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DIY Craft Project Tutorials for Handmade Valentine's Day Home Decor

Updated on April 9, 2011

Holiday decorating is a great way to keep the look of your home fresh and constantly evolving. While you could go out and spend a small fortune buying Valentine's Day decor from places like Pier 1 Imports and Pottery Barn, it doesn't have to be expensive to dress up your home for the holiday. These DIY Valentine's Day decor projects will make your home more festive without making your wallet too much lighter.

"Love" cardboard word art  - photo by I'm Sharing the Wealth
"Love" cardboard word art - photo by I'm Sharing the Wealth

DIY Valentine's Day Cardboard Word Art

Love the look of wooden word art but don't have the extra cash to spend on it? Try making your own custom word art from cardboard instead. Use words like love, hugs, kisses, or anything else you want it to say! This tutorial shows how to make a reasonable facsimile for next to nothing.

Learn how to make DIY cardboard word art.

Quilted "love" bunting - photo by Moda Bake Shop
Quilted "love" bunting - photo by Moda Bake Shop

Sew a DIY Love Bunting

Buntings are hot, hot, hot when it comes to holiday decor right now. If you have some basic sewing skills and some scrap fabric or fabric remnants in reds and pinks, you can make your own Valentine's Day bunting on the cheap. For inspiration, check out this tutorial for a quilted bunting. Even if you do not quilt your bunting, the tutorial is helpful in showing the basic construction of a sewn bunting.

Cupcake liner pom pom flower - photo by Kara's Party Ideas
Cupcake liner pom pom flower - photo by Kara's Party Ideas

Make Cupcake Liner Pom Pom Flowers

Fresh flowers are expensive (especially in the off season for growing in many areas), and decent-looking silk flowers can cost just as much. If you want to add a floral touch to your Valentine's Day decor, save a bundle of money by making adorable pom pom flowers out of cupcake liners. Since cupcake liners are inexpensive, these flowers cost just a fraction of the price of real or even silk flowers, and they have a quirky, whimsical look about them.

Learn how to make cupcake liner pom pom flowers.


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    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the great suggestions! The bunting is really sweet.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Stuff to make one smile! :)