14 Ways To Re-purpose Decorations For Valentine's Day

14 Ways To Re-purpose Decorations For Valentine's Day

How, though, does one decorate for Valentine's Day without breaking the bank...or heart, rather?

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, those of us with a passion for holidays have one thing on our minds: decorating. How, though, does one decorate for Valentine's Day without breaking the bank...or heart, rather? Since Valentine's Day typically goes as quickly as it comes, there is no reason to purchase an entirely new set of holiday decor. Re-purposing Christmas and New Year's decorations is the perfect way to save a pretty penny. Simply collect the following decorations in your choice of red, pink, black, white, silver, and gold.

1. Wreath

A simple wreath can be bedazzled and transformed beyond imagination. The possibilities are endless. Wreaths are circles, after all. A pine needle wreath can be decorated with Valentine's Day hearts, ribbons, or bows. If the wreath is made of garland, not much else needs to be done. Hang your newly purposed Valentine's Day wreath anywhere in your home, dorm room, or office space.

2. Ball Ornaments

Ball ornaments are perfect decorating options for holidays, parties, and interior decor. For a simple, yet elegant touch, fill a glass vase with a colorful selection of ball ornaments. The display will surely brighten the space with Valentine's Day delight. A delicate arrangement of ball ornaments on a table centerpiece is another fantastic way to reuse those Christmas ornaments without spending a dime.

3. Trees (Preferably Artificial)

Although bringing nature indoors is thought to be good feng shui, it may not be a good idea to keep a natural Christmas tree from last November in the living room. It could be a bit of a fire hazard if it is dried out. Not to mention that there would likely be pine needles everywhere (what a vacuuming hassle!). Any size or color of artificial tree will do. Using Valentine's Day themed colors and decorations, adorn the tree(s) to your liking. Let the creativity run wild!

4. Extra Unused Balloons

If you hosted a Christmas or New Year's Eve party, you probably have some leftover balloons. It certainly is not everyday that one has the occasion to decorate their home with helium-filled balloons. This is the chance! Outline a doorway or banister with as many balloons as possible. You and your guests will immediately feel the cheer in the atmosphere.

5. Tinsel Garland

Proceed with caution. Tinsel garland can be a touchy decoration idea for some. If garland was not looked upon favorably around Christmas and New Year's, it is probably best to leave it packed in storage for Valentine's Day. Relationships should not be jeopardized over garland. However, if tinsel garland is a favorite decoration, then by all means, hang it everywhere. Drape it across bookshelves, doorways, accent walls, pianos, and mirrors. The more the merrier.

6. Tablecloth

This idea is pretty straightforward. Lay a tablecloth that complements the theme of Valentine's Day across a dining table. Voila!

7. Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons and Bows are great additions to nearly anything. Add a bow here and there and something ordinary becomes extraordinary. Not only are ribbons and bows cute by nature, but they are also perfect for adding a little sweetness to any room.

8. Snowflakes

Since Valentine's Day occurs right in the middle of winter, it is absolutely acceptable to decorate the indoors with decorations reflecting the elements. If there is snow outside, we may as well bring the idea inside with us. Besides, snowflakes themselves are inherently pretty. It's in their nature.

9. Lights

This is a personal favorite. Strings of lights are wonderful anytime of the year, but especially when celebrating a holiday. To create ambiance, lights can be strung around a room on the walls. For a classy party decoration, place a clear vase filled with lights on an end table or use as a centerpiece.

10. Fine China

If you are hosting a Valentine's Day dinner, bring out the fine china! This a special occasion and should be treated as such. Put the fine china to good use and celebrate the day.

11. Tulle

Nothing can go wrong when using tulle. Whether it is tied around a wreath, placed as centerpiece, or made into a tutu, tulle has the capability to turn a room romantic, sweet, or just plain fun. It's every girl's dream.

12. Flowers

When it comes to flowers, they can be real or artificial. It is completely up to your whims and fancies. For Valentine's Day, roses are always the winning flower. However, if coupled with Valentine's Day decorations, poinsettias and amaryllises are also beautiful accents to the holiday's atmosphere.

13. Candles

What would Valentine's Day be without candles? The ambiance that candles bring to Valentine's Day is essential. Their glow and scent warm the hearts of everyone.

14. Crafting Supplies

The holidays are prime crafting season and if you love to get creatively crafty, you may have extra tissue paper, yarn, and glitter around, just waiting to be used. Answer the call to craft! Create a new Valentine's Day decoration that the world has never seen.

Love your creative self and wallet this Valentine's Day by re-purposing your holiday decorations!

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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15 Steamy Summer Date Ideas That Won't Burn Through Your Bank

Don't let date night get repetitive this summer...


With a new season, comes new opportunities for super fun date ideas to keep your love life fresh and fun. I'm sure your favorite brunch place is great, but why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and try out some new things with your significant other this summer?

1. Go to the farmers market.

There is something so refreshing about walking through a farmers market. How could you not be happy when surrounded by fresh fruit, coffee stands, and live music? This is such an easy way to get some sunshine and grab some AMAZING food. My farmers market used to have everything from freshly pressed lemonade to waffle sandwiches. If you want to take the date a step further, find a recipe before you go, and buy fresh ingredients to cook a yummy dinner together later that night.

2. Tie-dye matching T-shirts.

Tie-dye is messy, so take advantage of the beautiful weather and head outside where things can get as messy as you want! What a cute little date souvenir too!

3. Late night ice cream run.

Ice cream is cool and everything, but something about ice cream in the middle of the night seems way more adventurous than a mid-day scoop. And the only time of the year that its going to be warm enough out to get ice cream late at night is, of course, summer!

4. Draw with chalk.

Honestly, your possibilities with this are pretty endless. Drawing contests, hop-scotch, make a masterpiece together, whatever your heart desires. Bring a speaker and maybe some bubbles too while you're at it, sometimes embracing our inner child is a necessary, grounding experience.

5. Throw a barbecue.

Who says spending time together is limited to only the two of you? Cooking together for your friends can be great bonding time too. Invite the crew and spend the afternoon outside at a park or in a backyard. Bring some music and maybe some activities like frisbee or kickball and enjoy some beautiful social time.

6. Take partner dance lessons.

Salsa, tango, swing, rumba, foxtrot, your opportunities are endless. Nobody is saying you have to be good, but how fun will it be to have some new moves to show off next time you and your friends go out dancing or to a concert?

7. Float down a river.

Go with just the two of you or bring some friends, either way, this is a perfect way to spend a few hours out in the sun while staying cool in the water!

8. Take your dogs to the dog park.

Parks are already fun, but when they're full of dogs they're about a million times better! Also, who doesn't love watching their significant other play with puppies?!? It doesn't get cuter than that.

9. Go cliff jumping.

In a safe spot, of course! You know what they say, you should do something that scares you every day...

10. Go on a road trip

A road trip is perfect because it's not as huge of a commitment as going on a real vacation together, but it's still a good little getaway where you are sure to bond a ton. You will have the whole car ride to talk and jam out to each other's favorite songs, how could that not be a grand time?

11. Get artsy and do a photoshoot.

Even if you're not a photographer, its kind of fun to get creative with a camera! Pick a spot somewhere nearby with cool scenery (try golden hour for extra gorgeous photos) and be each other's models. It will be a nice simple date, plus you will get some good Insta content!

12. Go to a sports game.

Plan ahead and get some tickets to go see a sports game in your town or one nearby! Sports games have such a fun upbeat atmosphere, plus fun food, and they're a good excuse to get decked out in fun fan gear!

13. Go mini golfing.

SUCH a cute and fun date idea. Mini-golfing dates never fail to bring out peoples silly sides. Why not make it a competition? Loser buys ice cream for the two of you when you're finished.

14. Go rollerblading.

OK, this one scares me personally, but for anyone with the athletic ability to attempt this, I fully encourage (and envy) you! What cuter sight to see than the two of you holding hands gliding down the city walk together? Just please wear your pads!

15. Have a car wash.

I don't mean go to the car wash together! I mean break out the speaker, the buckets, the sponges, the hose, and get soapy and silly together in the sun. Who knew cleaning could be so much fun?!

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