DIY Valentine’s Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

Valentine’s Day can be celebrated just as much as any holiday, and decorating any portion of your home to celebrate the holiday of love can always be a fun thing to recognize the next holiday that occurs after the December observances. Whether you go all out for Valentine’s Day or just have a simple centerpiece on your table or mantel above the fireplace, try either of these centerpiece ideas to make Valentine’s Day more visible in your home.

Flowers

Start your centerpiece with a base of greenery or green branches in a vase. Whether these branches are vines or small tree branches, go with what works for you either from your yard or local craft store. Even fake greenery will work in the vase.

Add to this greenery some real flowers alternating in red, pink, and white. Roses are perfect for the deep red color that typifies Valentine’s Day. For white, carnations offer a bright white color with a flatter bloom than the roses. For pink flowers, try something truly different in your vase such as a pink lily that will spread its bloom over the vase. I would use the lilies sporadically to break up the red and white contrast.

For outside the vase, lay the vase on a bed of red velvet or yarn and add paper and cardboard hearts over the centerpiece in varying sizes. The hearts can lay flat, lean up against the vase, and even stick to the vase. Wrap the outside of the vase in wrapping paper made specifically for Valentine’s Day to complete the centerpiece.

Hearts

Make a heart the centerpiece of your decorations as you celebrate love on Valentine’s Day. Make a three-dimensional heart as big as you want it out of cardboard and cover it in Valentine’s Day wrapping paper to give it a festive look. Make it in three dimensions by cutting a rectangular piece of cardboard to fit in between two heart pieces. Make a base for it of any custom fit shape you want such as rectangle or pyramid shape and tape or glue the heart to the base. Then cover in decorative paper.

Attach to the heart different textures of stuff such as tissue paper, felt, glitter glue, buttons, and pipe cleaners to make two and three dimensional displays all over the central heart display. Make the pipe cleaners come out at angles that give the heart base an even more 3-D look.

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DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

DIY Valentine's Centerpieces: Both Pretty and Creative

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