I don’t usually put up Valentine’s Day decorations but when I took my Christmas decorations down the whole house almost looked naked! Since I will use almost any excuse to break out the glue gun and craft paint, I decided to make some decorations this year. I didn’t want to break the bank, so I picked most of my pieces from Michaels Craft Store (you can’t beat a 40% coupon) and the dollar store.
Our mantel has a huge mirror above it. For a long time I couldn’t figure out how to add a decoration to it until I realized I could use a command hook that is applied to the mirror with an adhesive strip. I made a pretty red wreath using paper roses to hang from the hook. I made the roses using craft paper then I hot glued them onto a green floral wreath that I painted a light pink just in case the color of the wreath showed through.
I also found some fun wooden letters at the dollar store in my town. I painted them a light pink and white using craft paint. I was able to use left over paint that I had, and the letters were a $1 a piece. They are so cute and were so easy to do!
This mirror in my dining room is so so very plain. (It’s going to have to go soon.) I decided to add some painted hearts to dress it up a bit. The hearts are just paper hearts from Michaels that I painted red, pink, and white. (Don’t forget to paint the back) I hot glued a piece of ribbon to the back of each of the hearts so that I could hang them from the back of the mirror.