Thursday, February 9, 2012

$3 Thursday – sign of the time

I haven’t really had time to craft much but I did snap a few pictures of valentine decor I have around our apartment.   Most of the items are from last year but a few are new and most were made for $3 or less.

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A chipboard album I covered and made into an accordion display.

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Quick and simple game pieces wishing hugs and kisses -  XO XO.  I forget the name of the game that these came from, it has only X, O or blank on the dice.

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Decorated tags attached to more accordion folded cardstock.

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Scrabble tiles with a valentine sentiment.

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Yes I still have up our gingerbread houses.  I went all out and made a Cookie Crisp wall as well as a cereal tile roof, Carmel Fiber One I believe.

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Another gingerbread house, a bit simpler than the loaded one above.

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I love these little trees I bought last fall, they make cute seasonal trees.

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I have a trio of these frames from the dollar spot of Target last year.  The layered hearts were from the dollar spot as well.  I love seeing what kind of inexpensive seasonal items they have, you can find some great items to craft with for a dollar.

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I’ve changed out the insert in this frame for just about every season.  I download this love verse from The Girl Creative.  Please check out her blog here if you want to download this for yourself.  

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I’ve kept this message on my chalkboard for a couple months, the sentiment still speaks to me.

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More game tiles.  You can see a bit of the large jar I have of various game pieces.

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I still love the stamped balls I made last year although this year they are not a jar of balls of last year!

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I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of the pink to red part of my ribbon jars.  I had hoped I would have used more of this ribbon by now but I’m still glad I organized some of my ribbon and fibers in jars that make a pretty display.

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And what appears to be my most popular valentine item, mini ornate frames.  I noticed that they were pinned over 100 times!  I have a feeling that I should have had stock in Michaels over these…. :)

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And to not have all the signs be valentine related, a Be Kind message that I think is a good motto.

I hope you enjoyed a little peak to the signs of valentine items in our apartment.

June

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2 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of these ideas! I may have to go back to the craft stores to get some more items to get back to decorating. These are just too cute. And so original!

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  2. Very cute decorations. I am envious of your game pieces. I keep going to thrift stores looking but so far no luck!

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