15 DIY Valentine's Day Decorations That Are Anything But Cheesy

Two words: Elevated florals.

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If you're hosting a get together on Valentine's Day and want to set the mood at home without veering on cheesy (or over-spending), you're in the right place. We've got plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day party decorations you can DIY—and they're pretty easy, too. Whether you want to add a touch of romance to every room, or gather floral pieces for a celebratory Galentine's Day dinner, these elevated and on-theme décor ideas won't disappoint.

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Make a Rose Wall Hanging

Here's proof that even fallen petals can add elegance to your space. This flower wall hanging is like a dreamcatcher, but better, and it also happens to be the perfect backdrop for a Valentine's Day party. Get the tutorial at A Pair & A Spare.

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Opt for Pink Tabletop Décor

Set the table with baby pink salad plates, opt for copper or rose gold candlestick holders and use plenty of light pinks in your floral centerpiece for an understated Valentine's Day dinner party.

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Use Colorful Lightbulbs

Swap out your regular lightbulbs with pink or red ones to set the Valentine's Day mood. It'll be in line with your theme without overwhelming your home in glitter, hearts, and candy.

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Courtesy of The House That Lars Built
Customize a Valentine's Day Piñata

This fun project might go to pieces once the kids start swinging, but until then, display this funky lip piñata box for all to see. You could also customize them in the shapes of Sweethearts with funny sayings on them.

Get the tutorial at The House that Lars Built.

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valentine's day wall art
PHOTO: Alexandra Ribar; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Swap Out Your Art

Spread the love at your Valentine's Day party with wall art that sends the right message. If you can do it with a neon pink sign, even better.

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Create a Striking Centerpiece

For a moody Valentine's Day centerpiece, incorporate rich purple flowers like morning glories or orchids. Then sprinkle in some black candles and opt for gold flatware.

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Display A Heart Made of Roses

What's better than a dozen roses? Twelve dozen roses in the shape of a heart, of course. Learn how to make one yourself at A Beautiful Mess.

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Valentine's Day wreath
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Make a Valentine's Day Wreath

Dress up your door with a seasonal wreath. Nothing says welcome in quite like a lovely floral door hanging.

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Green Wedding Shoes
Set Up a Photo Booth Station

A "photo booth" at this year's Valentine's Day party is a must. This DIY flower wall from Green Wedding Shoes is a tasteful way to bring it to life.

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Valentine's Day mantle decor
PHOTO: Alexandra Ribar; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors
Deck Out Your Mantle

Cover your mantles and side tables with bright pink florals for a temporary, easy, and upscale Valentine's Day décor situation. Sprinkle some candles throughout—making sure the flames aren't too close to the flowers—for some romantic mood lighting.

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Watercolor Your Placecards

Throwing a Galentine's Day party instead? These watercolor place cards, in the sweetest of seasonal colors, pop against a plated arrangement of blooms.

Get the tutorial at Style Me Pretty.

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Try An Ombrè Wall Hanging

If you want to keep this heart-shaped wall hanging up year-round, you'll need to swap out florals for something longer-lasting. This ombré driftwood heart from Shades of Blue Interiors is the perfect option.

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DIY Valentine's Day Crafts
Sugar & Charm

Bring some plants into your Valentine's Day decor that aren't roses with an on-theme hanging terrarium.

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DIY Valentine's day Crafts
Style Me Pretty
Make a Valentine's Day Gallery Wall

Create a Valentine's Day-inspired gallery wall with a DIY kiss print in the spotlight. You might feel a bit silly making this V-Day print at first, but we promise it's actually fun and it'll be worth it once it's hanging on the wall. See how it's done at Style Me Pretty.

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blossoming letter monogram
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Blossoming Letter Monogram

Spell out your partner's name—or keep it simple with a single initial. Regardless, this floral display will dress up any bookcase, shelf, or mantel.

Get the tutorial at Lulus.

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