Skip the Store + Make These Valentine's Day Decorations Instead

Craft up some sweet home accessories for February 14.

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for two or hosting a party for all your pals, no Valentine’s Day get-together is complete without some love-inspiring decor. Skip the store-bought stuff and make these easy DIY decorations. You’ll want to display some of them all year long.

String Art Heart



Dress up blank walls with this simple string art project. You can choose any colors you like, but metallic gold thread against a hot-pink backdrop makes for a bold conversation starter.

Paper Heart Chandelier

Whimsical Heart Garland

Valentine's Day Paper Heart Garland

This paper heart garland is easy to make and is the perfect way to add a touch of whimsy above your dining table.

Add a whimsical touch to your dining table with these hanging garlands.

Wood Slice Art

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HGTV Handmade's Meg Allan Cole shows how to make a simple, eye-catching painted heart wall accent.

Simple painted hearts add a delicate touch to rustic wood slices. Hang them on the wall with strips of suede.

Hugs + Kisses Pillow

Pattern for Handmade Heart Pillow

Handmade Heart Pillow

Follow our easy step-by-step instructions for this cute, handmade heart pillow for Valentine's Day.

No sewing skills required to make this sweet, one-of-a-kind accessory.

Yarn-Wrapped Wreath

DIY Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine's Heart Wreath

Wrap thick yarn around a heart-shape foam wreath, hot-gluing the yarn ends to the back of the wreath. Trim a 1/4-inch dowel to 25 inches long. Push it through the wreath at an angle. Cut a heart out of red felt, and glue it to the top of the dowel. Cut a piece of pink felt into the shape of an arrow’s end. Snip small slits along the side edges for fringe. Cut thinner, similar shapes out of lavender, light blue, and red felt, and fringe the edges. Hot-glue them on top of the light pink felt, then glue the whole arrow's end to the bottom of the dowel.

Photo by: J. Muckle

J. Muckle

Transform a heart-shaped foam wreath with yarn, a wooden dowel and felt. If you like this project, you can dress up your door with an easy-to-make wreath every month with instructions from HGTV Magazine.

Kissing Ball

Hang this floral ornament under a doorway or in front of a window for a lovely splash of color.

Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder

Valentines for the Birds

Valentines for the Birds

Learn how to make a tasty treat to spoil your winter visitors.

Your feathered friends will appreciate this special treat. Hang it outside and watch the birds flock to your yard.

Cupid's Arrow Wreath

Instructions for Cupid's Arrow Valentine's Day Wreath

DIY Cupid's Arrow Valentine's Day Wreath

Follow our instructions to create this cute, simple Cupid's Arrow Wreath just in time for Valentine's Day!

Photo by: Photo by Jeff Romaniuk

Photo by Jeff Romaniuk

Add some sparkle to your front door or mantel with this sequin and glitter-embellished wreath.

Love Letters

Love Letters for Valentine's Day

Chipboard Love Letters

Create "love" letters for your Valentine's Day party by covering chipboard letters in various scrapbook paper prints.

Made of decorative paper and inexpensive chipboard letters, this project would look great as a banner or displayed on a mantel. 

Ombre Cork Heart



Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

If you've been saving up wine corks for the perfect craft, put them to good use with this project from HGTV Magazine.

Paper Chain

Heart Shaped Garland for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Garland

Use strips of colored paper to create a heart shaped paper chain.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio 2013

Rennai Hoefer, ten22 studio 2013

Whip up this quick paper heart chain for an adorable photo backdrop.

Make This: Paper Heart Chain

Ombre Candles

Pink ombre candles for Valentine's Day.

Learn how to make an ombre candle for Valentine's Day, wedding decor or favors, or special events.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Use red and pink crayons to achieve layers of color in varying shades.

Make This: Ombre Candles

Window Clings

Valentine's Day window clings.

Make DIY Stained Glass Window Clings

Valentine's Day stained glass window cling craft for toddlers and kids.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Enlist the kids to help with this fun craft. Overlapping strips of tissue paper create a stained glass effect, letting sunlight stream through.

Fringed Heart Pinata

Creating a custom pinata for any occasion is easier than you think.

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