Here is layout I made with both:
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Now I know Valentine's Day is tomorrow so this may be a little last minute (what else is new lol!) but I thought I would share some of the ways we are celebrating and decorating on a budget.
I already had the indoor wreath in place, but I wanted to whip up one for the outside too. This wreath and foil garland are from the Dollar Tree. I added the tulle and called it a day:
So that basically cost me under $3. Next up was an indoor decoration.
The basket I had on hand (but you can get baskets at the Dollar Tree too), the flowers and heart picks were from the Dollar Tree and I added tulle in the middle.
I didnt even attach anything. I tied the picks together with tulle, cut each bloom off the stem with wire cutters and placed them around the outside of the basket, cut a long piece of tool and crunched it up and stuck in the middle. So this one probably cost me about $5. But what would Valentine's Day be without gifts?
Each kid gets a bucket filled with little goodies. I am not big on doing lots of candy so they get 1 box of candy hearts and one 1.45oz Hershey Kiss. They each got a fun pen, monogram stamp, pack of cards, erasers and pencils. Without the "big" presents both buckets including presents and wrapping probably cost me about $12. Her "big" present was an outfit for her dolls, his was a replica R2D2.
Her big present is wrapped in Dollar Tree tissue paper, tied with Dollar Tree ribbon and I adhered a paper heart doily on top with Therm O Web Large Zots. I tied the bucket with a big tulle bow.
A packet of 12 pencils from the Dollar Tree is split between both kids. Since I had to open the packaging to break it up, I tied each bundle with bakers twine from The Twinery.
Last, but not least, how about Valentine's for the kids classes? I did not come up with the idea for this one. I saw it HERE. She made mini cards and printed 9 on an 8.5x11 sheet. I made mine a little larger so 4 fit on the 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock. I made my greeting a bit larger. The kids attached the Dollar Tree heart mazes with Therm O Web Medium Removable Adhesive Zots. On the back they wrote their friends names, signed their names and attached a little goody bag with heart shaped fruit snacks and a mini note pad.
So there you have it--our reasonably priced Valentine's Day ;) The truth is, I was never a big Valentine's day person, but making it special for the kids is fun. Hope your Valentine's is filled with love.