DIY Valentine Decor

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Use stuff you probably already have for these 2 fun Valentine creative fixes!

1. Valentine Hanging Hearts Door Hanger 

You will need: 

  • strips of fabric (about 1 to 2 inches wide)
  • needle, thread (or sewing machine)
  • hot glue-gun
  • cardboard
  • yarn

First, cut out heart shapes from pieces of cardboard.

Now, cut long strips of fabric.

Next, sew a long gathering stitch, length-wise, along center of strips.

Gather strips by pulling gently on thread while bunching up the fabric.

Use your hot glue-gun to attach gathered fabric strips to hearts.

Finally, glue yarn on backs of hearts to hang. 

 

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2. Valentine Tree

This one is so simple, you probably don’t need instructions, but just in case:

You will need:

  • thin cardboard (i.e. cereal boxes)
  • tin foil
  • needle, thread

First, cut out a bunch of hearts (all sizes).

Next, cover them with tin foil (no tape or glue necessary).

Use needle and thread to poke hole in hearts and make a hanging loop on each one.

Make the tree by finding bare branches and arranging them in a container you like. Fill the container with as much branches as you can so that it looks more full. 

ONE TIP: I started off using embroidery thread to hang the hearts, but decided they looked prettier hanging with thread that you can’t see.

Voila! So simple, so quick. Have your kids help you–add some cookies and turn it into a Saturday afternoon activity!