DIY Valentine’s Table Decorations: Easy Yet Elegant on a Budget!

These handmade decorative touches for a Valentine’s party are so striking, you’d never guess how amazingly doable and affordable they are! The secret is to play up the symbols of the occasion—hearts, flowers, and the color red of course—via crafty touches you can make or assemble. Then, add pearls, candles, lace, and vintage accents for an air of elegance and romance. All well within budget!

See these DIY decor ideas from our own Valentine’s sets. Then, get ready to style your own Love Day party!

Red crepe paper flowers, black laser cut tablerunner, pearl strands, glass vases, and pedestals for a Valentine's tablescape.

Make a stunning statement on your party tables with a centerpiece assembled from crystal glasses, goblets and vases—surrounded with handmade paper flowers and strands of faux pearls draped over them.

Rose textured candles with red and purple tied ribbons on a mirror tray.

Candles add instant romance to the scene. See how a pair of pillar candles tied with ribbon and nestled on an antique framed mirror looks so special in a snap!

Vintage Valentine's tablescape with romantic novels.

How about a vintage-style centerpiece assembled from a stack of classic romance novels? Simply tuck paper flowers around them, add lustrous pearls, and have tealights glowing in votive holders or tall glass goblets.

Antique perfume bottles lend a hand as vintage table decor accents.

Do you have fancy perfume bottles, vintage crystal containers, silver or porcelain trinket boxes? Create elegant groupings around a vase of pretty rose buds and carnations—and you have a lovely Valentine’s centerpiece!

Parisian accents for a Valentine's tablescape

Expand on that elegant look with a Parisian flair! An Eiffel Tower replica would make a lovely focal point. But even without one, you can arrange domed pastry stands holding French macarons, bunches of pink blooms in vases and boxes, and tea lights in silver holders.

Homemade Welcome Valentine's Party Signage

For a dramatic statement piece, craft a welcome sign abloom with handmade paper flowers. Or use it for the drinks or desserts station or for the favor table. A sure eye-catcher!

Valentine's kiss menu with a pearl strand.

Don’t overlook simple accents. For your Valentine’s party place settings, for example, prepare chic menu cards and glam them up with a string of pearls.

Golden nuggets of chocolates as favors in red wrapping.

Another place setting idea: party favor bundles awaiting each guest. These could be gold-wrapped chocolates or heart-shaped candies in red wraps, of course!

Black and red with fuchsia table accents.

Looking for something trendy? You can go for a pop art angle for your Valentine’s tablescape. Bold graphics in bright colors with DIY paper centerpieces, hand-painted votives, and heart boxes filled with sweets.

Valentine's day drinks to serve on a gold tray with heart stirrers

Even your drinks presentation can be part of the decor. Use felt hearts to create a drinks tray centerpiece, and dress up the guests’ glasses with Valentine’s stirrers.

Colorful boxes of cookies in wrapped heart boxes for Valentine's day favors.

Bake up some cookies and package them in heart-shaped boxes. Stack up the wrapped boxes in large bowls or baskets, and these can be used as a centerpiece, too!

Orb vases with paper flowers and cookies

All delightfully doable, right? Go ahead and search through your craft stash for materials you can make into flowers, garlands, streamers, and glittery or bejeweled accents. Look into your china cabinet or pantry for clear globe vases, ceramic cake stands, wine glasses and water goblets—and turn them into decor pieces!

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