Inexpensive Valentine Decor Ideas

I want to share with you some very inexpensive ways you can dress up your home for the most romantic, loving day of the year: Valentine’s! I love this holiday! I love giving my children little surprises to let them know how much I love them, as well as the extra craft time we get together and the special baking. It’s just like an extension of December, but with lots of pink!!

I like to buy a lot of our Valentine supplies the year before on clearance! You get the best deals. For example, those extra large Valentine cards that are still leftover are only about $1, compared to the $5 to get them before Valentine’s. If you don’t want to get one to send to a loved one or give to your little one for next year, think about what crafts you can do with them. I thought they would make excellent “pictures” on the wall and mantle.

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I just put a couple of tacks up there to hold it up because the holes are so small with tacks and since we’re moving soon, I have to fill in holes anyway, so I thought, what’s a couple more tiny ones?

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For my mantle, I just laid one of those extra large cards on top of a frame I already had sitting up there, made some bows to go on candles I already had, and put in a few extras. The silver/white mesh swag is from Christmas, that I carried into New Year’s, that I wasn’t ready to take down for Valentine’s. So much of my decor is silver and sparkly, so I thought it would still be ok if I added in some ribbon and Valentine picks. I got those at Michaels and spent about $5 on this look. I have extra ribbon, but it wasn’t what I thought it was, so I will have to exchange it and add to it later. The wine bottle is just spray painted white (thanks to my thoughtful Mom) and I added some twine and a couple of the picks. The “love” block in the middle is from last year’s decor that came from Walmart…those awesome cardboard decorations they’ve been selling during the holidays. I printed out images from online that I liked, ripped the paper to give it an aged and patched look, then mod podged them on. Oh, and painted the edges. It was really easy!

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For my coffee table, I used my silver tray from Michaels, added a candle and a couple of flower centerpieces I made, then sprinkled some rose petals around. The carnation flowers were from Dollar tree. I cut the stems down, inserted them into a styrofoam ball, also from DT, and added some glitter on the edges (with a mixture of glitter and mid podge; just paint it on the flower tips).

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For my kitchen table, I used a silk pink runner from our would-be wedding reception, some candles I had (for the same reason), and sprinkled more rose petals across the runner.

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The embellishments on the candles are just puffy decorative stickers from Michaels in the scrapbooking section.

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Something really fun, easy, and cheap that you can do are the coffee filter wreaths…

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I made this last year with a friend, and then just used some silver ribbon to hang it over the mirror. I am debating whether or not to add some silver glitter to the edges like the carnation flower topiaries I did or if that would just be too much.

My new Valentine wreath I did for this year was a remake of last year’s wreath after I had a little more practice and a few more decorations.

I love it so much better than last year’s and love how it turned out. It’s so cute!

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That’s all I have for now! I hope to add more to my collection after Valentine’s this year when I hit up the clearance items! 🙂

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