Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations by April Erhard, DIY Blogger
I love decorating for the holidays and Valentine’s Day is no exception. I was walking around Big Lots the other day and found some old Christmas decorations that were on super clearance at 80% off. They were just around the corner from the Valentine’s wreaths and decorations at full price. That is when I came up with the idea of making a heart wreath out of red clearance Christmas balls. It was so easy and my daughter loves staring at it. I plan to use it next year during Christmas as well. but with a Christmas ribbon. Happy crafting this Valentine’s Day DIY Decoration.
Supplies and Tools for Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations:
- Cardboard box or just large piece of card board
- Knife and/or Scissors
- 5 Boxes of Small Red Plastic Christmas Balls
- Mod Podge
- Dark Color Sharpie or Marker
Instructions for Valentine’s Day DIY Decorations:
- Use a sharpie to draw heart on the card board about the size of a large wreath or whatever size tickles your fancy. Don’t worry, it does not have to be perfect.
- Using the scissors and the serrated kitchen knife to cut out the heart. I started with the scissors and ended up using the knife mostly. You really only need knife.
- Cut 2 holes in the back top of the heart to string the ribbon through. You can do it before you glue the Christmas balls on. I did not and it was pain to get the ribbon through after the balls were on.
- Take the hook portion off the red plastic Christmas balls.
- Use the Mod Podge to glue the red Christmas Balls down to the card board. I pointed the hook entry portion downwards so that you cannot see it. This makes it look more like Valentine’s Day decoration rather than a Christmas Decoration.
- I let the first layer of balls dry overnight before adding a second layer on top to cover the card board. Add a second layer of balls to cover the cardboard spots. Let the project dry for 3 days before hanging.
- I would not recommend using this Valentine’s Wreath outside as it is not made of items that will withstand moisture.
- I have seen people use a hot glue gun for a similar project and that might be more water-resistant.
- If you do not have enough Christmas balls to make 2 layers, paint the cardboard red or string red garland in between.