The 99 cent, and dollar stores can be a great place to find holiday decor and party supplies. Why not let your creativity shine, and make some $1 junk, into some custom made pieces for your home.
Make, what would cost you around $15
each frame at a department store,
for less then $5 total for three!
Everything used in this project is from
the good ol' 99 cent only store today.
I bought 3 nice looking plastic
(you can't even tell) frames for 8" x 10" photos,
1 spool of red ribbon -you can even use
burlap, ribbon you already have, scrapbooking
paper, fabric, whatever you want! (I'll get to
why I opted for the ribbon rather then gluing
the hearts directly on the frame later.) and a
package of glitter Styrofoam hearts.
Put your pictures, prints, or artwork in the frames, and determine how you want to arrange them on the wall or however you are going to display them. Then (this is why I used the red ribbon) I cut a piece to wrap around each corner and tape down in the back so I could glue my heart to the ribbon- rather then the frame.
I did this so I can pack up the Valentine's day decor corners with the rest of my Valentine's Day stuff after Valentines. To be even more frugal with your Holiday decor- change it up! Use the same frames for every holiday, just replace the picture with new ones for the holiday coming up, or a new theme pictures, a free printable you find online, and even your children's artwork. This leaves your frame plain and neutral so you can come up with something else to spice it up for each season and holiday.
Another tip is to keep your eyes out for free picture codes. Walgreen's photo, Shutterfly, and others frequently come out with free 8" x 10" print codes and other awesome photo deals. You can't beat free!