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6 DIY Valentine’s Decor Ideas

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
February 12, 2024
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Lots of DIY Valentines decor ideas for kids to make. Paint and print heart garlands and buntings along with suncatchers for Valentine’s Day.

Updated January 2024

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re ready and waiting with lots of fun heart art projects!

Here’s a sampling of valentine art activities that are fun for kids to make AND are beautiful decorations to hang around your house.

DIY Valentines Decor Ideas

painting paper heart doilies
Photo by Andrea Martelle

1. Make a Valentine’s Day Garland

Create a vibrant and colorful Valentine’s Day garland with paper doily hearts.

papel picado valentine decoration
Photo by Rachel Withers

2. Make Valentine Papel Picado

Learn how to make valentine papel picado with scissors and tissue paper.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Make Melted Crayon Heartstrings

Use melted crayons to make a beautiful garland to hang in your window!

Photo by Andrea Martelle

4. Paint Coffee Filter Hearts

We love coffee filter crafts! Hang them in a window for a suncatcher effect, or on string for a nice garland.

potato print valentine decoration
Photo by Rachel Withers

5. Potato Print Garland

Always easy, always fun–a perfect way to create your own decorations!

heart suncatchers
Photo by Andrea Martelle

6. Make a Heart Suncatcher with Tissue Paper

Make a simple heart suncatcher using contact paper and tissue paper. This makes a lovely valentine to hang in a sunny window!

More Valentine Crafts & Activities for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Hearts Activities pack!

We think you’re going to LOVE this sweet collection of adorable heart activities! This 32-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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