Simple Valentine’s Day Decorations on a Budget

Good morning to you, and happy Monday!  Well, it seems that with an awesome new job comes an awesome new schedule, which is somewhat different than I’ve been accustomed to in recent years.  I am loving my new position and the designer I am working for, and I’m feeling more inspired than I have in so long.  I meant to get this post up last week, or really the week before (lol), but we all know how that goes.  So today, almost an entire week after Valentine’s Day has passed, I’m showing you my Valentine’s Day decor.  😉

We’re new homeowners, and with that, of course, comes a tight budget.  I shopped the Target Dollar Spot every time I went, grabbing things for a few dollars here, a few dollars there.  I started doing this as soon as the Valentine’s Day things started to appear, which was really right after Christmas!  I thought of it as replacing my coffee budget with little Target treats.  And so, little by little, our house became a cute little V-Day decorated space.

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I have a whole Pinterest board of printables, but do you think I’ve ever used one?!  No!  This was the easiest thing and it added a really sweet layer to the decorations.  I just switched out the print that is usually in the gold frame for this ‘love’ printable.  It took about five minutes and one sliced finger because man, that glass is sharp.

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 This is the printable I used, although yours will probably come out differently because I’m guessing that you are not currently running out of printer ink!  I like it, though.  It still looks like a watercolor and it’s a simple design.  It makes me happy.

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 This garland also makes me happy.  I’m always up for a good pom-pom detail.  This is kind of dumb, but it took me a long time to figure out how to hang this up.  Mostly because we tried tape, but the finish on the mirror started to come off.  So, that was a no.  I ended up just tucking the ends behind the mirror.  This made my husband very happy.

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 This is our little kitchen table vignette.  The mirror was a hand-me-down from my Aunt Lulu and the geometric sculpture was a HomeGoods find a few weeks ago.  I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with it yet, but this worked short-term!  These blocks have fallen over about a hundred times since I made this little creation.  Don’t tell my husband but it’s secretly been hilarious hearing him knock it over because he always carefully and perfectly places the crystals where they originally were and it’s kind of the cutest thing ever.

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Hey, that’s our wedding menu!  My brother illustrated this for us and for Christmas a couple of years ago, he preserved the chalkboard so that it would be permanent.  Best gift ever.  I just added a couple of garlands because they were too adorable to pass up!

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 This was the first little scene I added to our house for the holiday, and it’s my favorite because those beads were my Gramma’s.  🙂  Looking at them makes me happy and I thought they added just that little something that the pedestal needed. 

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This little pillow was good for tiny tiffs and arguments.  Grey and I each had moments when we held it up to one another and every time it made us laugh.  It served an important purpose besides looking cute!

How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? 

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