Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some Valentine's Day Inspiration

Here are a few Valentine's Day projects you can make.  Super quick.  And super cheap. 

First the banner.  It's hung on a pretty red string with little clothes pins ($2.39 @ Joann's).  I just painted each letter onto burlap.  I used the storybook cartridge on my Cricut. 
Total cost: less than $5.  With left over material

Next, the Styrofoam balls.  I actually got these at the Dollar Tree. The candy.  Dollar Tree.  One is covered in peppermint puffs (this was out at Christmas), one in red hots, and the other in candy conversation hearts.  Just hot glue those suckers on! Total cost $10 {For glue, candy and Styrofoam.  Plus some extra candy for more projects!}

I just copied the statue.  :) I got the letters at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each.  Painted them red.  Used dabs of hot glue to stick them together.  Voila.  Total cost: $4

I grabbed a frame.  Stuck in some scrapbook paper.  Easy.  Total cost: FREE!

I just stuck some candles on the ends (I got at Hobby Lobby for 80% off - left over from Christmas.  But the first is a jar candle with layers of red and pink.  Looked Valentine's to me.  Paid $4.  The other is a pillar candle rolled in red glitter.  Nothing says Valentine's like glitter!  Paid $3.)

Come by tomorrow for the rest of my super easy cheap Valentine's Day stuff!

Don't forget to enter the CSN giveaway here!
And I'm giving away fabric here!

Linked up here!


  1. I Love these ideas, can't wait to try some of them in my own home .

    Kristie from http://simplycraftyblog.blogspot.com/

  2. Great Projects! I am definitely going to have to go to Hobby Lobby, I love anything with hot glue. :)

  3. Really cute! I need to get crackin on my V-day decor, these are great ideas :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cute! I love your "LOVE" letters. Thanks for sharing some inspriation :)

  5. Cute! I love the PB Love you recreated at an oh so reasonable price.

  6. You had me at Quick Easy Cheap! And it turned out lovely!! :) We would love for you to link this at Fancy This Fridays this week!

  7. So cute! I love the "LOVE."

    P.S. - nice to meet a fellow Indiana blogger :)


  8. Hi Amanda!
    I e-mailed you yesterday about contributing to Gabe's blanket drive. I don't know if it wound up in the Spam or not but I wanted to make sure you got it. I sent out a "feeler" e-mail to my family & friends and there are quite a few people that want to contribute. Please e-mail me your address or e-mail me & I'll send you my original e-mail again. I'm swear I'm not stalking you, I just wanted to get more details out to my friends & family so they can start their blankets. :) Can't wait to help!

  9. These are fabulous! I wish we had a candy Dollar Tree in Canada.

    Visiting from House of Hepworths.

    Elizabeth, More Than A Mom

  10. I love all your ideas! Everything looks so cute!

  11. Very cute stuff! Thank you for the inspiration!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  12. I love paper banners!!

    You've moved on to the next holidays quick!

    - Lauren

    Ladaisi Blog

  13. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Trendy Blogger Award!! Come on over to accept! :)


  14. Gotta love that dollar store...all of these came out really cute...

    If you have time this weekend, link up to Creative Juice!



  15. Cute ideas! So nice of you to share these clever projects.

  16. LOVE LOVE the ideas !!! Thank you for linking... you will be my feature today!

  17. Looks great Amanda! I LOVE those love letters. :) So pretty!

  18. Super cute! I love the burlap banner!

  19. I love it! Everything is so sweet and pretty. :)


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