Crafting A Vintage Valentine’s Day

Hi Everyone,

Love is in the air! It seems like everywhere you go today you are met with an assortment of Valentine’s Day goodies just waiting to be brought home. I am not big on decorating for Valentine’s Day to be honest. I tend to spend January and February recuperating from the holidays and getting my house back to “normal”. It seems as if I am running around like a mad woman from the time I display my first pumpkin in October to when the last Christmas ornament goes back in its box in early January. I wish I could tell you that today I will be sharing my gorgeous Valentine’s Day mantle or a small vignette tucked in a corner dedicated to cupid but I have spent the last few weeks cleaning, purging, organizing and watching paint dry (more on that in a later post).

One thing that I do love about Valentine’s Day is Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards.

There are so many things that you can do with vintage cards today and there are a lot of ideas floating around the world wide web that can inspire your creativity.  I have spent the past few days surfing the net and putting together a list of crafty ideas (that I love) that could contribute to a Vintage Inspired Valentine’s Day. Some projects are mine and some are from fellow crafters.

Crafty Cookies…

If you are an avid baker you will love this crafty project…

I love these adorable cookie pops. They are created with edible vintage Valentine images. You can print these images right off a home printer with special edible ink and frosting paper. You can learn how to create these darlings over at Bakerella.com .

If that is a little over the top for you here’s an easy one…

Dress up your valentine cup cakes with these easy peasy vintage Valentine cup cake toppers. For complete instructions visit About.com’s How To Make Cupcake Toppers with Vintage Cards. (If you don’t have vintage cards, print some vintage postcard images on card stock).

For the Upcycler…

I just adore this Vintage Valentine Frame Tray . With an old frame picked up at a local thrift shop, some vintage valentines, some craft paint and some decorative paper you can create your own version of this pretty tray. You can find instructions for this project over at Vintage Indie.

 This easy Vintage Valentine Garland would look so pretty hanging from a doorway or mantel. You can learn how to create your own version over at Sunnybrook Farm Designs .

Crafting with the kiddies…

If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids, try creating a Valentine’s Day Gingerbread House. Last year I had gotten a pre-made gingerbread house kit for Christmas and did not get a chance to erect it. I spent a nice afternoon with my daughter creating this Valentine version. You can see how we did it by reading my post A Valentine Gingerbread House .

A Little Romance….

Spend a romantic evening by the fire, sipping your favorite wine with your sweetie from Hand Painted Valentine Wine Glasses . Play classic tunes from artists like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra or pop in a romantic movie like Casablanca to complete your romantic evening.

Light a few candles to set the mood for the evening with a set of Upcycled Vintage Book Page Tealight / Votive Holders…..

All That Glitters…

This cute Valentine Wreath was made with leftover red Christmas tree garland wrapped around a wreath form and embelished with vintage Valentine post card images, glitter and ribbon.

I LOVE this Vintage Valentine Wreath created by My 3 Monsters ….

I am partial to mason jars. I collect them and use them in my every day decor. I love this Vintage Valentine Jar by Vicky Chrisman featured over at Vintage Street Market.

You can purchase authentic vintage valentines at antique malls or online sites like Ebay.com or even Etsy.com.

SHOP THE LOOK:

So, that’s it for today folks! Perhaps next year I will get inspired to do a little Valentine’s Day crafting and decorating for myself. This year I am just looking forward to snuggling on the couch with my Honey and watching a romantic movie.

Happy Decorating!

~Lisa

Subscribe to Lisa’s Blog via email and never miss a post! Learn how to decorate on a budget creatively, get crafty ideas and be inspired to tackle your own design projects!

Shop Lisa’s Newly Added Products:

Heart Shaped Keepsake Memory Pillow Christmas Tree Ornament Made From Loved Ones Clothing w/ Photo, Bereavement Gift

Keepsake Memory Christmas Ornament Made From Loved Ones Clothing

Celebrate the special moments & people in your life with a keepsake heart shaped memory Christmas ornament made from loved one’s clothing.

Scroll Down For More Information

not rated
$10.00$15.00
Choose Your Design

Turquoise Tropical Floral Lumbar Throw Pillow, Brightly Colored Turquoise Blue Botanical Floral Pillow, Coastal Beach Home Decor

Handmade Brightly Colored Turquoise Blue Tropical Floral Lumbar Throw Pillow

This beautiful turquoise blue tropical floral lumbar throw pillow would look wonderful on a bed or sofa. The fabric’s tropical design consists of pretty turquoise blue flowers and green foliage. The fabric is a heavy/medium weight and feels like it … Continued

not rated
$49.00
Add to cart

Colorful Tropical Floral Throw Pillows, Set of 3, Botanical Floral Pillows, Coastal Beach Cottagecore Pillows, Cushions, Home Decor

Handmade Colorful Tropical Floral Throw Pillows

These beautiful tropical floral throw pillows would look wonderful on a bed or sofa. The fabric’s tropical botanical design consists of pretty foliage and flowers in shades of pinks, greens, yellows and blues.  Choose one lumbar pillow or two square … Continued

not rated
$50.00
Choose Your Pillows

Shabby Cottage Decorative Birdcage, One Of A Kind, White Metal Birdcage, Upcycled Vintage & Distressed, Shabby Chic Cottagecore Decor

White Shabby Cottage Decorative Birdcage

This beautiful distressed white one of a kind vintage decorative birdcage has been lovingly redesigned for a shabby, cottage chic look.

not rated
$78.00
Add to cart

4 Responses

  1. Shirley Moody

    Great job, Lisa! When I’m back next week from the desert (!),
    I’ll be printing out these adorable vintage Valentine cards to use in making my own! You’ve got me thinking of ways to use vintage Mother’s Day cards, though those are hard to find, aren’t they since the celebration is a “newer” one??

    • Lisa Hogan

      Hi Shirley,
      I will see if I can dig up any Mother’s Day images. I think I have some sepia ones on a disc. Have fun in the desert. We are going back in July. Can’t wait! Talk to you soon 🙂

  2. Connie Omari

    These are such awesome ideas… I never even thought of decorating for Valentines but I love the ideas that you present. Your creativity and ambition inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

A Penny For Your Thoughts.... I love to hear from my readers.