Friday, February 8, 2013

Quick and Easy Valentines Decor

Valentines Day kind of gets passed over around here as there are birthdays galore from mid January to mid February and I am busy making gifts and celebrating at parties and dinners out. Valentines Day gets lost in all the other activity. But I did want to have a little holiday decor for the kids and this is an idea that can be used in different ways and for different Holidays. Around here things have to be fast, inexpensive or free, and I usually use what I already have. 




On a plain glass vase using tempera paints ( poster paint that is water based), I made a design on the vase with circles. With some added flowers ( these are silk) to the vase and a few Valentines that I made with PicMonkey and printed onto pink paper, I have a nice yet fast and easy project. I din't need to go to the store, I already had what I needed. Washing will easily remove the paint and it will be ready for another use. 

You could use another type of paint of course that won't come off so easily such as glass paints or acrylics, but I wanted it to be a fast change out for next time.
Make sure your vase is very clean and free of finger prints. Find something to make a design with; I am using a finger rest for a pencil for my design but most any flat surface will work. You can use a paint brush too ;) Dip your tool of choice into the paint and work around the sides of the vase. 
I started at the bottom and worked my way up. Then I used a new paint color and started over again. I made the circles closer together at the bottom of the vase and more scattered at the top. Let it dry. Add your flowers and hearts.
I could have placed a drawing or perhaps a coloring book page inside the vase and then traced the lines with a paint brush; wouldn't that be fun? The kids could do that too.
Change the paint color to suit your occasion. The vase is nice with out flowers but if you use real flowers just be careful not to get the paint wet as it will come off and will stain your furniture or table cloths. Perhaps place your flowers and water into a smaller container and slip that into the vase to keep it dry. 

Another day for a different occasion, I can change up my design and colors and have a whole new look. Quick and easy. 


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55 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! Love that the paint will wash off easily, and the hearts on picmonkey? That was smart.

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  2. Very pretty! Kids could easily do this on a vase for a gift for mom.

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  3. Absolutely love the dots! I say ... don't wash 'me off. Thanks for the peek ~ Mary

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  4. That is beautiful! Any kid would have fun making them and any Mom/Grandma would love getting one. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great idea. I'm the same with passing Valentines Day, I have a 15 year old celebrating his birthday on that day and I don't think hearts and flowers are really his thing at the moment! Take care. Chel

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  6. What a great idea, Connie! I love that can easily be changed too :)

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  7. This is adorable! You never cease to come up with the most creative ideas!!!

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  8. Great idea! I don't like storing all the holiday decor from year to year. This is a much better idea -- decorations that can be redone to suit each holiday.

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  9. That is very cute and something I can do with Reagan too!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  10. I love it, so cute!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  11. What a great idea! It's so pretty. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Creation. I've got an empty vase just asking to painted...think I'll give it a try!

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  12. Lovely and fun!! Would love to have you link this to What to do weekend party on my blog. Take care Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-5.html


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  13. What a fun and cute project! I love that you can rinse it off and use it again for another holiday!

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  14. Cute vase!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  15. I love the stamped vase! Such a good idea to use the pencil grippers! Thanks for sharing at a Frugal Crafty Home!

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  16. Hi Connie
    Just clicked over from Homemaker on a Dime's linky party. Very pretty vase! I am now following you and look forward to catching up on your posts! I'm #258, which, coincidently, if you follow my blog as of now, you'll be #258! So come on over - we're meant to be bloggy friends.
    Doreen
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com
    @alteredartworks

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  17. How smart are you?! I didn't even think to print out those icons from Pic Monkey. Guess what I am doing tonight? Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  18. I didn't know I could print out items from PicMonkey! That's a great idea! Stopping by from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop :)

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  19. Very smart. A great way to recycle and recycle and recycle, for each holiday. Turned out beautiful for Valentine's Day. Can't wait to see what you do next with it.
    Thank you for linking to the GRAND Social!

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  20. Love Love Love! SOOOOOOO cute!

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  21. Great idea and is so pretty. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. This is such a cute idea. I love the circles "stamped" onto the vase. Nice job!

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com

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  23. This is a really good idea and cute too! I love how you stamped the vase and of course, I love anything you can make for free :)

    http://growcreative.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hello, I'm your newest follower. I found you on Girlish Whims blog hop and came to visit your blog. Hope you will visit my blog sometime. Awesome blog.
    Best
    Angel

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  25. SO pretty Connie!! Thank so much for sharing your really darling Valentine decor with us this week at Pretty Things :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  26. This is really cute! I love quick and easy crafts to do with my children. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. Connie...first of all, I love this! Second, I could only imagine ME trying to keep that vase dry. In my mind, decorations were melting down the side. I laughed. Brilliant idea to make it reusable, though. I just might not be the candidate to do it.

    Thanks so much for being a part of our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Please come back again next week...and the next, and the next! ...

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  28. That's a great idea and so cute. Thanks for the tutorial. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Babs

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  29. So sweet and simple and all the items are easy to find and inexpensive. I'm totally going to try this.

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  30. I love easy and simple projects, especially ones that look like they took a lot of time. Thanks for sharing it at Fluster's Creative Muster

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  31. What a clever idea. So easy. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  32. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com I hope you have a great Valentines!!

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  33. Love it! I almost thought you used a Nerf Gun bullet. :)

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  34. That's so great and I never thought of using picmonkey images like this. Lovely :-)

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  35. That is so cute!

    I came by via the blog hop and now follow you on GFC, hope you can check out my blog and follow back if you like what you see.
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. That is cool :) The colors caught my attention and when I read about how you painted it... I found it to be a clever idea as well. Wash and re-use.. how smart!

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.in

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  37. What a clever and pretty idea! I have used stencils on glass before, but have never thought of doing it this way. I am visiting you from over at Pamela's.

    Kathy M.

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  38. What a beautiful idea!! Our Valentine's Day tends to get skipped over as well since my husband's birthday is the day before. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  39. so simple, and yet to cool! Thanks for sharing this at the oldies party!

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  40. You are so creative!! I love the vase and the cute hearts. Awesome idea to use the pencil. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! :)

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  41. HI Connie, Thank you for submitting yet another fun project to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky/

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  42. Oh my goodness, thi sis so adorable! Pinning this idea fro sure for next Valentines! Thank You for posting! Came over from the Taylor House pinterest party

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  43. The dots on the vase really dolled it up! Sweet and inexpensive. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. I featured your pretty Valentine bouquet on Mod Mix Monday!

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  45. Very clever re-purposing!
    I would love it if you joined our "One last Valentine's Day Round Up"
    Linky Party and shared this!
    http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  46. Such a great idea!! Love your vase. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  47. Saw your link on Our Sheltering Tree -- Love your pretty Valentines Vase!

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  48. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great project for Valentine's!

    Jody

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  49. This is super cute- love that you can change up the design! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday!

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  50. Connie, Congrats! You've been featured for this inspiring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Grab a button if you'd like. Have a great weekend!

    Jody

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  51. I really like this idea. Very cute decoration!

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