It’s never too early to think about your Valentine’s Day decor. Actually, now is the perfect time to get your craft on. Break your post-holiday slump by making some fun and easy crafts for the most romantic day of the year. As always, Remake It Happen brings you ideas for cheap and easy crafts.
Now, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that takes a lot of grief. Some will say it’s a Hallmark holiday. Others will say it’s too commercial. However, Valentine’s Day, like any holiday, is what you make of it. Let the important people in your life know you love and appreciate them. For me, that means creating the right environment. I put a fun Valentine’s vibe in my home by crafting a Coffee Filter Heart Wreath and a Valentine’s Day Centerpiece.
Total Cost: $14
Skill Level: easy
Time: 1 – 2 hours
Total Cost: $7
Skill Level: all you need is a pulse
Time: 2 minutes
Coffee Filter Wreath for Valentine’s Day
I am not a coffee drinker; however, you can make some sharp (or on fleek if you’re hipper than me) home decor with coffee filters. Chances are you already have some lying around your house. Really all this Valentine’s Day craft requires is some folding and some glueing. Embrace the therapeutic nature of the repetitive moves.
Note: I would not hang this wreath on my front door. I don’t think it would stand up to the elements, but it would look great on a mantle or mirror.
What you will need:
- Flat wreath form (purchased or cut from scrap cardboard): $6
- Bleached (white) coffee filters $2
- Unbleached (brown) coffee filters $2
- Glue gun and glue
- Small paper doilies: $2
- Scrap paper in pink and red (or pick up a few sheets for a few bucks) $2
- Clothes pins #2
Total Cost: $14
How to Make a Coffee Filter Wreath for Valentine’s Day
1 ) Fold your coffee filters. And then fold some more.
I folded mine in half and in half again, and I folded all of my filters the same way. I prefer uniformity. If you want more variety, go for it! Or if you want a pop of color, you can dye your coffee filters.
2) Glue your coffee filters to the wreath form
Fold the points of the filter as you glue them to the form. Be sure that the creased edge is facing out. Overlap the points to ensure the ruffled edge gets close together.
3) Decorate the doilies
I cut hearts and added a paper fan. Go where your imagination takes you. You might add sweetheart candies or doves. Whatever you make, be sure your decorations are securely glued to the doilies.
4) Glue your doilies to the clothes pins.
This is optional. I decided that I might want to use my coffee filter wreath for other holidays. So, I wanted to be able to attach different decorations to it. The clothes pins allow me to unclick my Valentine’s Day crafts if I want. Pin your decorated doilies to the coffee filters.
5) Hang your Valentine’s Day Wreath!
Cheap Valentine’s Day Centerpiece
This is a ridiculously cute Valentine’s Day craft that is so easy you could do it in your sleep. The key to this craft is finding the right glassware at your local thrift store. Maybe you already have one tucked away in your china closet. Either way, you can make your glassware chic by giving it a little Valentine’s Day flare.
What you will need:
- A stemmed piece of glassware: $2
- 1 bag of pink or red jawbreaker candy: $2
- White candle: $3
- (Optional) Vintage table runner
How to Make a Valentine’s Day Centerpiece
- Place your candle in the center of your glassware
- Arrange jawbreaker candies around the candle
- Toss a table runner or cloth on your table. I found mine in my grandmother’s attic. I like it’s shabby chic feel.
- Enjoy! Light that candle and have dinner around your new centerpiece.
Show Us What You Got
How did your wreath turn out? Did you find an amazing piece of glass you want to brag about? Share your Valentine’s Day crafts with us!