...

Oh I love all of your decorations! Love the candle with the ribbon and key. So cute! Thanks for linking up. :)

Michelle said...

Love all your Valentine decor...everything looks adorable!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That wreath (and everything else) is so cute and festive. And I jsut love your little bird.

Gayle from Southern Thresholds said...

Really creative ideas here...LOVE the frame idea!

Caroline said...

I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day either, but you've made me want to!!!

Julie Bagamary said...

I especially like the LOVE key.

fawnda said...

What great ideas... I am in love with your "love" key! if you find it missing... I didn't take it.... ;)

sanjeet said...

I love the framed letters too!

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