A Vintage Valentine Village

I have so many fun things to show you over the next couple of weeks! I have been decorating for Valentine’s Day and {of course} it is all overflowing with vintage loveliness! Today I wanted to share a little vintage Valentine village vignette {is that enough v’s?} that I made. 
To make this village, I repurposed vintage Jello molds that I already had on hand, as well as some clearance Christmas items. At 75% off, you can’t beat the price! I bought a big package of these white bottle brush trees at JoAnn Fabrics for $5 and the bead garland at a local store for 25 cents. 
I cut the balls of the garland apart with nail clippers, and trimmed off the string. The shiny red wasn’t really my taste, so I wanted to make it pretty and vintage and tone it down a little. In order to do that, I coated them in Martha Stewart Glitter Glue (the only kind I ever use~ seriously the best), and rolled them in a mixture of “rose” and “light pink” German glass glitter {which I ordered from here}. I think they turned out to be a really lovely color with the red peeking through. 


I coated a couple of the trees with a bit of the glitter glue, and poured the Glass glitter on them as well. Then I just stuck the little balls in place. After I was finished, I stuck this big tree in one of my vintage Jello molds. 

A couple of years ago, I had purchased these cute little red and cream houses after Christmas at Walmart. I think I only paid 50 cents for them, and I absolutely love them… for Christmas and Valentine decor. 

I sprinkled some little hearts on my village that I cut out of scrapbook paper. I glittered some of them with a silver German glass glitter that I had on hand. 
I really like how it turned out, and I think that it has such a fun vintage feel.
I love any excuse to decorate! Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?


  1. says

    Kristen, you are so creative! What a cute idea. I am always compelled to click on your blog, your pictures draw me in:). Have a great week & thank you for the heads up about my email.

  2. says

    Oooh so pretty (says my 4 year old girlie looking over my shoulder – she had good taste!). Love it, I need to get on some Valentines decorating. Thanks for the kick start :)

  3. says

    Very pretty! Thanks for the link to your glitter supplier. I’ve always wanted to try German glass glitter. I’m excited to see what else you’ve been up to for Valentine’s Day!

  4. says

    Hi, I saw you featured at Feathered Nest Friday. I love your sweet vignette! I adore Valentines. How could I not, my youngest son was born on Valentines. His name is Dalan and he calls it Dalantines Day. lol! I have some of those same sweet little village pieces, white trees and vintage tart tins. Just put all away except I left my tins out for Valentines. I am pinning this and may have to do something similar next year. Thanks for the idea! Happy to be a new follower. I would love if you shared with my link party sometime. Share Your Cup Thursday.

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