Are you looking for an easy Valentine’s Day craft you can use to decorate for the holiday?
I have a simple DIY project to share with you today that is all about the holiday of love. It would make a cute decor piece for your front door or a simple decoration to hang on a kitchen cabinet or empty wall space.
Follow along to see my easy, DIY Valentine’s Day decor project you can make at home.
And then be sure to check out the 14 other ideas for easy Valentine’s day decorations down below!
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How to Make a Stenciled Valentine’s Day Heart Sign
I love using paint to craft all sorts of things! It’s my favorite medium to work with for customizing your home decor.
Supplies Needed for Handmade Heart Sign
- Wooden Heart cutout from Hobby Lobby (or check your other local, craft store)
- Buffalo check stencil
- White and Pink acrylic paint (I use Fusion Mineral Paint)
- Small brush and rubber band
- Additional word stencil (optional)
Step 1: Paint the Base Color
First, paint a base coat of white paint onto the wooden heart. The white will be the backdrop for the stencil pattern.
It took 2 coats of the white paint to get the full coverage.
Step 2: Position Your Stencil
After the base coat of white is dry, position your stencil carefully on the heart.
It’s a good idea to make sure the pattern of the stencil slightly overlaps the edge of the heart. This will keep you from having a tiny edge area to stencil.
Step 3: Dab the Top Color onto the Design
Here’s a quick tip–instead of going out and getting a true stencil brush, try using a half-inch chip brush with the bristles rubber-banded together.
It works like a charm for no additional cost.
Begin stenciling by dabbing your rubber-banded brush into a tiny bit of the pink paint, then offloading excess paint onto a paper towel.
Dab the paint gently onto the stencil, working your way through the pattern. Be careful not to push too hard or you force the paint to bleed under your stencil and ruin the pattern!
Once you finish one area, move the stencil to another area (making sure to line up the pattern) to continue stenciling on the pink until you have covered the entire surface.
Step 4: Stencil on a Valentine’s Day Message
If you love the buffalo check pattern by itself, feel free to skip this step!
I had this extra stencil on hand though, so I decided to add a little wording to the heart once the pink check pattern had dried.
Step 5: Tie a Matching Ribbon through Drilled Holes
This heart had pre-drilled holes, but if your piece does not you can add some easily with your own drill and small bit.
Then use a matching ribbon of your choice to make the hanger for your heart.
Step 6: Hang and Enjoy!
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This heart decoration can be customized to fit your own home decor color scheme by changing the colors or the wording. It works as a fun piece of wall art or a sign for your front porch.
Are you in the mood for more Valentine’s day crafts? Then you’re in luck!
I have 14 more cute ideas to share from my blogging friends for how you can make your own decor for the season of love.
Yarn and Fabric Heart Wreath
I have several DIY Valentine’s day wreaths to share, the first is this adorable one made with chunky yarn and fabric roses by Postcards from the Ridge.
She shares her full tutorial for how you can make the flower accents using leftover scrap fabric. They are the perfect touch to add to this cozy front door wreath.
Heart Card Wreath
You won’t believe how easy this cute wreath is to make! Refresh Living shares how to cut foam board to make a heart wreath form, then attach old playing cards with hot glue.
If you’re anything like me, you have 2-3 incomplete decks of cards lying around . . . this is a great idea for making use of them!
Wood Bead Heart Wreath
If you’re looking for more farmhouse style Valentine’s decor, this wreath made of wood beads is the perfect option.
Art & Classy shares her full tutorial for how you can make this easy DIY project.
Valentine Door Tote Decoration
A cute idea is to hang a jute tote on your front door and fill it with greenery, flowers, and other accents. It’s a unique twist on the front door wreath!
My Wee Abode shares her Valentine’s Day Door Tote, filled with pops of blush pink and cute paper hearts. I love it!
Cupid’s Arrow Wall Hanging
How about some wall art ideas? I love this felt and tassel wall hanging idea from Charleston Crafted.
She used a Cricut to cut out the felt hearts, but you can also get the same wavy-edged look by using pinking shears to cut them out by hand.
LOVE Canvas Project
If you’re a fan of paper crafting, you will love this project from Modge Podge Rocks. You start by painting a canvas with acrylic craft paint, then use Modge Podge to attach letters made from pretty scrapbook paper.
If you’re a little DIY-challenged and cutting out those letters seems scary, don’t worry! There’s a free printable template you can use which makes it easy peasy.
Wood Letter Love Sign
This project features more pretty paper as the backdrop for this Valentine’s Day sign. Jenuine Home shows how to pull this pretty decor together in under 10 minutes!
What I love about this piece is that it could also be reused in a children’s room, guest room, or nursery, depending on the exact paper you pick for the backdrop.
Kisses Framed Valentine Art
Here is another project you can pull together a the last minute–all you need is some paper, shades of pink and red lipstick, and your lips of course!
A big thanks to Lemon Thistle for sharing her creative framed kisses idea with us!
Framed Pinecone Flower Heart
This may be my favorite Valentine’s Day decoration so far! I love the idea of cutting off the tops of pinecones to make flower shapes, and think the result is just beautiful.
Pillar Box Blue used a color combination of red and pink to paint the inside of the pinecones, then glued them onto a painted canvas to make this bright and happy art piece.
DIY Yarn Hearts
Hearts are standard in decor for Valentine’s Day, and for good reason! These pink yarn hearts are a unique twist on the heart decor idea though, and would look cute stacked in a pretty bowl as filler or strung together for a garland of hearts.
Minimalist Valentine’s Tree with Hanging Hearts
Valentine’s decor doesn’t have to be over the top with color, you can also decorate with lighter or neutral colors for a cleaner look.
Simple Nature Decor made this classy and elegant Valentine’s tree with white branches and light pink paper hearts. It’s so light and airy, but still has that touch of love!
Candy Heart Valentine’s Day Tree
How about repurposing a small Christmas tree into a Valentine’s tree? That’s exactly what the Heathered Nest does with a tabletop white tree she had previously decorated for the holidays.
Feathers in various shades of bubble gum pinks and paper candy heart ornaments transform this tree for the new holiday.
Felt Heart Sachets
Let’s finish out with 2 more ideas that can be both home decor accents or gifts for your special Valentine.
2 Bees in a Pod used felt to make these heart-shaped sachets that were filled with fiberfill lightly scented with lavender essential oil.
Try hanging them on cabinet doors in your kitchen for a cute accent or give them away to friends and family!
Heart Shaped Soap
Don’t forget about adding a special touch to the bathroom for Valentine’s Day! You can make these heart-shaped soaps and sit them out on a pretty dish for your guests as a fun way to celebrate the day.
The Tattered Pew shares her soap recipe plus a free printable you can use if you decide to package these up as gifts.
I hope you’re feeling inspired to try making your own DIY Valentine’s Day decoration this year! With 15 easy ideas to choose from, the problem is which one to try first?
Whatever project you decide to try, I hope it helps you spread a little love around your home for all your family and friends.
Thanks for joining me today, and a Happy Valentine’s Day!