9 Easy Rae Dunn Inspired Valentines DIYs

A collection of Valentines DIYs that are Rae Dunn inspired and will display beautifully with your favorite Rae Dunn items!

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Are you a fan of Rae Dunn?

First popularized by Liz Marie Blog, and then highly sought after by home decor lovers everywhere, this fun pottery featuring tall skinny letters on a creamy background was out of reach for many of us. Hard to find. Limited supplies. Literally fought over by women across the country!

I was one of those who loved Rae Dunn items and coveted them, but wasn't willing to devote my precious time to constantly hunting for it, driving hours to all the TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores in a 50 mile radius...on a weekly basis!

Think this sounds crazy? I promise you it is reality. Or at least was! I've noticed that Rae Dunn items are much more easily accessible and can only guess that the majority of women who previously haunted the aisles of the TJ Maxx umbrella of stores either ran out of money or space in their homes or they finally tired of this collecting unicorn and moved on to something else ๐Ÿ˜„

I was hot on the Rae Dunn trail last year, and came up with several easy DIYs that feature that coveted Rae Dunn style but without the price tag or the hours spent hunting! I've compiled all my favorite Valentines DIYs that are Rae Dunn inspired! I hope you enjoy these projects!

1. Rae Dunn Inspired Conversation Hearts

Aren't these hearts the cutest things? There's a mini conversation heart along with a larger one that I painted with a buffalo check pattern in pink.

Click here for the tutorial to make your own Rae Dunn inspired conversation hearts

2. Painted Sign for Valentines

One of my favorite home decor tricks is to create double-sided signs! Saves on storage, and doubles the options!

Click here to see how I made this sweet XO sign with Rae Dunn style

3. Rae Dunn Inspired Tea Towel

Maybe the only thing more popular than Rae Dunn is buffalo check! When I found black and white buffalo check fabric at Dollar Tree, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! ๐Ÿ˜ Okay, not really...but I was pretty happy!

Click here to see how I created this Rae Dunn inspired Valentines Day tea towel

4. Blush Pink Painted Mason Jar

While not specifically Rae Dunn, this painted mason jar in blush pink works beautifully with all your Rae Dunn items! Style it on a tiered tray or hang on a mug rack beside your favorite Dunn mugs, I'm sure you can find a creative use for it! I've paired it here with my painted buffalo check mason jars.

Click here for the pink painted mason jar tutorial

Click here for the XO no-sew pillow tutorial

5. Blush and Black Valentines Day Decor Ideas

If you're not a fan of the commercial Valentines Day colors and decor, then this post is for you! Blush and black together is an updated take on this fun holiday!

Rather than standing out, these colors work with your home decor and that means you can decorate earlier and leave it out longer! Not everything needs to be specifically Valentines either, but by bringing these colors and ideas together, you can create a home that exudes warmth, personality and love!

For all my blush and black Valentines decor tips and ideas, click here

Rae Dunn inspired Valentines Day blush kitchen decor

6. Dollar Store DIY Buffalo Check Sign

Remember that buffalo check fabric that I used to make a cute Rae Dunn inspired tea towel? Here, I used it in another application.

Click here to see how I applied the fabric to a cute Valentines sign I found at the dollar store

Click here for the XO drop cloth pillow tutorial

7.  Valentines Day DIY Sign from Dollar Store

Sometimes you just need to think outside the box. For this sweet sign, I deconstructed a dollar store canvas and recreated it as a sweet farmhouse Valentines Day sign. This project pairs really nicely with all your Rae Dunn decor, including the inspired pieces!

Click here to see how I made this dollar store Valentines sign

Click here for the chippy spindles tutorial

8.  Farmhouse Wood Bead Napkin Rings

Wood beads are quintessentially farmhouse! They go with everything and work everywhere, from the mantel to the dining table! Here I paired them with sweet stained hearts for a subtle touch of neutral Valentines style!

Click here to see how to easy it is to make farmhouse wood bead napkin rings

9.  Fluffy Farmhouse Tassels for Wood Bead Garland

Another Dollar Tree project, you may not believe what I repurposed to make these fluffy tassels! This one's a video tutorial so you can watch me make them. They're the perfect finishing touch for those wood bead garlands you're making!

Click here to see how to make fluffy farmhouse tassels for a wood bead garland

You can see from my pictures how nicely all of these DIY Valentines items work together! It's fun to get creative and make your own Rae Dunn inspired projects and I hope I've inspired you to try one or more of these crafts!

Please do let me know in the comments.

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  1. Hi Cindy,

    These are all wonderful. Our two pups have her bowls for their food.

    His and Hers

    1. Thank you so much! Millie uses Rae bowls too ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Sundays on Silverado Link Party! It is being featured tomorrow! XOXO

    Niky @ The House on Silverado


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