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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Today we’re mixing things up a bit. We’ll be sharing a few projects from the Valentine’s Day shoot that the ladies of HEYLOOK have created just for Ruffled. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Michaela and Lotta used its festive hues, but they can be made to match your wedding colors. The flurry of unbearably cute ideas and buttery easy + cheap projects is about to begin.


valentine's day diy projects from heylook

valentine's day diy projects from heylookvalentine's day diy projects from heylook

Instead of simple votive glasses, we made these spray painted jars, again to make the setting more industrial looking and a little less cute. To make these, simply tape the very top of a glass jar with a wide tape strip. Then spray paint the top of the jar with a thick layer of paint very closely, until the paint starts to run down the jar. Let it dry a bit, then add another thick layer of paint. The image shows our jar after one layer of paint. For the end result we added two more layers after this.


valentine's day diy projects from heylook

We wanted our table to have have many of the traditional valentine’s elements, so we knew we needed some cherubs. Pick some up from a thrift or dollar store and spray paint them in the colors of your table setting. Aren’t they sweet?


valentine's day diy projects from heylookvalentine's day diy projects from heylook

Instead of a cloth table runner, you can use heart shaped confetti to give your table setting that special valentine’s look. Simply punch out some hearts from colored paper with a paper punch, then arrange the hearts on the table.


valentine's day diy projects from heylookvalentine's day diy projects from heylook

Now, you can match your cutlery with your place setting by spray painting the handles in the same color. But if you prefer a non-permanent option, just get some masking tape in a matching color and wrap it around the handles.

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