Cheap and Easy Colorful Felt Garland

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Once a long time ago Roberta of Mommy Like Whoa loved to fill her house with all of Anthropologie’s pretties. Then she got married and had kids who broke many of those expensive pretties. Doh! Roberta says luckily she is a crafty gal and has been able to create her own pretties for way less cash – like this colorful felt garland she made for free using scraps of felt and embroidery thread. This is adorable for a party or just day-to-day hanging on a mantel or draped on a buffet.

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Make Your Own Vintage Glass Candles

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Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion shares at Pizzazzerie how she created lovely DIY candles using vintage glasses. If you’ve inherited glassware, this could be wonderful way to repurpose a few pieces or you can always find glasses a plenty at thrift stores and flea markets. As Courtney from Pizzazzerie says, these beautiful candles would make fabulous gifts or centerpieces for a wedding or party.

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Frayed-Edge Heart Envelope Pillow Cover

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to pack up all the hearts. Jennifer from Endlessly Inspired created this heart-covered pillow that’s neutral enough to grace your space year round. Jennifer used two different shades of linen to make her pillow, and it still only cost her $9.50, which is a far cry from the $198 price tag of her inspiration. She did an amazing job achieving the beautifully frayed edges of her inspiration, and you won’t even believe how simple it was!

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Ribbon Heart Valentine Tea Towel

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Bonnie of Uncommon Designs loves to browse catalogs, not so much to see what she can buy but what she cake make! When she stumbled on a simple and sweet Valentine tea towel from Anthropologie, Bonnie knew she already had everything she needed to recreate it. Bonnie used Heat n’ Bond to make her own adorable ribbon heart applique and then added the extra stitching detail at the bottom of the towel with red and white baker’s twine. Bonnie says, “It really does not take much to make you home festive for special occasions, and this sweet kitchen towel will be the perfect little accent in our home!”

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Nothing Beats a Hug and a Kiss! {DIY Valentine’s Pillows}

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With a house full of boys, Rachel of Maison de Pax has never been one to go over-the-top for Valentine’s Day. However, pillows sporting frayed X’s and O’s caught Rachel’s eye as a subtle way to show a little love. Rachel whipped a pair up with rich red velvet and leftover drop cloth for only $4 a piece and couldn’t be more pleased with the result!

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No-Sew Ribbon Heart Dishtowel

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Katie at View From the Fridge shares a super quick, no-sew project that uses a lot of items most crafters already have … a white dishtowel and ribbon scraps. Katie simply cut and arranged her ribbon and ric-rac on the dish towel to form a heart and then adhered it with fusible web. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day craft to add a little color to your kitchen the cheap and easy way!

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Picture Frames to Instant Acrylic Trays

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Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof loves some lucite and can only describe it as “the stuff dreams are made of.” If you are coveting a lucite tray like Jenna was, you have a couple of options – dish out $44 for one from Anthro or make your own for $5. Don’t you wish all decisions were this simple??? Jenna made her tray in less than 15 minutes by literally just flipping over acrylic frames. That’s it! Jenna adds, “And better yet – mine are a bit more blinged out with some fun patterned bottoms!”

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XOXO Valentine’s Pillow Covers

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Looking for more subdued Valentine’s décor that doesn’t overload you with red and pink, hearts, and glitter? Look no further than these XOXO pillows that Katie at View from the Fridge sewed up for her home. Katie loves the simple, neutral look and subtle hints at Valentine’s Day. Oh, and of course the price! Katie paid only $25 to make all FOUR pillows, which would have cost her a shocking $600 if purchased from Anthropologie!

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