Dollar Store Valentine’s Decor

by Johnnie Collier

Dollar Store Valentine's Day Decor EASY and Cheap @savedbyloves

If you are looking to get festive for Valentine’s Day, and decorate quickly for little cost, this is the project for you!  I made it to the dollar store yesterday for the first time in way too long (ok, since Christmas), and found myself in a wonderland of pink, red, LOVE and hearts.  I noticed some fun Valentine’s Day gift bags, and the wheels started turning.  It occurred to me that I could frame them for a lovely mantel, cupid style.  I grabbed three bags, 2 frames.  For that $5 + some items I already had, and about 10 minutes of my time, I created a lovetastic scene.  So can you!


Frames (one I had on hand, the other 2 are from Dollar Tree), bags from dollar store, scissors

Dollar Store Valentine's Day Decor EASY and Cheap @savedbyloves


Cut area of bag to fit frame and insert.  The end!

Dollar Store Valentine's Day Decor EASY and Cheap @savedbyloves

For the smaller frame, I removed the 3D heart that was on one side of the gift bag and placed it on the outside of the frame for depth and interest.

The little pink and red heart scatter are from Dollar Tree too.

Dollar Store Valentine's Day Decor EASY and Cheap @savedbyloves

Not bad for under $10, huh?  I have the other sides of the bags to create with too!

Don’t forget to visit our Valentine’s Day themed 50+ Roundups!

IF you want to see more Dollar Store Valentine’s day projects, or want to share your own, be sure to visit the Dollar Store Themed Valentine’s Day Link Up hosted by Fox Hollow Cottage and Debbidoo’s!  Click the thumbnail below…

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 southern scraps January 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Love these! That’s thinking out of the box.


2 thebargainbabe January 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

you framed a gift bag?! so smart, I love it, opens the door to lots of holiday decor.


3 Shannon Fox January 9, 2013 at 1:32 am

Ka-Ute! Love me some Dollar Tree crafting :) What a brill idea to frame the bags!!


4 debbiedoos January 9, 2013 at 8:14 am

I love it too…off to pin now. I have a Valentine dollar tree party coming up and this is a perfect inspiration.


5 Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space January 14, 2013 at 2:42 am

I can’t get enough of holiday dollar store crafts, and this is SO cute! Love how you re-purposed the gift bags!


6 Carissa January 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

this is so smart! I have a write up on this that should go up on Dollar Store Crafts in the next few days


7 Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. January 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

I am diggin’ the argyle and heart one! So cute! Great job!


8 Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home January 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Loving all of these ideas and need to get to the dollar store NOW! Pinning :o)


9 debbiedoos January 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I loved this project Johnnie. So glad you shared it with our Dollar tree party:)


10 Megan January 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

This is such a great idea to use gift bags! Now that’s thinking. :) Found you at the Dollar store party. Megan


11 Michele January 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm
12 Heather January 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love the Dollar Store too! Great idea to frame a gift bag – I’ll have to try that! :D Pinned!


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