Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Valentine Decorating

I have never really gotten into present buying or decorating for Valentines Day. I'm not sure why. But this year is different. I think it's a direct result from working at Paper Source and being inspired to create something every time I step foot in there. I even have gifts bought for my kids way ahead of schedule. Again...Paper Source. Maleah got in on the fun of helping mom make some Valentine crafts for the house.

You know me, I keep things pretty simple. We cut lots of heart shapes out. Look at the concentration.

The hearts were made from some cute Valentine wrapping paper found in Target's dollar section and also from pages of a book. We taped a piece of pink thread in between two hearts in a dangly sort of way.

And then I hung a bunch of them from my chandelier in my dining room.

I also made a larger heart made from the paper of a book. I can't get enough of this look. I taped two of them together, punched a hole in the middle of it to hang up with the pink thread and gave it a little bling, which consisted of a little flower made of wrapping paper pieces I cut out and glitter glue in the middle.

We also put up some fun heart decals in the windows (sorry, no picture) and a string of heart lights all found, where else, in Target's dollar section! I love shopping that section of the store. You just can't beat the low cost of such cute things. Now I just need to figure out what to buy Mike for Valentines Day that fits our budget, that shows him how much I love him, and that is something he will really like. Now there's a challenge!