I love any excuse to decorate with a theme and Valentine’s Day provides a lovely palette. The reds and pinks can really breathe some life into a home, especially this time of year in the dead of winter. Below are some ideas to bring the spirit of this holiday to your baby’s nursery. 

1. Put out bright, fresh flowers.

Flowers are a classic symbol of love and perfect for decorating your baby’s nursery for the holiday. A pop of red or pink is festive enough. Be sure to keep them high out of reach to prevent a choking hazard, and review this list of poisonous plants to avoid.

2. Paint mason jars.

For the perfect place to put the flowers you just bought or received, paint mason jars in a Valentine’s Day color palette and use them as vases (they also look perfectly lovely by themselves). Have older children help paint them too. I’m loving these here – the stripe and heart details are easy to replicate with a stencil and some tape, even for the most artistically challenged.

3. Make a Valentine’s Tree.

If flowers aren’t really your thing, or if you find them too pricey, a DIY Valentine’s Tree is a great alternative option. Best of all, it won’t wither like flowers so you can keep it up as long as you like (or swap out the hearts for shamrocks next month). Instructions here.

4. Create heart garlands.

Garlands like these are easy to make with a couple of supplies from your local craft store. This is another great activity for older kids to help make as well. A finished garland has a multitude of appropriate locations where it can be hung – the crib, the wall, or over a mirror. Again, please be mindful of any choking hazards based on the age of your baby.


5. Not really a DIY person?

We hear you. This website has tons of free Valentine’s Day printable graphics, so all you need to do is print, frame, and hang.

All of these crafts or ideas take mere minutes to create but will give your baby’s nursery a cute, romantic touch for Valentine’s Day. What are some of your favorite ways to prepare for this holiday?

Camille Barron
Camille Barron
Camille is a New York native living in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves yoga, running, nutrition, and fashion, and is grateful for the opportunity to share important information with parents. You can check out more of her writing on her personal blog at www.serialoutfitrepeater.com.