Happy Friday to you! Gosh I am so happy that it is almost the weekend. It is absolutely freezing here in Michigan, so this weekend our plan is to stay home huddled around a roaring fire. Now, doesn’t that sound grand?
I didn’t pop into your internet browser to tell you about my weekend, though. I want to tell you all about how I decorated our home for Valentine’s Day with only $15! How, you ask? Well I’m about to tell you. If you have been following along here or on my Instagram, you know that we are on a serious spending halt. 2019 is going to be a year of saving…hopefully 🙂 That means that I don’t have a lot of extra money for home decor items. Bring on all of the Dollar Tree hacks!
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The first thing that I would tell anyone trying to re-decorate their space is to shop your own home. For example, in our bedroom we already had almost everything seen here. Our comforter is already a festive red, which works wonderful for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I went around and found some extra throw pillows to add, and I pulled this red buffalo check pillow cover out of storage.
You may remember from my DIY post a couple weeks ago that I found this old railing at one of my favorite vintage stores. I recently added the grapevine wreath to it, and for the season, I added this cute felt heart. Ya’ll, I got a package of 8 of these little things for $1 at Dollar Tree. That means that this little guy cost me 12.5 cents!
But look at how cute it is! One piece can make a huge difference in a space. It even has Baxter’s approval written ALL over it!
Remember how I said that felt heart came in a pack of 8? Well, I bought two packs and this is where the rest went! All I did was simply used sewing thread to create this cute garland for our mantle. I also spy the other buffalo check pillow from the pair. Since our walls and mantle are very neutral, I just love the pop of color that Valentine’s Day brings.
The only other pieces that I purchased for our mantle were these red candlesticks. The rest are items that I took from around the house. My recent collecting obsession has got to be milk glass, so I used these vases as holders. I love how the white vases and candlesticks are subtle enough to let the red shine through.
I added a couple things to my shelves to add to the festivity. The wooden hearts were a dollar each and there are a couple more of those felt hearts. So versatile! The little white houses are one of my favorite finds from Us Young’s and I even kept the little fairy lights. Who said twinkling lights are just for Christmas?
I chose to write out 1 John 4:19 on my message board, because I loved the meaning behind it. Yes, Valentine’s Day has turned into a total Hallmark Holiday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some truth along with it.
This little “Love” decor sign was also from Dollar Tree, and it was meant to be a DIY paint project. However, I really loved the look of it raw, so I left it. Everything else on the tray were things I already had, including my FAVORITE faux boxwood off of Amazon Prime.
The only thing I added to my winter ladder shelf was the cute little pink flowers. I purchased two bunches from Dollar Tree and used wire cutters to individualize them. I think they add the perfect amount of color to a pretty neutral area.
Again, I spent under $15 at Dollar Tree to add a little pop of Valentine’s Day to our home. I want my blog to be a place of support and encouragement for those of us who don’t have big budgets. It is possible to spend very little and make a very big impact on your home. So, what do you think? Seem reasonable to you? Let me know how you have spruced up your home on a budget! I would love to hear!