Time to get ready for the next holiday – Valentine’s Day! To valentine-ify the apartment, I looked for any space I could add some hearts and lovey dovey decor. I love this holiday!
After pinning all the Valentine pins I could find, I liked this pin the most for inspiration:
I don’t have any reclaimed wood or jigsaws around, but I love the look of the banner with vintage valentines. So that’s the look I went for… and after looking around a bit, I settled on the round mirror in the hallway across from the bathroom. I see it all the time, so why not add some Valentine fun?
Vintage Valentine Banner
Time: Maybe 30 minutes, but probably less
Cost: Free! (You probably already have everything.)
- scraps of ribbon/twine/string/etc.
- optional – nail polish
First off, I googled “free vintage valentines” and found a lot of inspiration! Below are a few of my favorites:
I ended up with a lot of cat-related valentines, so I decided that was my theme for the mirror! I used a loop of tape on the back of the mirror to hold a scrap of ribbon in place, and use clothespins to hang the valentines. Then I realized it was way too plain, so I cut out some hearts from construction paper and punched holes to string them on the ribbon. I also found a photo strip that Sam and I made some time when we were dating… wish it had a date written on it! Probably 2006 or 2007…
I also decided to fancy up the clothespins a bit. Enter: nail polish!
Gold and pink glitter worked perfectly! I clipped them on an envelope to dry, and then they were good to go.
After the mirror was bedecked with ribbon and valentines, I had some extra supplies left over. I went back to my clothesline photo gallery and clipped up some valentines. Then I added some hearts for good measure!
Thanks to Pinterest, the apartment is ready for V-Day… now I just need to find some cute valentines to mail out. I’m sure Pinterest can help a gal out…
I’m linked up to a few of my favorite Pin-spiring link-ups:
Hey, that’s Pin-tastic!, hosted by I Love You More than Carrots
Bake, make, or decorate… but most importantly, do!
Pinteresting Project, hosted by Lulu & Sweet Pea