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Valentine's Day Decor

January 14, 2002 By Taina Laraba

· Holidays,Tutorials,Home and Garden

What comes to mind when you hear Valentine Decor? Maybe just the thought of pink and red? I'm going to show you how you can use these colors in a gorgeous way for Valentine's Day

8 Beautiful Valentine Decor

Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Decor

  • (2) cardboard “X”‘s, approximately 12” high
  • (1) 12″ round grapevine wreath
  • Jute
  • Burlap
  • Red felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric scissors

Step 1. First, I used my hot glue gun to attach a small piece of burlap to all ends of both X’s. This will create the starting point for your burlap covered X, and it will also create a nicely finished bottom for your jute X.

Step 2. Second, I cut strips of burlap and wrapped it around one of the X’s, using hot glue to tack it down as needed.

Step 3. Then I wrapped jute around the second X and used hot glue to tack it down as necessary. I don’t recommend putting jute on the bottom of your X as it will be a bit unstable, but I would definitely be sure to put jute on the top of the X.

Step 4. Next you will make a few flowers out of your felt and burlap. I made 3 red felt flowers and 2 burlap flowers.

Step 5. To create these flowers you will cut a large circle out of felt. (You can make the edges wavy or not.) Then you will cut your felt circle into a spiral. Start with the outside end and roll the felt spiral into a flower. Use hot glue on the bottom to tack it all together.

Step 6. I wrapped a bit of jute around the bottom of my wreath and then hot glued my flowers onto the side of my wreath.

Painting a Piece of Furniture Pink

I shared a post with you quite some time ago on how to Basic Furniture Painting and I think I'd like to refer you to it. You'll just change the white paint to pink.

Ruffle & Burlap Embellished Valentine’s decor plate/wall hanging

Thanks to the Dollar Tree, some scrappy this & that’s and a few minutes of our time, we can still have some cute Valentine’s decor for our homes!

  • A Dollar Tree Plate
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush (easy, cheap, throw away when done with it.)
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Burlap
  • Fabric in color/pattern of choice
  • Ribbon in color of choice
  • Felt in color of choice

Step 1. Cut a burlap circle.

Easy tip; Flip your plate over, lay your burlap on the back side and rub some chalk along the burlap for a quick outline of a circle. *Cut along line.

*Does not need to be perfect as it will be covered with ribbon later.

Step 2. Spread a thin amount of Mod Podge on the front, indented circle section of your plate. Lay burlap on top and smooth. Secure edges with a layer of Mod Podge on top, outer edge of burlap.

Step 3. Layer your ribbon on top of your wider, secondary ribbon or fabric strips. (either is fine) I used red & white checked fabric, that I cut into strips because I had it on hand. I added the pretty *white ribbon on top.

Step 4. Next, begin gluing the center of your fabric/ribbon piece onto the center line between the burlap and the plate. Glue down a spot to begin, then bump up a little hump and glue another section down, this will create a “ruffled” look. Glue, bump up, glue, bump up… and continue until you have encircled the entire plate.

Step 5. Embellish as desired. I added a few felt flowers. They are ultra simple to make.

How To Make Flowers

Let’s Get To The Petal Flowers!

Next scallop the outer edge of the felt

Then, just as with the other flowers we made,

start rolling away.

The reason I cut that little apostrophe shape
at the end/center is because it fits perfectly
onto the bottom and finishes it off, all in one piece.

Put glue all over the flower bottom and place the flap over the glue.

See? It flips over and ta-da!

It’s Finished.

I made some leaves too. Those are just burlap cut out in a leaf shape, edged with a bead of glue and then topped of with some jute twine. The glue dries fast and I need both hands, so no pictures of this step.

Valentine Tier Stands

I just love all of these tier stands for Valentine's Day - I can't make up my mind on white one is my favorite.

You'd simply start with a tier stand and then embellish it with the things you love most.

The miniature canvas is from the Dollar Tree. Everything else here is from Hobby Lobby for next to nothing.

Paint the miniature canvases in either pink or red acrylic paint - than paint whatever wording you'd like with a small paint brush.

I love this idea to use on miniature blocks of wood too.

Small paper mache heart are so needed on these tier stands for Valentine's Day.

I thought that small heart cookie cutters would be a charm.

Miniature grapevine hearts with a simple red or pink bow would be beautiful.

And of course miniature ceramic pultz houses are a must.

Rae Dunn Valentine Painted Mugs

Just like the ones we made for Christmas, we'll make a few mugs for Valentine's Day.

I've made a few words - sayings for you here that are 3" x 3".

Valentine Painted Mason Jars

My favorite place to find Mason jars is at Goodwill. You can however purchase new one's almost anywhere.

Then using different shades of pink, or maybe red acrylic paint - paint them with a sponge brush to prevent brush strokes.

Then lightly distress them with a bit of sandpaper.

Drill a hole in the wood heart and wrap some twine around the Mason jar - through your wood heart and tie off in a bow.

Valentine Button Heart

white buttons

hot glue

template

frame

1. Put buttons in a shallow bowl so it’s easy to pick through them

2. Print out template

Copy template below to a file and print out a size that fits your frame.

(I printed out a 5 x 7 template to fit my mat)

3. Hot glue buttons to the edges of the heart

4. Fill in heart with buttons.

5. Overlap any gaps with more buttons

6. Frame

Painted Valentine Books

I just love these. I did this with a few hard covered books a few years ago using white paint. I still have them and love using them to give some of my decor a bit of a lift.

You can do this with either hardcover books or soft cover books. Hardcover books are preferred because soft covered books may absorb the paint and cause them to curl.

Then you'll paint them with either pinks and white acrylic paint, or red if you choose. Allow to thoroughly dry. Then if you'd like, you can distress them a bit.

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