It's Valentine's Day! How exciting!! :) Well, actually I kind-of think Valentine's Day is a stupid holiday and it totally gets on my nerves that I can recognize the marketing ploy that is Valentine's Day but I still have to support it because that's "the thing to do" but! I am still a girl and I am in love...so I figure might-as-well have fun in it, right? (focusing on The Brighter Things remember?) So! I decided to decorate my house while my hubby was out of town!
I didn't have a very big budget (try pretty much nada) so I worked with what I had! Here's the sitch (yes, that is a Kim Possible reference...hope you all got it) ;)
It actually looked like this:
The panting I painted as Sips'n'Strokes with my church women's group and the "McDermotts" thingy was a wedding gift from Blake's aunt who DIYed that!
Then I got some votive candle holders left over from our wedding and some colored sharpies and went to town! Yielding this result:
And those photos in front of the X's and O's were leftovers from our reception!
Then on the bottom we have:
Which that painting was also from a church event! We did our own Sips'n'Strokes for the teenage girls for last Valentine's! And that picture was a present from my husband (although then I think he was my boyfriend...maybe fiance...but I think boyfriend) :) And we all ready had all those candles!
So our entire mantle overhaul was done on zero dollars!! Yaaaay!!!! :)
Then I made a new centerpiece for our dining room table! It looks like this:
So I decorated for Valentine's Day for a whole total of about $15 dollars! (after I bought the flowers, two bags of M&Ms, and the vase)!
So what about you guys? How do you get in the Valentine's Day spirit?