Upcycled Valentine’s Decor – Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! Danielle from over at Creatively Homespun brought together 19 other bloggers and together we created some inspiring Valentine’s Day creations. Everyone created something special to share with you, so be sure to browse through all 20 links!

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Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

When trying to figure out what to create for this blog hop, I knew I wanted to stay true to my cheap DIY ways.  I created this project with items I had around the house, but at most you might need to buy some rope and a couple pieces of felt.

tin can upcycle

I saved a few tin cans and went searching for some sticks in the backyard.  My daughter loved helping me with this, and my dogs loved that I brought sticks in the house.  Throughout the day, I kept finding chewed up pieces on the floor.

upcycled tin can valentines centerpiece tutorial

I used chalk paint to paint the cans on the inside and outside.  I used hot glue to attach the beginning of the rope, and then wrapped it around the can.  Another dab of hot glue held the end of the rope in place.  Then, I cut out hearts from an old atlas.

diy felt arrows

For the arrows, I cut out three pieces of felt at a time for the tops of the arrows.  A little bit of hot glue around the stick worked perfectly to hold the tops of the arrows in place.  I also made a couple with the leftover maps.

rustic valentines arrows with felt, sticks, and vintage maps

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

It’s an easy and cheap project that saved some items from the recycling bin and helped me to clean up the backyard!

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

Only after I started taking pictures did I realize one of the maps show my college town, Champaign!  I’m a proud Illini from the University of Illinois!

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

Feel free to pin it and share the Valentine’s love!

Rustic Valentine's Decor using leftover items from your home and yard | Upcycled tin can project | DIY felt arrows | valentine's centerpiece

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Valentines Collage

Be sure to stop by all 20 links below and show them some love this Valentine’s Day season!

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Linking up with these awesome parties!

Pink When | DIY Show Off | Making it in the Mountains | Refresh Restyle | Huckleberry Love | Finding Silver Pennies | Dwelling in Happiness | The Crowned Goat | 2 Bees in a Pod | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Kammy’s Korner | Home Stories A to Z | Just a Girl & Her Blog | The DIY Dreamer | Saavy Southern Style | Dandelion Patina | Gingersnap Crafts | Knick of Time | Posed Perfection | Live Laugh Rowe | Canary Street Crafts | Addison Meadows Lane | Blue i Style | Craftberry Bush | Miss Mustard Seed | The Girl Creative | Little Miss Celebration | Redoux Interiors | Sew a Fine Seam | Craftaholics Anonymous | Dagmar’s Home | Tatertots & Jello | Funky Junk Interiors | House of Hipsters | Confessions of a Serial DIYer | Not Just a Housewife | Remodelaholic | Thrifty Decor Chick | C’mon Get Crafty | Oh My Creative | Our House Now a Home | Natasha in Oz

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