Thursday, January 12, 2012

Valentine's Decoration

Hey Redesigning followers! Now that the crazy rush of the holiday season is coming to an end its time to get ready for the next one...DUN DUN DUN... Valentine's Day! Some people love it, others hate it.  I am torn currently, but none the less I of course will decorate for it because come on it gives me the excuse to!  Well as we all know, money after the holidays and post holiday sales keeps us all a little strapped for cash.  Therefore I wanted  had to decorate for with as little money as possible and luckily I was able to do that! Instead of decorating the entire apartment (because I am not really feeling like it) I decided to just do my new wanna be mantle shelves.  I was able to decorate a majority of it for free with things I had already but I had to do a little bit more to fill spaces.
Here is the break down of what you see and their prices (if I can remember them):
Top shelf (left to right):
  • Three mercury glass candle sticks - World Market After Christmas Sale for a whopping $1.30 each! 
  • Bowl with birds nest made from moss and a spray painted bird - Under $5
  • Embroidery hoop with a Bird Heart print cloth gift wrap piece what was given to me - Around $2 for the hoop
  •  Three candles - Under $6
  • The porcelain bird is being sold currently at Target for less than $3 if I remember correctly with the Valentine's Decorations I bought it in white so I could use it year round! 
  • The pitcher was a gift from my mother :) - FREE
 Bottom Shelf:
  • Vases from the Dollar Tree ( I am going to fill them with Pink, Red and white candies) 
  • Plate from World Market - Clearance $2.99 with a Vinyl Sticker from my old dorm 
  • Cute pink owl currently being sold at Khols - Under $6 when at 50% off 
  • Heart Wreath - Target last year dollar section 
  • Gift box with bow - Juicy Couture box that my mom brought back for me from New York - FREE
  • Antique blue mason jars with wooden spools of thread and old cloths pins - total $13 dollars ( a STEAL) 
  • Metal piece with flowers - $2.50 at a resale shop 
  • Ribbon lights - Under $6 - LOTS AND LOTS of tying
This is the perfect time to look through your home/apartment and see what you have and try and make it work! I really think I didn't spend more than $25 dollars on actual Valentine's decorations most of it I had already or bought for a different purpose and made it work.  This is the time to be creative and remember to have fun!  And as always keep redesigning college!

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