Welcome, if you are here from Celebrate and Decorate. Are you wondering where January went? It’s almost Valentine’s day. We’ve never been a couple that celebrates big on Valentines day. Maybe it’s because our anniversary is a few days later, or our REAL anniversary is a few days before.
We got married by “Elvis” in Las Vegas a few weeks before our church wedding? My husband is a huge Elvis fan and we thought it would be fun to do just the two of us. I don’t love Vegas because I don’t gamble, but it was so fun. It also took away all the pressure from the church wedding day so that we could just enjoy it.
Back to Valentines, we are going to have a small Valentines breakfast at home. Today I’m hopping with a group of other talented bloggers. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all of their crafty DIY projects.
Materials for a simple Valentine Centerpiece
I’m going to spray paint a small planter. I’ve become a big fan of spray paint as a quick way to transform things you’re tired of in your house. I used a metal planter from IKEA that has been sitting outside by my fence for too long.
- Planter – This is a white metal planter, but you could use any planter that fits your table
- Painters tape
- Manilla folders
- Sray paint
Instructions for a simple valentines planter
To make this planter into a centerpiece I wanted to paint it red and add a few hearts to it. As with all spray paint projects, be sure to tape off everything that you don’t want to get painted. Spray paint tends to travel to unexpected places.
- Cut hearts out of a manilla folder or any stiff piece of paper.
- Tape the back with double stick tape, all around the edges.
- Apply the hearts to your planter and press down firmly.
- Spray paint the planter using quick light passes with your spray paint can. Wait for it to dry.
- Remove the hearts and clean up the edges. You can do this with your fingernail, a scraper or a little bit of alcohol on a paper towel. The spray paint comes off easily when it has recently been applied.
I used the planter as a decorative table caddy with some cute napkins and cups filled with silverware marbles. I plan to use it when we have our valentines breakfast, a heart shaped stuffed french toast.
Now, take a look at these other crafty ideas.