In need of some Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas? I got you. This collection of cute decor, delicious desserts, and adorable crafts will keep you, your friends, your partner, or your family occupied this lovely holiday.
These are some of the blog’s best Valentine’s Day ideas, including favorite family recipes, simple crafts, and gorgeous decorations to fill your home with!
Just about a week and a few days left until Valentine’s Day. I say it’s about time we check out my collection of easy last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas to get a head start on celebrating.
Whether you’re a crafter, decorator, or baker, I guarantee something here for you to create. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to discover new DIY’s and recipes to then share with loved ones!
Did I mention that some of these cute Valentine’s Day ideas are great as gifts? Well, you’re in the right place because these adorable projects are perfect for presenting and giving this year.
Enjoy this new month by checking out this collection of easy last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas to gain inspiration for cute crafts, mouthwatering desserts, and stunning decorations.
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 53
Cheers to the weekend,
I don’t know about you, but I have already started celebrating Valentine’s Day in my home. I’ve baked, crafted, and created some simple decorations for a holiday.
No need to worry if you haven’t gotten around to decorating. That’s why I’m here to present these easy last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas for you to get started.
Besides being busy preparing for the lovely holiday, I am taking a break this weekend to celebrate my son’s 22nd birthday! I still can’t believe my kids are no longer kids.
Traveling far to family and friends is more complicated than ever. I am so grateful that my kids can visit home safely while continuing their academic journey throughout this pandemic.
All the parents out there who are dealing with kids in school during the pandemic, I understand you.
To enjoy the time that you do have with your kids, take the weekend off and dive into these easy last-minute recipes and crafts for Valentine’s Day!
A Personal Note from Janine
For this year’s Valentine’s Day dinner, I plan to create an indoor picnic for my family. I did this a while ago, and it was so fun.
When the kids were little and I went out with my girlfriends, the kids and my husband would plan an indoor picnic in our living room. It was their secret for many years since it was my rule that all the dinners should take place at the table.
I think one of them told me about their little secret and I had to smile.
Well, this year, I think I’ll create a few charcuterie boards for my husband, daughter, and me. It will be fun to create an appetizer board, a dinner board, and a small dessert board. The key will be, to make small charcuterie boards, since we all have small appetites.
We always stay in for Valentine’s Day since the restaurants are always so busy and crowded.
I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy this inspiring Saturday Chitchat.
PS: Monday I’m starting a Monthly Cake Challenge! I’ll be featuring a pretty cool cake. I hope you can try making it and then send me your photos. I’ll share the entries over here on the blog.
So stay tuned, since I’ll share the cake in Monday’s newsletter.
This Week’s Inspiration – Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
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Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
Hello friends! Today’s post is about How to Decorate a Candle for Valentine’s Day.
Here is a simple way to create a beautiful candle to showcase in your home or a wonderful gift to give to loved ones this holiday!
This easy DIY Flower Wall Hanging is easy to create with faux flowers. Decorate your bedroom wall with it for Valentine’s Day or Spring.
I was amazed at how fun and easy this wall-hanging flower arrangement was to create. It’s perfect for a wall, wedding, dorm room, office, birthday, or any special occasion!
Want to give a friend some homemade cookies, and do you need a cute Valentine’s Gift Box? This cute vintage-style printable is the perfect simple gift box to create.
This wreath couldn’t get any easier! Hot glue felt balls to a wire wreath and add a pretty festive ribbon to make this cute heart wreath.
A white wreath is so versatile. I like to change out ribbons, temporarily add flowers to them, and I enjoy them throughout the whole year.
My trips inspired this DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial into the San Francisco Flower Market.
I spied one of these cute heart wreaths at a vendor’s shop, and I had to make one. This wreath is seriously an easy project and perfect for an upcoming holiday or season!
I love my Valentine’s Day Heart Tree! After years of creating cute trees out of branches, I finally found a few key things when choosing your stems.
As we are getting closer to yet another holiday, take a look at this collection of Valentine’s Day Gnomes for inspiration to design and decorate your home for that particular day.
I share details on how these became popular decorative items, tips on how to style them, and a wide selection of gnomes with different designs, colors, and looks!
Let’s get into the swing of love! Start by checking out this collection of Valentine’s Mantel Decor to get a head start on decorating your home for February.
Then, style your mantel with a heart garland or two, a wreath, and a couple of adorable signs with Valentine’s Day sayings!
This is one of those easy last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas because what’s better than decorating your home with adorable decor?
I was determined to make these Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries this year. And, of course, in my style, I complicated the project.
I wanted to create some chocolate roses, so I got busy and came up with a fun alternative to the standard chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Create a fun, easy Valentine’s Charcuterie Board with all your favorite desserts. Here is a list of all the sweets you’ll need for this dessert board. I shopped all the items online and never left the house!
A charcuterie board is something that my daughter and I love to create and enjoy. And this year, we had a blast diving into this delightful tray of our favorite treats!
Here’s a delicious, moist Brownie Recipe without Cocoa Powder that came to me via my mother-in-law. I’ve never had a brownie-like this one since it’s moist, has a great taste, and the frosting that unanimously makes this dessert one of my favorites.
There is nothing better than baking, so these brownies are one of those easy last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas to share with the family.
First of all, what is a Breakable Chocolate Heart? It’s a heart-shaped chocolate mold that you break to see what is inside!
The great thing about making this is you can use any flavor of chocolate, so have fun with this tutorial.
The idea of making a good-sized chocolate heart filled with more chocolate goodness sounds so delicious to me I couldn’t resist.
If you need a fun dessert this year, maybe try these Valentine’s Day Donuts that are heart-shaped.
Pipe the yummy dough in a non-stick pan and bake. Glaze the donuts in pretty pastel colors and top with fun candy sprinkles!
These cute Valentine’s treats are bite-sized and perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration.
If you love cookies, you will love my favorite Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies! The only problem with these delicious cookies is that I can’t stop eating them.
My daughter always asks that I make them for her!
The terrific thing about them is that they are yummy with the chocolate ganache and without it! So, you make two cookies in one recipe.
Since a sweet holiday is just around the corner (2 weeks away, to be exact), I thought it was best to get you started on embracing the lovely day by baking some of my favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts.
Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or just a beginner, these easy, delicious recipes are made with wholesome ingredients that will have your taste buds thanking you later.
This Week’s – Boutique of the Week (Valentine’s Day Squishmallows)
Time to celebrate a little early with this collection of Valentine’s Day Squishmallows. Gift these adorable plush toys to your kids to see their faces light up with joy.
Today’s post is all about Valentine squishmallows, including sizes mini to large, along with a keychain collection of cute creatures.
My Favorite Things – Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
Since we all know I love Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to share that feeling with my good friend, Jen.
Jen’s home is gorgeous when February comes around because the colors, pink and red, blend so well with the rest of her decor!
In honor of Jen loving Valentine’s Day as much as I do, here are some of her mantel ideas for you to gain decor inspiration!
As much as I love decorating for Valentine’s Day, I also love giving to others and showing appreciation by gifting!
My good friend, Christina, is the DIY pro when creating budget-friendly gifts for loved ones. I’m positive you will find something to make with these ten romantic DIY Valentine’s gifts.
What’s Trending on the Blog
I create floral arrangements. I have always been a massive fan of them. Whether it’s planting blooms, creating bouquets as decor, or picking them from a field, I admire their beauty!
And our local grocery store, Trader Joe’s, has the BEST collection of premade flower arrangments, beautiful bouquets of different types of flowers, and kinds of greenery! With excellent prices and gorgeous blooms – TJ doesn’t disappoint!
It’s Peony season, so let’s take a look at everything, peonies! Today, we are going to delight in everything to do with peonies.
We are sharing how to create a peony cake topper, peony paper flowers, and much more. So join us, and let’s hang out for a bit this Saturday!
More Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
If you want inspiration on how to decorate a particular room in your house for Valentine’s Day, look no further. My good friend, Leslie, has some of the best crafts, decorations, and more to create a beautiful space.
I believe adding a tiered tray full of cheerful decor makes a big difference in decorating for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to my good friends, Jodie and Julie, here are some of their tiered tray decor ideas to create a gorgeous space!
This Week’s Tip – A Awesome Melting Chocolate
This Chocolate Melts Great!
For years, I struggled when it came to melting white chocolate. Finally, I found Merckens chocolate and purchased it by mistake on Amazon.
When I melted it in my double boiler, the results surprised me. The chocolate came out so smooth and beautiful. Also, I kept it warm for a while so I could use it for covering multiple strawberries. Wilton melting chocolate doesn’t even compare to this brand.
So, I’m using this chocolate for all my current Valentine’s recipes and you should too!
My Latest Obsession – Cute Heart-Shaped Bowls
These Bowls Are So Cute
I recently ordered these adorable heart-shaped bowls and I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived.
I used them on my Valentine’s charcuterie board and they look so cute. And the price for this set of four is $14.99 which I think is a good deal. Also, I know that I’ll use these throughout the year for my desserts.
My husband laughs at me since I own so many bowls! Hopefully, he won’t visit my studio and see all my supplies!
Who has an idea of what they’re going to create for Valentine’s Day? I sure do! I’m planning on baking more to send scrumptious desserts to friends and family. Whatever you decide to do or create, I hope you have a great time!
Have a great weekend.