50 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations

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Sculpt a Special Gift Tag

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It All Started With Paint

We think Valentine’s gifts deserve to be on display for days leading up to February 14, the same way Christmas gifts are. Make your gift wrap aesthetically pleasing, starting with a unique and special gift tag made of air-dry clay. After they open their presents, they’ll treasure the tag.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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Bring Them Flowers That Won’t Wilt

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No matter the reason you don’t want to do fresh flowers into the home—be it a pet or allergies or a lack of diverse floral options—you can still put in the effort by making your loved one their own bouquet out of crepe paper and wire. The delicate, sculptable paper perfectly resembles petals.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Make a Minimalist Centerpiece

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It All Started With Paint

If you love Valentine’s Day but not its pink-and-red color palette, these neutral heart-shaped centerpieces are for you. They’re so simple to make, but they look like something you bought at your favorite home goods store.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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Put Out a Bowl of Fortune Cookies

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These paper fortune cookies are so unique and pretty darn easy to make. The soft colors would look beautiful in a bowl on your kitchen island or breakfast table, and they’re such a fun way to tell your Valentine about your plans for the night.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Decorate the Cake

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It All Started With Paint

Don’t leave your baked goods out of the fun. Show your sweetheart how much you care by taking things a step further and adding a handmade Valentine’s Day cake topper to your cake with a message just for them.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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Set the Mood Lighting

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Give the overhead lighting a break and set the mood with DIY luminaria. These Valentine’s Day–themed paper lanterns are a cute and subtle way to sprinkle the typical holiday colors throughout your home and give it a more romantic atmosphere.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Don’t Forget About the Plants

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It All Started With Paint

Within every inch of your home lies room for you to insert at least some kind of Valentine’s Day decorations—plants included. If your partner is the one who goes around watering the greenery in the morning, surprise them by sticking these cute, crafty plush heart stakes among the stems.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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DIY an Elegant Wreath

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It All Started With Paint

Nothing says elegant like white roses. These fake florals will add a level of class to your door and your collection of Valentine’s Day decorations that will make you want to leave it up all year round. Plus, it’s cheaper to make than it looks.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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Show Them How You Feel

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Declare your love for your Valentine as soon as they walk in the door with this darling balloon framing kit that spells out the word of the day: love. It’s bright enough to immediately catch their eye, and it’ll look so good when they show it off on Instagram.

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Keep It Safe

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No one wants to have their Valentine’s Day ruined by a house fire because someone forgot to blow out the candles. Instead of making a centerpiece for the table with real fire, go the artificial route and make a heart-shaped ring of fire using LED tea lights and faux rose petals.

Hang Mood Lights

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If part of your Valentine’s Day plan involves a romantic flick or two, set the scene with one of these prelit curtains. They consist of a pleated sheer fabric accented with micro lights, the perfect touch for a low-effort decoration scheme.

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Make a Photo Backdrop

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Snapping a sweet photo (whether it’s of you and your partner or your galentines) is always a good idea. After all, you’re creating memories! Don’t settle for a regular fabric backdrop—create one yourself with metallic heart-shaped balloons.

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Keep It Healthy(ish)

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We’re all for edible Valentine’s Day decoration ideas, which is how we discovered these heart-shaped strawberries dipped in melted chocolate. All you need is a box of fresh berries, chocolate chips, and skewers for dipping.

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Go All Out

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No matter how small your space is, you can still create a maximalist Valentine’s Day spread. Start with letter-shaped balloons, throw in some light-colored greenery, and the rest is up to you!

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Incorporate Some Pink

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South Lumina Style

Each of the Valentine’s Day decorations on our list is DIY friendly, but these hand-painted bottle-brush trees are for more experienced crafters. Be prepared: This project will get messy, and it takes a while to decorate a whole blush-toned forest, but it’s worth it.

Peep the tutorial on South Lumina Style’s blog.

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Dress Up Mason Jars

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Mason jars are easy to come by and serve quite a few purposes, which is why the trusty containers have shown up in plenty of people’s cabinets. If you have a few to donate to your Valentine’s Day decorations, slap on a layer of matte paint and add a few rustic details, including some twine, stickers, and a glittery heart or two.

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Decorate Candles

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The Pin Junkie

If your Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner at home, set the mood with tiny votive candles. Here’s our suggestion: Wrap the perimeter with decorative tape and glue a faux blossom to one side. The best part? These candles come in a set of 45 for only $10.

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Make Heart Art

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Personalized art is always a good idea—especially when the art is homemade. All you need are a few blank canvases and whatever materials you want to decorate them. We’re feeling the pom-pom hearts, but to each their own.

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Mix Candy and Flowers

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This is one of the DIY decorations that looks complicated, but it requires only three (or maybe four, depending on how extra you want to be) materials. The first is a wide vase, the second is a bunch of candy hearts, and the third is a few fresh stems of your favorite flower. If you want to go the extra mile, tie a bow around the whole thing and set it on the dining table.

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Hang a Minimalist Wreath

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Lydi Out Loud

A minimalist wreath is another Valentine’s Day decoration that looks much harder than it really is to make. All you need is a large metal ring, faux flowers, wood slices, and ribbon to fasten the whole thing to the door.

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Kate McGregor is House Beautiful’s SEO Editor. She has covered everything from curated decor round-ups and shopping guides, to glimpses into the home lives of inspiring creatives, for publications such as ELLE Decor, Domino, and Architectural Digest’s Clever. 

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