Fun DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home!

by Stephanie Yankova
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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!

DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas 2024

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

how to make diy valentine's day garland step by step
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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:

materials for a diy valentine's day garland red print paper scissors double sided tape thread pen
  • a piece of red print paper
  • scissors
  • a pen
  • a red thread
  • double-sided tape

Instructions

cutting red print paper for diy valentine's day garland

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.

cut out red print paper strips
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After you’ve cut the strips, fold each of them in half.

roll paper strips around a pen to make a heart

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.

red thread for a valentine's day paper heart garland

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.

cutting pieces of double sided tape

Take the double-sided tape and cut a square big enough to fit between both curls of the paper hearts.

glueing the hearts together with double sided tape for a valentine's day garland

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.

homemade mini valentine's day garland with paper hearts

When you’re done, your garland should look something like that!

Accordion Heart Decorations

diy accordion paper heart valentine's day

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
  • scissors
  • paper glue

Instructions

outlining a circle using a plate on a piece of red print paper

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.

cutting out a circle from a red piece of print paper to make a heart

Once you’ve outlined the circle, use the scissors to cut it out. You’re going to need one circle to make one heart.

folding a round piece of red print paper into an accordion

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.

applying glue to folded accordion piece of paper

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.

making accordion heart for valentine's day 2024

Bring both halves together and make sure that they’re well-glued. Your accordion heart is done!

Read also: Make Valentine’s Day table decorations and express love with our creative DIY ideas

Paper Hearts Filled with Candy

top view diy paper heart valentine's day mama lettering

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:

making paper heart valentine's day materials craft paper stencil scissors thread needle sweets
  • brown craft paper
  • a heart stencil
  • a pencil
  • scissors
  • a thick needle
  • red thread
  • letter stamps with black ink or a black marker

Instructions

tracing heart stencil onto brown craft paper

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.

cutting out heart shapes from brown craft paper for a valentine's day diy project

Use the scissors to carefully cut out the hearts.

lining the paper heart with a red thread

Push the thread through the needle and sew the edges of the heart together.

filling valentine's day paper heart with sweets

Leave a small opening through which you’re going to pour the candies inside. Then, continue until you sew the hearts shut.

closing the paper heart and stamping lettering on top

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!

Read also: Valentine’s Day cards: Download for free these cards and send them ASAP to your loved one!

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