Monday, January 30, 2012

Inexpensive Valentine's Day Decor

For Valentine's Day this year, I decided to decorate my daughter's room with a little love.  As much as I love decorating for the holidays, I enjoy creating inexpensive ways to fill my home with seasonal decor even more!

I created inexpensive floral vases using recycled food jars.

I made a heart template out of card stock.  Then filled the heart in with puffy paint.



For this vase, I added rub on transfers and filled in the "o's" with puffy paint.



This vase is my favorite!

I used stickers as my template.  Then I dotted around each letter with more puffy paint.  I think it's pretty obvious how much I love puffy paint!

I purchased the felt hearts at Target after Christmas.  They were only 30 cents for a pack of 3.  They were originally tree ornaments.  I snipped off the ties, then strung them together with twine.




The flowers were on clearance too!  I picked them up for $1.29 while in the grocery store.





So there you go!  You can still make the day special without spending a lot of money! 

*A special thank-you to the Cheri @ I Am Momma Hear Me Roar and the ladies @ iLoveToCreate Blog for featuring this post.

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32 comments:

  1. I love decorating for the holidays to. The jar looks amazing, I bet your daughter just loves it. I do! Hope that you have a great week.

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  2. Sweet & Simple!! My FAVORITE Valentine idea I've seen!

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  3. Very pretty!
    Can you believe that I'm almost 44 and have never heard of Puffy Paint. And no, I haven't been living in a closet somewhere. Well, at least not for the past 25 years or so.
    Your Friend, m.

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  4. those flowers are making me think spring! love this cute touch of v's day.

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  5. Those jars are so pretty--lovely inspiration; thank you for sharing your sweet projects!

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  6. Love those colors. It all looks so pretty :)

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  7. How sweet! I love inexpensive seasonal decor also!

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  8. What a sweet idea, a real act of love for your family, very cute! :D

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  9. Brandi your ideas are so pretty, what a sweet little room she must have. :)
    xoxo

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  10. They are all adorable Brandi. I passed on the felt hearts and have kicked myself 1,000 times since!!!!! Great job, you are in a groove.

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  11. Brandy, you did a beautiful job, my favorite is the one with the writing "I love you". I'm glad to know you're feeling much better! Take care.

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  12. I loove the vases! girl you are so creative!!! and that heart garland, too cute, I picked up some heart doilies to do something similar but haven't got my lazy butt in gear yet to do it...

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  13. @Mark too funny! & Brandi everyone's right what a cute project!

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  14. Very pretty! You've got me in the mood for Valentine's Day! I'm visiting from Tuesday's Treasures.

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  15. Those are the cutest little vases ever, Brandi! The "i love you's" down the back are my favorite part. Sooo sweet. I am loving the puffy paint too. Where can I find some of that here in rural New Hampshire? I think I would go nuts painting everything if I had some of that. fun!

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  16. What a great job! I hope you don't mind if I copy you. My girls will love it!

    By the way, I'm changing all of my subscriptions into a reader to clean up my email. I don't know if you get a notice when someone unsubscribes, but I wanted to let you know, so that you didn't think I just went away!

    Take care,

    Lori

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  17. This is so cute! I love the jars and your use of Christmas decorations. I do the same thing! Red is red regardless of Christmas or Valentine's Day. What a beautiful display!

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  18. Absolutely clever and gorgeous!Pinning this!

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  19. I am going to attempt to decorate for the very first time this year, I even got a little book with ideas. I really love your jars, too cute!

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  20. This is so creative! I really should keep my eyes open for things that can be used during other holidays. I'm looking forward to decorate for Valentine's Day.

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  21. These look fantastic! I especially love the puffy paint heart! I love finding inexpensive ways to decorate, and these are very tastefully done! Great job...you've definitely inspired me!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

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  22. So pretty Brandi! I love the felt heart banner, I bought the "Christmas tree" shaped ornaments on clearance at Target too but I hadn't seen the heart ones and I haven't used puffy paint in ages, great use of it, the vases are adorable.

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  23. I love your xo vase too! Also, I bought those same heart ornaments after Christmas. I guess I need to get them out. I love all of your great projects.

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  24. I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  25. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  26. I have a felt cut out that I have been wondering what to do with and I love your garland. I may pick up some more and make one like yours. It's so cute!

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  27. I love it all! That felt heart garland is to die for! I'd be thrilled if you'd come and share this (and any other links you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  28. I love it all! Especially the vases. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  29. Love the mason jar! Pretty!
    You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

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