21 Budget-Friendly DIY Valentine’s Decorations You’ll Love

Create a little romance this Valentine’s Day with decorations that are as affordable as they are adorable. These DIY ideas are perfect for setting the mood without breaking the bank, proving that you don’t need to spend a lot to show a lot of love.

Red roses with Happy Valentine's Day tag laying on a table

Ready to turn your home into a lovey-dovey hideaway this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered with some super easy and wallet-friendly DIY decorating ideas that only need just a few supplies. 

Picture this: you step into your home and it’s like a warm hug of romance, but without spending a fortune. 

Our DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas are not just a breeze to make, but they also add that special ‘made with love’ feel. Imagine cute paper heart garlands swaying in the breeze, and adorable, homemade candle holders giving off a cozy glow. 

Perfect for a romantic night in or a fun get-together with your favorite people. These Valentines Day decorations will turn your place into a snug nest of love, making every second spent there extra special.

21 Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Welcome to our collection of 21 Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas! Whether you’re looking to create a romantic atmosphere or just want to add a touch of festive charm to your home, these ideas are perfect for celebrating the season of love.

From easy DIY projects to creative and budget-friendly decorations, I have compiled a variety of ideas to help you bring the spirit of Valentines Day decor into your space. Get ready to be inspired and spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

1.3-D Heart Paper Garlands – Easy DIY Valentine Decorations

Creating 3-D Heart Paper Garlands is a fantastic, budget-friendly way to add some color and fun to your Valentine’s Day decorations.

This is an easy project that you can either do on your own or involve the kids for a little extra fun. Getting creative and adding your own personal touch to your home is really fun. It’s like giving your space a bit of your own personality.

You can either cut out paper hearts yourself or buy pre-cut ones at a craft store.

If you’re doing it yourself, all you need is some colorful paper – feel free to mix and match colors and patterns for a vibrant look. You’ll also need scissors, string or yarn, and a stapler or glue.

2.Candy Hearts Centerpiece

Creating a Candy Hearts Centerpiece is a charming and simple decorating idea for Valentine’s Day, and the best part is, it uses something you probably already have in your pantry – vases and candy hearts!

This project is not only easy but also adds a sweet touch to your Valentine’s Day decor.

Once your vases are ready, it’s time to fill them with candy hearts. Pour the hearts into the vases, and you can decide how full you’d like them to be.

These candy heart-filled vases can be placed around your home – on the dining table, coffee table, or even on a mantel.

They’re perfect for creating a festive and romantic atmosphere. Plus, it’s a lovely way to use items you already own, adding a personal and unique touch to your Valentine’s Day decorating.

3.DIY Valentine’s Photo Backdrop

Creating a DIY Valentine’s Photo Backdrop is a fantastic and budget-friendly way to add some extra love to your Valentine’s Day photos.

And guess what? You can find everything you need at your local dollar store or its dollar section. It’s all about being creative with what you can find!

Start by picking up some foam hearts in various styles and sizes to be the stars of your backdrop. The variety adds a playful and dynamic look.

This project is not only easy but also a great way to create a unique and colorful backdrop for your Valentine’s Day photos.

4.Valentine’s Day Doily Garland

Have you tried making a Valentine’s Day Doily Garland? Oh, it’s such a budget-friendly and enjoyable project to do! All you need is some chunky gray and white baker’s twine and those cute mini heart doilies.

They’re pretty small, maybe just 3 or 4 inches tall, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you could totally go for larger doilies too. You can find these doilies at any local craft store.

This craft really couldn’t be simpler! It’s also a fantastic activity to get the kids involved in. They’ll have a fun decorating and helping to put together this charming Valentine’s Day decor.

It’s a perfect way to add a bit of love and whimsy to your space for the holiday. Plus, it’s always more fun when you can make decorations that involve the whole family!

5.DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Banner

Have you seen those cute little treat bags at Dollar Tree? Well, they’re just perfect for a DIY Valentine’s Banner! It’s a super affordable and fun project.

The idea is to create a banner that’s uniquely yours. Use the scrapbook paper to cut out shapes or letters, depending on the message or design you want to create.

Then, get creative with the ribbon and Mod Podge to add some flair to each little bag. Once you’ve decorated them to your heart’s content, use the hot glue gun to attach each bag to the twine.

This project is all about personalization and using what you love. The end result is a charming, handmade Valentine’s banner that’s perfect for draping across a mantel, a window, or even along a table.

6.Valentine’s Day DIY Canvas Art

For a fun and creative Valentine’s Day project, how about some DIY Canvas Art? It’s all about making the most of what you’ve already got.

Just take a little treasure hunt through your craft supplies and gather anything in red or pink. It’s a great way to repurpose those bits and bobs you have lying around.

Then, grab a set of small canvases and start arranging your finds into a heart shape or any design that speaks to your heart.

It’s a super easy and personal way to add a bit of Valentine’s flair to your space. Plus, it’s always a win when you can create something beautiful without having to buy anything new!


Guess what? You can whip up this DIY Heart Wreath in just about 10 minutes – no kidding! And the best part? You don’t even need to mess with glue or scissors.

All it takes is wrapping some festooning around the wreath form. Super simple, right?

They used three rolls for their wreath, but hey, if you’re feeling extra, you can totally use more and make it super fluffy.

And don’t worry if you can’t find a wreath frame. A little hack – just use cardboard to make your own frame, and you’ll get pretty much the same adorable result. Quick, easy, and oh-so-cute!

8.Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

Have you seen these adorable Valentine’s Day decor ideas? First off, those faux tulips from Michaels are just the cutest.

They’ve been jazzed up by placing a vase inside another vase and then, get this, filling it with yummy candy!

It’s such a clever twist, and there’s also this adorable sign from HomeGoods that just ties it all together beautifully.

And then there are these fun cupcakes from Pier One. They look so tempting sitting under a glass cloche, but here’s the fun part – they’re actually ceramic! It’s a quirky little detail that I just love.

9.Valentine’s Day Decorations-Candy Trees

When it comes to Valentine’s Day decor, have you ever thought about making Candy Trees? They’re such a fun and easy idea, and really, who doesn’t love a bit of extra candy around this time of year?

Valentine’s Day might not be the usual go-to for decking out your space, but these trees are just too cute to pass up.

You can grab all sorts of colorful candies from the Valentine’s aisle in stores – there’s always a great variety to choose from. The base of your trees will be Styrofoam craft cones, available in different sizes to add some variety to your display.

What’s great about this project is it’s something even the kids can get involved in. They’ll have a blast sorting (and maybe sampling) the candies while you use a hot glue gun to stick them onto the cones.

10.DIY Dollar Tree Valentines Day Decor

This DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Decor is a fantastic idea for those looking for easy and budget-friendly Valentine’s Day decor ideas.

It’s an easy project that beautifully transforms simple materials into an eye-catching decoration. The heart, cut out of foam board, serves as the base. It’s then covered with smaller hearts taken from a Dollar Tree decor piece, adding a lovely layered effect.

To enhance the festive feel, a red berry bush, leftover from Christmas decorations and also from Dollar Tree, is broken down into smaller clusters and individual berries.

Using hot glue, these elements are carefully attached to the foam board heart, making sure to cover all the white space.

11.Valentine’s Day Towels

The Valentine’s Day Towels project is a delightful way to add a festive touch to your home. Using no-sew heat n bond for easy crafting, these cute white towels are enhanced with rickrack for a vintage feel.

Sewing on ruffled jersey knit fabric adds a cozy, decorative element, while the appliquéd heart on each towel perfectly captures the Valentine’s spirit.

This project beautifully combines practicality with a hint of romance, making it a charming addition to your holiday decor.

12.Valentine’s Day Mason Jar Decor or Gift Jars

These mason jars with candy heart designs really stand out. They have been uniquely hand-stamped with care and then sealed with a top coat for lasting durability.

Each jar has been thoughtfully embellished with a twine tie, adding a quaint and rustic charm. These jars are versatile, perfect for adding a decorative touch to any space or for being filled with sweet treats like candies.

The color choices are also notable, with a cheerful yellow from Valspar and lovely shades of pink and purple from Rust-oleum, adding to their appeal.

13.{D.I.Y.} Burlap Valentine’s Garland

The D.I.Y. Burlap Valentine’s Garland is a delightful and easy craft idea, perfect for adding a touch of handmade charm to your Valentine’s Day decor.

Using just a small amount of burlap, some no-fray fabric treatment, and a bit of paint and glitter, you can create a rustic and festive garland.

This project is not only a fun way to spruce up your home but also makes for a thoughtful gift. Why not make an extra one to share with a friend?

14.Valentine’s Day Subway Art

Here’s something for those who love a bit of modern style in their decor. The TomKat Studio Blog has this awesome free 8×10 printable Valentine’s Day subway art.

It’s got these cute fonts and rocks a gray, white, and red color scheme. Super simple to use – just print, cut, and pop it in a frame. It’s a quick way to sprinkle some love around your home!

15.Felt Heart Valentine’s Tree

I stumbled upon this adorable idea using those sweet velvet hearts from the dollar store. You’ll love how easy it is.

Just pin these hearts upside down onto a cone shape, starting from the bottom and working your way up. It creates this beautiful layered effect.

And the best part? You’re using pre-cut felt hearts, so it’s pretty much hassle-free. It’s a fun, crafty project that ends up looking super cute and festive.

16.Easy Valentine’s Day Decorations

If you’re up for a bit of crafting, making tissue paper puffs is a great choice. It’s a bit time-consuming but totally worth it.

The idea is to cut out a heart shape from an old cardboard box, then use some floral wire to give it a bit of dimension.

17.Super Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Rag Wreath

Let’s dive into creating a charming DIY rag wreath for Valentine’s Day. It’s all about personalization and fun.

Start by cutting various fabrics into strips – they can be 5 1/2″ or any length that works for you. Choose any shape for your metal frame, and go wild with the color combos using fabrics, ribbons, and tulle.

You can tailor it to any holiday or occasion, making it as frilly or as chic as you like. It’s a perfect project to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s decor.

18.Valentine’s Day Countdown

How about ramping up the Valentine’s Day excitement with a handmade countdown?

The idea involves writing sweet, personal messages on small note cards, one for each of the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

It’s a wonderful way to create a new Valentine’s Day tradition, bringing a daily surprise of warmth and affection.

You can hang these cards up or place them somewhere special as a daily reminder of love and anticipation.

19.Free Printable Valentine’s Day

For those looking for a quick, budget-friendly way to decorate, these free Valentine’s Day printables are a lifesaver.

With four different styles to choose from, you can easily print them out and create a charming Valentine’s Day gallery wall.

It’s an effortless way to add a festive touch to your home. Whether you frame them or stick them up as they are, these printables are sure to bring a pop of Valentine’s cheer to any room.

20.3-D Heart Paper Garlands

Creating 3-D Heart Paper Garlands is a fantastic project for decorating your house, especially for a party or Valentine’s Day celebration.

Picture hanging these almost origami-like paper hearts, crafting them into a stunning backdrop that adds a romantic touch to any room.

It’s a great idea for those who love to add a personal, creative flair to their decor. The heart shape of the garlands brings a sense of love and warmth, making this a great project to undertake for those special occasions.

21.His & Her Pillow Cases

Making HIS & HER pillowcases sounds like the perfect crafty project to add a bit of love to your bedroom decor. It’s all about using stencils, some lovely fabric, and Fabric Fuse to pull it all together.

It’s super easy and totally customizable – you can pick your favorite colors and patterns to make something that’s uniquely ‘you’.

Plus, imagine the fun of creating something together or surprising your significant other with a handmade gift. It’s a sweet, personal touch for the day of love!

The Charm of DIY Valentine’s Day Decor

Pink rose and pink heart laying on a table beside a present wrapped in brown paper with a white and pink ribbon tied around it.

There’s something super special about making your own Valentine’s Day decorations, don’t you think? It’s not just about saving a few bucks (although that’s a big win!), it’s about putting a bit of yourself into each piece.

And the best part? You don’t need to be a craft guru to make it happen.

So, why go DIY for Valentine’s Day decor?

Well, first off, it’s way more budget-friendly. I’m all about keeping those purse strings tight while still making things look fabulous. Most of these supplies for your Valentine’s Day decor can be found at the local dollar store.

Another cool thing about DIY? You only need a few supplies to get started – many of which you probably already have lying around at home.

A quick trip to your local craft store, and you’re all set. It’s amazing what you can whip up with some paper, glue, and a sprinkle of creativity.

And let’s not forget the personal touch. When you make your own Valentine’s Day decorations, you get to tailor everything to your taste.

Putting it all together!

White box with little shelves with LOVE letters down the center and hearts in the other sections.

I hope these creative ideas have sparked your imagination and shown you that decorating for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.

It’s all about having fun and adding your personal touch to your space. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner at home or just want to spread some love around, these budget-friendly ideas are here to help.

So, grab your glue gun, round up some paper, and let your creativity lead the way. And hey, when you’re done, don’t forget to share your awesome creations with us.

I’d love to see how these ideas come to life in your home. Happy crafting, and here’s to a love-filled Valentine’s Day!

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