Easy and Affordable Valentines DIYs

I love to craft and make cute home decor that doesn't cost much! Here's a collection of 20 of my favorite easy and affordable Valentines Day projects for your home.
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Valentines Day is just around the corner, and whether you celebrate or not, I enjoy crafting and decorating for seasonal occasions. Mr DIY and I usually don't do much for the day of love, unless we go out to lunch. We like to avoid the crowds in the evenings.

I put together a collection of 20 of my very favorite thrifty and easy Valentines Day projects that you can make today! Click on the links below for the complete tutorial and more pictures of how I've decorated with each item in my home.

20 Easy and Affordable Valentines Day DIYs

1. Tattered Scrap Fabric Heart Wreath

Brand new this year, and maybe my favorite $1.25 project of all time, this heart shaped wreath is just fabric tied around a wreath form. So easy yet so charming!

Click HERE to see how to make a tattered fabric heart wreath

2. Heart Shaped Yarn Coasters

Keeping it thrifty, these soft and fluffy pink heart coasters were made with a $5 ball of yarn, hot glue and felt. They are absorbent, won't scratch your furniture, and look so cute in a stack! All your mugs will want one ❤

Click HERE for the yarn heart coaster tutorial

Bonus: Click HERE to see how to make the yarn tassels

3. Retro Wreath Made with Vintage Valentines

So easy, this wreath was made by purchasing printable Valentines cards for just a couple bucks, printing and cutting them and putting them all together for the cutest wreath (purchase the PDF files here). They make a fun and colorful wreath. You'll find directions to the matching pocket garland below.

Click HERE for instructions on making the vintage Valentines wreath

4. Easy XO Valentines Day Pillow

If you can use scissors, you can make this bold XO pillow! This no-sew design is crafted from affordable black felt. The tutorial includes a link to my XO design for free!

Click HERE for the XO pillow tutorial

Bonus: see the drop cloth version of the XO pillow here

5. Easy Wood Bead Hearts

If you like neutral decorating, you need to make a few of these hearts crafted from wood beads and wire! These DIY hearts take just minutes to make and I'm sharing all my tips for success ❤

Click HERE to see how to make wood bead hearts

6. Decorate a Vintage Valentines Tree

If your Christmas tree is still up, why not add a few heart ornaments, ribbon and printed Valentines for a one of a kind tree! Here's a little secret...nothing on my tree is truly vintage, but it does have that vibe and I'm sharing how I did it.

Click HERE for more details of my vintage Valentines tree

7. Simple Valentines Day Pocket Heart Garland

After making some lavender sachets, and a DIY faux feedsack advent, I was left with several of these inexpensive muslin bags. Stamping hearts onto them was easy, and I turned them into a darling pocket garland that can hold Valentines or candy in less than 10 minutes.

Click HERE to see how to make a heart pocket garland

8.  DIY Frosted and Crystallized Hearts

You probably did this DIY crystals science experiment in middle school! And if not, it's time to jump on the wagon! You can create any shape you want but I love the simplicity of hearts.

Click HERE for a tutorial and video to make crystallized hearts

9.  Hanging Button Heart Decoration

A large collection of vintage buttons led to this easy, no sew button heart. Even if you don't have vintage buttons, you can buy bulk buttons very inexpensively and craft this stunning hanging button heart!

Click HERE for a complete tutorial for a button heart

10.  Vintage Inspired Decoupage Wood Heart

A dollar store chunky wood heart gets vintage-i-fied with some pretty scrapbook papers. Layer papers like I did for a one of a kind heart! Oh just imagine the possibilities!

Click HERE for the decoupage heart tutorial

Bonus: Click HERE for another version in pink

11.  Upcycle a Cotton Sheet into Shabby Ruffled Fabric Hearts

Don't underestimate the crafting value of a white cotton sheet from the thrift store! For just a couple bucks, you can create shabby ruffled hearts. The link includes a written pictorial as well as a video tutorial ❤ Did I mention these are no-sew? 😉

Click HERE for the shabby fabric heart tutorial

12. Valentines Wreath made with Painted Clay Hearts

Ever since discovering this affordable air dry clay, I have had so much fun making home decor items, from the cutest DIY polka dot mushrooms to Christmas ornaments and gingerbread men. I'm even working on a way to make DIY ironstone broody eggs with clay! These painted clay hearts come together to make an inexpensive Valentines wreath that will look so cute on your front door!

Click HERE for the clay hearts wreath tutorial

13.  Air Dry Clay Heart Garland

Speaking of clay, here's another idea for Valentines day. Make a sweet garland with tiny clay hearts that you can hang across a mantel or even vertically from the center of a wreath as I'm showing here!

Click HERE for more details

14.  Vintage Inspired Paper Heart Garland for Mantle

My craft stash includes a large selection of pretty scrapbook papers that I used to hoard! I'm using up my supply and one way is this large paper heart garland that looks just stunning across a mantle!

Click HERE for details to making a paper heart Valentines garland

Bonus: Got an ugly brick fireplace? Click HERE to see how easy it is to update a dated fireplace with chalk paint!

15.  Eucalyptus Heart Shaped DIY Wreath

Remember wire hangers? I had to search high and low to find one but once I did, it was so easy to shape it into a heart and add inexpensive  eucalyptus stems. This is one Valentines wreath that is pretty (and neutral) enough to leave out year round!

Click HERE for the eucalyptus heart wreath tutorial

16.  Buffalo Check Conversation Hearts

Back when I was a Rae Dunn fan-atic (and could never find any Rae Dunn!) I crafted these cute conversation hearts. I made a small version as well as a buffalo check version. You can find both versions, including a video tutorial!

Click HERE for the conversation hearts tutorials

17.  Farmhouse Wood Bead and Heart Napkin Rings

It doesn't get any easier than turning a few wood beads and a craft heart into farmhouse napkin rings! This is another thrifty DIY that will add so much farmhouse style to your home decor! I've got a video tutorial for you as well as the written instructions ❤

Click HERE to see how to make wood bead heart napkin rings

18.  Valentines Heart Shaped Coasters

These are the original heart coasters I made that inspired the yarn ones I shared above. An inexpensive ball of rope, felt and hot glue is all you need to craft these burlap-esque coasters!

Click HERE for the Valentines heart coaster tutorial

Bonus: Want more rope tutorials? Click HERE for thrifty rope bee skeps, and click HERE for a DIY pedestal rope bowl

19.  Deconstructed Book Stack with Stamped Words

Turn thrifted or dollar store books into cute decor with a set of alphabet stamps. This tutorial will walk you through all the steps to make your own deconstructed book stack, including my best tips for success! Make it a seasonal stack with your choice of words ❤

Click HERE to learn how to make a deconstructed stamped book stack

Bonus: Learn how to lighten dark bookcases with this simple, no-paint trick!

20.  Salt Dough Hearts

If you've got salt, flour and a heart cookie cutter, you can make a set of salt dough hearts! It doesn't get more inexpensive or easy than this!

Click HERE for my salt dough heart tutorial

Bonus Chenille Hearts Bowl Filler

These chenille hearts are brand new, and begged to be included in this roundup of affordable and easy Valentines projects! Options to make this no-sew are included. These stuffed hearts are the perfect bowl filler, and a dough bowl is the ideal vessel.

Click HERE for the chenille hearts tutorial

Whew, that's a lot of affordable and beautiful ideas to decorate for Valentines day on a budget!

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