Do you need some last minute rustic ideas for Valentine’s Day? I’m sharing a whole post of unique ideas.
Hi, I’m Regina and welcome to Saved From Salvage. I love decorating for Valentines Day and this year is no different. See all the easy diys, desserts, tablescapes and more.
Make sure to subscribe below. Be the first to see posts and receive my weekly newsletter.
Valentine’s Day – I think you either embrace it or wish it away. If you enjoy this February holiday, you might enjoy my Valentine’s Day ideas which run from tablescapes, to DIY’s to gifts to upcycling old decor.
Since I love to celebrate holidays, I’m all in. I don’t buy into all of it trust me. I prefer a dinner at home, a handmade gift and I never will turn down a card.
But I do like to make a beautiful table, special drinks and desserts and cute gifts to give.
When my son was young, he always woke up to pink heart shaped waffles. It was our tradition and I enjoyed making them.
Table of Contents
For my table, I found these mauve print napkins by April Cornell. I decided to create my tablescape around them.
Not a traditional pink or Valentine napkin, I loved the soft look. In the background are my favorite of all time hand stitched hearts click here to see them.
I got to use my galvanized chargers and my pink charger then my white plates. Here is a link to my tablescape for last year which was rustic.
A big fan of decorating with books, I painted these a light shade of pink and they look great with my pops of green on top.
I created two easy framed pieces this year. Both were made in Canva and then printed and framed. So easy and inexpensive to add your own touch to your home.
How cute to make everyone a personal teacup flower arrangement? No teacups? Find them at the thrift store for about $1.50 each.
For these I just criss crossed scotch tape across the top of the cup and then cut and placed my flowers inside.
The last piece of decor I made this year was another framed picture with a variety of hearts.
VALENTINE DESSERT IDEAS
This is a really fun idea for little ones. When I was making my Valentine cookies, I used a tiny heart cookie cutter to make some smaller ones. I used a large needle, pink twine and strung the cookies onto the twine.
This is a cute way to display the cookies that are perfect bite size shape or just use it for decor…good luck with that.
I melted chocolate wafers and dipped the cookies in the chocolate and then sprinkled them with pink and white sprinkles. Who doesn’t love sprinkles?
For some, I decorated them with white icing and added sprinkles and colored sugars.
It was really easy to up the look of these cookies from boring to beautiful.
These meringue pops and cookies are so easy and fun to make. I use meringue powder and water and sugar, vanilla extract and food coloring.
DIY VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS – GIFTS
You have to try this easy and adorable gift. If you like to save jars like I do, then you are all set. If not, dig through the fridge for an almost empty jelly, mustard, or horseradish jar.
Paint the lid a pretty color, glue on a knob and fill with chocolate! Of course.
This next gift idea requires a trip to the Dollar Tree. I found these 3 pack muslin bags with a heart stamped on the outside. These can be used for so many things. You could attach them to a garland and start 10 days before Valentines and say here are 10 Things I love About You.
How sweet would that be?
Then inside each bag, you can tuck a note listing what you love about your Valentine.
For a fun idea for a cupcake topper, gift tag or to tuck inside your valentine card, see this fun post.
The next idea is to add a candy treat or some other small treat in each bag and give separately or string on a garland.
UPDATE OLD VALENTINE’S DECOR
If you know me, you know I’m not a big fan of red. I had a few pieces of Valentine Decor that I was not using but decided to update.
See how easy it is to give something old, a fresh new look? Shop your house and see what you have that you can spend .99 cents on paint and fall in love all over again.
This one I used both a soft pink and an off white to update.
VALENTINE DECOR AT MY HOUSE
The little soft pink bird is perched under a cloche with a little moss.
The Scrap Wood Hearts were a favorite DIY I made this year from vintage tongue and groove flooring.
VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS: CANDY CHARCUTERIE BOARD
Last but not least I’m sharing one more idea for Valentine’s Day. From our downed tree, we’ve not made lots of these boards, so many that I’m selling them on Etsy. You can get yours here.
They are beautiful and large and make the perfect backdrop for a candy inspired charcuterie board.
This would be yummy to snack on while watching the Super Bowl.
No time to make one? Here is a beautiful large board you could use.
Thanks so much for stopping by SAVED FROM SALVAGE and reading about my Valentine’s Day Ideas.
I hope you get a chance to try one of my ideas and if you do – let me know how it turned out.
We will be obviously staying in and enjoying a yummy meal. I’ll make a menu and special dessert and Carmine will do his magic on the Traeger.
If you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog and get inspiration delivered directly to your inbox!
Don’t forget to comment or share if you like what you see.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.