If you are a neutral home decor lover like me, you probably struggle with decorating for Valentines Day. Whether you like to decorate with color or not, I will show you a simple Valentines Day DIY that I think everyone will enjoy. This project is also great to make with kiddos!
I’m not sure where the month of January went, but when I saw Karlee (@karleegailbowman) adding some paper heart decor to her home, I realized I needed to get moving on my Valentine’s day decor! I love the month of February, probably because it’s my birthday month, but also because I love Valentine’s Day! Although I love the color pink, I like to keep my decorations pretty neutral, with the exception of greenery of course! That is why I love the vintage paper hearts! I took pictures throughout the process so I could share step by step!
Step 1: Cut out hearts from vintage book pages
To cut out the heart, simply fold a piece of paper in half and cut out half of a heart along the folded edge. When you open it up, you will have a perfectly symmetrical heart! In the picture above you can see the slight bend in my paper hearts. I cut them out in various sizes and used pages from a couple different books. You can find vintage books at thrift stores and book sales, but if you are having a hard time finding some you could always dye paper with tea, use newspaper or card stock, the possibilities are endless!
Step 2: Hole punch and attach string
In the pictures below you can see how I simply punched a hole in the top of the hearts and then attached a plain white cotton string. I used a hole puncher that allows for various sizes, however, you could easily just use a sharp pencil to create a hole. Then put the string through the hole and make a single knot that will prevent the string from falling out.
Step 3: Hang your paper hearts
I chose to hang my hearts from my vintage wood windows on my work area in the little office I am currently working on. I simply cut the string to the length I wanted and then put a piece of tape on the end and attached it to the top back of the windows. Here are some pictures to show you what I did.
And that was it! This inexpensive DIY project was so simple and turned out so cute! I love that it added a subtle touch of Valentine’s Day decor to this space. I chose to hang just one heart from each string, hung at different lengths. However, you can hang multiple hearts on each string and you can also hang the string horizontal or a few strings slanted in a Z shape instead of vertical. The possibilities are endless!
Thank you so much for stoping by the blog today, it means so much! I would love to hear how you decorate for Valentine’s day in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to follow along on Instagram, chat on Facebook, and pin with me on Pinterest!