I left the skinny tree we had in the dining room up and have made little fun things to fill the tree. I used stuff that I had. I scoured through all my scrap booking things and other craft items. With the exception of buying some conversation candy hearts from the dollar store, I have bought nothing else for Valentine decorating.
I made some cone ornaments from card stock and scrapbook paper. And I also used some card stock to make just basic fans. I embellished with whatever I had on hand. While I was making them I kept thinking, oh, maybe I will just run to JoAnns for some lace or Michael's for some other doodads to add. I am proud to say, I did NOT leave the house when I made all these! Woohoo, resisted the temptation of "getting more stuff"!! LOL
Just a little thrifty side note. When you get all your junk mail, keep an eye out for those ads that are printed on one side using different colored paper. They can stand in as scrapbook paper. Also they are great to shred when you want some colored shredded paper.
I had some shimmery Valentine color tissue paper that I bought last year after Valentines day for pennies. I just cut each sheet into about 6 pieces and stuffed them in the cones. And I crinkled some more up and just tucked it into the tree here and there.It actually looks really pretty with the little white lights on.
You will notice I used different ribbons. I used bits and pieces that I had stashed. You could use curling ribbon that you have leftover from Christmas if you wanted to.
I cut out some little hearts and laced them together with ribbon and put little rhinestone hearts on them.
Big confession here, I didn't use any glue on the paper ornaments. I taped everything. The little princess was very interested in what I was doing and was wanting to play with verything. It just wasn't worth having the hot glue out.
The little tin candy buckets I made last week. Here is the post for that.
So, just make it a thrifty holiday and scrounge through all the stuff you have around your house. Make it a game to see just how little money you can spend. And have fun!
Here are some up close pics:
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Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
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Skip to My Lou for Made By You Monday
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Making the World Cuter for Making the World Cuter Mondays
Cottage Instincts for Make it for Monday
It's so very Cheri for It's So Very Creative
Wow, there are a lot of Monday craft parties! Have fun visiting them. There are always great and fun ideas being posted!!
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