I like to change things up in my home every now and again, and special holidays or events are one way that I can do that. Valentine’s Day is a special day, and a simple “holiday.” It is very easy to add a few simple changes to get ready for this special day. Just by adding a heart garland or changing out a wreath will give you a little festive mood without breaking the bank.
I love paper products, and whenever Valentine’s Day draws near, you can find all kinds of cute paper doilies, heart-shaped paper doilies, glitter, vintage looking valentines, etc. After Valentine’s Day, when these items are marked down, I try to stock up for next year. Last year, I bought some pink and white paper heart doilies, and decided to use them for a quick bunting or garland this year.
All I did to make the garland was plug up my glue gun. I had some twine that I cut to the length I needed, and I spaced out the hearts and just glued them to the twine. This makes a cute decoration, and it’s very simple to make. The white hearts keep the look neutral, so I could leave it up after Valentine’s Day.
Another simple project is a wreath. I really enjoy making wreaths. They aren’t just for doors. I love to hang them in a room. A wreath can add a lot of style, or accent a holiday. I found a really simple project for a wreath using coffee filters. The filters make a very fluffy, full looking wreath for not a lot of money.
Isn’t that cute. I love how it looks, but I wanted to make something for Valentine’s Day, so I purchased some cute red and pink glitter hearts and pompoms to add to the wreath. To make the wreath, you need a pack of coffee filters, plenty of glue sticks for your glue gun, your glue gun, and a wreath form. I bought a foam wreath from the dollar store.
To begin the wreath, I pulled out several filters (they are hard to separate). I took one filter and gathered all the edges and then kind of bunched it up so that I could apply some glue to the bottom of the filter. I started gluing the filters around the outside edge of the foam.
I worked my way from the sides to the top, and then the inside of the wreath.
Please be careful with the glue gun. I burned my fingers several times trying to stick the filters to the wreath.
After you have finished with the filters, you can add extras if you want. I added in my hearts and pompoms, but you could just leave it plain. You can also add a decorative ribbon to hang it, or a bow. I added a ribbon, by tying it to the door hook, so I could remove it if I wanted.
I have made similar wreaths using cut paper, or vintage book pages, and they are really cute.
Coffee filters are great to use for craft projects. I have made watercolor flowers with them by just applying paint to the filters, and then bunching up several at a time to form a flower.
I hope you give this project a try. It is a little time consuming (I finished in about an hour), but it is very inexpensive and easy, and creates a big impact. Feel free to contact me with questions