Last Minute Valentine's Day Decorations

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You don’t want to be that house on the block that never decorates for holidays (and you probably also don’t want to be the “over the top” house, either). Valentine’s Day is just days away – so here are some quick DIY decorations sure to add some dazzle to your home.

Garland. Grab some doilies (the bigger the better) from the craft box, ribbon and a red Sharpie. Fold the doilies in half and use double sided tape to adhere them to a long ribbon. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, grab some red craft paper and a paper punch to cut out small hearts, or simply draw red hearts on the doilies. Bam – simple, cute and quick!

Cupcakes. Cupcakes are not only delicious, but they’re also decorative. Whip up your favorite flavor (we recommend red velvet or strawberry, to keep with the Valentine’s theme of course), and stick in little labels like “be mine,” “love” and “Valentine.” It’s a new take on the candy heart treat we’ve all enjoyed for years. When you’re done, display them on a tiered stand or carrier.

Wall art. This one might require a trip to the craft store, but if you keep extra cardboard and fun paper handy, that’s all you’ll need. Pick festive words like “Love”, “Sweet” or “Heart” and cut those letters out of the cardboard. Grab your favorite decorative paper and apply to the letters. Hang them on the walls, put them in window sills, or place them on shelves.

Mason jars. Most of us have these handy around the house already, so grab your favorite Valentine’s candies, like the conversation hearts, M&Ms, peeps, etc. and fill the jars to the brim. Gather your jars and set them on top of a mirror or decorative platter and you have one yummy centerpiece.

Candles. Spice up your candlesticks and glass candle jars for Valentine’s Day. Wrap jars in red or pink yarn for a simple color pop, or affix cut out hearts.

Simple and fun! Which decorations will you try?