Nothing beats a romantic dinner at home on Valentine’s Day, whether you decide to use your regular dining room or the yard. And creating a festive ambiance for your all-girls Valentine’s party will have your home Instagram-ready. However, decorating your space to fit into the occasion’s theme can be a hassle; you want it festive but not cheesy and extravagant but not expensive. Here are five cost-effective DIY decorations you can try to bring a fresh, romantic vibe to your space.
A symphony of candy and flowers
This Valentine’s Day decoration is surprisingly easy to pull off, and you only need three or four materials. You’ll have to get candy hearts, which can be found at the Dollar Store or convenient store.
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You’ll also need a wide vase, a few stems of your favorite flower, and a ribbon to make a bow around the vase. Fill the vase with candies and stick the flowers in. This decoration makes for a beautiful centerpiece on your dining table.
Cute washi tape candles
Even when it’s not Valentine’s Day, tiny votive candles are romantic and perfect for setting the mood. You can turn a regular dinner into a romantic Valentine’s feast with these candles.
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Simply wrap the perimeter of the candle with a decorative red (or pink) tape and glue a faux flower to one side. Tiny votive candles go for as low as $15 for a pack of 45. You can customize as many as you want!
Wreaths are often associated with Christmas and Halloween, but they allow your guests to feel the love right from the front door. You can DIY a Valentine’s Day wreath with just a few supplies.
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Cut a piece of foam from the craft store in the shape of a heart, and insert red and white roses and some Baby’s breath. Hang this wreath up all week just to show your neighbors some love, or place it inside your home for Valentine’s Day.
Pictures with your date or guest on Valentine’s Day are a must. To get good shots, you need a decorative backdrop. However, a boring plastic banner is not that aesthetic.
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You can take things up a notch with metallic balloons, heart-shaped balloons, flower stickers, and anything else you can think of to elevate your white walls! Aside from pictures, this backdrop doubles as a decoration on your wall.
Light up their world
This decoration is another way of telling your Valentine that they light up your world. Regardless of the size of your space, you can set a romantic atmosphere with mood lights.
You only need to get a pre-lit curtain and hang it for an unmistakable, cozy touch. These pre-lit curtains consist of pleated sheer fabrics decorated with microlights. This is a very easy decor that anyone can pull off with an old sheet or curtains.