Valentine Heart Boxes: How to Make

Valentine's Day was always my favorite holiday classroom party back in grade school. Choosing Valentines from the shelves of boxes at the local five and dime store was always fun. Once home, signing my name to each one and tucking it into a small white envelope marked with each classmate's name was a task I enjoyed. It didn't matter if you didn't like someone in your class, you still gave each schoolmate a Valentine card. The teacher asked us to … [Read more...]

Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

Do you remember when you were a kid and used to make homemade Valentine's Day cards to pass out at school? Such care was taken to glue little heart-shaped doilies, buttons, and ribbons in place to make beautiful cards for your friends. It was a proud moment to share these original works of art and have the teacher praise you!  Keep this nostalgic feeling alive by making your own Valentine's Day cards today. You can make them with or without … [Read more...]

13 Easy Valentine’s Day Projects

Do you miss the days of youth when you'd make your own Valentine's Day cards and hand them out at school?  I remember in Girl Scouts one of our holiday projects was to create a unique Valentine. I glued buttons on mine and was quite proud ... but Jennifer Mitchell ended up winning our contest because she had a red cardinal glued to hers. Clearly her mother helped her make it. I thought she should be disqualified. Dejected and heartbroken, I … [Read more...]

Hugs and Hearts $550 Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day memories? I have to be honest and say that I most enjoyed the parties we had at grade school. I loved decorating my Valentine's box to hold all the cards that you'd get from your classmates. There was no favoritism ... every kid gave every other kid in the class a Valentine's card. Image courtesy of Karen Horton on Flickr It was so much fun opening each Valentine while eating cupcakes that some of … [Read more...]

15 Simple Valentine’s Day Projects

The holiday of love is just a week away and I've rounded up 15 simple Valentine's Day projects of my own and from various bloggers for you to do in time to celebrate. Our family is getting together for pizza Sunday night and I'm going to give my grandkids their Valentine's gifts. I know I'm going to use at least one of the ideas you'll see below. You'll find links to each project under the photos. I adore these book page hearts from Muslin and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Decor in the Living Room

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day at your house? I don't do a whole lot but I like to bring in touches of pink and red. It's like a decorating transition period between Christmas and spring time. I hauled my Paris Poster back out and added red and white pillows to the love seat.   You might remember the penmanship poster that used to be on this shelf at Christmas.   I had simply taped it onto another piece of artwork. It makes … [Read more...]

My Simple Valentine’s Day Vignette

Valentine's Day isn't just the holiday of love ... it's the holiday of pink! Pink is the color of nurturing, compassion, and unconditional love. It's always been a favorite of mine and I love using it in a simple Valentine's Day vignette. Today I'm joining fellow bloggers for a Valentine's hop. You'll find their blogs at the end of the post. For my vignette, I created simple wall art and brought in some roses.   Beautiful, soft roses in … [Read more...]

How to Make a Paper Heart Banner

Valentine's Day is just a month away and I created my first decoration for the holiday of love. It's a very simple paper heart banner that you can make in less than an hour. I'm using it in a Valentine's Day vignette that I'm sharing in a blog hop this Saturday. You don't need a lot of supplies to make this paper heart banner. Decorative scrapbook paper, a piece of colored twine, scissors, pencil, and glue.   Cut out a heart to trace; … [Read more...]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day!!  If you follow my blog then you probably love many of the same things I do. So today, the day of love, I thought celebrating Valentine's Day with things I love would be a good idea. Since my list is long, I shortened it up ... otherwise we'd be here all day! In no particular order, here are just a few of my favorite things. { Home Decor } White ironstone is definitely on the top of my list of things I love. Some of my … [Read more...]

Ten Easy Valentine’s Day Craft Projects

Although there's just one week left until Valentine's Day, you've still got time to whip up one of these Valentine's Day craft projects. Blogland is filled with Valentine's inspiration and these are a few of my favorites. I hope you feel inspired to try one of them! (Please pin the photos from their original source.) First up are these oh-so-cute Valentine seed packets from Garden Therapy. I absolutely adore her blog and read it … [Read more...]

Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine's Day! It's the bright spot in the middle of winter and has always been one of my favorite holidays. Today I'm taking part in a Valentine's Showcase with several other bloggers (see the schedule at the end of this post). As a kid, I loved taking a plain old shoe box to school and decorating it to hold all the Valentine's cards we'd get at our class party.  And now as an adult, decorating for Valentine's Day means flowers ... lots … [Read more...]

Paper Valentine Heart Banner

I must be going through holiday decorating withdrawals because I've never been as anxious to spruce up my home for Valentine's Day as this year. I guess I really did enjoy decorating for Christmas.  So anywho ... I started making Valentine's Day cards and one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had a paper Valentine heart banner instead. The big hearts were made with blank note cards and were supposed to be Valentine cards. They still … [Read more...]

Tips for Arranging Fresh Flowers

Valentine's Day is a time when everyone is thinking about flowers but having fresh flowers in your home doesn't have to be expensive. You can purchase cut flowers and arrange them yourself. It's easier than you think! The trick is to keep your arrangement simple and fuss-free. First, gather your supplies choosing ordinary objects such as white ironstone pitchers for vases. Cut your tallest flowers first for the center of your floral … [Read more...]