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Frugal Home Décor Ideas for Valentine's Day

Updated on February 9, 2012

You don't have to pay a lot of money for Valentine's Day home décor when you can make it yourself for little or next to nothing. Lots of these décor items are made with things like buttons, crepe paper, tissue paper etc. In my opinion, you don't even have to be a "crafty" type person to do this stuff. As long as you are working with shades of pinks and reds, you can't go wrong. These are free tutorials for DIY Valentine's Day home décor projects that I found around the internet and the tutorials are all very easy to understand and many have great illustrative photos. A few of the simpler ones are just a paragraph telling how they did it and others are step by step tutorials. I tried to find a variety of different things hoping to appeal to different tastes. I want to say thank you and I'm sending cyber hugs to everyone who shared these wonderful Valentine's Day tutorials on their beautiful blogs!

Enjoy!

Love Letters
Love Letters

LOVE Letters

How about some letters that spell love. I'm pretty sure I've seen letters similar to these for sale in department stores. Now you can have them for a fraction of the price. This would look pretty up on a shelf or maybe a mantel. The tutorial for these letters spelling love is awesome. She has great photos with instructions.

Go to: Crafts & Sutch

Valentine Rose Wreath
Valentine Rose Wreath

Tissue Paper Rose Wreath

This is a simple tutorial on how to make this pretty rose wreath out of tissue paper. I LOVE this. I'm a faux flower fanatic and this one is just so easy and pretty. It would make a really pretty yet inexpensive Valentine decoration for your home.

Go to Thrifty Decorating to see how she made it.

lacy votive holders
lacy votive holders

Lacy Votive Candle Holders

Look what I found.. The feminine look of the lacy votive holders make them perfect for Valentine's Day. If you wanted to have more bold colors I don't see why you couldn't spray paint them a dark red or pink. I think it's fascinating the way these are made.

Go to: Martha Stewart

Duct Tape Wreath
Duct Tape Wreath

Duct Tape Rose Wreath

I have to tell you I am amazed at this gorgeous wreath made out of DUCT TAPE roses. It is stunning and makes PERFECT Valentine's Day décor. I know what I'm going to be looking for next time I go to Michaels. Yep, red duct tape!

I found this great tutorial at Poppies at Play.

Printable Valentine Poster
Printable Valentine Poster

Printable Valentine's Day Art

This is free printable art that you can print at home on your computer and put into a frame. On the blog it says it's a multiple use printable because you could also use it for scrapbooking, card making, etc.

Go to: It Is What It Is


crepe paper rose topiary
crepe paper rose topiary

Crepe Paper Rose Topiary

What is more perfect than this crepe paper rose topiary for Valentine's Day? I love it! This is another easy to understand tutorial complete with photos.

The Sweet Survival

Burlap Valentine Banner
Burlap Valentine Banner

Burlalp Valentine's Day Banner

This is a red burlap Valentine's Day banner. You could really get creative with this one. You can paint it whatever color you want and do a different design if you prefer. Basically all you have to have is some burlap, paint and a string.

For the detailed tutorial, go to: Hi Sugarplum!

wooden conversation hearts
wooden conversation hearts

Conversation Hearts Wall Hangings

Wooden conversation hearts make great wall décor for Valentine's Day. You can pick up some of these heart shapes fairly inexpensive at places like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Go to Inspiring Creations to see a great tutorial on how to make these cute hearts.

crepe paper rose balls
crepe paper rose balls

Crepe Paper Rose Balls

Another crepe paper rose craft.. I love this! You could do a few different colors and sizes of balls in shades of red and pink and it would look STUNNING for Valentine's Day. You can also add a string and hang these like shown on the lovely blog. I need to go get some crepe paper!

Go to: The House of Smiths

heart rose wreath
heart rose wreath

Fabric Rose Heart Wreath

This beautiful wreath is made with pink and red broadcloth. The instructions do use a sewing machine but you don't have to use a sewing machine. It will just take you a bit longer. This is a very beautiful wreath that you will be able to use for years to come! Great instructions for this tutorial.

Go to: Sew Much Ado

Heart on a stick
Heart on a stick

Jar of Heart Picks

This is a simple jar of heart picks. You could make several of these. This is more of a natural, rustic type décor for Valentine's Day. I love the buttons, they always give a nice touch. You could easily make some matching garland for this too.

Go to: simple as that

felt Valentine's Day wreath
felt Valentine's Day wreath

Felt Rose Wreath

I love this beautiful felt rose wreath and I love how she organized the tutorial. She gives really good photo illustrated instructions. It's one of the best tutorials I've seen. It's actually one of the cutest blogs I've seen!

Go here: The Roseland Family

Valentine's Day ribbon tree
Valentine's Day ribbon tree

Valentine's Day Ribbon Tree

Who says trees are only for Christmas? This is an adorable layered tree made from layers of folded ribbon. I think it's SO cute and perfect for Valetine's Day décor. You could embellish this tree so many ways and get so many different looks. The instructions are wonderful with great photos.

Go to: The Ribbon Retreat

love message frames
love message frames

Valentine's Day Framed Art and Words

Here is a selection of different framed art and words for Valentine's Day. This a super frugal craft and she gives great instructions on how she made them.

Go to: This Blessed Life

Be sure to click on part 2 (in first paragraph) for tutorials on the other frames.

Love mantel Valentine's Day decor
Love mantel Valentine's Day decor

Mantel Decor

Look at this beautiful mantel. It's so pretty for Valentine's Day and this was such a beautiful blog post. Look at all the photos and read it.. it's amazing. At the end of the blog she has links for tutorials and shows how she made everything. I love the soft colors.. so beautiful.

Go to: Craftberry Bush

Valentine Subway Art
Valentine Subway Art

Valentine's Day Printable Decor

Another great Valentine's Day printable. All you need to do is print this and put it in a frame and wallah! - Instant Valentine's Day decor.

Get it at Bella Storia

button heart pillow
button heart pillow

Button Heart Pillow

What is cute than a heart made with buttons? This button heart pillow is precious and it's actually pretty easy to make. I'd like to make a few of them!

I found this easy tutorial at: Katies Nesting Spot


love frames
love frames

Framed Glass Marble Art

Last but not least are these framed marble letters. I thought this was unique and cute. It's also very easy to make. I like the flower embellishments on the frames too. They are a nice touch. You can get the flat glass marbles at Walmart and even cheaper you can usually find them at the Dollar Tree. They have different sizes and colors of the flat marbles too.

Go to: The Baeza Blog

lines made using graphics from melsbrushes.co.uk
lines made using graphics from melsbrushes.co.uk

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    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      teaches12345- Thank you! I loved those votive candle holders too and that duct tape wreath is just amazing :0) I can't wait to attempt to make both of them. Thanks for stopping by :0)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      There certainly are a lot of beautiful craft ideas in this hub. My favorites are the lace votive cups and the duct tape wreath. Enjoyed reading your hub.

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      bloomsandbugs, thank you! I am glad you found this useful :0)

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      Anshu 

      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Very timely and useful article!

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      trust1, thanks for stopping by! Glad you like these :)

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      trust1 

      6 years ago from Winnipeg, Maniitoba

      Great ideas love it !

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      John Sarkis- Hey, John.. Nice to see you! Thanks for reading. Best wishes to you as well!

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      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Jamie,

      Long time no see...great hub! Good ideas to use for this upcoming valentine's day.

      Take care and have a prosperous new year

      John

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      randomcreative, Thanks! I meant to message you and tell you that I was looking at your Etsy items the other day. You have some really cute stuff! I LOVE seed beads...I bet it takes a while to make a bracelet by sewing those tiny seed beads together.. or at least I thought they were seed beads. Anyway, it's cute stuff!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great round up as always! I especially love the wall hearts, frames, and ribbon trees.

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      ElizaDoole- Thank you! I've been trying to improve the look of my hubs lately. Glad you like and thanks for stopping by.

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      Lisa McKnight 

      6 years ago from London

      This is gorgeous presentation. I love the look of this hub.

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      6 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni, Oh yeah, you could tweak any of these I bet. I really had a hard time choosing from the enormous selection of free tutorials but I thought these were some of the best. I still can't get over the duct tape wreath. I never knew such a thing could be so pretty.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      I don't know which I like best, but I hope to use some of these ideas and maybe even tweak them a bit to suit the people I give them to.

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