Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine Decor on the cheap: Part I

I'm thrilled, nay, ecstatic to share some of my Valentine decor with you today. Since I've made a few things and included tutorials, I'm not going to put it all in one gigantor-takes-an-hour-to-read-it post. Instead, I'm breaking them up-
Here's the foyer-
(and, once again, if you pronounced that "Foy-yay" in your head, then you are fancy)

Here's a close-up of one of the many free printables I used:
(thank you Becky Higgins)

I made a garland with vintage valentines guessed it-
I printed for free.

and there's a wreath that I made using a slightly unconventional system.
OK, it was downright crazy, but it worked.
And didn't cost me a dime.

So...back to the printables.
They were all free and here's what I found:

some subway art, (found HERE and HERE)
a couple of "Love one another"s (found HERE)
and some vintage valentines (found HERE)

I used the vintage valentines to make the garland hanging from my flower boxes-
just trimmed off the white,

rounded the edges with a corner rounder, and
punched holes in the top corners,
 threaded them onto some twine I already had, and


The frame with the cute "Love one another" print still had my Christmas subway art in it (I know... I promise it was the only Christmas decor still lurking in my house)
so, I popped out the Christmas,
and inserted the V-day-

the Christmas subway art, btw, is also from eighteen25, where I found one of the awesome V-day subway art printables.

the little red felt poofy thingy you see here is something I made and will be featured (with a tutorial) in my next post all about how I made the wreath,
that fabulous white chess piece is from the hob lob, purchased at half price for a whopping 3 bucks.

All total, I spent $0 on my V-day foyer since I already owned or printed for free everything you see.
Hopefully you can make some of your own magic with the free printables!

Coming soon....
"How to make a Valentines Day wreath using crazy hair brained ideas and free stuff I found at my house"

I'm linking to these parties:


Paula Montalvo said...

I am new to your blog, and I love the way the Foy (ER) turned out!! (I am a midwesterner......nothin' fancy 'bout that) LOL The valentine banner is ADORABLE, and I think the vases on either side of the mirror are just Gorgeous! Nice job. Blessings <3 Paula

~The Bargain Babe said...

Love the vintage card garland!

Dayna said...

I love how you decorated this space. I just found you through Decorchic (reading her comments) and I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

cyndi said...

i love it! I am so glad you linked the vintage printable! i love them!!!

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

It looks great! Love the vintage printables too. I also printed the stuff from eighteen25. Did you print smaller than the size they had? It looks smaller! What a great idea.

Krafty Kat said...

Love it! Looks great. Oh, and I love that little chess pawn.

Heather {WhipperBerry} said...



Melinda said...

Love. Everything. :) I love the felt flowers too - I saw those on another blog - simply divine!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love all the free printables! Awesome!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I didn't say Foy-ay. I said Foy-errrrr. :) I love all of your decor. I love vintage Valentines too. The printable that says "love one another" is my favorite. I need that. :)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

How pretty and festive your foyer turned out! I love vintage greeting cards for any occasion and that you printed yours for free is great! Super cute ... love the wall color too,btw. Visiting from Be Different ... Act Normal and I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll visit me too!
p.s. (love in your "about me" that you don't cook! I don't much either! LOL!)

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