Simple Valentine Décor Ideas

Valentine collageThere are so many adorable DIY Valentine crafts and decorations. Here are a few I did myself…
xowreath-globalknockoffs-768x1024I love my XOXOXO! Valentine’s Wreath (above). It’s easy to make and very unique!
cranberry-hearts-on-snow-globalknockoffs-1024x602These are so cute:  simple cranberry hearts. They look beautiful outdoors or in a kitchen. Check out A Swedish Valentine project I did some years ago.
cranberry-heart-globalknockoffs-1024x953J’adore Mon Coeur Metallique! Made from chicken wire, this fun metal heart can be left empty or filled with almost anything. I used wine corks. You could use a tighter wire and fill it with candy.
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I hung it in our kitchen.
chickenwireheartwithcorksUsing random material I already had, I created these delicate cloth hearts. I love the burlap against the wire basket. Check out J’Adore Mes Coeurs.
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I also made some from linen napkins and an old moth-eaten cashmere sweater. I created a unique Valentine arrangement by hanging them from white spray painted branches.
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Check out Les Couleurs de L’Amour- Easy DIY Valentine Décor for more unique and creative ideas.
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Does your child have to make Valentine’s Day cards for his/her class? Here’s another simple, creative and unique Valentine idea. My son Constantine wanted his Valentine’s Day cards to have a baseball theme.
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I searched online for baseball valentines. I copied and pasted the art on an 8.5×11 sheet in Microsoft Publisher. I inserted the personal text, :Your friend, Constantine.”
IMG_0522We printed them out and cut them. Constantine then wrote out each name from his class on the back.
I bought some bags of baseball-themed candy at a local party store. We put about five pieces in small snack-size bags and stapled them to the back of the Valentine card.

Constantine loves them and can’t wait to hand them out to all of his friends at school!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mon Cœur Métallique

Mon Cœur Métallique! I love my metal heart!
Wire heart filled with corksI recently came across an adorable decorative heart made from chicken wire.

I also found some other unique items made from chicken wire.

 

The chicken wire objects inspired me to create my own Cœur Métallique (metal heart). I already had some leftover chicken wire stored in our garage. I cut out a heart shape on two pieces.

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Then, using a long strand of wire I connected the two heart shaped pieces.

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I filled it with wine corks I had been saving!
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chickenwireheartwithcorksI love mon coeur metallique! Great Valentine décor idea for a wine enthusiast!

J’ Adore Mes Coeurs

J’ adore mes coeurs! I was inspired by Valentine’s Day to finally take down some leftover holiday greens and pine cones and transition to hearts. I had some extra fabric sitting around and came up with the idea of sewing hearts. I love how they turned out!
Valentine Fabric HeartsI made burlap ones. I filled all the hearts with polyester fiber fill.
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I had bought a linen table runner at a rummage sale this past fall for $1.00 and decided to use that for linen hearts. I also had an old cashmere grey sweater that had moth holes. So I used that fabric as well.
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I found an old Burberry wool scarf that the moths had gotten a hold of. I think these are my favorite! J’ adore mes Coeurs Burberry!
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I displayed some in a wire basket in my living room.
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I put the remainder on some branches I collected and added Valentine lights.
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Here are some other fabric hearts I found while spanning the globe!