DIY Decorations for Valentine's Day

We've crafted some DIY decorations for Valentine's Day that capture all that's wonderful about the holiday -- without the risk of a pink and red explosion in your home.

Drawing on inspiration from classic decorations like hearts, but also getting a little more romantic with books and love letters, our round up of DIY decorations for Valentine's Day is simple, chic and budget-friendly!


  • Take a page, literally, from our book! If you've got assorted envelopes lying around the house, turn them into a decorative bunting banner. Inspired by the whole idea of love letters, this banner decoration for Valentine's Day is simple, inexpensive and festive!

  • Little embellishments for mantles or end tables are easy to DIY for Valentine's Day. We crafted these 3D love letter blocks from scrapbook paper! With just a few added embellishments, they're an eclectic and easy way to add a touch of Valentine's Day festivity to your home.

  • Candy hearts aren't just for snacking on! Check out this super simple wall art idea for a decoration for Valentine's Day that's as sweet to look at as it is to craft.

  • Who knew simple paper, staples and a bit of ribbon could come together to create a chic decoration for Valentine's Day? This stylish heart paper chain is festive, fun and a frugal way to dress your home for Valentine's Day!

  • Red and pink isn't a requirement for Valentine's Day decorations. This DIY mini topiary decoration takes a glam approach to the holiday of love and offers a more subtle nod to the occasion.

  • For a more whimsical DIY decoration for Valentine's Day, try going scrapbook paper crazy. Pick a pattern and set of colors that match your everyday decor, then cut little hearts from the paper to adorn a DIY bouquet. Get the full tutorial for this crafty decoration to see how easy it is!

  • Basic burlap threaded onto an old wire hanger molded into a heart shape transforms ordinary materials into classy decorations for Valentine's Day. This crafty decoration takes only minutes to make, but will look great hanging all season long.

  • Another DIY heart decoration we're loving for Valentine's Day this year that also uses wire hangers, makes good use of any fabric scraps you have waiting for you in your craft bin. This stylish cluster of assorted fabric hearts stands out for the holiday.

  • Keep your Valentine's Day table decorations romantic and simple. Inspired by cupid and some of the more romantic novels we've read, this DIY centerpiece idea, complete with an actual book runner and DIY feathered arrow arrangement, is simple to recreate at home.

  • If you're not up for crafting an entire table decoration, consider this simple DIY decoration for Valentine's Day instead. Votives wrapped in textured cardstock and even real rose petals add romance to any dinner, but also work great scattered about your hose. Best of all? We bet you already have all the supplies you need to make them!

  • Craft a bouquet that tastes as sweet as it looks. This DIY bouquet of lollipop flowers for Valentine's Day is so simple, even the youngest kiddies in you house can help make them!

  • Add a sweet touch to your doorstep or hallway with is craft tutorial for a candy heart topiary. It's pastel hue is ideal for the holiday and really captures the sweet appeal of the holiday.

  • The last of our candy heart crafts, this DIY decoration for Valentine's Day is best when made with smaller wreath rounds. We like to craft three or four and hang them in a line up the wall by our stairs.

  • Even your pillows can get dressed for the holiday! We simply wrapped ours in assorted ribbons to coordinate with each one and added a heart embellishment to a few for an extra shout out to love. It's a soft, feminine way to add Valentine's Day decor to your home without killing it with the red and pink.

  • Finally, this idea is great for any occasion, but we especially love it for Valentine's Day since love notes and little cards are such a big part of the celebration. Use the frames you already have in your home to frame a cute Valentine card or to highlight photos of you and your Valentine.

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