Thrifty Valentine Ideas

We left our little skinny tree that sits in our dining room at Christmas up.  I thought it would be fun to decorate for different holidays. Naturally, Valentines Day is next. My goal was to spend little to no money decorating this tree. Time to get thrifty and scrounge around my scrapbooking supplies, craft supplies and sewing stuff. And that is exactly what I have been doing. The only thing I have on the tree so far is a string of lights and a string of pink beads. I am working on little Valentine projects to add to the tree. And this is one of them.

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We have several of these little tin buckets from Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant. They come with little mini desserts (3 in an order). They are so cute that I wanted to keep them but, really had no plans for them.

Projects 1-10 020So, I decided to turn them into little candy bucket tealight holders to hang on the tree. I bought a bag of the large conversation hearts. BTW, have you read the conversation hearts lately? “Tweet Me”, “Text Me”??? I am so old! LOL

I had some ribbon and a glue gun and lets just say, I played. This is no elegant, designer, Ooh La La project. Think “Arts and Crafts” Day at school.  Just fun, thrifty and easy.

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  I just went random with gluing the hearts. No two buckets are the same.

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Projects 1-10 030Sorry the pics are a bit blurry. I think they look cute hanging from the tree. And they will look sweet when the tealights are lit.


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Projects 1-10 032I think they turned out adorable. And I had fun playing!

Sorry about all the weird placement of pics and watermarks everywhere but, I am trying to “expand my techno skills” LOL


I am linking up to these awesome blogs:

On Thursday……

'>Quick Project Thursday at “Collected Treasures” DSC01570

100 Hundred Ideas for Under $100 at “Beyond the Picket Fence”

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Transformation Thursday at “The Shabby Chic Cottage”


And on Friday…….

Frugal Friday at “Life as Mom”


Frugalicious Friday at “Finding Fabulous for Less”

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Creative Cats at “Poppies at Play”


Somewhat Simple has a Valentine blog party going on. Check it out here!

I hope you stop by these creative blogs. You will get so inspired to try something different and new!


  1. Love the tree...isn't it neat to "go shopping" in your own house. Years ago I would always donate or throw away anything I didn't use like immediately (got that from my Mom). Finally I realized that saving some things for future projects was really a thrifty idea. The trick is to keep it all organized so that when an idea strikes you can find what you are looking for!
    Love this blog, thank you - thank you

  2. those are so cute. Save this idea for my Round Robin next month.. I would love for you to show it off.

  3. Great idea and so cute. I thought of leaving up my white tree and decorating for each season but didn't. May have to rethink that!

  4. What great ideas! Thank you for stopping by to visit.


  5. Sooooo CUTE...awesome idea!


  6. What a cute idea. I love shopping "at home" too.

  7. That's adorable! Love the tiny buckets!

  8. Very cute! I still have a little tree up too...maybe I'll leave it! :)

  9. These are really cute and so easy, I love that. Thanks for sharing them on my linky party.


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