Valentine Gift Idea {Dollar Store Style}

The dollar store is a wonderful place to find inspiration
and tons of holiday decor all year long.
I combine my dollar store finds with supplies from
other stores and sources to make one of a kind
home decor and gifts for way less.
The dollar store find for this project was the plate.
Here is what I used to make this
thrifty Valentine gift…

 supplies:
Dollar store plate
Matte Mod Podge
Foam brush
Mini-clothespins
Jute twine
Assorted scrap book paper
Decorative scissors (I used a scallop)
Pre-cut “i” and “u” or use a paper cutting tool/machine
Small double sided sticky mounting squares or hot glue

I began by applying a light coat of Mod Podge to the back of the large scalloped heart I cut out of scrap book paper.  Pressing and smoothing it onto the plate, I did the same with the letters next.  After that I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire front of the plate for a smooth finish. 

Next I cut out five circles from scrap book paper
with my scallop edge scissors and folded each in half.
Using the mini clothespins I attached them to the jute twine.

I applied a sticky square to the back of each clothes pin and 
chose exactly where I wanted them to go.  Once I had them 
in place I used a dot of hot glue on the ends of the jute 
twine to tack it down on the back of the plate.
And voila! Pretty quick don’t you think?
What do you like to make using thrifty or 
dollar store finds? 
I thought I was done decorating and crafting for
Valentine’s day but I have a few more projects in 
the next couple weeks that are quick and easy.
Valentine’s day is only 2 weeks away!!
Thank you so much for creating with me 
and following along.
I love to stay connected with you, please 
make sure you are following below too so
you don’t miss a thrifty thing!

xo, Tanya 

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Comments

  1. How fun. And easy!

  2. This is very cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing this! I'm your newest follower! =D

  3. Super cute project… where do you buy your mini clothes pins? I bought some a while back but they were from a place that you never know what they will have next time you go!

  4. looks like you had fun in making it. I have used mod podge only twice, but I am loving that stuff

  5. This is adorable. It turned out great, and the price can't be beat!

    ~Emily
    http://tossedsaladlife.com

  6. PINNED! Darling. In fact, I think I have to make some. ha ha It's so darling! Wow. Would love to have you share this at What to Do Weekends Party. Keep up the creativity! Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/01/sweet-and-wonderful-friends-its-time.html

  7. So cute!!! What a great idea 😉

    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  8. Oh so CUTE Tanya!!!!!!!

  9. What a cute idea, Tanya. 🙂

  10. So cute and I love that it is so easy and inexpensive!
    I'd love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-3/

  11. This is so cute! I love the jute and the mini clothes pins! How creative!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

  12. Love it! Especially the use of the mini clothespins-those are one of my favorite supplies! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  13. Oh my goodness, this is cute!

    Thanks again for linking up another awesome creation.

  14. Wow, Tanya! I love this..and I love that it's not expensive! Great job! I'm hosting a Loving Valentine's Day party and I'd love for you to stop by and share this! It's just great!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/02/loving-valentines-day-party-link-up.html

    Have a wonderful day!

    Marilyn

  15. Very cute!

  16. YEA! I absolutely love this project! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!

    Marilyn

  17. Good post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate
    a little bit more. Kudos!

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