The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point:
I love Valentine’s Day. I love playing games with my family. Why not combine the two and have a Festive, Fun February?! (hey, I should be a poet)
This year I am using games to decorate for the Valentine season. And the best part is I pulled most of it out of may family game cabinet….Free!
The obvious choice is a deck of cards. A fourth of the deck has hearts already on it. And what’s the most common thing you think of making when it comes to cards? Houses of course! But I’m not the most coordinated person, so I used tape to hold my little house together. I can set it anywhere and it took less than 5 minutes. Love!
AND look how cute the tickets are! I got a roll at the super store for a few dollars and punched hearts in it every 6″ or so (no measuring for this project). I used it in several ways…..my favorite was just tearing off about 4′ of tickets and winding it along the mantel or shelf.
I also used the tickets in a tall glass jar. Wouldn’t it be cute in a mason jar or coffee mug? Be creative!
We had several game boards that I thought would prop perfectly in the back and add height. Always try to add variety in height if you can.
But just the board wasn’t enough of course. It needed some love. I dug into the cabinet and found a deck of cards that had a few missing. That means it’s available for me to cut apart and ruin, right? So I did. I used a heart punch to cut hearts out of the cards and simply taped them to the board. They’d be easy to cut out too….just trace a heart on the back and cut them out….of let the kids do it!
My last little touch was using some Valentine’s Day dice I found at the Target dollar spot. Just drop them in a jar with a few regular dice from the game cabinet and let it spill. I’m crazy about a purposely spilled jar. Someday my husband may understand….or not.
This would also be darling with game pieces, Monopoly houses, play money or scrabble letters.
I hope you’ll raid the games in your house and find some creative ways to celebrate the season of love in a Fabulous, Friendly Fashion.
What other ways could you use game pieces as part of your February decor?
|Lisa winds through her little Texas farm house every night, tucking in her nine homeschooled children and turning off lights. Then she scans the rooms & makes a mental list of what she wants to rearrange, restore or paint. Her husband of 26 years hangs on for the ride while she blogs about it over at The Pennington Point.|