Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?

Just wondering how many of you decorate for Valentine's Day?  I never really used to but we have this relatively large entryway and before Christmas I added a couple crates to display some of my favorite seasonal things.  I had fun decorating it for Christmas and decided that I was going to leave the crates up year round and just change the decor for an upcoming occasion or season.

Here's a look at what it looked like at Christmas...
And how I've decorated it for Valentine's Day...
My goal is to try to use things that I already have and either alter them or leave them as is to decorate.  I don't want to have to spend a lot of money changing it up each time.  The only thing I'd like to do is just add a pop of red in the form of a candle holder for the candle on the bottom shelf.  So I'll check the dollar store for a red heart shaped plate or something along those lines.
The top holds a card tree that I picked up at a Stampin' Up! convention a few years ago.  It's so pretty even without cards and I really wanted some height on the top so it was perfect.  The letters to spell LOVE were some that I had from years ago and had different dsp on them.  I really love the stacked with love dsp in the Occasions catalogue and wanted to stick with a red, black and white color scheme so decided to recover them.  To keep it simple, I didn't add any embellishments just the paper.
The middle shelf holds a milk bottle (from IKEA) with a bouquet of hearts added to skewers.  I cut out a bunch of hearts, in a variety of sizes, using the Hearts framelits dies, cut from the stacked with love dsp and coordinating cardstock.  I don't know what the filler is called but it's something I had on hand, it's like ground cork and holds the skewers in place perfectly.  Then I wrapped some crisp cantaloupe ribbon around the top of the milk bottle and tied a bow.  Done!  Quick and easy and I had everything on hand!
The bottoms shelf holds a frame (from IKEA) that I've had stored away for a few months.  All I did to dress it up a bit was add some die cut hearts a bit of bakers twine and done - so easy.  I am loving that I can use my paper crafting supplies to create pretty accents throughout my home.  Now to do some brain storming for March - I'm thinking green...

Have a creative day!


Supply List
Letters are from a local craft store (from years ago), frame and milk bottle are from IKEA, skewers from a dollar store.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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