Once all the holiday decorations came down and our house was naked, I couldn't wait to put up some decorations for the next holiday, Valentine's Day. Only problem is that we are seriously lacking in the Valentine's day decor. I know it takes time (a.k.a years) to accumulate this kind of stuff.
I was in Michael's this weekend picking up some supplies for a project I saw on Pinterest (more on that soon!). I came across these paper mache hearts in the dollar isle. That's right, they were $1.00 each.
I especially loved the ones that were music paper mache.
Although I loved them "as is" I wasn't convinced these screamed Valentine's Day. So I decided to put a glaze over these guys...
I used watered down brown paint for
the one on the RIGHT to give it an aged look.
I used watered down pink paint for the one on the LEFT.
I decided to paint the other 3 plain ones...
I had the pink and red paint and paint brush, so this project still stands at $5.00!
Here is the finished product...
Now the question was, "Where do I put these?" Most of them ended up on the mantle....
These mantle decorations are pretty simple and cheap.
*Candy hearts in the candle holders
*Pink carnations in old milk bottles
*DIY'd paper mache hearts
*Red felt heart garland was one of the first sewing projects I tackled (you can tell by some of the wonky hearts...I think these add character!)
*White tin heart hanging with pink ribbon
came from Michaels ($3.00!)
*The rest of the items I had laying around the house
What do you think?
What do you decorate with for Valentine's Day?
I would love to see some of your ideas!