12 DIY Paper Valentine Decorations That Look Store Bought

Need a few ideas to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day? Take a look at this list of 12 Paper Valentine Decorations you can make today.

Valentines Day.

The season of love, overpriced flowers, and an excuse to eat candy.

Besides getting the yearly Valentine’s candy and cards for my kids to pass out to their classmates, I haven’t really done a lot with Valentine’s day until recently.

I have discovered that there is something fun about putting a few Valentine’s day decorations out each year.

I don’t go over board with it. Just some subtle heart decorations and signs as an easy way to add a bright, festive feel to my living room and kitchen.

There are so many simple Valentine’s day decoration ideas out there and many of them are inexpensive and beautiful.

If you are looking for some fun projects to create this February, here is a list of easy Valentine’s day decoration ideas that you can make with paper. These fun paper crafts are sure to bring a little cheer to your home even if you don’t go out of your way to celebrate and many of them can be displayed year round.

Paper Valentine Decorations: Heart Garlands

3D Paper Heart Garland from Chalking Up Success

These beautiful DIY 3D hearts make the perfect, elegant garland. Learn how to fold and create these paper hearts at Chalking Up Success for a subtle and beautiful Valentine Day decoration.

3D Heart Garland hanging on cabinet
Photo Courtesy of Chalking Up Success

Watercolor Heart Garland from The Palette Muse

Want another, even easier Valentine garland DIY? Check out this heart garland made with an upcycled book and watercolor paint.

This garland is a great way to add a subtle Valentine decoration to your living room curtains or mantel.

Just clip them onto a piece of twine and you have a ready made Valentine display.

Watercolor heart garland
Photo Courtesy of The Palette Muse

Origami Heart Bouquet and Garland from Ruffles and Rain Boots

Up for a little more of a challenge? Learn how to make these fun origami paper hearts from Ruffles and Rainboots. You can use many different colors to make a bright display or stick to a few colors for a themed look.

Colorful origami heart bouquet and garland
Photo Courtesy of Ruffles and Rain Boots

Paper Valentine Decorations: Art

Toilet Paper Roll 3D Heart on Canvas from Practical Whimsy Designs

Did you know you can create beautiful art with toilet paper rolls and hot glue? Make an intricate heart shape with this tutorial by Practical Whimsy Designs.

This decoration is subtle enough that it could be displayed any time of year. Make it as a gift for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a wedding.

Heart toilet paper roll art on dresser next to green flowers in vase

Paper Heart Wall Art from Postcards from the Ridge

Here is another paper heart wall art idea that could be displayed year round. It would be a great idea for a little girl’s bedroom or nursery or as a display for a baby shower.

The pretty 3D hearts add the perfect balance and detail to the picture.

3D Paper heart wall art
Photo Courtesy of Postcards from the Ridge

Rose Filled Heart Card Art from Ottawa Mommy Club

Ever wanted to try your hand at paper flower making? Learn how to create these cute paper roses with this tutorial by Ottawa Mommy Club.

Make these as DIY cards to wish someone a happy Valentine’s Day or frame the art for an elegant home decoration.

3D Rose Filled Paper Heart Art
Photo Courtesy of Ottawa Mommy Club

Easy Lipstick Art from Rekindle My Dwelling

Have a few extra lipsticks laying around? Use them to make art for Valentine’s Day. These playful pictures are a fun idea to add some simple Valentine’s Day decor.

Heart and lip art made with lipstick
Photo Courtesy of Rekindle My Dwelling

Crepe Paper Heart Wreath from Artsy Craftsy Mom

Need to add that perfect heart display to your front door or mantel? Grab some different colored crepe paper rolls and get to work on making this adorable heart wreath.

It is a great last minute craft that is sure to bring some cheer to your home.

Colorful crepe paper heart wreath
Photo Courtesy of Artsy Craftsy Mom

Paper Mache Heart and Watercolor Decoration from Pillar Box Blue

This project from Pillar Box Blue may take a little more time to make, but it is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your wall. Plus using large hearts on top give the art piece a fun accent.

Hang the smaller water color hearts in straight lines below and you have a colorful and creative piece of art.

Paper mache and watercolor heart banner
Photo Courtesy of Pillar Box Blue

Paper Valentine Decorations: For Your Table

DIY Valentine’s Tree with Heart Shaped Leaves from Simple Nature Decor

I love the look of this little white heart tree. It is such a simple way to decorate for Valentine’s day but these little paper hearts make the whole tree feel elegant.

Heart leaf branches in white pitcher by bed
Photo Courtesy of Simple Nature Decor

Valentine Paper Lantern House from Moms and Crafters

Love paper houses? Create a Valentine themed one with this tutorial from Moms and Crafters.

Use fairy lights or battery tea lights to turn it into a paper lantern.

Valentines house paper lantern
Photo Courtesy of Moms and Crafters

3D Heart Decorative Jar Luminary from Practical Whimsy Designs

Have a couple of mason jars or other glass jars to upcycle? Create these pretty glass luminaries to light up your Valentine’s Day display.

Use any color of scrapbook paper to create bright and cheery 3D hearts for this glass jar upcycled decoration.

Paper Heart Luminary in glass jars

DIY Paper Valentine Day Decorations

There are so many options available for fun crafts you can make as a family to decorate your home.

The best part about many of the decorations, is that they can easily be incorporated into your every day decor.

Add them to a basket or tray, hang them as part of a wall gallery, add them to a bookshelf, etc. There are so many fun possibilities.

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DIY Valentine's Day Decorations you can make with paper

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