I love making Valentine’s Day decorations. I think it’s because I like the colors so much. The deep red is beautiful, and the pinks & lavenders make it feel like it’s almost spring. I made some super easy Valentine’s Day decorations this week, and I want to share them with you. If you prefer to learn by watching, instead of reading, you can check out the video on my YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6uzoUZh7vI
First, a Disclosure:
Warning – the crafts included in this post may attract dogs. Keep the topiary OUT OF REACH from your dog, especially if you have a Laborador Retriever who eats anything and everything. Labs are particularly attracted to topiaries made with candy hearts. They DO NOT care if the candy is glued to Styrofoam.
valentine’s day conversation heart topiary
The first decoration I made was a topiary. If you’ve read my blog before, you may have seen the crepe paper topiaries I made recently. You can take a look at the video with the link here: https://celebrationelevation.com/blog/valentines-day-topiaries
This topiary was made using a 4-inch Styrofoam ball, and I hot glued conversation hearts all over the surface of the ball. I used a small 3-1/2” flower pot and hot glued some floral foam inside the pot, leaving about a 1/2” gap between the top of the pot and the top of the foam. I painted a pencil green and glued that into the center of the floral foam and the center of the Styrofoam ball. The final step was to glue some of the conversation hearts to the top of the floral foam, creating an even surface of hearts, glued as close together as possible.
Conversation heart valentine’s day wreath
For this Valentine’s Day wreath, I used a Styrofoam 10-inch round wreath, and first, I wrapped it completely and tightly with a lavender-colored yarn. Then you just hot glue conversation hearts to the wreath, in no particular pattern. I added a few pink foam roses, and that’s it.
This wreath would be a great craft to make with kids. Depending on the age of the child, you may want to avoid the hot glue gun and use Elmer’s Glue, instead.
grapevine valentine’s day wreath
The grapevine wreath is simple but pretty. I made the same crepe paper roses that I had made in my previous Valentine’s Day Topiary blog post. You can see that blog post https://celebrationelevation.com/blog/valentines-day-topiaries/ or watch that video for more detailed instructions.
I glued red and white crepe paper roses in clusters around the wreath. I added some red, beaded garland that I had found at Dollar Tree and glued on a few red heart confetti pieces to give it an extra sparkle.
valentine’s day mini-easel signs
The final Valentine’s Day craft I made were these cute little easels that I made to look like they were displaying candy conversation hearts. The hearts and letters on them are made from craft foam. The easels I found at Dollar Tree, in the craft aisle, and they came in both black and white.
Cut out a heart from colored craft foam and glue letters on using packaged foam letters. There’s enough room to use up to four letters per heart.
These crafts I’ve described above are simple and inexpensive to make, but they add a little something extra to your home for Valentine’s Day. They just show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a few cute decorations in displayed in your home, and they would also be great to give as a gift to a friend, co-worker or neighbor. It’s a little thing to help celebrate February and Valentine’s Day with an added detail.
Thanks for stopping by my website and for reading my blog! I hope you’ll try these decorations yourself, and I hope you celebrate something this week.