Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Easy Holiday decorating ideas

It's no secret that I love decorating for holidays.
Today I'm sharing my top holiday decorating tips!

valentines holiday decor

1.  use what you have on hand

valentines hearts in jars, jar filler

I've had these styrofoam hearts for a while.
I invested about $3 (big spender) at the dollar store quite a few years ago,
and have been using them in different ways each year.

2.  use what you have in different ways

valentines home decor

In this vignette, I didn't buy anything new.
OK, I guess I did fill the jars with 2 bags of conversation hearts 
that I bought from the dollar store.  

For other jar fillers, I used red glitter styrofoam hearts 
(from Hobby Lobby years ago) and red, silver and white glitter balls from Christmas.

vintage chicken feeder, chalkboard valentines decor

On top of the hutch, I used one of my vintage chalkboards,
along with a vintage chicken feeder filled with styrofoam hearts. 

3.  use free printables or make your own

I found the darling cassette printable for free here.

I put it on a clipboard for my mantel.

I also used a mini light box.
I used a blank insert to write my own message.
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4.  if you do buy, buy it on sale or even clearance for the next year

On my mantel, I used a laser cut wooden heart that I bought for 1/2 off at Joann.
It cost a whopping $2.

I also punched hearts from cardstock
and stitched them together on my sewing machine.

valentines decor, vintage chalkboard

Holiday decor doesn't have to cost a lot!

And holiday decor doesn't have to be complicated to be fun 
and spice up your home decor!


  1. I love your Valentine's display it is really nice Candice

  2. I could not agree with you more. Reusing, revamping and rearranging what you already have makes your display more individual, creative and less expensive. Not to mention the saving on storage space. Love all these photos. Thanks for sharing


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