. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Valentine's Day Decorations

January 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Decorations

I feel like my title would be a little more appealing if it said Valentine's Day Decor and I almost kept it, but you know how I feel about abbreviations so the long version it is.

Last year was the first time I ever decorated for Valentine's Day thanks to pinterest, and I plan on doing in now each year.



I saw a lot of cute banner ideas on pinterest (like this) and put a few of them together to make this one.  It was really pretty easy and quick.  The only part I don't like is cutting the burlap because it frays a lot! 



First I cut out my banner pieces from burlap.  Then I cut out my hearts and glued them on with a glue gun.  I used my sewing machine to sew the pendents onto a piece of twine.  That is it! 




The other things were pretty easy too, but a little more time consuming.  The vase on the right was a vase that didn't match anything in our house so I cut an old text book into squares and modge podged it to the vase. 


I took a styrofoam ball and glued candy hearts around it and then stuck a dowel rod through the bottom, filled a bucket from the Target dollar spot with sand and stuck it in.  

The red rose ball is a styrofoam ball covered in tissue paper roses:


1. Cut a piece about three to four inches long and fold it in half as you go. 
2. Start twisting your streamer into a little circle to form a rose bud. 
3. Keep twisting until you use all your piece.  Put a little dot of glue to hold it down.  Put a larger circle of glue on your styrofoam ball and place the flower on top. 
4. Keep going until the whole ball is covered. 

I just filled a mason jar with candy hearts and put the flower ball on top.

and the nice thing is I will use all of these each year!

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44 comments:

Allie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute decor!!

Priscila@mommode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I started decorating for Valentine's last year too. I love that banner, so cute and looks so simple to make!
That's funny about your dislike of abbreviations. I use them al the time, I'm always too lazy to type out the whole word. :)

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO cute, Katie! I love your banner...it's perfect for Valentines Day and you can totally use it for other occasions, too. Love the rose ball, too!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that rose ball in the candy bowl Katie!! Such cute ideas.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute little lady :) I love it! You're so talented!! XO

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Looks so good! :)

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! I've never decorated for Valentines Day, but you might have just inspired me too.

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! That Pinterest... I said the same thing on my blog today! I never really decorated for Valentine's day but now I'm going to!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the candy heart bouquet, all of it's adorable!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the banner! I think that would be something fun to decorate my office at work...or even my office door! Thanks for the fun ideas!

Kell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that you decorate for valentine's day! It's so cute.

Alea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The cutest decor! May have to try it, even though I'm not as crafty as I would like

Whitney said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahaha I love that you hate abbreviations too. And your decorations are adorable! I love the roses and the candy hearts together. I have never decorated for Valentines before but you are making me want to!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I like the banner a lot. The only downside to burlap, aside from fraying, is that awful smell!

Have a great Tuesday!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE the banner!! i'm really impressed with your decorations and you've inspired me to make some too :)

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Kaylynn Zoe Young said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Genius!
You're so on the ball - decorations up?? I suppose I have a 2 year old's bday to celebrate before I can even consider Valentines Day!

What did we ever do before Pinterest? Seriously...I'm definitely copying those!
Kaylynn
colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute.

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such cute cute ideas Katie! And I love that you're posting this now...Valentine's Day always seems to sneak up on me and then I never get anything decorated in time. Maybe this year will be different?! :)

aryan tan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love them:)
Mine would be a bit permanent hehe:)
I stared to paint one of our gust room black BUT I'm going to paint cherry blossom "Mural". I have seen this in my friends place and I really like it, she also did some heart thing in it and I'm going to copy that too.

Courtney said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute!!

Fash Boulevard said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness, Katie, so many great ideas. Adore this post. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

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Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are adorable decorations. I love the burlap banner! I can't believe Valentine's Day is only a month away. Is it just me or did it totally start to sneak up this year?

Small Town Catwalk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE that burlap banner! What a great and simple idea!

Sarah

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I heart everything about valentine's day ( i wrote that out just for you )

target is my favorite place to get decor ( dollar section ) :)

love your ideas!! love the banner!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The banner came out so cute!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
JCrew Giveaway!

Elizabeth @ Southern Color said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the decorations! The rosette tree is too cute :)

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are so creative! this is so cute!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness - SUCH cute decorations! Love love love that little banner :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Steph said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the burlap banner! Might as well take advantage of the few holidays we have this time of year and make it big!

yiqin; said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the deco <3

Le Petit Plastique said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now on GFC, hope you can follow back =)

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J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh! I LOVE it all! I need to haul my v-day stuff out!! :)

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are the cutest valentines day decorations ever! And I love that you made all of them. I think I might try that tissue paper rose thing!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cuuutue! I like the hearts on the styrofoam ball! I put some hearts in one of our big vases over the weekend. And it's cute except that I keep eating them and it's getting less cute hahah

DC in STYLE said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These decorations are so cute, I should create something too!
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite are the roses- your decor is too cute! I wish I was crafty enough to do that for the smaller holidays!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

these are SO CUTE, katie!! i am totally going to do some of these this year!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Fun ideas! I've never decorated for Valentine's Day before, but I love the idea of candy hearts in a jar!

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So stink'n cute!!! I made heart garland too! I love V-day! :)

xo

Ashley Barnhill said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Too cute! And I love anything that involves burlap!

Melanie Montgomery said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! When I have kids I will do this!

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is all sooooo cute! Love it!

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www.daisyraeboutique.com

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love love love the banner! adorable

Amanda* said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that burlap banner! So cute!