Great Inexpensive Ideas For Valentines Day

Are you looking for some inexpensive Valentine’s Day Crafts ideas? What about some fun things to make for your family for Valentine’s Day?

I am going to show how to decorate on a budget for Valentine’s Day. You will be surprise what you have in your closets, in storage bin, under the cabinets and in the refrigerator. Let me show you some fun and great inexpensive ideas for Valentines Day.


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A cloche is a fun item to decorate for any season. I gave it a little of a refresher for Valentine’s Day.

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I shopped my own house to add a little sentiment with “love you” from some old Scrabble tiles, holder and a few glass hearts. The glass hearts were bought as fillers for a vase years ago. You can still find them at local craft stores.

You could always cut out a paper heart and insert here as well. How about making a heart and adding some glitter to it.

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A few more hearts were sprinkled on the side. I plan to add some candles on each side of the cloche for my Valentine’s Dinner.

It was a very easy and fun Valentines centerpiece to create.

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Here is another easy and quick centerpiece. It could be use on your island, counter, side table or centerpiece on your dining table.

These are all items that I shopped my house to create! I started by looking in my cabinets and around the house for items.

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I placed all of the items on the counter to see what would work for the centerpiece.

The tray was placed in the center of the island. I took the tallest piece, the topiary and placed in on the tray. Then I created an easy bow by using a piece of red grosgrain ribbon with white poke-a-dots. Pretty white lace would look beautiful too.

I trimmed the tails of the bow with my scissors. Next, I placed a candle and a bowl on the tray. It always looks good to have three items in various heights to anchor the tray.

The white pods were placed in the bowl. I did not like the bulky look and removed them.

You may want to add candy in your bowl. We are not eating candy right now to loss weight.

I began searching the house for something to add inside the bowl. Look what I found? These beads with a heart at the end. It was the perfect item!

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A baggy of these hearts were found in one of my kitchen drawers. I purchased them last year for 50% at Hobby Lobby. It was the perfect finishing touch to sprinkle them on the tray.

Another no cost Valentine’s centerpiece! I created both of the centerpieces shown here today by shopping my house for items. It is always good to reuse what you have on hand.


Another way to save money is to make your own wreath or garland. Wreathes can be very pricey to purchase. You can make own for a fraction of the cost.

An Easy Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Heart Wreath

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Photo is courtesy of Kim at Cottage In The Mittens

Look at this beautiful easy Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Heart Wreath by Kim at Cottage In The Mittens. I absolutely love it and have been wanting to make a pom pom wreath for my home as well.

This type of wreath is very easy to make for you home. Today on her blog, Kim shows you how to make An Easy Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Heart Wreath here.

I love the soft colors of pinks and white. I cannot wait to make one! Isn’t it just lovely?

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts – Paper Heart Garland

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This easy paper heart garland hangs in my mudroom room. Another project that I used items from my craft room to create. I have a tutorial on my blog on how to create an easy and fun DIY heart garland here.

This is also a fun project to make with children. The garland could be made to hang across a kitchen window or along the fireplace mantel. Little ones would love having a part on creating some decorations.

The Most Decadent Valentine Marshmallows

My friend Leslie over at Feet Under My Table has the most decadent Valentine Marshmallows. How much fun would it be to make these for your family? Not only will they look adorable, they will taste incredible in hot cocoa too.

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Photo Courtesy of Feet Under My Table Blog

You can read about how to make The Most Decadent Valentine Marshmallows here. Don’t they just look incredible?

Hot Cocoa Stirs or Hot Chocolate bombs
Photo Courtesy of Feet Under My Table Blog

Now how fun would it be to make these Hot Cocoa stirs? Are they not adorable too?

You simply stir into hot milk for amazing cup of hot cocoa. These Hot Cocoa Stirs would make wonderful Valentine’s gifts too. Isn’t this a fun idea to make for your children? I may make some for my grandchildren. They would love for me to fix their favorite waffles and have these Hot Cocoa Stirs sitting by their mugs along with homemade heart marshmallows. Talk about making someone feel extra special!

You can find the tutorial to make these Hot Cocoa Stirs here at Leslie’s blog Feet Under My Table.

Be sure to check back on Friday for more Valentine’s ideas! I love sharing budget friendly ideas here at White Lilac Farmhouse with you.

Have fun creating great things, sweet friend! I hope you found some inspiration here.

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    1. Cindy, I was thinking this glass dome (cloche) would look really beautiful with your round wood circle riser. I saw them on your fb live. That and the ring holders are lovely.

  1. What a wonderful post, Tammy! I love your decorating ideas. Thanks so much for sharing my marshmallows and stirs. So thankful for you.

    1. Leslie, you have wonderful items to share. Perfect for this post! I have been wanting to make homemade marshmallows. The grandchildren would love it. Thanks for the sweet comment.

    1. Kim, thank you for letting me share your beautiful wreath. It was perfect to show people how to make beautiful items. I love making wreaths and garlands. They are always so festive for any holiday.

  2. Thank you for sharing so many budget-friendly decor ideas that look amazing! Love the cloche and the tray it is sitting on! So pretty! Enjoy Valentine’s Day, Donna

    1. Thank you, KariAnne. Now you will be on the lookout to snag some. I am always on a lookout for them at yard sales or thrift stores. Hugs to you sweet friend!

    1. Thank you so much, Juliet. Cloches can be use for so many things. I cannot wait to decorate them for the spring. I am ready for spring and warmer temperatures!

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