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Feb 6, 2020

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor

Use These Themed DIY Decoration Ideas to Spruce Up Your Space This Valentine’s Day!


Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many are excited to start decorating! Hearts, chocolate, cherubs, and lace – you can’t wait to add Valentine’s Day décor to your space.


While you can certainly purchase your Valentine’s Day decorations, it’s nice to know there are many inexpensive DIY options to choose from as well! Crafting is a great way to reduce stress, save money and enjoy nostalgia for the days you used to spend making paper heart valentines for all your classmates and friends. Here are some of our favorite DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas.


Framed Love Letters

Turn treasured love letters and cards into artwork by framing them! You can use frames of all different colors, textures, and sizes to create visual appeal and contrast. You might consider hanging your new pieces on the wall or even display them on your mantel!


Sew Valentine’s Day Pillowcases

If you enjoy sewing, you might be interested in making your own pillowcases! Swapping out pillowcases is a relatively quick and easy way to change up the look of any room! You can grab red or plaid fabric from your local craft store and make new pillowcases for your living room throw pillows.


Hot Chocolate Bar

Nothing feels cozier than hot chocolate on a cold February day. One way to perpetuate this feeling, is to put together your very own hot chocolate bar! This can be displayed in your kitchen, dining room or wherever makes sense in your unique space.  This DIY is not only functional but extremely customizable. Try hanging your favorite coffee mugs on a wall or on a countertop display. Then, store your family’s favorite toppings such as chocolate nibs, marshmallows, or peppermint flakes in mason jars on a fun display.  You can even add personal touches to your hot chocolate bar such as a hand-lettered chalkboard sign or themed organizing tray.


Make a Festive Garland

You can create a festive garland for your mantel by taking out the heart suit from a deck of cards and pinning them to a piece of string or twine. Then you can tie pieces of fabric strips in between the cards for added color and texture.


DIY Love Sign

Purchase a plain wooden sign from your local craft store. (a heart shaped piece would be a plus but really any shape will do!) Then use stencils and acrylic paint to paint the word “Love” or hearts onto the sign. Try using a metallic or glitter paint to make your sign really pop!


Valentine’s Day Candy Jars

One easy DIY décor idea is to fill clear mason jars with conversation hearts or other pink and red candies. Once filled, you can place the mason jars out in your kitchen or on your dining room table.  Take it a step further by adding lace doilies or a burlap table runner underneath.


Valentine’s Day Tree

To make this Valentine’s Day arrangement, start by gathering small branches and twigs from your backyard and placing them in a jar or vase.  You can then cut out individual heart shapes from red, pink, and white construction or scrapbook paper. Attach the paper hearts to your branches using the string or twine of your choosing. Once your twigs and branches are all decked out, you can display the arrangement on your table or mantel!


Repurpose Wine Bottles

To add an  eco-friendly element to your décor, try recycling your empty wine bottles! After rinsing them out, you can paint them red or pink. Once the paint has dried, you can then spell out “Love” with white paint. If you have multiple bottles to work with, you might try painting one letter per bottle and lining them up. Take it a step further by filling them with flowers or even your Valentine’s Day tree from the last craft!


Now that you are ready to decorate for Valentine’s day with these fun and inexpensive hacks, you might be interested in learning more about how you can save money at home! Check out the link below for more information!