When we bought our first home, DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations were not at the top of my financial priorities list, but my college roommate Rachel had spread her love of Valentine’s Day decorations to me. Back then, money was tight, so I decided to see if I could create DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations for my fireplace mantle with $10.
Tutorial for my $1 DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations Heart Tree:
Step 1: Grab some thin branches from the nearest tree.
Step 3: Hot glue hearts to branches. (Need a glue gun? This $5 one from Amazon will do).
Step 4: Enjoy the fact that you just made the cheapest, easiest Valentine’s Day craft ever.
How I decorated for Valentine’s Day with $10:
For the readers who asked about my grey mirror: This particular one was from Home Goods a few years ago, but there’s a similarly shaped Morrocan mirror here.
Cheap DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations Ideas:
I found the trick to seasonal decorating is to buy/make a few cheap items and supplement with versatile decor items from around my house (e.g. vases). I go through this same process for every holiday, which means all my decorations are inexpensive and match the overall theme of my house. So elements of my Valentine’s decorations are stolen from my Christmas decorations, taken from my Thanksgiving decorations, and . . . you get it.
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From left to right:
– Mercury Votives from Pottery Barn – (Reused from another part of my house) similar votives here.
– Candle – $3 (Used a 40% off coupon at Michael’s). I used some beach sand at the bottom of a cheap tumbler I already had from Home Goods.
– Framed Chalkboard – Free (Painted an old frame with chalkboard paint)
– Pink Flowers – $3 (On sale at JoAnn’s + Coupon. Although I also spotted some cute pink flowers st IKEA). Used a mug for a vase (already had).
– “XoXo” – $3 – Target “Dollar Spot” (Love that place)
– Heart Tree – $1 (Hearts from Dollar Tree or make your own with a heart punch such as this Martha Stewart Heart Crafts Punch).
– Branches – Free from my backyard. Used a pitcher as a vase (pitcher from Home Goods, similar one here).
And those are all my little secrets for Valentine’s Day decorating on the cheap! This inexpensive Valentine’s heart tree could be used to decorate a Valentine’s Day classroom party or, really, any kind of Valentine’s Day party where you want a little extra love. 💗