Hi, Friends. I’m here today to share a few easy Valentine crafts to decorate your home for the holiday of love! This is a holiday where I really like to get creative and repurpose things I have in my home. I already have so much decor for Christmas and the seasons, that I don’t want to purchase a lot of decor just for Valentine’s Day – because that means I have to store it somewhere – ha, ha!!!
That’s okay – you don’t need store purchased decor items. You can make some things in an afternoon that can dress up your home for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few easy Valentine crafts that I made to decorate for the upcoming holiday.
If you follow along with me, you know I love pillows and when I saw these Love Sentiment pillow covers from Pottery Barn, I knew I could do something similar for less. So, when I saw a remnant of decorator red fabric in just the right shade of red, I brought it home and made my own version. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil and painted the design onto the fabric, but you could easily do this with an iron on transfer. The fonts I used are Cast Iron, Circus, and Jefferule.
The pom pom wreath is another easy project. Here’s the original Anthropologie Wool tufted wreath that is so popular and here’s how I made my version. I used a thick, wool yarn I had on hand and made 14 pom poms with the method I shared HERE. I used a thin grapevine wreath I had from The Dollar Tree for the form and simply tied each pom pom onto the wreath until it was covered. The grain-sack style bow is “no sew” and was made from a remnant piece of fabric.
For the playing card garland – just punch holes in the tops of the cards and strung them with red and white baker’s twine. Of course, I used all the Heart cards (if you live with men who play poker, you’ll need to replace that pack)! I got a huge role of baker’s twine at Home Goods last fall for $2.99. You will often see colorful baker’s twine there in the baking section and the prices are better than the craft store.
In the mail basket are some love letters written by my mom when she was in college to my father! There was a whole box of them that she had saved in the old steamer trunk that sits in my living room. You can read more about it HERE. It was fun reading through some of these letters written so long ago! The one thing I did purchase – this pretty bunch of fresh tulips from the grocery store for $6.99.
I hope I’ve inspired you to think of ordinary items you may have on hand to decorate and even get crafty to re-create some high-end decor items for Valentine’s Day! If you’d like to see more about how I turned this old door into a family message center, you can read about it HERE.