I love celebrating different holidays throughout the year. From the big ones like Christmas and Thanksgiving to the smaller ones like Valentine’s and Canada Day, they are all cause for celebration in our home.
But I’ve found that over the years, as much as I’d love to make a big deal and go all out for each of them, time and money don’t always allow for that. We don’t have a lot of storage in our current home so we’ve also found that we can’t keep a lot of seasonal items on hand for only a couple of weeks worth of use in our home. If we are going to keep something, it’s because it gets maximum exposure! And I know we aren’t the only ones living with the need for less.
But I’m just like everyone else and when I see all the holiday-themed decor at the stores, I get all excited and want to immediately scoop it up and take it home. Restrain is a skill I’ve had to learn how to master the last couple of years.
So while I don’t necessarily go all out with Valentine’s day or Easter decor, it doesn’t mean I can’t still do a couple special things that will make the celebration memorable.
For this Valentine’s Day, Chris and I have decided to stay in (because we will just be coming back from a big trip) and have a quiet dinner at home, once the kids are in bed. So I’ve been thinking up a few ways that I can make it extra special from our ordinary dinner date’s at home.
And that’s when I came up with these gorgeous and oh-so-easy custom floral dishware DIY, made with temporary tattoos! That’s right, this gorgeous design that you see on these thrifted plates and mugs are TATTOOS! Who would have thought, right?!
This has got to be one of the easiest yet most beautiful DIY’s I’ve done on a very small budget. Let me break it down.
The paid of white plates and mugs all came from the thrift store for a total of $5. I then purchased these gorgeous floral tattoos that came in a set of five from Amazon for less than $10. I peeled off the back, placed it face down on the dish, held a wet cloth on it and waited about 20 seconds (just like you would if placing it on your body). I let the tattoo dry and then used this dishwasher safe Mod Podge that I already had on hand to seal the tattoo using a sponge brush. I then baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and that was it! It’s THAT simple!
I absolutely love the way they turned out! What’s great about this DIY is that first of all, it’s completely customizable! I mean think of all the temporary tattoos out there you could use! No two dishes have to look the same again! Secondly, I love the idea of how simple this is to turn items that you already have in your home or even thrifted items into holiday decor that you can reuse for other occasions too. Thirdly, I think these would also make the most perfect hostess gift! Think about all the applications you could use it for – vases, planters, dessert plates, you name it! The options are endless!
Make sure to check out below all the other Valentine’s-inspired ideas from my blogging friends! So many great recipes and DIY’s that are perfect for this love-filled holiday!
Love & Blessings,
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere