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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! But not to worry, your house will be super festive without breaking the bank if you follow my 8 Easy and Cheap Valentine’s Day Decorating Tips.
Valentine’s Day also happens to be one of my favorite holidays. Sure, it’s cheesy and over-commercialized for a holiday, but I still love it. Valentine’s Day is even more fun for me now that I have kids. I love seeing their faces light up when they see all the hearts and pink everywhere.
Decorating for Valentine’s Day does not have to be expensive or time consuming. In fact, you probably have most of the supplies lying around your house right now. So grab the kids (if you want) and get to decorating. Check out my 8 Easy and Cheap Valentine’s Day Decorating Tips below.
- Chalkboard – Do you have a chalkboard or dry erase board? Put it to good use by writing a message on it just for Valentine’s Day. As you can see we got real creative with our message. 🙂 I picked up my tabletop chalkboard easel at Target for $3 a few months ago. It’s the perfect size for setting on the sofa table.
- Chalkboard Markers – Chalkboard markers are amazing! Not only can you use them to write on your chalkboard or dry erase board, they also write well on glass, mirrors, hard plastic, and so on. So get to drawing hearts, cupids, and other cute Valentine’s Day decorations.
- Garland – Making your own Valentine’s garland is super simple. All you need is a few materials that you probably have lying around the house. Get all the directions here.
- Ribbon – Red, pink, white, and even purple ribbons make easy and festive decorations. Simply tie the ribbons into bows, add a little string, and hang them up. Some of my favorite places to hang ribbons are on the potted plants and bamboo we have around the house. You can use solid color ones or check your local craft store for special Valentine’s Day ones. If you have a cat, you may find that he’ll relocate these for you. If he doesn’t, the kids probably will. Then you get the fun of hanging them up again!
- Candy – You know you’re going to buy it, so you might as well use it for decorating too. Fill up a pretty glass bowl with some of your family’s favorite Valentine’s treats. We love Reese’s peanut butter hearts because they are delicious, shaped like hearts, and wrapped in pink and white paper. For some reason half of them have disappeared since I set them out. Coincidentally, my husband is looking guilty whenever he goes near them…
- Flowers – I love having fresh flowers around. For Valentine’s decorating I go with pink, white, and for a little pop of color yellow.
- Paper hearts – While you’re cutting out hearts to make the garland, cut out a few extra in different sizes to string up with twine and hang up. I like hanging our hearts alongside the ribbons in tip #4.
- Window clings – My kids love decorating and redecorating with window clings. I love the fact that a pack of window clings is cheap and reusable. Buy it once, use it every year.
Bonus tip: Hit up the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to pick up cheap decor. Recently, I picked up two door hangings and honestly, it would have cost me a lot more in time and materials to make them myself. Some of my favorite frugal pieces to pick up from the Dollar Tree are Valentine’s Day glasses to use as vases for the flowers, heart picks (they come in packs of 6-9) to place in plants and flowers, and door hangings and wreaths.
Storing your Valentine’s Day decor properly helps keep it frugal. I’ve been using the same $1 glasses for displaying flowers for over six years, which means that my yearly cost for those glasses came to less than 0.16 cents, and the amount get smaller every year.
I carefully fold my garland and store it in a zip-top bag. In another zip-top bag I store my bows and hearts. I carefully place the window clings back on their sheets so that they can be reused. I tried storing them in a zip-top bag once, but they all stuck together, so don’t do that. For my door hangings, I fold them and store them in ziptop bag as well. I wrap my glasses in used tissue paper or newspaper. I keep the window clings in the bottom of a box, followed by the wrapped glasses, and top it off with all the ziptop bags of garland and other decor. I store the box in the closet so that the window clings don’t melt in the Florida summer heat.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? What are some of your favorite frugal tips?
Have a blessed day!
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