Love is in the air! I barely have the glitter from Christmas vacuumed and my heart is already aimed towards Valentine’s Day! I am always looking for quick decorating ideas. There are a couple of things I use as an automatic “GO-TO” when I am making a beautiful Valentine’s centerpiece or quick and easy table decoration.
The first is a flower that I love this time of year: CYCLOMEN.
I bought mine at Home Depot. They are fairly inexpensive. Cyclomen can be planted indoors or out. I can begin planting them in the winter where I live because we hardly go below freezing. However, if you live where the winters are cold, they can make a great house plant. I love them for their upward facing flower that resembles a heart. At least to me!
I can plant them in pots to sit on the porch, if I need a quick table decoration…I just bring the little guys in. I love the way they look. Tiny little heart flowers…What’s not to love!?! Weather these are a porch flower or houseplant they truely are adorable!
The next thing I do is buy cheap roses from the grocery store. I don’t display them as people typically do on Valentine’s Day. Please, don’t get me wrong, I love a bouquet of traditional red roses…I am just in love with them this way. They look beautiful as a centerpiece or on a serving table. I have used old silver punch cups for the roses to rest in. I have used 2 to 3 rose buds per cup and filled it in with babies-breath and greenery. The glittered hearts are from the store. I got 6 for a buck...love that!
I bought 2 dozen roses and 2 packs of glittered heart picks. The roses were 9.99 a dozen and since I am such a genius, I can quickly add up that I spent like 22 bucks!
I was able to not only fill this double layered plate but, I also have several other little guys to set around. Can anything be sweeter?