1/11/13

5 Ways to Decorate for Valentines Day

Love is in the air. The rush of Christmas and New Year’s is over, but February is on its way bringing promises of rich chocolates, red roses, and sweet handmade Valentines. I love to find easy ways to decorate for this fun holiday. Nothing over-the-top, just sweet and simple ways that will inspire my family to remember how much we love each other.


And since love is patient and January can be dull, I like to start gathering my ideas now. So take notes, here are my five of my personal best Valentine crafts for celebrating the day that is all about saying “I love you!”And the best part is, once you make them, you can use them year after year!

1. Valentine Wreath- Using one wire hanger from your closet, form it into the shape of a heart. Tie a small chalkboard, found at any craft store, to the top. You can use jute twine hot glued to the back of the chalkboard to attach it to the hanger. Then have your little Valentine write the word ‘love’ on the board. To finish the project, clip plain clothespins around your heart.

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2. LOVE Banner- Gather your stiff red felt and your computer. Using your favorite font, mine is American Typewriter, spell out the word ‘love’ in all large capital letters. Then print and use the letters as a stencil to cut the red felt. Hot glue the red letters to twine or ribbon and display on the mantle, pantry door or a hutch.

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3. Who Doesn’t Love Jewelry?- But why wait around for someone to give it to you. Instead make your own! Using large wooden beads, thread them onto satin ribbon. Tie a knot in between each bead and then tie a big bow at the end. Long or short, this is a fun accessory to make and wear.

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4. Chandy Décor- Cut small hearts out of scrapbook paper. Glue the hearts together on strings of jute twine and then tie them to your chandelier. Vary the lengths of string and mix together an assortment of prints for more interest. So cute, you won’t even need a fancy centerpiece!

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5. Valentine Cupcakes- Stock up on all those mini-candy canes now, soon they’ll be gone! Then bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Ice them as desired and then use two little candy canes to form a heart. Your little ones will melt over these minty-topped cupcakes.

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Looking for ideas? Check out my Pinterest board or take a peek on the right side of my blog or my Tutorials page for even more ways to make February 14 a day to remember!


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Upcycled Valentine Wreath- made from toilet paper rolls!- craftytexasgirls.com
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Will you decorate your home for Valentines this year? 

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2 comments:

  1. I thought the clothespins were the cutest thing ever, until I scrolled down and saw little miss pink bow.

    SWEET!

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! This year I did decorate a little for Valentine's day. Love the upcycled tp wreath! The kids and I will have to try that one.

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