So, for the past few years we have done it. I was kind of dragging my feet this year because my hubby has to work tonight. I was pouting and considering not doing it, but then I just decided to do it on Saturday night. It's just a day, right? So, then I was blog-reading this morning and came across some really cute tables, (here, here and here), and that was all I needed to get me going. I didn't have a ton of money, but I knew I wanted to change it up a bit from last year. So, I decided to challenge myself to come up with a cute Valentine table from the Dollar Tree.
I went, I saw, I conquered, and I came home with this.
I know it doesn't look like much, but I knew I already had a few things I was going to use and just needed some fun extra touches. So now comes the onslaught of pictures!!
First, I simply used my charges as a cutting guide for the wrapping paper - soon to become place mats.
Then, I just started layering.
Okay so honestly, the only things so far that didn't (and couldn't have) come from the Dollar Tree are the red chargers. But, those I purchased at Hobby Lobby years ago and I use them for a lot of things. The black layer on top of the wrapping paper is simply black construction paper.
Skip ahead a bunch, because I got excited and forgot to take pictures after each addition!!
The ribbon for the napkin "rings", Chinese take out boxes, and goblets - all Dollar Tree. The mirror, and the napkins I have also had for years. :)
I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon that polka-dot gold, wire-edged ribbon at Dollar Tree!! It layered perfectly with my red sheer ribbon I had left-over from my Christmas star.
The centerpiece is finished off with some hurricane vases filled with red and white candles, red basket filler, and more gold polka-dot ribbon.
To finish it off each person got an "I love you" message and some Hershey hugs and kisses in the take-out box.
The tag on the take-out box was made with a stamp and some left-over scrapbook paper, tied on with some red ribbon (also from my stash). :)
I had so much fun putting this together!! And it was less than $10!! And I know tomorrow night will be lots of fun also!! I will take some night shots with the candles lit and share those on instagram, so follow along if you want to see!! (@denisegwood)