Valentine's Day Decor

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Registered: 02-08-2012
Valentine's Day Decor
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:40am

We moved to a small town in the middle of nowhere last year and I've been working to make every holiday special for my kids and husband since we spend them all alone. What are some unique ideas for decorating for Valentine's day? We are moving soon, back to population, so I don't have the budget or room for major changes or big things. For Cinco de Mayo last year, we'd just moved here, and I bought a colorful tablecloth, the kids and I made paper flowers, we put on the mariachi music we're so used to hearing in our old town and made a big Mexican meal complete with margaritas (for the adults lol) and flowers in our hair. It was fun! I'm hoping to do something similar for Valentine's day.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 10:23am
Cinco de Mayo sounds like it was a fun day at your house!

Here are some craft ideas the kids might enjoy: http://www.ivillage.com/kids-valentines-day-crafts/6-b-142009?ice=iv:mb:msg:js

My kids are 4 and 7. We're doing a run to the craft store later today to pick up some supplies.

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Registered: 05-20-2004
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 11:37am

I decorated my mantle for Valentine's Day using about 99% DIY and thrift store finds...

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:02pm
I just love all of those ideas, Jen! We made the stained glass hearts last year and they were so cute! We hung them above our dining room table. I've been meaning to do that again this year- maybe this weekend?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:03pm
LOVE your mantle, Kellie! Really cute!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:07pm

I made this wreath for our front door.

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:13pm
Gorgeous mantle, Kellie! I think I need to start jazzing our mantle up for each holiday! As it is now, it's just "there" not doing much of anything.
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:13pm
Oh, I know. I want to do the stained glass hearts too. We have a TON of broken crayons.
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:14pm
I love the color! How did you make it?
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:17pm

This is my one, lonely Valentine's Day decoration right now.

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Registered: 05-20-2004
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:57pm
jacobandcoopersmommy wrote:
I just love all of those ideas, Jen! We made the stained glass hearts last year and they were so cute! We hung them above our dining room table. I've been meaning to do that again this year- maybe this weekend?

That would be so pretty in all shades of red / pink / purple! We did some in fall colors at Thanksgiving and cut them in the shape of leaves.

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