Did Valentine’s Day sneak up on you this year? Don’t stress! There’s still time to pull together something cleverly romantic and without spending a lot of time or money. Take a look at these ideas for a quick and easy centerpiece to impress your special valentine. Use one of these along with a homemade dinner, breakfast in bed or dessert and wine. It will look like you put a whole lot more effort into this than it actually required!
What you need: Felt hearts, twine and candles
How to do it: Make your candlelit dinner more romantic by decorating your candles with some Valentine décor. Using things you likely already have around the house like felt cut into heart shapes, twine, ribbon or fabric, you simply wrap your candles and presto! You now have a Valentine’s Day centerpiece that will show your loved one you put an extra special touch on making the day romantic.
What you need: Branches, vase, paper hearts
How to do it: This time of year, it’s not hard to collect some bare branches outside. Choose ones of different shapes and heights to give your centerpiece some visual interest. Then, cut out (or purchase pre-cut) paper hearts and adhere them to the branches. Finally, arrange the branches in a vase and there you have it! Be sure to add enough hearts to fill out the branches so they mimic the look of a bouquet of flowers – but at a fraction of the cost.
What you need: Vase, candy hearts, candle
How to do it: This one is as simple as it is sweet! Purchase a large bag of your favorite Valentine’s Day candy like candy hearts or M&Ms. This time of year every grocery store or pharmacy should have plenty of options for candy in red and pink colors. Fill your favorite vase with the candles and nestle a candle within the vase. Pro tip: sit your candle on a soup can to make it higher in the vase and to take up space so that you don’t need to use as much candy to achieve the desired look.
What you need: Wine glass, votive candle, ribbon
How to do it: We love this one because you should have all of these items lying around the house right now. Pick several wine glasses of different sizes and shapes. Flip them over and place a votive candle on top of the upside down stem. For an even more festive look, tie ribbon around the stem and place rose petals, flowers or candy under the wine glass. Cheers to that!
Which quick and easy idea for a Valentine’s Day centerpiece is your favorite? Tell us which one you’ll be trying out this year by commenting below!