Well… a couple days late posting this but probably not a big surprise.
In this house the front foyer has become our go to place for a little bit of holiday decorations. I’ve come to really like that as it makes the house festive for us and for guests but also keeps the decorations manageable and out of reach of little hands.
Here’s how I decorated for Valentine’s Day:
I purchased the console and the glass door from a cute little local store, Cozy Cottage. As soon as I saw them I knew they would be the perfect thing for our entry. The ceilings are so high in there that I really wanted something that would take up a lot of space, not cost too much and draw the eye upward. All of the wire baskets and pots are from Crate and Barrel — one of my favorite stores for accents that are nicely priced.
I wanted to fill the canisters with some bulk candy but decided to save the money and my waistline by filling them with Target tissue paper instead. On the outside canisters I have little wooden postcards I found at Cozy Cottage. The flowers under the cloches are also from there. The sequin red heart is from Michael’s. All of the canisters and cloches are from Hobby Lobby.
I made the wreath.
I think this project looks more involved than it actually was. I purchased a styrofoam wreath form and covered it in strips of red felt that I hot glued on. I then punched out over 100 larged scalloped circles from an old book. I folded the circles in half, in half again and once again. I then opened up the circles, pushed a decorative pin through the middle and simply pinned them onto the wreath. I love how it turned out!
After I finished the wreath I thought the wire wall baskets also needed something decorative so I created these little heart garlands.
Word to the wise — Henry Miller’s Tropic of Carpricorn was probably not the best book to use for this. Fortunately the garlands are high enough up that little eyes can’t read the naughty words that made the cut! Again, this was a very simple project. I punched out both large and small scalloped hearts and overlapped and glued them together. I punched two holes in the larger hearts and threaded them onto a hot pink length of bakery twine. And voila! Those were my decorations for this Valentine’s!
I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day with your sweeties!