Keeping summer simple is the easiest way to entertain anyone that might come over to your house. Stringing up a strand or two of lights throughout your backyard will transform your outdoor entertaining space into an intimate warm setting with just the flick of a switch. Anything else added to the space (pots of flowers, grilled food, bottles of wine) will only enhance the experience.
One of the few things I take such pride in is decorating our home for the various holidays throughout the year. When I was growing up this was something my Mom always did right. She always made the smallest of holidays feel wonderful, exciting and most of all made us feel like we were very special. However, the very last thing that I want to do is spend allot of money on decorations that will only be up for a few weeks so, I am always working to make the most out of the simplest products. For this Valentines Day, I went to our local party store and picked up a package of heart cut outs that cost $5.99 for 32! I had some red butchers string in our home, tape and a gold sharpie pen so, the cost was minimal. However, if you don’t have these on hand, they will only cost you about $10 or less for this project ($2 for tape, $3 for marker and $2-5 for butchers string).
- 12-20 Heart cut outs (quantity depends on design wanted various sizes are nice but not necessary)
- 1 gold sharpie pen
- 1 roll of scotch tape
- 1 package or roll of any string