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Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, I do too. However, decorating for Valentine’s Day unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. I keep it simple and don’t overdo it.

Today I’ve teamed up with the super creative folks at Minted to create a festive, yet fresh tablescape for cupid’s favorite holiday. As you’ll see – it’s not all about hearts & arrows – I’ve mixed in some none traditional prints such as the partridge table runner and modern stitch napkins to the mix – these patterns could be used year around which is a win-win. I also included red roses for a traditional touch and a double fudge chocolate cake for something sweet – a Valentine must! The bay window was the perfect place for garland & bunting to deliver a special “love you” message to family and friends.

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee

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Minted product links:

modern white cake stand // partridge table runner // modern stitch napkins // jute ribbon (for napkin rings & floral arrangement) // ombre love bunting banner (custom)// felt garland // love sticker (for napkin rings)

Now… can we just talk about how darn cute the Minted classroom Valentines for kids are?

cute kids' Valentine's Day cards // @simplifiedbee

My kids selected “You’re a llama fun!” and “I like the way you roll” Valentines for their friends. So cute and I love that they are personalized. Here are a few more Valentine favorites for the kiddos from Minted:

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*disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Minted, however my opinions are mine own as always

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Read full story By on January 23, 2017 in baby and children, contemporary decor, Entertaining, flowers, food, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, simplified bee portfolio, stationary, tabletop, textiles, Valentine's Day

Friday Finds :: Simple Valentine Crafts

The other day I was in the drug store and was quickly reminded by the sea of red and pink candy that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Doing my best to avoid sweets, I typically turn to simple Valentine crafts for the holiday like this XOXO banner I created a couple years ago.

To get you in the mood for cupid’s holiday, I’ve rounded-up a few inspiring diy, budget-friendly and simple Valentine’s Day crafts – perfect for decorating your home or give to loved ones as gifts!

DIY glitter vase // pink roses // Valentine's Day craft

Add a little sparkle to a simple glass vase by adding gold glitter around the rim. Pop your favorite pink and red flowers and voila, a stunning Valentine’s Day bouquet!  Photo by Michelle Lange via Style Me Pretty.

potted succulents with pink rocks // Valentine's Day gift idea

Love these potted succulents with pink rocks via the Glitter Guide. The perfect Valentine’s gift for teachers, friends and co-workers!

pink ombre floral centerpiece // tablescape

Not exactly a craft, but love this simple, yet stunning centerpiece found Pinterest. Carnations in shades of pink are individually set in mirrored vases and placed in ombre pattern down the center of the table.

origami hearts // Valentine's Day craft #simple #hearts

Love these colorful origami hearts by you are my fave. Fun craft for the kiddos!

DIY fringed heart // Valentine's Day craftHow cute is this fringed heart? Get the how to at Minted.

happy day,

cristin

 

 

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Read full story By on January 16, 2015 in Entertaining, Features, flowers, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, Parties, tabletop, Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, you don’t have to be shy about it. I do too. Valentine’s Day decor, unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. It’s simple, and not overdone. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, how cute are these DIY conversation heart pinatas made by DIY Studio?!

DIY conversation heart pinatas // Valentine's Day

If you are up for a little project, I’ve rounded up several other really cute DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas and am sharing them today over at Wayfair.

Cristin

 

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Read full story By on February 4, 2014 in craft, DIY, Entertaining, etsy, Holiday, Tips/Tricks, Valentine's Day, Wayfair

Valentine’s Day Inspiration & XOXO Banner

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bar

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day falling in the chilly month of February, why not warm the hearts of your loved ones with hot chocolate? Creating a festive hot cocoa bar with marshmallow toppings and treats is easy – both kids & adults will love too! I simply used my vintage bar cart, a tray and filled it with hot cocoa essentials. The heart mugs are my fave!

And who doesn’t remember this darling hot cocoa stand?

Valentines Day Hot Chocolate TrayHeart Valentines MugBig KissChocolate Kisses Valentines DayDIY XOXO Banner Valentines Day

The hugs & kisses banner was homemade. Starting with red glitter paper purchased at Michaels, I simply cut out the Xs & Os (here’s where I found the template). Then I taped each cut out letter to pink and white baker’s twine. Super simple. Super cute!

xoxo,

cristin

 

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Read full story By on January 8, 2013 in craft, DIY, Entertaining, Holiday, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day