I have been trying to simplify my home since January 1st rolled around. Let me show you 5 easy ways to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
Anyone looking for easy ways to decorate? You know the kind where you spend little to no money? Have you every shopped your own house?
I am all about saving money. I have five easy ways for you to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
Simplicity, it should be my word for the year. I am always looking for ways to make life just a little easier and less complicated. Like some of my projects! I want them to be easy and fun.
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1. It’s fine to use none traditional colors for Valentine’s
Not every item has to be pink or red for Valentines. Blue looks wonderful with white dishes. We all know that it pairs well with red. The red is not over powering when it is added with the blue placements and white napkins. The white and red heart bowl gives the place setting a pop of subtle color. I love the fringe on these placemats. They are durable and easy to clean. I found them here.
The napkins are white with black stitching from the Hearth and Hand Collection. To add a little sparkle, I found these heart napkin rings at my local HomeGoods.
For the centerpiece, I used a real plant. I love how plants real or faux makes a home feel cozy.
2. Decorate a cloche for a centerpiece
One of the reasons that I love a glass dome or cloche, you can change out the decor inside throughout the seasons.
I did not have a centerpiece for the table. So I created a center piece using a cloche, candle, vase fillers and some red puff metal hearts from Hobby Lobby. The puff hearts were less than $5 and 40% off. This center piece was created in a matter of minutes.
3. Shop Your house to Create a Valentine vignette
Most of the time, I like to keep my island cleared off. During special occasions, I do enjoy creating a vignette.
Here I used some scrabble tiles to create “LOVE YOU”. In the center, I used a glass heart from vase fillers from a few years ago. I put together this sweet vignette with one of my favorite candles, beads with a heart, faux plant and couple of pinch pots on a wooden tray. Sometimes it is fun to shop your own house to come up with creative ideas without spending any money.
4. Make Your own Valentine art
Here is an easy and inexpensive craft project for Valentine’s Day decor with items you may have around the house. Recycle items that you have one hand. This frame the glass had broken. I figured why not make something with the frame instead of tossing it.
Parents can do this project with children and use regular glue instead of hot glue gun. If you don’t have any fabric on hand, a heart can be cut from an old shirt with a pattern. It can also be made with paper. I have a full tutorial here for this project
5. Make your own 3D Paper heart garland
Again, I used items on hand to create this whimsical heart garland. It’s a fun project that you can make with your children or grandchildren. Here is a link to the full tutorial here.
I love the fun pops of color of the garland on my mudroom bench. It was so simple to make in less than 30 minutes.
Hope you enjoyed these ideas. Thank you for stopping by the blog.
Have a wonderful day!
Kim Waldorf says
You have shown us so many ideas on a very low budget. I just love the garland you made. So pretty and festive. Thanks for sharing!
Thank so much, Kim. You know as well as I do that decorating does not have to break the bank. It’s fun to see what you have laying around to make something from without spending money.
I appreciate you stopping by the blog. Have a blessed day, friend!
Tammy – I adore your blue and red setting. Those red bowls are amazing! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo
Thank you so much, Juliet. So glad that you stopped over to my blog.