Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations by April Erhard, DIY Blogger
I love decorating for the holidays and Valentine’s Day is no exception. I was walking around Big Lots the other day and found some old Christmas decorations that were on super clearance at 80% off. They were just around the corner from Valentine’s wreaths and decorations at full price. That is when I came up with the idea of making a heart wreath out of red clearance Christmas balls. It was so easy, and my daughter loves staring this Valentine’s Day DIY Decoration. I plan to use it next year during Christmas as well. But with a Christmas ribbon. Happy crafting this Valentine’s Day DIY Decoration.
One of my favorite things to do for my daughter’s classroom is to create custom Valentine’s Day Classroom Cards to hand out at school. If you can bring in treats, these Cherry Lemon Cupcakes are always a big hit.
Supplies and Tools for Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations:
- Cardboard box or Foam Core Board
- Knife or Scissors
- 5 Boxes of Small Red Plastic Christmas Balls
- Mod Podge
- Red Ribbon
- Dark Color Sharpie or Marker
Instructions for Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations:
- Use a sharpie to draw a heart on the cardboard about the size of a large wreath or whatever size tickles your fancy. Don’t worry; it does not have to be perfect.
- Using the scissors and the serrated kitchen knife to cut out the heart. I started with the scissors and ended up using the knife mostly. You only need a knife.
- Cut two holes in the back top of the heart to string the ribbon through. You can do it before you glue the Christmas balls on. I did not, and it was a pain to get the ribbon through after the red plastic Christmas balls were on.
- Take the hook portion off the red plastic Christmas balls.
- Use the Mod Podge to glue the red Christmas Balls down to the cardboard. I pointed the hook entry portion downwards so that you cannot see it. This makes it look more like Valentine’s Day decoration rather than a Christmas Decoration.
- I let the first layer of balls dry overnight before adding the second layer on top to cover the cardboard. Add a second layer of balls to cover the cardboard spots. Let the project dry for three days before hanging.
- I would not recommend using this Valentine’s Wreath outside as it is not made of items that will withstand moisture.
- I have seen people use a hot glue gun for a similar project and that might be more water-resistant.
- If you do not have enough Christmas balls to make two layers, paint the cardboard red or string red garland in between.
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What else are you making to get ready for Valentine’s Day? Leave them in the comments below.