Fun DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home!
Are you in the mood for love? Valentine’s Day is still a little over a month away, but it’s never too early (or late) to create a romantic atmosphere in your home. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with our super easy DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas perfectly suitable for both kids and adults!
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DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas 2024
If you haven’t had a chance to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, or you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to confess your feelings to a special someone, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to do exactly that! We all know that all the best gifts and gestures come from the heart, so what better way to celebrate this holiday than to pour your soul into a little DIY project? We’ve prepared for you 3 beautiful step-by-step tutorials for decorations that you can easily make by yourself, or with your kids! Let’s dive in!
Valentine’s Day Garland
One of my favorite decorations to make for pretty much any Holiday or celebration is garlands. It’s quite fascinating how something so simple can instantly elevate the atmosphere in a space and invite a festive spirit! Here’s what you’re going to need to make this particular one:
- a piece of red print paper
- a pen
- a red thread
- double-sided tape
Start by cutting the print paper horizontally into thin strips. Each strip will be used to make one heart, so keep that in mind when considering the thickness you’re going to cut them into. If you want to make a longer garland you’re going to need at least 2-3 more sheets of paper.
After you’ve cut the strips, fold each of them in half.
Take a pen and wrap one end of the strip around it inwards. Repeat the same on the other end. Do the same for each individual piece of paper.
Next up, cut your thread. If you’ve thought of a particular place where you want to hang it, measure it to fit into that spot before you cut it.
Take the double-sided tape and cut a square big enough to fit between both curls of the paper hearts.
Once you’ve placed the tape, put the string on it before you glue both sides of the heart together. Repeat the same until you’ve reached the end of the thread.
When you’re done, your garland should look something like that!
Accordion Heart Decorations
If you’re looking for a decoration that’s easy, aesthetic, and fun to make, these accordion hearts are the perfect choice! You can use them to adorn your table, or bed, or make a mini version of them with sweet written messages and put them in a jar as a gift to your loved one. Here are the materials you’re going to need for their making:
- pieces of red and pink print paper
- a round plate or a bowl
- a pencil
- paper glue
Use the plate to outline a circle on a piece of paper. If you want to make a smaller heart, you can use a cup.
Once you’ve outlined the circle, use the scissors to cut it out. You’re going to need one circle to make one heart.
Fold the circle in an accordion pattern. After you’ve done that, punch the folded pieces together to get a long flat strip, like a folded fan.
Pinch the folded circle in the middle and gently fold it in half. Then, use a paintbrush to apply the paper glue on the inner sides of the fold.
Bring both halves together and make sure that they’re well-glued. Your accordion heart is done!
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Paper Hearts Filled with Candy
Do you want to surprise your favorite person with something sweet this Valentine’s Day, but you’ve had enough of the cliche boxes of chocolates? Fret not, because I’m about to show you how to make your own heart-shaped paper pouch filled with sweets for you and your person to enjoy together! This is everything you’re going to need:
- brown craft paper
- a heart stencil
- a pencil
- a thick needle
- red thread
- letter stamps with black ink or a black marker
Use the pen to outline the heart stencil onto the brown craft paper. You’re going to need two hearts for one pouch. Remember, the bigger the heart, the more candy you’re going to be able to fit.
Use the scissors to carefully cut out the hearts.
Push the thread through the needle and sew the edges of the heart together.
Leave a small opening through which you’re going to pour the candies inside. Then, continue until you sew the hearts shut.
Use the letter stamps to put the name of your mom, loved one, or friend at the front of the paper heart. If you don’t have any stamps at your disposal, you can use a marker or paint. You can make a couple of those and place them around the house for your person to try and find, which can turn into a fun game!
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