This Valentine Day Decorations, Crafts & DIY Projects Page contains a growing list of decor and craft projects.
This is one of the simple and fun Valentine Day Decorations – DIY project for the wall. We started with a picture frame that we picked up at a rummage sale for $.50. Our silvery/gold frame measured 14-inches x 17-inches. We took out the piece of cardboard backing from the inside of the frame and cut a piece of red foil wrapping paper about 1/2-inch larger on each side (1 inch total larger) than the cardboard. Steve spray mounted (Michaels 40% off coupon) the wrapping paper to the cardboard and trimmed the edges with a Matt knife.
Then we spray mounted a pink heart doily that we found at Dollar Tree ($1 for a pack of 16). Annette pulled out some red cardstock and glitter. Steve cut the cardstock into a heart shape and then coated it with Elmer’s Glue, placed the heart on a cookie sheet and sprinkled red and gold glitter on it. The red stock clashed a little with the red foil wrapping paper, so the glitter helped the colors to work together. You could also use a glittery heart sticker purchased in the scrapbooking section of a craft store.
This Valentine wall décor cost $1.50, took about 1 hour to assemble and now adorns our front entryway. It’s a happy addition to our seasonal décor.
- Picture Frame
- Wrapping Paper
- Paper Doily
- Heart Sticker or Red Cardstock
- Spray mount
You know that Annette loves Christmas . . . right. Well, she got this idea when she saw a friend’s home decorated with several themed Christmas trees. One in particular was a white tree decorated as a Greek tree with lots of blue and white ornaments. Thinking of other themes, she decided that a 4′ white tree could be decorated for many different holidays. As a result, she created this Cute Valentine Tree for our Family Room – it’s so much fun!
Supplies for this Valentine Day Decorations Craft Project
Here’s what she used to decorate the tree:
- 30 – Pink Glitter hearts
- 25 – Tiny Glass Balls filled with Pompoms and Colored Ribbon
- 10 – Small White Glass Balls
- 11 – Small Pink Plastic Balls
- 13 – miniature Pink Plastic Balls
- 8 – Small Red Plastic Hearts
The tree cost $25 (but remember, it will be used for multiple holidays), and the ornaments totaled about $10 – we used 40 percent off coupons at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
This is such a simple and inexpensive craft to assemble for Valentine’s Day. Many folks have a chandelier that can be decorated for the holidays or the seasons, so take advantage of this idea and modify it for your home.
We started with a container of three-dimensional glitter hearts from Michaels Arts and Crafts. Annette used a 50% off coupon, so a container of 8 hearts cost $2.50. Then we pulled out our ribbon box and found 3 different colors that would work for this DIY project. The ribbon was about ¼ inch wide but can be thinner or thicker depending on your preference. Annette used pastel pink, dusty rose pink and black ribbon. Other additional colors would be any shade of pink, white or red ribbon. We used 3 different lengths of ribbon and completed this project in about 20 minutes.
Annette’s total Cost: $2.50
Components for Valentine Day Chandelier
- Eight glitter heart ornaments
- Two, 8-inch ribbons looped through the ornament and tied on top.
- Four, 16-inch ribbons looped through the ornaments and tied on top.
- Two, 22-inch ribbons looped through the ornaments and tied on top.
Every fireplace mantle should have some Valentine Day Decorations. We chose to make our fireplace mantel décor for January and February very simple. Using 3 silver pillar candle stands that we found at thrift and consignment stores, started us out. Annette paid $2.50 for the large silver candle stand and $2 for the pair of short silver ones. We already had the 6-inch red candle stands.
The wonderful thing about Valentine’s Day is that you can use many colors from Christmas (red, white and maroon) or you can add in the color pink, which you can double for use in the spring. Since our brick fireplace is genuine red adobe brick, we love using white accents on the mantel. We used 3 maroon candles on the silver pillar stands and 2 white pillar candles on the red pillar stands. Then we laid a 5-foot pink flower garland on the mantel, behind the candle stands.
Simple yet beautiful and all serve a double purpose and can be used for other holidays.
Annette’s total cost $4.50
Components for Valentine Mantle
- 10-inch pillar candle stand – silver
- Two, 6-inch pillar candles stands – red
- Two, 4-inch pillar candle stands-silver
- Three, 6-inch pillar candles, red
- Two, 4-inch pillar candles with silver studs – white
- Floral garland, 5-foot.
This one of the simple Valentine Day Decorations you can do. it’s a centerpiece assembled with things we had around the house or collected very inexpensively at Goodwill or other thrift and consignment stores.
We used a couple of flat rectangular boxes to provide variation in height and covered them with black napkins.
Then we used a variety of pillar candle stands and one candy dish (milk glass). Going through our collection of candles were able to find 3 red, 3 white and 1 pink candle (for the center). We also added 3 mini goblets and turned them upside down to act as stands for white tea light candles that we set in clear glass holders.
This centerpiece idea looks great for just about any occasion, all we need to do is switch out the candles with appropriate colors for the event.
Components for Valentine Centerpiece
- 6-inch Pillar Candles: 7 (3 red, 3 white, and 1 pink)
- Pillar candle stands – 3 to 4 inches tall – we used 3 clear glass, 3 frosted glass, and 1 milk glass.
- 4.5-inch tall mini goblets – turned upside down
- Tea light candles with glass holders – 3
If you’re looking for a list of fun and romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples or entire families, check out this article about Cute Valentine Date Ideas.
If you are interested in valentine’s Day books for your kids, read here.