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), 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 two “seen better days” pieces of art at the Goodwill store for $1.99 each. I heart the Goodwill.
I felt sorry for these new friends, so I dressed them up with some leftover fabric, embroidery floss, cardstock and felt. Now they look like this:

And this:

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

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

(Note: this is a re-post of an article that I wrote on Project{Create a Home}. I got some questions about the Be Mine frame yesterday, so I thought I’d share this again here.)

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15 thoughts on “My Thrifty Valentine

  1. OK – I get the hint!! ;-) I’ll have to make a trip to the craft store!! I still don’t know what “card stock” is though!! And the only time I’ve ever been to Goodwill is to drop things off – I guess I need to actually go inside on my next visit, huh?

  2. Thanks for stopping by from SITS today.
    Those are some great craft ideas. I had to look twice because I couldn’t picture the frames in the first pictures looking so cute. And as for being reusable that is fab!

  3. I Love it!!

    Why is it that I never find people like you when I want to go ts-ing? Everyone I ask always look at me askance, like it’s an awful place to be. They don’t see the possibilities. If you can imagine it, you can do it!

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