Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Decorating Ideas


Courtesy of Kim Stoegbauer

Happy Valentine's Friends,

Decorate for Valentine's Day with easy-to-create paper crafts that can be whipped up in minutes. Our featured Easy Doily Garland is one of my favorites. To create a doily garland, fold six-inch doilies in half and use double-sided table to attach a thin ribbon in the crease of each doily. Use a paper punch or hand cut small hearts; attach to the center of each doily with double-sided tape.

Sweet Cupcake Toppers


Dress up simple cupcake with easy-to-make cupcake toppers. To create cupcake flags, cut a strip of patterned scrapbook paper one inch by 5-1/2 inches, and fold in half. Place a piece of double-sided tape the entire length of the backside. Place a four-inch lollipop stick in the crease, and fold over the paper. Trim the end to form a flag shape. Use a paper punch or hand cut a small heart; attach the heart to the flag with a foam dot to add dimension.

Conversation Cupcakes


A new take on a classic. Instead of candy hearts this Valentine's Day, create your own conversation cupcakes with our adorable labels. Click here for the printables.

Pretty Paper Garland


Create garlands made from colorful scrapbook paper to decorate your home for Valentine's Day. Paper garlands are an easy-to-create and versatile decoration. Hang on the walls, down the stairway banister or across the front of a table. All you need: scrapbook paper, ribbon and double-sided tape. Get the how-to here.

Materials Needed:
  • scrapbook paper
  • thin ribbon
  • scallop circle paper punch
  • double-sided tape


Punch Out Circles
Use a 2-1/2-inch or three-inch scallop circle paper punch to create six flat circles per rosette. Fold each circle in half. Use double-sided tape to attach the backsides of two of the folded circles.



Attach Ribbon
Continue attaching the folded circles, alternating paper patterns. Before attaching the last circle, place thin ribbon through the center of the rosette and then attach the final circle. Repeat until desired length of garland is reached.



Love Letters


Spell out L-O-V-E or any word using inexpensive chipboard or wood letters covered in decorative paper. Use finished letters to create a banner or mantel display. Get the how-to here.

Materials Needed:
  • chipboard letters
  • scrapbook paper
  • nail file
  • ink stamp
  • foam brush
  • mod podge


Attach Paper to Chipboard
Trace the chipboard letter on the backside of the patterned paper, and cut out paper with scissors or craft knife. Use a foam brush to apply mod podge to the paper letter and adhere it to the chipboard letter. Allow to dry. Use emery board to smooth edges and remove any excess paper from letter.



Antique the Edges
Stamp a small ink pad around the edges to give the letters a worn look. Use ribbon to hang letters as a banner or use as a display on a mantel or table.



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Yvonne