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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thrifty Valentines Decor

I know a lot of people don't even decorate for Valentine's Day since it is not as big of a holiday as say Halloween or Christmas and I never had any V-day decor before this year. Then my mom mailed me a sweet care package... I never get tired of receiving those! Inside were two homemade Valentine's items - a pillow and a frame.

This pillow is made from a canvas type bag found at the dollar store. She basically just stuffed it and sewed it shut... genius!

The frame was painted red and the words inside are stickers on the background paper. Very similar to the one she did for Halloween.

I am now on my way to collecting some Valentine's items and hope to make some homemade ones for next year to add to these. I'm thinking some blocks and a table centerpiece that has some red fillers in it perhaps. These are perfect for V-day but also simple and subtle. You would hate for your decor to end up looking like this, right? Yikes! A tad overdone for me.

Linking up to these parties:


  1. I was never really into V-day decorations either until... this year! I see all these beautiful things these creative laides come up with, and I say to myself, "I want one!" Subway art, like your framed picture, is popular, as well as specimem art. Check it out :)

  2. Lovin' this cute pillow!


    I would love for you to join me for my weekly party…it’s NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope to see ya there:)

  3. I am so loving the Valentines decor!!Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    < a href="">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

  4. Hi Emily, your Valentines decor is too cute. As you blog is too..not to mention you and your hubby are too!
    FYI I have started a new series on helping out some new bloggers. I will be hosting a linky party on January 31st, and there you will meet a lot of new bloggers as your self. Hope to see you sometime soon, come check it out.

  5. Cute! Yeah..I like to decorate a small corner for Valentine's-that pic is just too much!

  6. Emily - How sweet! I am loving the canvas bag pillow. So clever! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase; I greatly appreciate it. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'll be featuring this today. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  7. Love the picture with the stickers!! Cute!

  8. Ho wcute is your mom??? Love it. :)

  9. Hi, new follower here! I love that pillow...very thrifty of you! Rock on!

  10. Very nice! I have a linky party on Mondays. Hope you'll stop by next week!

  11. Your momma is a sweetie---such cute gifts! The dollar store bag pillow is a great idea.

  12. how did you do that pillow? I love it!

  13. Had to stop and laugh... while looking for Valentines Day ideas, I stumbled across your blog. My mom's maiden name is LaForce and for our family reunion a few years back we all had shirts made that said 'LaForce Be With You'. Probably no relation (my LaForce's are all in California), but I had to share. Have a great day!


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