If you ask us, just about any holiday is a fantastic excuse to make some cute decor pieces, dress up our house and our selves, and have a little get together with friends. That’s why we’ve decided to have a Valentine’s Day party!
Being the resident DIY enthusiasts in our friend group, we are, of course, intending to make our own decorations and deck the whole place out in festive Valentine’s colours, just to get everyone into the spirit of things. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for awesome DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas lately.
Are you also interested in the idea of making your very own Valentine’s Day decorations for parties but you feel like you could use a little bit of inspiration and guidance?
Check out these 15 super fun ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Pretty tassel garlands with metallic mini tassels
If you’ve never made a fun, colourful tassel garland for a party then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! There’s just something so whimsical about these garlands that feels like they’d suit any occasion, but we especially adore the way they look in cute Valentine’s colours. Get the full details for making your own on Weddbook.
2. Cardboard and yarn wrapping hearts
We’ve actually been meaning to teach our kids the basics of yarn wrapping lately, so this particular decor suggestion seems like the perfect simple way to get them in on the decorating process for our Valentine’s party! Check out this tutorial from Solu to see how they outlined the process for making a simple cardboard heart with a cutout centre and wrapping the edges entirely in red yarn before hanging the heart up wherever you please.
3. Origami heart garlands
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a cute Valentine’s Day garland but you’re just not sure that the hanging tassels idea is quite the right look for you? Well, if you’d prefer a design that involves actual heart shapes to be a little more explicit to the the day, then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way HGTV outlines these origami heart garlands nice and simply so that you can follow along!
4. Dip dyed coffee filter Valentine’s Day wreath
Now that we think about it, we already own or have made a door wreath for every single season an holiday of the year except for Valentine’s Day, so we’re pretty sure it’s high time we fixed that! This adorable dip dyed coffee filter Valentine’s Day wreath from Soccer Mom Style is easy to do and a great way to greet your guests when they arrive for your party, so we just might be making that when we finish up here.
5. Valentine’s Day tree
You’ve definitely heard of a Christmas tree and you might have heard of an Easter tree, but did you know that some people set up and decorate Valentine’s Day trees as well? Honestly, we love decorated trees so much, especially in miniature like this, that we’d happily do one for every holiday and season. Check out how this adorable white painted and paper heart decorated Valentine’s tree was created in just a few simple steps on The House That Lars Built.
6. Felt heart strings
Are you feeling almost convinced by the idea of making heart shaped hanging garlands but you can’t help wondering whether you can’t create a design that hangs a little differently for different parts of your house? Then we’d also suggest taking a look at how Me and Her made these stunning vertical strings of felt hearts that let you hang things downward rather than just horizonally across the wall, making them great for stairways and doorways.
7. Valentine’s Day quote paper straws
Are you the kind of super enthusiastic host who loves to make personalized or individualized things for each guest coming, just so everyone gets a trinket that’s a little different or helps them do something simple like tell their drinks apart? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest checking out how Kara’s Party Ideas embellished these adorable Valentine’s Day quote paper straws in just a few simple steps!
8. Valentine succulent party favours
Did we really catch your attention with the whole idea of making some kind of little trinket for each guest coming to your Valentine’s Day party but you’d actually to like it more of a gift they can take home than just something they might use at the party and then throw away? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Good Housekeeping got little house succulents for each guest, painted their terra cotta pots with hearts, and added cute little quite printables for festivity!
9. DIY Valentine’s Day heart mason jars
Now have we got you thinking about how much you like the idea of doing a bit of painting to make things look just a little bit more like Valentine’s Day? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate this simple tutorial from DIY Thought that shows you step by step how to make candy filled and gold painted Valentine’s Day mason jars with peekaboo hearts on the front! Fill them with whatever kind of seasonal candy you please.
10. Balloon and flower heart photo op
Are you actually a really nostalgic party host who adores giving your guests a chance to take really cute photos together for their social media, so you can’t help thinking of backdrop or foreground ideas for your Valentine’s party too? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this heart shaped photo op made from balloons and flowers a try! The House That Lars Built has all the info you’ll need to make it happen.
11. Sparkling heart filled vases
Are you actually in a little bit of a hurry with less than than you’d typically like to make your decor so you’re looking for a few ideas that are super quick and easy to do in order to add at least a little bit of Valentine’s Day char to your space for the party? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how DIY Crafty Projects got some affordable glass lid vases from the dollar store and filled them with trinkets including sparkling red foam hearts, placing them on side tables and serving spaces.
12. DIY Valentine’s Day party crackers
You’ve probably tried Christmas crackers before, but we’ll be the first to admit that we’ve never heard of Valentine’s Day crackers before! Imagine how excited we were, then, when we came across this fantastic tutorial from Bird’s Party that not only introduced us to the concept but also showed us now to make adorable Valentine’s Day crackers ourselves; the answer is very excited indeed.
13. Lovely candy heart topiary
If we’re being honest with you, festive topiaries are one of our very favourite things to make. There’s just something so whimsical and adorable about them no matter what colour scheme or holiday decor style you’re following. We’ve always been big fans of pastel colours, so we’re sure it made sense to everyone around us when we recently started recreating this adorable candy hearts topiary design outlined step by step on Babble.
14. Valentine heart rag wreath
Do w actually still have you feeling quit enamoured indeed with this whole idea of making a Valentine’s Day themed door wreath, especially a heart shaped one, but you’re just not sure that the coffee filter technique was quite the one for you? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this rag wreath design from Easy Idea, especially if you’re a sewing enthusiast who always has fabric scraps in all kinds of colours just waiting to be used for something! This knotting technique is wonderfully easy.
15. Candy heart candles
Did we really pique your attention when we started talking about the idea of making something creative and decorative for a Valentine’s Day party with candy hearts but you’re not sure the topiary idea is quite the kind of thing you had in mind? Then maybe you’d have better luck with these lovely candy heart filled DIY Valentine’s candles outlined in nice, simply steps on Sortra!
Do you have another awesome DIY Valentine’s Day party decor idea that you know has always been a hit in the past but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about it in the comments section or link us to photos of your work!