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!
Letters are from a local craft store (from years ago), frame and milk bottle are from IKEA, skewers from a dollar store.