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3 Easy Valentine's Day DIY Decor Ideas

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

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It's no secret that my husband and I don't go all out for Valentine's Day. We treat it as any other day, but I do make a nice dinner for us all to enjoy as a family. However, I love to decorate the house. After all the Christmas decorations are put away, the house always feel empty and bare. So each year, I like to add a little color and sparkle with a few intentional pieces. It's fun to make unique pieces out of regular household items, giving them a new life and purpose. Below I'm sharing three easy DIY pieces you can make yourself with items you probably already have on hand.

3 Valentine's Day Crafts

  1. Rustic Cupid Arrows
  2. Love Birds Picture
  3. Stuffed Love Bug
Rustic Cupid Arrows

Rustic Cupid Arrows

1. Rustic Cupid Arrows

I've been wanting to make my own cupid arrows for a few years and I finally made it happen. I'm thrilled with how these turned out! With a little time, patience, and a few household items, you can easily make these too.

Materials Needed

  • Wire (I used pieces from an old, white wire hanger.)
  • Thin cardboard
  • Jute twine
  • Construction twine (optional)
  • Burlap
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scotch tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Needlenose pliers

Instructions

  1. Cut wire to desired length and straighten out as best as you can.
  2. Set your one end on your piece of cardboard and draw a triangle to surround it.
  3. Cut out your cardboard triangle and using it as a guide, cut a second.
  4. Hot glue one end of the wire to one of the triangles. Allow it to sit for a few seconds, then carefully place the other triangle on top. Apply gentle pressure so that the second triangle adheres to the wire. Let it sit for a minute or two to cool and cure.
  5. Using the jute twine, tape the end to the middle of the triangle.
  6. Begin wrapping the twine around the cardboard. Continue wrapping until all the cardboard is covered. There's no rhyme or reason to this, just wrap in whatever pattern you'd like.
  7. Once the cardboard triangle is covered, cut the twine with plenty of length to work with.
  8. Keeping tension on the wrapped twine, tuck the end under one piece of the wrap and then overlap, creating a loop. Thread your end through your loop and pull it tight. Secure with a few drops of hot glue. Allow it to cool and then trim the excess.
  9. Cut three equal rectangles from the burlap.
  10. Using your twine, tie a knot in the middle of each rectangle to create fletching.
  11. Determine where you want to place the fletching on the other end of your wire. Once you have your desired spot, secure with hot glue.
  12. Repeat the above steps to create as many arrows as you'd like.
Love Birds Picture

Love Birds Picture

2. Love Birds Picture

What a sweet decor piece! Anyone can make this simple picture with just a few materials. I even got my teenage son to help me out with this one!

Materials Needed

  • Picture frame
  • Red gift bag
  • 2 old book pages
  • Sparkle hearts
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie
  • Scotch tape

Instructions

  1. Cut your gift bag to fit the frame.
  2. Draw a bird shape on one book page. Cut it out and then use it as a guide to cut a second.
  3. Draw an eye and a wing on each bird.
  4. Place everything on the bag and figure out where you want each piece to lay. I put a large red sparkle heart down and then placed each bird on top. I added a white a sparkle heart in between the birds. I also decided to add two white sparkle hearts on opposite corners for added interest. I used the handle of the bag to create a branch for my birds.
  5. Once you know where you want everything to lay, tape it down to the bag.
  6. Clean the glass of your frame and then put your love bird picture inside.
  7. Display as part of your holiday decor.
Love Bug

Love Bug

3. Stuffed Love Bug

This little bug is adorable and will make a cute addition to your decor. Customize to fit your color scheme and choose to create a little nose or not. It's completely up to you!

Materials Needed

  • Old sweater
  • Pillow stuffing
  • 2 black beads or buttons
  • Red or pink ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Cut a small to medium size rectangular shape from your sweater.
  2. Place pillow stuffing in the center.
  3. Begin folding the corners up to the center and using your glue gun, securing them to each other.
  4. Once the hot glue has cooled, fold three corners up to the center one by one, and glue them together.
  5. You can choose to leave the fourth corner out, as I did, and glue the seam, or fold it up to the center and glue it to the others.
  6. Let the hot glue cool completely.
  7. Flip your bug over and glue two beads or buttons for eyes.
  8. Tie a ribbon or two around the body of your bug to jazz it up a bit.
  9. Display your love bug as part of your Valentine's Day decor!