Valentine’s Day comes close on the heals of the December rush of holidays, so the idea of decorating your home for Valentine’s Day may have you feeling overwhelmed or short on creativity. We’ve got Valentine’s Day decorating ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing again.
By adding just a few festive elements to your home, you can show your spouse or loved ones you care without destroying your sanity, or your wallet!
To help create a heartfelt Valentine’s Day, try adding these small... touches around your home.
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Heart DinnerwareAdding a few touches to your dining table can be a fun and frugal way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, and plates take little space to store between seasons. To jazz up your dining space even more, combine seasonal dishes with inexpensive all white or red dinnerware and colorful linens. And for a fun project with the kids, make your own decorations from standard paper plates.
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If you are frugal and crafty, it’s easy and cheap to make your own garland. But if time is of the essence, buying premade garland can still be an inexpensive way to go. Dangle from a doorframe, wrap around a bedpost or chair backs, or use it traditional-style across your mantle.
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Make your own wreath with paper flowers or roses, or purchase a premade wreath to hang inside or out. For a stronger effect, use mini-wreaths in multiples throughout your space. They look beautiful hung along dining chair backs or dangling from windows and doorknobs.
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Themed Candles & Candlesticks
Lowering the lighting in a room is a fast (and frugal!) way to add a little romance to your space. To really get your point across, use candles and candleholders with a heart theme. For an extra-special Valentine’s gift, create your own rose candles.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Heart Cupcake DecorationsFood is said to be the way to a man’s heart, but who doesn’t like cupcakes? Baking your own decorations is inexpensive, requires little cleanup and absolutely no storage – decorate, eat, done! Add a bit of flair to the standard cupcake with decorative cupcake jackets.
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Flowers and chocolates are the quintessential Valentine’s Day romance item. If you don't have a special someone, send yourself a bouquet early this holiday season, then use it throughout the month to add a decorative floral touch to your home.
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Throw pillows are a great way to instantly update and decorate your space on a budget. With minimal sewing skills, you can easily make your own. Make a statement by placing a bright red contemporary heart pillow on your chair or bed.
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Heart Soaps & TowelsThe bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so offer guests (and yourself) a loving holiday reminder by adding a few seasonal towels and soaps. If you are especially crafty, handmade heart soaps make beautiful and frugal decorations and gifts.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This is a classic Valentine's gift from your days as a kid but guess what, everyone still loves a love coupon. You can make one for your children, your partner, your parents or even your favorite aunt. Make the coupons applicable to the person and be creative! Think about things you can do around the house (like shoveling snow or making dinner) that everyone would appreciate. Place them at the breakfast table or place them in a glass bowl and have your loves pick out their coupon.
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Hugs & Kisses
Nothing says "I love you" better than a giant "X" and "O." You can find the letters at your local graft store and use glue and glitter to make them really stand out. This craft was found here. Think of all the other Valentine's day shapes and objects you can sparkle too! Use leftover glitter on your cards or other decorations.