Valentine’s day is a holiday that a lot of people don’t go out of their way to decorate for but I have always thought that a holiday celebrating love is worth the effort. I also don’t think that it’s a holiday that should be celebrated only by couples either! In fact, celebrating the positive effects of love is something we should all do whether it’s love for a significant other, love for your children, pets or self-love. This dollar store Valentine’s Day craft is a perfect way to remind yourself and everyone who looks at it that they are loved.
This craft is exceptionally easy and leaves a lot of room for personalization. If you can’t find the metal cutout words then consider using individual or foam letters. You might also use a cutout from a Valentine’s day gift bag, a door sign or another piece of dollar store Decor. With dollar store crafts the supplies in each store can vary quite a bit and it’s sometimes necessary to think outside the box!
Dollar Store Valentine’s Day Mirror Craft
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Mirror Craft Supplies
From the Dollar Store
- Small Mirror
- Pink foam beads (or plastic ones will work too!)
- DIY wooden Valentine’s Day Stickers
- Pink, Red or White Florals
- Metal Valentines Day cutout Decor
- Pink Nail Polish or Paint
- Glue Sticks
Dollar Store Valentine’s Day Craft – Directions
As with all projects of this nature, it’s always best to start with a plan! Once you have gathered all of your supplies, play around with layouts and ideas until you have an idea about what you like. This is an important step in layered crafts, it’s never fun to glue something down and then realize that you want to add a detail behind it!
This is also the time to do any painting that might be required. In my case, I wanted to paint the metal cutouts as silvers don’t match any of my other Valentine’s Day decorations. Since the dollar store was out of pink, red or white craft paint I went with nail polish! This is not the first time I have used nail polish to replace paint in a craft project. You might remember that we also used it in our Autumn in a Bottle craft.
Nail polish makes a pretty decent paint replacement for small crafts since it’s available in a wide variety of colors, dries quickly and often has a nice finish. Depending on the surface you’re painting you might need to use a few layers, in this case, it took four layers to get nice full coverage. While I bought several bottles of the pink nail polish, one bottle was more than enough to do the job (I always buy extra supplies, just in case!).
When I was happy with the paint and had a plan in mind I started to glue down the details. It’s always best to work from bottom to top in projects like this. That way extra glue and stem ends can be hidden by the layers above. In this case, I started with some pink florals. I then added one of the pink hearts from the DIY sticker kit and some foam beads.
Afterward, I lined up my cutout word so that it nicely covered my glue points and used the glue gun to make sure that everything stayed where I wanted.
With my word in place, I added a second pink heart, some extra foam beads, and a couple more flowers. I think the hardest part of this little project as picking off all of the extra glue strings (probably the worst part of using hot glue guns!).
This is a great project to do with kids although you might have to help younger ones with the glue gun. They can even help pick out the supplies for their own mirror and make it truly their own!
Oh my goodness this is such a cute idea! Just as you said, Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be seen as just a day for couples. It can be a day to enjoy with friends or show appreciation for a family member. Before I got into a relationship, I saw it as a self-love day, and this looks like a super fun craft! I’ll definitely have to give it a try.
A self-love day is an excellent use of Valentine’s day in my book! You should definitely give this a try!
Ok this is actually incredibly cute and totally something I want to do now. As I get older I find myself wanting to decorate for the holidays more.
Same really! I didn’t care as much when I was younger but I enjoy the decorating part of the holidays more and more each year I think!
I’m totally making this!
Awesome! Good luck!
This idea seems so cute, but yeah hot glue guns can be the worst.
Truth! but you really can’t beat their convenience!
What a good idea. I dont really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I do decorate for it. So this is a nice, cheap idea to brighten up my house through a dreary winter.
Decorating is a form of celebrating in my opinion! And during the winter any excuse to set out nice, bright and happy things is worth it!
What a nice little craft idea. I love that it can have a personalized touch to it. I agree with the hot gun glue threads, so annoying to get rid of but worth the effort for the end result.
Hot glue threads re the worst but I have yet to figure out a way to minimize them and you can’t really beat the convenience of a hot glue gun in crafting so I persevere!
Wow! This is adorable. I’m not crafty at all, but I could maybe handle this. Great idea!
You should give it a try! It was very simple and the best way to become crafty is to craft!
I can’t believe these are dollar store buys! What a beautiful and unique mirror. Thank you for the guide xxx
You’d be surprised what you can find in the dollar stores! They are a goldmine for fun and budget friendly crafts!