Valentine Table Decorations: DIY Chic Decor on a Dime

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When thinking about cute Valentine’s ideas, you might think you need to invest a great deal of time or money. But the reality is, there are many cheap Valentine’s Day ideas out there that you too can create for little to nothing! In fact, why not make a quick trip to your local dollar store or Walmart and see how easy it is to whip up your own Valentine’s table decorations on the cheap? And the best part? It will still look chic!

Take a peek at how you can create your own whimsical Valentine’s Day table decor on a dime!

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Easy Valentine Recipes | Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

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If you’re wanting some easy Valentine Recipes to make with the kids – here’s a super simple crowd pleaser!

These Chocolate Heart Pretzels only take minutes to make and are easy enough to let the kids help. Plus – you can send them to school for their class Valentine Party!

Keep reading for directions to make this and other easy Valentine recipes:

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Last Minute Valentine Gifts with Groupon

Looking for last minute Valentine gifts?  Get something they’ll really appreciate (and use!) with a Groupon for a favorite restaurant, manicure/pedicure, spa day or massage!
Here are some handy links to the most “Giftable” categories:

Massages ($30 and Under)

Saver Tips Tuesday | 2/11 (Valentine’s Day Tips)

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Welcome back to Saver Tips Tuesday – Valentine’s Day Edition!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”!

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Here are this week’s top tips:

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Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. How to Make Valentine’s Day Fit Into Your Budget- A Mitten Full of Saving
  2. How to Save on Clothes- It’s a Fabulous Life
  3. Frugal Iced Coffee Recipe- Couponers United

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Papa Murphy’s Valentine HeartBaker Pizza only $7!

Do you know what you’re doing for the kids’ dinner on Valentine’s Day?

If you need an easy, fun idea – check out Papa Murphy’s HeartBaker Pizzas!  (See more Valentine’s Ideas Here)

This take-n-bake pizza is just $7 (although prices and participation vary) and comes topped with 3 cheeses and pepperoni or sausage.  They’ve been doing this pizza for over 30 years – and I love getting this for the kids on Valentine’s Day!

Limit of 3 per customer, good until 2/14.

Check out More Valentine Restaurant Coupons!

 

Valentine Crafts for Kids | Heart Crayons

Valentine Crafts for Kids: Heart Crayons

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If you’re looking for some cute Valentine crafts for kids to give their classmates, these heart crayons are easy and fun to make! All you need are old crayons and a heart-shaped mold to make these colorful art supplies.  I don’t know about you – but I am ALWAYS finding stray crayon pieces around our house, in the van, under the couch cushions… this should be a piece of cake!

Here’s how to make them – and some nice deals on Heart-Shaped baking molds as well:

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Homemade Valentine Ideas: DIY Valentine’s Day Pencil Toppers

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Some of the best gifts are the ones that are made with love by hand! As Valentine’s Day parties draw near, you might find yourself needing to come up with small favors for your child’s classroom or teachers.

While it might seem easy to run out and buy a box of paper valentines, think about how much fun your children will have if they get to create the valentines themselves! For about the same cost of a few boxes of paper valentines, you can whip up your own Valentine’s Day pencil toppers for friends and teachers. The best part? This sort of valentine can be used long after the holiday is over!

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