How I Decorated For Valentine's Day {Without Spending Any Money!}

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I love holidays. All holidays. There is something so fun about decorating and celebrating. While I love holidays, my family typically doesn't really care about them. Sitting in my house the week of Valentine's Day and realizing that we had absolutely no decorations up was driving me crazy so I did something about it.

          Materials Used: 

  • Red, White, and Pink paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Heart Shaped Craft Punch
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon

I used the heart shaped craft punch to make some small hearts in each of my colors that I sprinkled on our front table and piano. I ended up with more hearts than I needed to I sprinkled more on this table after the picture was taken. 

For the next projects I cut out a TON of bigger hearts in different sizes to arrange on the walls.

Cutting out the hearts took forever but it was worth it. I love how it turned out. 

I also used the hearts to make a garland that I hung across our fireplace. This was my first time sewing through paper and it was so simple I have no clue why I hadn't done it before. I just fed the hearts through the machine one by one until I decided that it was long enough. I then cut a small hole in the two hearts on the ends and tied some white ribbon into bows. I left a few inches of ribbon before I tied the bows and used those loops to hang the garland on the mantel. I also taped the ribbon onto the sides of the mantel to make sure it doesn't fall. I think this one might be my favorite of the decorations I made. I just love the way it looks and it can be done for so many different occasions.

The whole project took me less than two hours. I probably could have done it faster if I had doubled up papers when cutting out the hearts as that took up the majority of the time. 

The house seems so much brighter and cheerier than it did before. Definitely time well spent. 

(feel free to pin the image below!)

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