Simple Frugal Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

Seems like just yesterday I still had Christmas decorations up! Oh wait…It was only yesterday that I still had Christmas decorations up.

I know.

But, it was only upstairs…I promise…the downstairs areas were Christmas decor free!

OK, now that I got that off of my chest, on to something for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

This is an inexpensive centerpiece that’s super easy to make.

I bought three 8″ glass candles from the Dollar Tree and one fuzzy flower bush (OK, so I don’t know what kind of flower it was supposed to be, but it looked cool…AND it was red).

I covered the glass candles with burlap squares and tied on white ribbon with the flower inside. See?? Super simple. 🙂

This project cost $4.65 total for the candles, ribbon and flowers!

Happy Valentines Day!

White Willow Snow Wreath

 I’m so sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I am trying to get back into things and catch up on reading everyone’s blogs. I’m so excited to see everyone’s Christmas ideas! Definitely one of my favorite things! 🙂

Last year I decorated every room in my house…even the bathroom! This year I decided on a more simple, laid back approach…I also didn’t want to spend very much, hehe.

This wreath idea popped into my head and I was most of the way finished by the time I thought to take pictures.
It was pretty easy, though. First I collected willow branches and wired them together in a wreath shape with standard florist wire. Then I spray painted it white.

I added snowflake ornaments that I bought a few years ago at the Dollar Tree and tied white berry picks on with strips of knit cloth.
I found a snowman wall hanging  in my decorations box and added it to the wreath.

This wreath definitely makes me think of snow! Plus I can leave it up after Christmas! I hope to have my mantle and tree pics up before too long, so stay tuned!

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Easy $2 Large Hurricane Vase


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Ours was pretty quiet for the most part. 🙂

The other day I was walking through Wal-Mart when I saw a display with large hurricane style vases on stands for sale for $15. My first thought (after “Those are pretty!”) was “I can do better than that!”

So I went to Dollar Tree and found a large plain glass hurricane style vase.

Then I went to Goodwill and found a large candle holder for $1.

I pulled out my trusty hot glue gun and glued the two pieces together.

Much better than $15 and it goes well with the rest of my decor!
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