I’m sad to say this is the first year I have really decorated for Valentine’s Day. Before I had kids I was working all the time and never really had time to decorate and then when I had kids I was…working all the time and never had time to decorate 😉 . I said it during Halloween and Christmas time; now that my boys are older they are getting more into the holidays and decorating for every one only seems appropriate; I am right?!
Even though I want to decorate for holidays I haven’t decorated for before it doesn’t mean I want to spend a ton of money doing so. I decided to give myself a budget of $20 for each holiday and I can’t spend more than that. I’m happy to say for Valentine’s Day I have stayed under budget; way under. For this display I spent a total of $7 for everything here. Almost everything I already had on hand and the things I didn’t I bought at the Target Dollar Spot. And thanks to Graphic Stock I was able to create some super cute decor without spending a dime.
Let’s start with the Be Mine Banner. I picked up the pendant banner from Target and used my Cameo to cut out the words Be Mine. I got the heart design from Graphic Stock, which if you haven’t heard of them before they are the BEST website I’ve found for stock photos, images, vectors, backgrounds you name it! Stay tuned because at the end I’ll be sharing with you a code to get a one week trial for FREE.
Moving on we have the Sequin Ampersand from Target, seriously how cute is this! They have hashtags and VDay signs too and they are all only $3! Then we have my favorite part, my Dr. Seuss love quote printable (you can download yours here). That background is also from Graphic Stock and they have every color under the sun available for watercolor backgrounds. It makes making printables so much easier!
We’ll finish up with the cute little mailbox I picked up at a local decor store, Upon A Shelf, for $3. Lastly, I couldn’t have a Valentine’s mantel without my loves, my family.
The only items I had to buy were the banner, ampersand sign, and the little mailbox. Even if you had to buy everything though you would easily be under the $20 mark. And now for the best part. As part of the Create and Share Monthly Challenge, Graphic Stock is offering Tastefully Frugal readers a one week FREE trial to try out their services. Go here to sign up!
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2. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
3. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Valentine Love Decor
4. Refashionably Late ~ Library Book Storage
5. Casa Watkins ~ DIY Moroccan Dessert Plates
6. Tastefully Frugal ~ Be Mine Banner
7. Penny Love Projects ~ True Love Pillow
8. Green With Decor ~ St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Craft
9. Domicile 37 ~ Butterfly Entomology Clock
10. Up To Date Interiors ~ DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock
11. One Mile Home Style ~ Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art
12. Uncookie Cutter ~ Rustic Americana Wall Art
13. Flourish and Knot ~ Whimsical Owl Art
14. Our House Now A Home ~ DIY Custom Kids Tote Bags with Graphic Stock
15. Pocketful of Posies ~ Valentine’s Day Paper
16. The House Down The Lane ~ DIY Heart Candle Holders and Printable
17. The Twin Cedars ~ Rustic Wood Wall Art
18. Iris Nacole ~ Graphic Stock Valentine’s Day Pillow
19. Refresh Living ~ Salvaged Barn Wood Valentines Decor
20. Farmhouse 40 ~ Bird Canvas Wall Art