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Valentines Day Decorating Doesn’t Have to be Complicated or Expensive

In Holiday Decorating on February 1, 2010 at 12:46 am

This time of year can feel “blah” to most of us since the holidays are behind us and most of us are either knee deep in snow, or hibernating and waiting for winter’s deep freeze to past. Once all of our holiday decorations are down, our homes inside and out start to feel blah and bland to most of us too. A great way to add some color to the exterior of your home is to bring a couple of your flower pots or flower urns out of hibernation and jazz them up for the Valentine’s Day and even St. Patrick’s Day holidays. Recently I took my urns out of the shed and created some simple “Valentine bouquets” using inexpensive items that I found at my local retail store. I probably spent no more than $7.00 total to complete both of my urns.

I first weighted down my urns with rocks, since Mother Nature can become quite windy in the Midwest during the winter months. I then added some floral foam on top of the rocks and covered the opening of my urns with a handled plastic bag. Next, to the plastic bag, I affixed metallic tissue paper and then shred, as if to create a pillow or nest on top of each urn.

I weighted my “nest” down with a metallic centerpiece, sort of like something you would use as a centerpiece at a party or something you would use as a balloon weight. I then placed some heart picks around my urns, piercing my metallic nest and going all of the way down to the floral foam. I then finished off my urns with a big red bow.

Before placing my urns outside in the elements, I sprayed them really well with an all purpose adhesive, paying close attending to the metallic shreds. I gave the urns a couple of good coats and then placed them outside. Believe it or not, my urns have been outside on my front porch for nearly a month now, (they went outside as soon as the Christmas decorations came down), and everything is still intact!

Amber Hogan, Owner

Highland House Gifts & Décor


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