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!

XO XO XO! Valentine’s Wreath

From styeroom.se

From styeroom.se

I saw this unconventional yet very cute Valentine’s Day wreath on styleroom.se (a Swedish Pinterest-like scrapbook site). What an adorable idea to feature the “XO” (kisses and hugs) expression instead of the expected heart. I loved it so much, I just had to knock-it-off! Mine was a little different. I began with a plain grapevine wreath and a plain grapevine bushel to use as the base. I bought separate flowers – pink and purple.

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I trimmed the flowers taking the bare stems off.

IMG_2371I shaped the plain grapevine bushel into an “X” shape and wired them together.

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Using the same wire, I attached the flowers to the grapevine. I put all the purple on the “X” and all the pink on the “O”. I then wired the two pieces together allowing about 2 inches of space between them. I topped it all off with a long vibrant white bow.

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I love my beautiful and unique “XO XO XO” Valentine wreath.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my knock-off! I hope it inspires you to create something wonderful. Have a very happy and creative Valentine’s Day!

Les Couleurs de L’Amour – Easy DIY Valentine Decor

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I love making my home festive and fun for any holiday, including Valentine’s Day! But, simple and unique decorations are a must for me. I have three kids that keep me very busy, and I have enough toys and gadgets to clean up and put away as it is. I definitely don’t want to add to the clutter or create something tacky. I came across some beautiful, unique and simple “couleurs de l’ amour” for Valentine’s that will add a stylish and joyful touch without being gaudy .

From kavehome.fr

From kavehome.fr

From kave home (above), comes this very unique and colorful display of love (literally). It only involves cut-out letters (wooden, cardboard or paper mache) and graduated colors of pink yarn. This is a great idea for a kid’s room too! You can spell out your child’s name and use yarn colors that correspond with your child’s decor.

From styleroom.se

From styleroom.se

Want a twist on the traditional heart? I love this unique and creative door wreath that I spotted on styleroom.se (above). I’m going to try and make this myself! livingthefrugallife

Another simple diy that is also very inexpensive is to take a string of mini white lights and add white doilies (above). I found this on Living The Frugal Life. The white on white exudes simplicity and elegance. You could also use red doilies with red mini lights. J’adore! folksy.com If you have a particular rustic theme to your house or just want a bit of an organic natural look, this heart wreath is perfect! This Krans av nötter (peanut wreath in Swedish) made from wire, twine and unshelled peanuts from Folksy.com is definitely a unique way to say “I love you!” voxgirl.blogspot.com2

I love the simplicity of this berry heart decoration (above). From The Home of Voxgirl, this easy diy can be done with wire and berries. I’m going to try this with cranberries like Deco2Noel did (below). These would look adorable hanging from a tree in your yard. Coeur_saint-valentin-500x195[1]

From Paperblog.fr comes a simple diy (below) that will make any window pop. All you’ll need is pre-printed paper, a hole punch and string. She used thread and a sewing machine to connect them.

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Using the same sewing machine approach, alittleMarket offers a red heart garland (above). Or use an unconventional color and a patterned hole punch like Flex Inredning did (below). So cute.

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Speaking of unconventional! Check out this very unique multi-heart garland made from maps (below) instead of the expected and ordinary construction paper. From minbebis. hjartgirlang[1]

Using the same folding technique, Pysselbolaget creates a beautiful heart garland (below) using geometric patterned red paper.

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Pysselbolaget also created this vibrant and fun pom pom heart-shaped wreath (below). A fun project to do with kids!

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I love incorporating natural elements in interior décor like this heart shaped topiary (below) from Maliva’s Verden.

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Or this very organic garden heart made from moss and wire (below). I love décor elements inspired by nature. From Under bjørka.

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Hearts, hearts and more hearts! If you’re a seamstress, try incorporating elements you normally use into your Valentine hearts. I adore this simple pink button heart (below)from Sweet Meas on Etsy.com .

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Delicate fabric hearts made from quilted material or linen, like the ones from Lindas anglar (below) can be hung by twine or made larger into a pillow. Craft & Creativity uses simple white felt and colorful red yarn to create simple stitched fabric hearts. All of these handmade hearts add a warm and vintage feel to your “Hem ljuva hem” (Home sweet home in swedish) .

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Another simple diy Valentine’s decoration is to use something you may already have, white candles. I love t.he simple twine wrapped around the center and the monochromatic look of white hearts. You could fill the base they are sitting in with red berries. From styleroom.se.

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 I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite Couleurs de l’amour ideas. I hope it inspires you to decorate for Valentine’s Day or to just celebrate love. Happy Creating!