Valentine Craft Ideas

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Valentine Craft Ideas from Marty's Musings

My Valentine centerpiece is a complete mismatch of jars and candles, pearls and flowers, glitter and burlap.

And I love it!

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings
I thought I’d share these Valentine craft ideas and how I used thrifty repurposed items from my *shopping center* in the attic.

A cup of tea on a table, with Candle

See this little jar? you’ll never guess where it came from or what it started out as.

A cup of milk, with Candle

It’s been eight years since my daughter Rachel’s 16th birthday party. These little white cold cream jars bought at a yard sale for pennies were part of the table decorations. (They’ve been in the attic all these years. Don’t judge my poor little jars!)

A close up of a coffee cup, with Candle and Jar

I  dug shopped in my attic, added a Christmas ribbon and updated my sad little jar.

It’s all sparkly now.

Candle and Jar

This white candle got a new dress of red burlap and tulle and a crystal base to stand on.

Candle and Jar

So dainty and proper.

Candle and Jar

The red candle received a sash of white tulle wrapped with a silly strand of red burlap thread.

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A close up of a coffee cup, with Candle and Jar

She’s a little chipped and battered but she’s a pretty gal.

Candle and Craft

The crowning jewel of the centerpiece? Here she is!

A close up of a flower

Take a yard sale wine bottle and spray paint it white. Buy an after Christmas hair bow for $.25 at the craft store. Valentine Candles from Marty's Musings

Add a little bit of leftover Christmas ribbon and some yardsale yarn.

A close up of pink flowers on a table

What do you get? A fabulous anchor for your Valentine’s centerpiece

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and a nice accompaniment to that old cold cream jar.

A cup of coffee, with Candle and Jar

Just a little bit of time, tenderness and love to spruce up my thrifty decor!

Candle and Jar

I have about 25 more cold cream jars in the attic. Anyone have any other great uses for them?

How about 25 DIY Valentine’s Day projects to give you a burst of inspiration? Or take a look at our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration (Valentine’s Day no less) and the fabulous decorations my niece and daughter surprised us with, as well as the photo booth we used to catch our family being goofy. Can you blame me for loving the sweetest day of the year?

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  1. I love every single candle!! WOW!!

    Thanks so much for partying with me last week at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

  2. Hi Marty I love your beautiful, eclectic centerpiece all the different pieces give it a lot of visual interest but you’ve unified the look with the color so it’s also very cohesive. Putting together a mix of things can be difficult but you have a real knack for it! Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree.

  3. Marty,
    Love what you did with the little cold cream jar. Great re-purposing. Everything is all prettied up and looks fabulous!