Looking for simple Valentine’s Day projects? Why not make a pillow or a vase or artwork? Here are some projects to get yourself ready for Valentine’s Day. 

Can I ask you a question? Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Me? Not really.

It’s like I’m just recovering from Christmas still full of cheese and Christmas cookies and then all of a sudden Valentine’s Day shows up and I’m not ready.

I’m more of a spring decorating girl.

But just between us? I do love a fun Valentine’s craft.

Something simple.

Something fun.

Something to make me feel like I’m all about love.

Yesterday I made a simple two-ingredient craft with supplies that I bought at the dollar store for a grand total of….drumroll, please….


five super simple Valentine’s Day projects

Project #1: Love sign

This is what I bought at the dollar store yesterday.

A bag of confetti for $1.

A love sign for $1.

Grand total: $2.

All I did was separate out the hearts.

You can see the larger hearts that are solid here.

And then?

I just hot glued them onto the LOVE sign.

And now?

It looks like this.

Isn’t it so cute?

It’s going on my hutch with all my white dishes.

I made this in about an hour with a full conversation with my mother and two chapters of James Michener’s Chesapeake on tape.

Project #2: This burlap valentine’s day pillow

You can make it no-sew or sew.

You pick.

I just cut these burlap hearts from red burlap and attached them to the pillow.

You can see the finished pillow and how I made it here.

It’s so cute you could actually leave it out through spring.

I was thinking about making another one with just one large heart in the center.

Just another Valentine’s Day idea.

simple Valentines Day Projects

Project #3: Valentine’s Day artwork

This is SUCH a simple project.

All you need are stickers and a small canvas.

And your favorite Valentine’s Day saying.

simple Valentines Day Projects artwork

I just placed them in a line on the canvas.

And then? I painted the entire thing.

You can see the project here.

simple Valentines Day Projects

Project #4: DIY monogrammed burlap vase project

This is an oldie but a goodie.

It’s so easy to make and you can personalize it for someone special.

All you need is transfer paper and burlap.

simple Valentines Day Projects vase

And then?

Why not fill the vase with flowers for someone special.

You can see how I made it here.

simple Valentines Day Projects

Project #5: hand-stitched notebook

Make your own hand-stitched notebook for someone special.

You can see how to make it here.

And then?

Add a note on the front page for someone special in your life.

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  1. Image for Peg Peg

    I generally decorate with fresh flowers for Valentine's Day, but these are adorable crafts!! Good luck with your new project...how exciting!!! xoxo

  2. Image for Julie Julie

    As much as I would have liked to have done the survey, and did attempt such, it seems to be geared more towards a single person than married..........so I stopped doing it. However, if I wasn't married, and it being today, I would definitely be pursuing some home in an affordable nice neighborhood. Good luck with the survey!

    1. Image for Brenda Nicholson Brenda Nicholson

      I did do the survey - even though I'm married - and I agree with Julie. If I were young and single today and had the means I would totally buy a home by myself because I think it's fiscally responsible.

  3. Image for Yvonne Yvonne

    The first time I saw your burlap heart pillow I just loved that pillow!!! I made two pillows and did sew the hearts on mine. Love them❤️ ❤️ Thank you !


    So many ideas- will be trying them out! I don't really decorate for Valentine's Day -BUT love your ideas! Also took your survey :)

  5. Image for Jenn Jenn

    I'm doing a wreath this year, one that could stay up for spring too. I usually do a chalkboard and then we decorate the table on Valentines day. Nothing spectacular! I ran in dollar tree last night and realized it was really a great place to get materials for super cheap crafts! I guess I'm late to the party!

  6. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    I’m more of a Spring decorator like you, but I have a couple of heart things that I get out that are special. A wooden heart candle holder that my son made for me in wood shop class in high school. And a couple of Valentines that my daughters made in elementary school that are really sweet 💕

  7. Image for Becky Becky

    Such cute ideas! Vals day is my oldest son's birthday, so "boy birthday" kinda way overrides the "Valentiney/kissy/pink/fluff" side of our story. 😁 Still, I like to squeeze a very small something hearts-and-flowers in, even if just to try to horrify my poor boy. He's made it through 22 (yikes, almost 23!) years of this torment, so I think he's officially well-balanced, healthy, and strengthened by it all. 😊😁😉 I'm going to have to take a look through my fabric hoardings for pillow supplies... That heart pillow is really cute! Thanks!

  8. Image for Liberty Liberty

    I do decorate for Valentine's day.... but my snowmen are still out. Maybe in a week or so I will send the snowmen away and bring the rest of the Valentine decor out. It does seem like the holidays come faster these days, and I'm changing stuff in and out so much more quickly! Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

  9. Image for Susan Susan

    I like to decorate for Valentines Day, but with a light touch. I have a heart-shaped pillow that is made from a white sweater that I place on the sofa. I also hang a garland of hearts made from pages of a used book over the mantle in the family room. Lastly, I put a galvanized heart wreath on our front door with a pot of red annuals for color. Done!

  10. Image for Jan Jan

    I filled out the survey but it really didn't seem to apply to my situation. Long married, non-single person. I tried to answer based on what I remember about buying our first house together. Hope that doesn't skew things for you.

  11. Image for Jauquetta Jauquetta

    Well, I will be doing a lot more this year! My husband loves the artificial tree I got for Christmas, he said leave it up for awhile. I suggested decorating it for Valentine's day and he agreed! We've been married 12 yrs and he's never cared what I did so this is extraordinary. As soon as the snow lets up I'm off to the dollar store for those hearts. It's 11 below 0 right now so not anxious to go out. Lol. Love that sign!

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