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Give a little love...

The holidays and New Years are long gone and you can start to smell the roses and rich chocolates that Valentines Day brings on.  The best way to beat the winter blah’s  is to put up some fun, adorable Valentines Day decor that will create a feeling of warmth and love.
First, take down some of your pictures and everyday decor and store them away to make room for some fresh Valentines day decor.  What I love about these ideas, you can use any of them for just about any holiday.  Here are some of my favorites that you will be able to use year after year.
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A simple wreath made out of clothespins, a wire hanger and small child’s chalkboard is a whimsical way to greet your guests.  Nothing says love like hearts!
You don’t have to buy a whole lot of decorations and break the bank.   A simple large vase with red hots and inside a smaller vase with flowers.  This could be an easy peasy Valentines day decoration in any room.
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Cut out some paper hearts out of craft paper and place them strategically around your table. Add some fresh flowers and a couple romantic candles and voila, you've got yourself a beautiful Valentines day tablescape to dine around.
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This is nothing over the top, just a sweet, simple way to remind your family how much you love them.  Nailheads on a canvas board is a simple yet to the point, way to say I love you.
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How cute is this?  You can pull this out year after year and it will never get old.  Michaels is a great source for inexpensive DIY crafts for Valentines Day.
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Lastly, don’t forget to decorate your mantel.  Simple branches from your backyard in a vase covered in decorative craft paper is an adorable way to decorate.  Throw in a few pinecones painted with glitter to add some sparkle. Take a look at that upcycled pallet  painted white with L-O-V-E spelled out.  So simple yet, such a huge impact.

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For many more tips on decorating, come back and visit us often.  If you are in the CT area and would like to have some help from an expert Interior designer, contact Melanie Langford of All About Interiors.

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