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
And this adorable little "love story" print
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!
favorite Valentine's Decorating trick? Leave it in the comments!
Thanks for looking :)