Love, Dollar Store Style
When it comes to home décor, I’ve always felt that the trappings of Valentine’s Day can be overdone, perhaps more than any other seasonal celebration. For me, a room over-filled with red, pink and white is a bit much.
In any case, we all have our own decorating styles and should do whatever makes us the happiest. Here are three
Valentine’s Day ideas for showing your rooms a touch of love in honor of the occasion.
I got this fun and easy idea for Valentine artwork from the Better Homes and Gardens website. It involves pasting cutouts on a piece of white card stock and framing. What could be simpler? Theirs employed bird and heart shapes. I dug into my stash of dollar store craft pieces and found some foam hearts and felt flowers in appropriate colors.
The 8 by 10 frame cost two bucks and I just trimmed the card stock to fit.
Candles have always been symbolic of romance. A piece of Valentine ribbon held in place with a rose-shaped push-pin is all a plain white pillar candle needs to make it part of your romantic décor. For a red candle, simply use a piece of ribbon with a white background.
If you don’t have a flower or other appropriate push-pin, hold the ribbon in place with a short straight pin and cover with a heart-shaped sticker or other Valentine-inspired decoration.
The small white votive candles are nestled in cinnamon hearts and embellished with three-dimensional heart stickers. All of these extras are easily removable as the candles burn down or you’re ready to move on to the next special occasion.
I found this cute five-inch vase at Dollar Tree. It’s perfect for a small bouquet of flowers that you can give as a gift, if you wish or, as I’ve done here, make a decorative display with Valentine-centric faux floral.
I swapped out the red ribbon that came with the vase for one that offers some contrast and a bit more pizzazz. You can also buy the larger version of this vase at Dollarama.
Use these easy Valentine’s Day ideas to help colour your home with love.