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« on: February 23, 2017 03:57:35 PM »

I help to run our student council at my school, and every year, we try to add to our stockpile of decorations. This year, our dance was held 2 days after Valentine's Day, and I forgot to get prizes for the dance-off and the limbo contest, so I headed to Target in the hope that I would find some stuff on clearance. Not only did I get enough prizes, I also bought a bunch of themed items to turn into some decorations-50% off!

A variety of felt hearts, plus some chipboard X's and O's (I had the yarn in my classroom already).




I grabbed a glue gun from the cabinet and borrowed some glue sticks, and got to work...

I stretched out a piece of yarn, applied a line of glue to the back of each item, and stretched the yarn out in the glue.




We used them to decorate the columns in the cafeteria. They look a little plain because we didn't have enough crepe paper streamers to wrap around the poles (next year!).




Then, one of my student council kids popped in to see if I needed help with anything, so I had her help me out with the heart garland. She set up the hearts the way she liked, and I glued them to the yarn. Some of them are double layered hearts, which I also glued together.



The kids strung the garland up along the stacked up cafeteria tables. Next year, I think we'll add some twinkle lights to brighten it up a little!



I got all of the decorations for under $5, and we used every piece we had! We've got them all saved for next year Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017 10:02:46 AM »

Awesome! They turned out really cute.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017 10:35:39 AM »

Thank you! They didn't show up well in the big cafeteria space, but at least it was better than nothing Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017 10:56:16 AM »

What a way to utilize a score! X-cellent and O-my!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017 06:32:39 PM »

What a way to utilize a score! X-cellent and O-my!


LOL! Thanks! And, I think I'll be checking out the clearance section every year now to get stuff for our dances. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner!
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