You may have never considered decorating for Valentine’s, but with these easy,affordable ideas, perhaps you will be inspired to add a little something “sweet” to your table, door, or mantel!
♥ 1 piece of foam board, cardboard, or wreath form (I used a 24 x 36 foam board)
♥ 3 feather boas (More or less depending on size of circle—pink wreath pictured is approximately 20 inches in diameter.) eBay or online bulk sites are cheaper than buying at a local craft store.
♥ Electric knife or X-Acto knife
First, trace a circle shape in the desired size onto the foam board. I used a large round platter for the outside circle and a smaller bowl for the inside circle. Circle shown is 3 1/2 inches wide, but you can adjust these measurements to suit the space where it will hang. Using an electric knife or X-Acto knife, carefully cut out the circle. It does not have to be perfect, as the boas will cover it anyway. Start wrapping the first boa around the wreath form. Continue around the wreath, adding the next two boas. Tuck the ends of each boa into the wrapped boas, eliminating the need for hot glue. This will allow you to use your boas for another project, too! Hang your Feather Boa Wreath over your mantel as part of a Valentine’s display or on your front door! Perfect year-round in a little girl’s room, too!
♥ White styrofoam cone (any size)
♥ Conversation Hearts Candies
♥ Glue gun/glue sticks
Starting at the base of the cone, dab a dot of glue on the back of each candy, gluing the candy in rows all the way to the top. I did attempt to keep the colors in the same pattern, but it is not necessary! Display varying sizes on a tabletop or mantel. For height, place the trees on wide candlesticks.
Fill any hurricane vase, Mason jar, or apothecary jar with conversation hearts, strawberry marshmallows, M&M’s, or other Valentine’s candy of your choice. These make quick seasonal centerpieces! Spend a few minutes on your candy aisle and see what you come up with. Decorating with seasonal candy is fun and versatile!
Amanda Brown is a Jackson, Mississippi native and blogger at www.amandajanebrown.com. At her blog, you will find affordable ways to create memories using simple seasonal decor, everyday recipes, and family traditions…ideas for living intentionally in the little–and big–stuff…and real-life stories of following Jesus from a far-from-perfect perspective.