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Crafty Valentine Decorating Ideas | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over, and Valentine’s Day is already around the corner! I have already decorated my home for one of my favorite holidays, and wanted to share some easy and fun crafty decorating ideas with you. Enjoy these tips, and if you have any tips of your own, please add them to the comment section for other moms to enjoy below!

Valentine Tree

Not so fast putting the Christmas decorations away- half of your ornaments might look great on a Valentine tree! I just happened to have this pink tree up in my studio during the holidays, but you could probably find a red one on sale {left over from the holidays} at Target or the dollar store. If you don’t have a small tree, a fancy tree branch or group of twigs from the floral shop would also work well.

Decorate your Valentine tree with mostly white, pink and red ornaments. Any animal ornaments work great too. A quick way to add a little love, is to punch a hole in the center of red and pink paper hearts such as the ones pictured above. Push these hearts on the tips of your tree branches or twigs for a lovely touch.


Window Love

Have the kids cut out some hearts out of red and pink construction paper and hang them in all your windows using wall putty. Wall putty can be found in the stationary isle of Shop Rite or at any office store. Cute red cupids such as the one above can be found at a party store. Cupids are quite tricky to cut out, so I would recommend buying them and making the hearts at home! Some other fun ideas for cut paper shapes are; cupcakes, red birds and ladybugs.

Fun with Cake Picks

Remember the terrarium craft I shared within my blog post a few months ago? Well, my tiny little garden is still growing and I like to change the theme from month to month. If your terrarium at home is still living, or you’d like to learn to make one, a really simple way to make it festive is by adding plastic cake picks into the soil. This cupid pick was the perfect addition to mine, but you could use pretty much any pink or red little fellow to add some Valentine fun. Cake picks also make a great addition to Valentine cupcakes, or as a decoration on the top of a Valentine heart. They are sold at all major party stores as well as in the baking isle of fine food stores.

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Ashley Lucas {aka Lady Lucas} is a local Jersey City illustrator and arts instructor. She has written and illustrated various children’s books, and is currently working on a compilation of her most popular crafting ideas. She offers private art lessons to the Newport community for children ages 4 – 8 years old and loves seeing the magical creations children come up with!

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