Boo hiss Valentine’s day. Hissss hisssss.
It’s coming up in just a week. You know it’s funny (in that ironic, kind of bitter tasting, not funny ha ha way) but in my entire 11 years with the fella I didn’t care about Valentine’s Day. It was a scam holiday that we both kind of ignored.
But now that there is no fella I find I am no longer indifferent to Valentine’s Day. I’m angry at it. Hisssss hissss ackk ackkk. Kackkk.
I do however still like cheery and cheesy Valentine’s decorations. I can’t help it. It’s the same thing in me that makes me like Santa shaped wine bottle covers and green sequin shamrocks. I may appear to have elevated tastes in home decor but at heart I’m a sucker for a cheesy holiday decoration. And cheese in general.
So when my niece texted me a few pictures of some Valentine’s decorations she put together with stuff she got at the Dollar Store I FREAKED.
They weren’t cheesy but they WERE very cheery and very traditionally Valentiney. She sent me the texts at 10:00 at night and then must have gone to bed right away. I didn’t get the texts until 11:37 and then started repeatedly texting her every 5 minutes asking if I could come over and take some photos.
She replied to me immediately 7 hours later. At which point in time I was asleep. Then I got busy and she got busy, kids had hockey, I developed a rash and needed to pick up medication blah, blah … anyhow … fast forward a year and here we are!
Just kidding. I did get my pictures though. By taking the ones she texted me and fancying them up a bit. I kind of cheesed them up a bit actually.
The point is I have photos of supereasy, supercheap, superfun Valentine’s decorations which can be made with stuff from your local dollar store.
To make: Stick felt hearts onto the backside (cardboard) of a picture frame.
To make: Wrap twine around the base of a candle, secure with glue. Stick felt heart on it.
To make: Frame inexpensive Valentine gift bags. Love this one!
Sooooooooo, heh. Some time after writing up this post and prior to publishing it my niece mentioned she got all of these ideas from Pinterest. Which makes these Valentine’s decorations slightly less life changing for those of you who have already seen them ideas before. Sorry ’bout that.
So whether you’re single, separated, bitter or bothered don’t let the red hearts of Valentine’s Day bleed all over you. There are enough bleeding hearts in this world as it is.
Embrace Valentine’s Day for what it TRULY is. Not a day to get overpriced roses, not a day to eat cheap chocolates. What Valentine’s Day REALLY IS … is an excuse to put your pajamas on, head to the Dollar Store and come home with an armful of red sparkly junk.
Far more appealing than the obligatory gift of edible underwear if you ask me.
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