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DIY on a Dime: Put a Little Heart into It
Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In DIY,Valentine's Day,Valentine's Day | 5 Comments
Celebrate Valentine’s day with a few simple, yet heartsy touches that won’t cost much.
After a grocery trip in which I saw normal $6 bouquets jacked up to $16, I instructed my husband not to buy flowers until Friday. Why pay $10 more because it’s Valentine’s Day?
Yes, out of the mouth of the woman with hearts emblazoned across her chest .
I love doing up a holiday, but I also like staying in the black. As fun as crafts and sewing and making candy cute can be, I don’t think you should spend too much to do it. Find a good deal and stock up for next year is my motto.
Don’t go out and spend a lot of money. There are plenty of ways to make a festive celebration. Just put a little heart into it. Here’s how:
Baking is always fun and tasty. Making something from scratch is so much less expensive than buying whatever the bakery has to offer. As cute as it may be, you can make it just as cute.
Try one of these on for size:
Kids love sprinkles. Fess up, you do, too. Sprinkles add a festive feel to anything mildly related to sweet.
You can grab a jar of Valentine sprinkles for a buck or two at the store. Then go to town by adding them into the simplest of dishes:
Okay, so it’s not Christmas or anything, but I think kids get a real kick out of some kind of decor for festive events. It doesn’t have to be a big hoopla. It’s the little things, people.
Try one of these:
Take a page from Fancy Nancy and dress up the presentation a bit. When I worked in catering, the mantra was “presentation is everything”. That’s not really true, but it sure does change the experience.
There are loads of small touches that you can do throughout the day to make mealtimes a little more special on Valentine’s Day:
Valentine’s Day may be considered a couples-only, greeting card holiday by some. But, it can just as easily be a fun little celebration of your family.
DIY on a Dime
This is part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s Day. For more easy and frugal gift ideas, check out the list. 
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 hearts emblazoned across her chest: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/02/special-celebrations-this-week-what-will-you-do.html
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