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Home & Décor,  Neutral Décor,  Seasonal & Holiday Décor,  Valentine's Day,  Winter

Create a Cozy Winter Wonderland Valentine’s Day Theme

Let's add Valentine's Day Decorations to our Winter Wonderland Home Décor!

Does it seem like time is just flying by? Christmas is over, the New year has begun…and I am still not ready to let go of my cozy Winter Wonderland. 

Valentine’s Day is coming and I already know I don’t want any “cheesy” decorations, that is just not my jam. 

In an effort to preserve my Winter Wonderland decorations (my trees, woodland garland, snowy rugs…you get it), I decided I would look for “neutral Valentine’s Day decorations”.

Guess how much luck I had there? 

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Me, a hopeless romantic – I LOVE Valentine’s Day!

Decorating for Valentine’s Day has always been such a challenge…and it always seemed a bit pointless I guess since it was just one day. Plus, I just can’t do “cheesy” decorations.

You know I am all about the elegant and whimsical with my style, no matter where it is, I just couldn’t find any decorations that were giving me that warm and fuzzy feeling. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Dollar store and a cheap steal, but the typical cheap cheesy decorations are just not my cup of coffee!

Luckily, I have a brain that never stops. So, what do you do when you can’t find what you want? Make it! That is pretty much my solution to everything when it comes to decorating. 

I love customized and personalized items, always have. Challenge accepted! It was time to get crafty and make something!

Luckily for me, my Target run had landed me with some cute possibilities: I found a nice set of 3 sizes of heart shaped wood cutouts, matching X & O wood cutouts, ceramic hearts, and ceramic gnomes.

10 Elegant Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts to DIY gnomes hearts X&O
The painting experiment begins

To the garage I went and started to experiment. You can check out my detailed post on how I painted these different crafts (Wood Hearts, X&O’s, Ceramic hearts and gnomes) here.

10 Elegant Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts to DIY wood hearts
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I finally got to run to Marshall's and I got inspired by some Rae Dunn Valentine's Day mugs, a bird house, a candy jar...etc (the obsession grew and grew)!

All of my fellow Rae Dunn lovers out there know what I’m talking about! It is so easy to just want to buy it all! I just knew these Rae Dunn items would work wonders on my little kitchen bookshelf! 

As a Super Coffee Lover, it only seemed right to get some beautiful mugs for my Valentine's Day Décor, and let's keep it real, I USE COFFEE MUGS!

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One of the great things I love about the Rae Dunn ceramic pieces is how generally neutral they are, and useful of course! I also like to add these items to a gift basket, because who doesn’t love a cute coffee mug! 

Will these cute Rae Dun mugs make it as gifts to others…or stay as gifts to me? 🙂 I think these are mine!

Valentine’s Day can be just another day, or you can choose to make it a day put there to remind you to spread some Love. 

Personally, I like to enjoy the reminder that Love is always the answer, and if I can make that feeling happen with creating an enchanting romantic setting, then so be it! 

We all get busy, don’t get too busy for Love! Use this day to remind you if you forget! 

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Heart shaped cookie cutters are a cute little addition (and useful)

Ferrero Rocher chocolate gift boxes in a bowl make for cute Valentine's Day decorations, and serve as a "grab gift" if someone stops by!

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A small token of appreciation goes a long way! I like to give Ferrero Rocher gifts like these roses, so cute! 
cozy winter wonderland valentine's day 10 easy

These roses I found this year are awesome! When I see someone in need of a gift of Love, I grab one and hand it out! It always makes everyone so happy! It makes great décor in the meantime! I put them in a vase!

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Roses are Red, Froggy is Green, Give him some candy and he won't be Mean! 🙂
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Love these Heart Shaped Wood Ornaments - perfec for my Winter Valentine's Day theme!
winter wonderland Valentine's Day tree wood X&O craft

Not ready to let go of my trees, I swiped my daughters pink poinsettias, a few pretty pink ornaments and I added my last few unpainted raw wood X, O’s, and hearts.

That was me being lazy and not in the mood to keep painting and I’d wanted to see how they looked all natural, and sure enough, nature is beautiful all on its own!

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Gift Ideas that double as decorations!

I went a little wild shopping at Target, but it was worth it!
During one of my Target shopping outings I happened to find a lot of crafting supplies, see my post on DIY Valentine’s Day Décor Crafts, some really cute kitchen towel sets, cute bakeware like pink, red, and white heart-shaped ramekins and pink and red small heart-shaped casserole dishes. 

Some of these gifts may end up being self-love gifts…is that wrong? In my opinion, no! LOL Love yourself! 

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I am still not over winter, and the Groundhog Phil agrees and said 6 more weeks of winter. I wanted to bring in Valentine’s Day gently, and still keep that winter wonderland feeling (Check out my Winter Wonderland Décor post). 
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These make the perfect addition to my Valentine’s Day Winter Wonderland Theme! 

I am absolutely falling madly in love with this concept of neutral Valentine’s Day decorations, elegant and subtle!

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Staying Warm and Cozy with my Rae Dunn Coffee mug & of course, COFFEE!

10 Easy Neutral Valentine’s Day Decor additions:

  1. Napkins 
  2. Towel set /potholders
  3. Coffee mugs 
  4. Heart-shaped dishes 
  5. Heart-shaped cookie cutters 
  6. Candles
  7. Conversation Hearts
  8. Rose petal soap 
  9. Wood craft X’s and O’s and Hearts
  10. Chocolate/Candy
For my Valentine’s Day Décor check out my Amazon Idea Board “Valentine’s Day Decor”.

Napkins – Easy, $1 Store, any cute Valentine’s Day napkins add a cute, easy, and functional Valentine’s Day Decor item!

Towel set /potholder- easy, inexpensive and useful. These are also great to add into gift baskets. Target always has cute $3-$5 sets, and Amazon too. 

Coffee mugs especially Rae Dunn mugs, all the rage, and oh so cute and a light easy way to bring in some Valentine’s Day charm, and again, functional! 

Heart-shaped ramekin/baking dish ($1-$3) you can use them in the kitchen, bathroom, vanity, as a candy dish, soap dish, I even use one for my dish soap brush in the kitchen sink! I change them every season! 

Heart-shaped cookie cutters – inexpensive, cute for decor and functional! 

Valentine’s Day candles! Candles and I have a love love relationship, I just Love them! The ambiance is priceless and a cute candle can go a long way! Great for the home, and great for gifts! Rae Dunn is making some really nice candles now too! 🙂

Conversation hearts – classic, inexpensive, and so many fun ways to use them! I used them in a vase this year on my ottoman tray! Add some in a small heart shaped dish for extra cuteness on your table setting! Get creative! 

Valentine's Day Table setting simple pink heart
Layer Valentine's Day paper plates with your existing dinnerware!

Rose petal soappretty, easy and functional. They smell great when they are out, the look beautiful and it’s soap! Lovely!

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X’s and O’s hugs and kisses all day! In my decor you’ll see some wood hearts and X’s and O’s.

  • The  wood crafts you can get from Target, The Dollar Tree and Amazon.
  • I custom painted some to match my GG collection Decor (you can see the HOW TO details on my DIY Crafts post
  • Also, I used the plain raw wood hearts and X’s & O’s and they look great too!
  • Even my tic tac toe game screams hugs and kisses! 
Farmhouse Décor gilded gold and silver ceramic wood craft hearts X O in sleigh back fur table runner
Check out my post on Creating these gorgeous Damask Stencil Valentine's Day Crafts

Pretty candy and chocolatesChocolate hearts, candy hearts, or be really luxurious and get some Ferrero Rocher Roses!  

  • Put the roses in a vase, they look amazing too! (I got some of these that double as gifts and décor)
    • I like to keep these on hand to give to anyone I may need to help brighten their day! 
For my Valentine’s Day Décor check out my Amazon Idea Board “Valentine’s Day Decor”.
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Valentine's Day Spa Day Bar! See the rose petal soaps, so cute!
This DIY heart $1 from Target. A little love goes a long way!

A thoughtful gift goes a long way! 

Add a custom made piece to a fun filled box/basket and some fresh baked goodies to add a personal touch!

Some more custom Valentine’s Day crafts I made and added to my Winter Wonderland décor.

 

I found some great stuff at Target and made some great little crafts to add in. I gilded some ceramic hearts and painted and gilded some gnomes. They are both a really cute and easy way to bring in some neutral Valentine’s Day Décor while still keeping the winter love alive! 

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Some $3 napkins, a few peonies added into my winter floral vase, and some heart cookie cutters. Easy and lovely!
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I added some peonies I've had for years to this vase that already had my winter/pine. I love how they look together!

Check out my Amazon Idea Board for My Winter Wonderland Decor.

Check out my Amazon Idea Board for My Valentine’s Day Decor.

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You'll notice my obsession with the GG Collection, this high end luxury brand makes the most beautiful pieces. Warning: once you start collecting...it is hard to stop!

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Here I have some of the Heritage Collection pieces as well as the Acanthus GG Collection pieces! Obsessed! 🙂
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I just love my little $3 Reindeer that I gilded - so cute and so easy!
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I changed my table setting look simply by changing my paper plates!
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Check out my post on Easy Valentine's Day table Setting Ideas!

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