Waste Not, Want Not–Re-Purposing Christmas Decor Into Valentine’s Day
When I started taking down our Christmas decorations, my two year old Zoe was fine with it until she didn’t see anything new and sparkly taking it’s place.
“Where’s the Valentine’s Day things?”
“Well, sweetie it’s January. We don’t put those up yet.”
Trembling lower lip. “You’re killing Christmas? No holiday?” (Well, it came out as “howi-day,” but you get my meaning.)
Crap. I guess we’re decorating for Valentine’s Day. And not just decorating with a wreath on the door. Zoe wanted the house to look like Cupid had thrown up all over the place. So, out of decor and certainly out of money, we had to re-purpose Christmas. I didn’t buy anything new, so we ended up with some…ah…creative interpretations. None of it is genius, but Zoe’s happy and I didn’t spend any money. Win/Win.
Re-Purposing Christmas Decor Into Valentine’s Day:
1. The Valentine’s Day Tree: used to be our twinkly lights and cranberry concotion. Paper hearts and ribbon.
2. Kitchen Swag: used to be our greenery and “whimsical” whisk ornaments. I threw in a few hearts and re-wrapped with the V-Day colors and lights.
3. Entry Hall Valentine’s Day: this used to be a Christmas Fairy display. I added in more hearts and found some dried roses.
4. Re-purposed Wreath: take off the Christmas-y bow and add a heart or two.
5. Hearts and Bows
6. Door Wreath: changed the ribbon and added a “C” for Collard