Love Is In The Air

In between recovering from my Disney coma, and cooking my way through Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, I have decided to bypass any sort of crazy decor for the Superbowl, and jump straight to Valentine's Day.





I like Valentines Day. Okay, I love Valentine's Day. I love any reason to shower my apartment in lovely little pink and red things, watch endless love movies, and dress up for a really nice dinner. Roses and chocolates and champagne are also just three of God's most precious gifts to this earth and who am I to deny them.

Anyways, decorating for Valentine's Day usually involves me being as thrifty as possible. (Actually, decorating for any holiday leaves me feeling thrifty--just look at Christmas!) Usually I turn to my endless supply of scrapbook and crafting things and my old friend the internet for adorable decor on a budget.

I fell in love with two free printables from the sweet blog Eighteen25:

First this cute "subway art" print:

Get the Print here!


And this adorable little "love story" print:

Get the Print here!

I had some extra frames and popped those babies inside: Tada! Instant decoration success!

This year, I got a little creative and made a garland out of sweet Valentine's Day paper and some left over red ribbon from Christmas.

Here's everything you'll need:



First I just traced a bunch of hearts on the back of the scrapbook pages. I wanted the garland to look a little eclectic so I didn't bother using a paper punch or stencil. I just free handed them.



Next I cut each heart out...



...And poked two holes side-by-side on each one. I used a heart-shaped hole puncher to be a little cute.



I laced the ribbon through the two holes and strung all the hearts on. Hang it up and you're done!



I love the way the little hearts look over my television!



I've put together a few more decorating ideas on my Pinterest board. Feel free to check it out!



What's your favorite Valentine's Decorating trick? Leave it in the comments!

Thanks for looking :)

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Ally Jean: Love Is In The Air

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Love Is In The Air

In between recovering from my Disney coma, and cooking my way through Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, I have decided to bypass any sort of crazy decor for the Superbowl, and jump straight to Valentine's Day.





I like Valentines Day. Okay, I love Valentine's Day. I love any reason to shower my apartment in lovely little pink and red things, watch endless love movies, and dress up for a really nice dinner. Roses and chocolates and champagne are also just three of God's most precious gifts to this earth and who am I to deny them.

Anyways, decorating for Valentine's Day usually involves me being as thrifty as possible. (Actually, decorating for any holiday leaves me feeling thrifty--just look at Christmas!) Usually I turn to my endless supply of scrapbook and crafting things and my old friend the internet for adorable decor on a budget.

I fell in love with two free printables from the sweet blog Eighteen25:

First this cute "subway art" print:

Get the Print here!


And this adorable little "love story" print:

Get the Print here!

I had some extra frames and popped those babies inside: Tada! Instant decoration success!

This year, I got a little creative and made a garland out of sweet Valentine's Day paper and some left over red ribbon from Christmas.

Here's everything you'll need:



First I just traced a bunch of hearts on the back of the scrapbook pages. I wanted the garland to look a little eclectic so I didn't bother using a paper punch or stencil. I just free handed them.



Next I cut each heart out...



...And poked two holes side-by-side on each one. I used a heart-shaped hole puncher to be a little cute.



I laced the ribbon through the two holes and strung all the hearts on. Hang it up and you're done!



I love the way the little hearts look over my television!



I've put together a few more decorating ideas on my Pinterest board. Feel free to check it out!



What's your favorite Valentine's Decorating trick? Leave it in the comments!

Thanks for looking :)

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2 Comments:

At January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM , Blogger jamie@eighteen25 said...

i love decorating with containers of CANDY/CHOCOLATE!! ;)
thanks for sharing the links to our prints.

 
At March 27, 2012 at 2:44 AM , Blogger Rudy said...

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