Valentine Craft Ideas

Valentine Craft Ideas from Marty's Musings

My Valentine centerpiece is a complete mismatch of jars and candles, pearls and flowers, glitter and burlap.

And I love it!

Valentine's Centerpiece from Marty's Musings
I thought I’d share these Valentine craft ideas and how I used thrifty repurposed items from my *shopping center* in the attic.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

See this little jar? you’ll never guess where it came from or what it started out as.

Valentine's Candles from Marty's Musings

It’s been eight years since my daughter Rachel’s 16th birthday party. These little white cold cream jars bought at a yard sale for pennies were part of the table decorations. (They’ve been in the attic all these years. Don’t judge my poor little jars!)

Valentine's Candles from Marty's Musings

I  dug shopped in my attic, added a Christmas ribbon and updated my sad little jar.

It’s all sparkly now.

Valentine's Candles from Marty's Musings

This white candle got a new dress of red burlap and tulle and a crystal base to stand on.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

So dainty and proper.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

The red candle received a sash of white tulle wrapped with a silly strand of red burlap thread.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

She’s a little chipped and battered but she’s a pretty gal.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

The crowning jewel of the centerpiece? Here she is!

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

Take a yard sale wine bottle and spray paint it white. Buy an after Christmas hair bow for $.25 at the craft store. Valentine Candles from Marty's Musings

Add a little bit of leftover Christmas ribbon and some yardsale yarn.

Valentines Candles from Marty's Musings

What do you get? A fabulous anchor for your Valentine’s centerpiece

Valentine's Day Decor-1

and a nice accompaniment to that old cold cream jar.

Valentine's Candles from Marty's Musings

Just a little bit of time, tenderness and love to spruce up my thrifty decor!

Valentine's Candles from Marty's Musings

I have about 25 more cold cream jars in the attic. Anyone have any other great uses for them?

How about 25 DIY Valentine’s Day projects to give you a burst of inspiration? Or take a look at our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration (Valentine’s Day no less) and the fabulous decorations my niece and daughter surprised us with, as well as the photo booth we used to catch our family being goofy. Can you blame me for loving the sweetest day of the year?


  1. Oh my gosh, your table centepiece is beautiful!!! I love all the little details!

  2. Just lovely Marty, so very pretty!

  3. Super pretty Marty!

  4. Gorgeous, and I love the fact that you used what you had on hand–wonderful! I think those cold cream jars are really neat.

  5. Oh I love them all! How fun and festive!

  6. Beautiful Marty!! I’ve been decorating candles myself today. I do LOVE the idea for the wine bottle. I have about 50 of them sitting here trying to figure out what to do with them.

  7. Love these crafty ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wonderful! I’d love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!
    I’m your newest follower!

  9. Ana Lopes says:

    Great ideas!!! Love all! Thanks so much for sharing . Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  10. Wow! What a lovely Valentine’s Day centerpiece. Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Marty,
    Love what you did with the little cold cream jar. Great re-purposing. Everything is all prettied up and looks fabulous!

  12. Hi Marty I love your beautiful, eclectic centerpiece all the different pieces give it a lot of visual interest but you’ve unified the look with the color so it’s also very cohesive. Putting together a mix of things can be difficult but you have a real knack for it! Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree.

  13. What fun and cute ideas. Thanks for the tips. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  15. I love your table scape! Lovely for Valentines… Pinned :) I’d love to have you come and share it at Super Saturday Show & Tell! xoxo~ Ruthie

  16. I love every single candle!! WOW!!

    Thanks so much for partying with me last week at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

  17. I make a burlap wine bottle gift bag that would be a good addition to a list like this. It’s perfect for your sweetie but would be great for a gift to your single friends with a nice wine on vday…I know when I was single a gift like that would have helped brighten my valentines day!

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