Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Thrifty Valentine

Do you ever say to yourself, "Self, why do I spend money on Valentine's Day decorations when they're only on display for like one month, tops?" If you do, then you are my "brother by another mother," (Oh, wait, that won't work). Well, how about "great minds think alike?"

Have I got a craft for you.

I would like to introduce to you my two ugly new friends.

I bought these "seen better days" pieces of art at the Goodwill store last week, for $1.99 each. I heart the Goodwill.

I felt sorry for these new friends, so I dressed them up with some leftover fabric, cardstock, felt, and embroidery floss. Now they look like this:

And this:

Besides being thrifty and crafty, these are temporary (three of my favorite words). The hearts are stuck to the fabric with double stick tape, so they can be removed. And replaced with shamrocks, perhaps? Or Easter eggs? The possibilities are endless! Have fun!

For more thrifty home decor ideas scroll down and check out other posts from the project team and visit me at Reinvented.


  1. Those look great! Wish I had a Goodwill here. Sigh. You did a fantastic job. :)

  2. fab-u-lous!!!! good work...and you know how much i love black spray paint fix!

  3. Those are Adorable!! Plus they look easy and something I can


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