I picked up some red candles for a whopping seven cents at Hobby Lobby and used them to make a little grouping on the coffee table in the living room. I got the idea for using a wall mirror as a platter for decorations when I saw a manger scene arranged on a mirror at Christmas time. I glued felt circles over the hangers on the back of the mirror so it would not scratch my table. Things like glass and crystal really sparkle when you set them on a mirror.
My Mom gave me this rustic little lantern for Christmas and I am crazy about it! I have it standing in my entry way, and it is the perfect tiny space to fill with seasonal goodies. It was full of snowflakes in January, and now hearts for February.
I set another clearance candle inside a big, glass bowl on the dining room table. I found a bag of glass rocks on sale at Michael's for 99 cents. They are a mixture of clear and frosted glass and little red hearts. Very cute for a buck!
Cheap ribbon from Hobby Lobby and some garland from my gift wrap drawer dressed up my end table.
I had fun making a Thankful banner at Thanksgiving for the fireplace. So much so that I crafted a Blessings banner for Valentine's. I keep looking for just the right heart stickers or shapes to embellish the banner, but so far nothing on the sale isle has impressed me. Look how festive you can be with just some rope, ribbon, and paper! I painted the little clothes pins to match the papers this time.
Another Christmas clearance find inspired my mantle. They don't show up great in the photo, but red and white rhinestone picture frames were 70% off and I couldn't resist. I'm fairly certain Interior Decorating 101 will tell you to NEVER display photo frames without photos. Especially on a mantle. Really, it's very tacky. It makes you look like you have kids to feed and laundry to do and don't have time to complete your Valentine decorating scheme. So, there you have it....festive, frugal, and slightly unfinished. :)
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