Easy DIY Decor for Valentine’s Day

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Painted Throw Pillows

This is a useful DIY decor, and the steps are pretty straightforward. If you have a plain throw pillow, you can stencil it with a romantic quote and color the letters with fabric paint. Alternatively, you can paint the entire pillow with different shades of red and pink, and leave the outline of the letters blank.

Since this decor is simple, you can get more plain throw pillows from the store, and paint different words on each of the pillow. These will look great on the couch or on your bed.

String Art

String art may sound very challenging, but it can actually be a very simple crafts project this Valentine’s season. Even kids will be able to have some fun while looping the string around.

You can start by sketching an outline of a heart or a word like “love”, “soulmate”, “spark” and “forever” on a piece of wood. If you are feeling confident, you can even write a short phrase or a quote. Tap several nails spaced at around half an inch along the outlines. Then, loop the string from nail to nail until you have filled up the spaces. Another interesting idea is to place the words inside the outline of the heart. You can fill the heart shape with loops of string, but leave the stencil of each letter blank.

Fabric Cutouts

If you have scraps of spare fabric at home, fabric cutouts can be a simple and also cheap do-it-yourself decor for this upcoming Valentine’s Day.

On a patterned fabric, you can cut out heart shapes and even letters to spell out a few sweet phrases. Choose vibrant colors such as red, orange, pink, yellow and green to make your cutouts pop out. Cut out square shapes on a different fabric with a more subdued pattern. On these squares, you can sew the hearts and the letters. Then, attach the squares on a piece of string, yarn or rope. You can hang this up in the living room or above your headboard.

Another thing you can do with fabric cutouts is to frame them. You can put the colorful cutouts inside a picture frame, and display it on a side table or shelf all year round.

Rope Art

With a single piece of rope, you can already decorate your door, wall or mantel for Valentine’s Day. In a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon salt, 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup glue, and 1½ cups water. Put a rope made of natural fiber into the bowl, and make sure that the rope is thoroughly soaked. Afterwards, you can shape the rope into cursive lettering of a short word. You can also spell the name of your loved one.

Within a day, the rope will start to harden. Once the form of the rope is stable, you can easily tack the word on the door. You can also decorate the rope with other adornments like flowers from your garden.

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