Thrifty Valentine Idea

Well, Valentines Day is coming up and next in the world of holiday decorating. When we decorate for Valentines day here, it needs to be fun and sparkly. The little princess loves seeing fun hearts from ribbon twirling in the air and other just fun decorations.

So, to start out my Valentines decorations, I wanted to take advantage of things I already have. I did buy 3 bags of Sweetheart candies and a spool of heart ribbon. I got these 4 items at the Dollar store. Everything else, I already had.

Here are the things I used:

I used my great grandmother's doily. I love this one with the pretty pink flowers on it.

3 canning jars (emptied out home canned pickles and tomatoes last week)

2 red and 1 white candles (from my candle stash..clearance a few years ago, 10/$1.00)

Red charger plate (bought at Target for Christmas this year. I love the color and scrollie design on the edges)

3 bags of sweetheart candy

1 spool of dollar store ribbon

A little bit of red and white shredded paper (from my stash of clearanced gift wrapping stuff)

First down, doily

Next, charger plate

I took the canning jars and put the candle in and held it while I poured in the candy. You can use whatever jars you have handy.

Tied a ribbon bow around each jar. Put some red and white shredded paper tucked around.

I made it in on the little "coffee table" in the living room but, it is moving to the dining room table. It is just too tempting with all that candy to the little princess! LOL

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  1. what a great idea! i love it!
    so nice to meet you by the way... i am taking a little blog tour!
    many blessings

  2. Oh this is so pretty. If I pick up some hearts, I think I can make this. Your pictures are gorgeous.

  3. What a clever idea for a centerpiece. Love this.

  4. That is just so cute! Very creative of you!

  5. Fun ideas! Candy hearts are my weakness (especially the sweet-tart variety) Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

  6. What a fun idea! I love ball jars they are my passion!

  7. cute cute cute, I bet the kids LOVED it!

  8. I think my grandchildren would love this center piece. I have some ball jars in the garage I will have to find. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love how you stuck the candle in the sweethearts. :) Thanks for linking up!

  10. Cuteness, I love it. I can't wait to bring out my V day stuff. I will have to try this.
    Cha Cha

  11. So cute! I love how you used the candies as filler for the jars.

  12. Love this! Though I think I'd have to keep the candles lit to keep my hands out of the sweethearts. :)

  13. That is so fun! Conversation hearts are like candy corn. They are darling used as decorations! Thanks for linking up at

  14. What a fun project. That is one way to keep from eating candy.


  15. Totally cute! I'm stealing idea. Thanks so much!


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