Simple Valentine’s Decor

Simple & inexpensive valentine's decorationsWhile taking it easy (as much as you can at 38 weeks of pregnancy), I made some simple Valentine decorations that turned out quite nice. These inexpensive decorations helped add a little color to my living room. What do you think?

Simple & inexpensive valentine's decorationssimple valentines decorations- hearts on candles with twine
I originally had solid red candles up, but they just weren’t hitting the spot for me, perhaps not festive enough. I really like how these turned out. All you need is red cardstock, twine, and candles. Cut out hearts then wrap the twine a few times around the candle to hold the heart in place and tie it in the back. So simple yet pretty! Also very reusable, for St. Patrick’s day, just change out the hearts for four leaf clovers and voila!

The chalk board also can be used over and over again throughout the year. I made a while ago for a party we had. The tray cost a dollar at Goodwill and the chalkboard paint a few dollars at the craft store. Just put on a few coats of the paint and you have a sign to be used for any holiday, party or whatever!

Simple & inexpensive valentine's decorations Simple & inexpensive valentine's decorations
I eventually want to make a wreath solely out of paper roses, but until then, this will suffice. The tutorial below will walk you through how to make these little dainties. The branches were spray painted white and I only used one box of red hots from the store. The secret is to insert a toilet paper roll in the center to take up space so you do not need as many candies.

Simple & inexpensive valentine's decorationsHow to make a paper rose-so simple!Happy Valentine’s Day from the boys and me!


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  1. Diana Rambles says:

    Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and Tweeted. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  2. Kelsey says:

    I love this idea for candles. I’ve been struggling with my big glass hurricanes – I keep basic white pillars in them for “everyday” but I haven’t found anything to use for Valentines filler that really makes my heart skip a beat. Adding this simple touch will easily transform my everyday to special occasion – and it’s budget friendly! Thanks for sharing.

    • Aspen Jay says:

      Hi Kelsey!
      Glad to have helped! I was originally going to put up red candles for Valentines, but it wasn’t doing it for me. This idea came and it was perfect and I can take the hearts off to use the candles for “everyday” use. 🙂

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