Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Un-decorating & Redecorating

We took down all of our Christmas decorations last week. The tree had been down for a few days, but all the garland, wreaths, and pretty sparkly stuff was still hanging...and since it was almost two weeks after Christmas, it was time for it to come down. But for some reason the house seems so bare once all the pretty Christmas stuff comes down. Our front door is empty...no pretty wintery wreaths here {when the temps have been in the 70's it hard to put something that says "Let it Snow" up!}.

So since we aren't really into celebrating winter when we don't get to experience one...I decided to just jump right into Valentine's Day decorating! The first thing I did was dump out all the peppermints from my Candy Jars and add in the Conversation Hearts that I saved from last year:) No sense in buying new candy every year when all it is used for is decorations! After Valentine's Day last year I poured all five jars of Conversation Hearts into a Ziploc bag and stored them in the back of the pantry. And now they are SUPER cute back in my jars again this year for Valentine's Day!

Since I'm in the mood to get ready for Valentine's Day I figured I would share a few of my favorite past project just in case anyone out there is looking for some V-Day inspiration! 











Now I'm off to find my Hula Hoop Wreaths from last year so my front doors don't look so bare. Then I may start working on a yummy Valentine's Day snack to share with you {after I work on getting the three mountains of laundry put away first}!
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28 comments:

Jennifer said...

Such cute ideas. I haven't started thinking about Valentine's Day yet so I'm saving these ideas for a few more weeks.

I usually save my "decorating candy" from year to year as well. I've saved conversation hearts and candy corn this past year that I'll bring out this year.

Jennifer

Chappell of Love said...

Thanks for the Valentines Day inspiration! Very cute stuff.

Kmama said...

I love your candy jars. Good idea on saving the candy!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I totally agree with you about the candy! I haven't saved ours b/c it goes up into the attic, and I figured it would melt in the extreme heat.

Love the project round-up!

Kelly said...

I think you should write a magazine. I LOVE all your ideas and wish I was as creative thinking as you!

Jen said...

I don't decorate for Valentine's day, I do a Spring/Easter combo. Really great ideas!

Darcie said...

Looks like you are jumping right into your creative mojo! I think the above Kelly has a GREAT idea...just think...Kelli's "K"reative "Korner". Okay...maybe that is to much. ;-)

Nichol said...

I don't do Valentine decorating, but should something cuz pink and red are fun. Love that hula hoop wreath!

Foursons said...

I save all the candy canes and hang them on the tree every year. :)

Kelli said...

I love Valentine's Day! That wreath is just so cute :) I can't wait to put some things together. I have to click to remember how you did the heart cupcakes...I adore them.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love that I remember all of your Valentine Day decorations & I'm still loving them!!!

Carrie said...

I love valentine decorations and i love all of yours! I'm always ready to declutter and redecorate after the holidays! It has been so warm here too, in the 50's, but i wish we'd get one good snow :-)

Jenilee said...

way cute! love the candy cane hearts! such a fun idea!

Gallamore West said...

Super cute ideas! I was just at the store and thought about buying conversation hearts to decorate with, but couldn't think of what to do with them. They look SO cute in your glass bottles! Thanks for stopping by my blog today- I'm your newest follower!
xo,
Laurie @ Gallamore West

Ahhh Mom said...

I will be making inside out smores ASAP!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

lots of amazing ideas for valentines day. I still love my CANDY jars I made from your tutorial. Love those.

CM said...

My favorite are the valentines. What a great use for those left over candy canes!

I'm Just a Sinner who is Saved by the Grace of God said...

You have such clever ideas. Nice to see your new blog design :)

ms.composure said...

def some gr8 idea! loving the candy jar idea!!



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Myya said...

I love those candy jars, they are cuter & cuter every time I see them!

I forgot about the heart cupcakes, I definitely need to try those!

Rosangela said...

I loved the idea of candy in the bottle as a souvenir to give children who would love ...

Rosangela / Brazil

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the heart shaped cupcakes! How sweet and great surprise for you boys!

Good luck with them mountains!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I love the Hula Hoop Wreath!
We undecorated from Christmas last Sunday, and immediately put up Valentine's Day decorations!

countrymommacooks.com said...

You have such great ideas...I'd love for you to share them @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party.....Have a great week!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I have been enjoying the clean slate so much that I haven't wanted to pull out anything for V-day! Love your ideas, especially the cupcake!

thedeanfamily said...

I LOVE these Valentine's ideas! The pancakes are my favorite! I will be doing them for sure this year!

Lindsi B said...

ohmigosh YUMMY!!!! I'm visiting you from Skip to My Lou. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

What a wonderful group of ideas. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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