Love it: DIY Valentine’s Cards and Decorating Ideas

February 14th is just a few weeks away. Traditionally I don’t decorate my home for this holiday of love, but just might after being inspired by so many DIY ideas {many from fellow bloggers}. Here are some of my favorite DIY Valentine’s projects to help you say, “I love you”.

This romantic heart shaped wreath with fabric roses would look great on almost any front door. Crafty mom, Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots created this festive wreath and has a wonderful tutorial here.

Dressing up a console table with these darling frames reading XOXO is a great way to spread some love this Valentine’s Day. Jennifer at Tatertots and Jello created this marble craft project and shows us how here.

Paper heart garland is an inexpensive and colorful way to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day. Secret Pie Shoppe designed this version and has a great how-to here.

One place to hang Valentine garland would be your fireplace mantel. I love how Beth at The Stories of A to Z decorated her mantel for Valentine’s Day.

I love this sweet origami heart, but haven’t a clue how to make it. Blogger, Sonja at Craft-Werk has a great tutorial on how-to make these little paper hearts. She swears it is easy as pie.

For tea lovers, this is a perfect way to start Valentine’s Day off right. Martha Stewart shows us how here.

This Rosy Stationary by Martha Stewart {again} was made using the end of a head of Treviso radicchio as a stamp. Kill two birds with one stone – eat a fresh leafy green salad and make darling Valentine’s! Here’s the how-to.

Disney’s Family Fun show how to make this darling “Plant One On Me” card. It includes a packet of seeds for a fun project later!

Now, where to put all those darling Valentine’s cards and projects? The talented folks at Paper Source transformed this simple file folder into a fun place to keep those Valentine greetings. Printed on the outside is a recipe for love. aaahhh.

No time for DIY projects? The Doodle Spot sells this darling “Crazy 4 You!” mini mailbox. It is also perfect for all those heartfelt notes.

xoxo

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15 Responses to Love it: DIY Valentine’s Cards and Decorating Ideas

  1. Jessika January 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Aw, thanks for linking to my heart garland. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the other ideas as well!

  2. Linda Thiltgen January 30, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    “love”ly ideas. thanks for the post!

  3. Kristin January 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Love the garland and bunting. So sweet!

  4. Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore January 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Make me want to to make some Valentines! xx

  5. Lovely Scribbles January 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    What fun Valentine's inspiration! I'm really loving the paper hearts garland. So, so cute!!

  6. carlee January 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    I have a couple of Valentines Day projects I want to do, thanks for the inspiration. Love these projects.

  7. Struggler January 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh, the tea bags are gorgeous! What a great idea and a nice gift (could be adapted for other times of year, no?)
    The branches on the mantle also look great.

  8. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life January 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Loving this! Making Valentines cards this weekend so perfect timing!

  9. Alicia B. Designs January 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I love the tea bag idea! That will make such a cute gift for my sisters and friends!

  10. Living It At Home January 28, 2010 at 1:02 am #

    Love the front door heart decoration! Great ideas…can't believe it is Febuary already!
    ~jamilyn

  11. Beth@The Stories of A to Z January 28, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Thanks for the linky love. I love the heart tea bag idea! I also found this fabulous site with free Valentines printouts which includes the cutest tea bag cover. http://triciarennea.blogspot.com/search/label/printable

  12. Jenny January 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Here I sit home from work with sick children. I am not sure how I got here, but want you to know I love your blog. I am so inspired right now to get some Valentine projects going. I love the heart shape wreath, with fabric roses. I think I actually have the stuff to make that already!

    Have a great day.

  13. Erin January 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    how cute!!! i came up with a little craft you might enjoy.

    http://blueprintsofasouthernbelle.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-is-in-air.html

  14. mommabear January 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Thanks for the link Cristin!! You are too sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day this year ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mags

  15. thelennoxx January 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    I haven't even thought about decorating for valentines day before. The wreath is adorable!