Valentine Decorating Ideas

Marty's Musings show you how to take a precious little girl's dress and preserve its memory by using it in your home decor! Included are more easy, thrifty Valentine decorating ideas that will give you reason to celebrate! 

Such a lovely picture of my now almost 15-year-old daughter.

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The dress was a $2 bargain from Goodwill.

That cute smile. Priceless.

Valentine Decor from Marty's Musings

She practically wore that dress to pieces.

I helped it along a little.

Look at that lovely white eyelet material.

And that pretty pink waistband.

Did you see the pink tulle peeking out from under the hem?

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I see it again. Repurposed and revived.

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Simple. Practical. Sweet. Just like my girl.

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Need a few more thrifty Valentine decorating ideas?

The candles are the same ones I used in my fall decor (on a budget) and my (almost) Christmas mantel.

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Still no mantel but I love it just the same.

Valentine Decor from Marty's Musings

Just a few books from our personal library celebrating love.

I thought I’d get right to work reading a few…….

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I’m a little partial to the holiday.

In fact, I used my little album celebrating our 25th Valentine’s Day anniversary as part of my decor.

Valentine Decor from Marty's Musings

My kids are getting their Valentine goodies in treat cups.

We’ll have a lovely dinner of our favorite love chicken at our sweetly decorated table.

Now I just have to think of something creative for my guy since it is our special day.

Any ideas?


  1. I love this idea! My little girl is only 18 months old, but seeing your darling daughter at 15 in such a beautiful dress makes me treasure my time with my own daughter, since I know it won’t be but a wink and a nod and she’ll be 15 too! So sweet.
    Hey – thanks for hosting an Expressions Vinyl giveaway! I’m so excited that I won!! Gave you a shout-out over at my little corner of the interwebs: Can’t wait to try my hand at vinyl!!

  2. What an awesome way to repurpose that dress!

  3. This is a great idea! Love how you upcycled this dress! I’ll have to think of that with my daughter’s old clothes! Thanks for sharing this! Pinning this idea for later! =D

    • Thanks for visiting Marty’s Musings and commenting on a couple of my posts. You can tell we are a DIY family and having fun at it. We also homeschool, too. I hope you find some pages you enjoy on my blog.

  4. What a clever idea for such a cute dress! Love it!

  5. I love the use of the old dress to give the candles a new and more expensive look.

  6. What a sweet idea, Marty. I love it! “Love”ly vignette for Valentine’s Day. :)

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