DIY Dozen – Valentine’s Day Decorations
Handmade Valentine’s Day decorations have so much more, well, heart than mass produced objects. I’ve been looking for cute and easy projects that I can make quickly and on a budget, and these projects are keepers. All you need is love – and a few craft supplies!
Share the LOVE with easy Framed LOVE Letters! You can use vintage frames or dollar store finds to spell out your feelings. This project from A Diamond in the Stuff can be adapted for other occasions, too!
No sewing machine? “Knot” a problem! This Easy Scrappy Valentine Banner from Crafty Morning will have your decorations all tied up! This scrappy version is lots of fun, but you could choose fabric strips to go with a theme, too.
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Do you have a Valentine Tree? This Full Heart ornament from Create Whimsy is made from fused fabric, but you could adapt these instructions to make paper hearts, too. My rear view mirror wants one!
Here’s another whimsical project from Create Whimsy – a Valentine Banner made from newspaper and string! With scissors and a hole punch, you can string lots of hearts across your mantle, doorway or a window.
Yarn Hearts from Family Chic are awesome cute, and you can use just about any leftover yarn scraps. The freeform wraps make each heart unique. You can hang these lightweight decorations anywhere!
What has the Girl in the Garage been up to? She’s been crafting a Hanging Hearts Mobile for Valentine’s Day and sharing her instructions so you can make one your own self! The mobile looks great from any angle – even from below!
This looks like a slice from a heart-shaped tree, but it’s really plywood, cleverly disguised! Home Stories guides you through the step to make an Initial Carved Tree Heart for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s a fun way to use your old lipsticks. The colors may not be exactly what you want to wear these days, but you can give them a second chance with DIY Lipstick Art. I Heart Naptime specializes in super-cute quick projects. If you don’t have extra lipsticks, I bet you have a dollar store nearby!
Take a cute empty picture frame and string up your own Floating Heart Wall Art! Cut hearts from decorative papers (you can even get punches that cut perfect shapes) and find inspiration in Making Home Base’s easy project.
We usually think of embroidery as being totally a fiber thing. Oleander + Palm stretches the definition of fiber with a Cross Stitch Heart in Wood project. You’ll need a drill to prepare the grid for stitching, but the result is worth it!
Cross cut the fallen branches you find in your yard, then transform them into a rustic Wood Heart Wreath. The pieces don’t have to be uniform because variation adds to the rustic charm! Pretty Handy Girl will get you started with a heart-shaped wooden base and show you how to build your wreath.
Use a colorful assortment of double-sided papers and The Hybrid Chick’s instructions to make a pretty Paper Heart Wreath. The hearts kind of form themselves when you manipulate the paper strips. Then you just arrange the hearts in a circle to complete this happy wreath!
Check out all of the DIY Valentine’s projects on Create Whimsy.