Valentine’s Day in a pandemic: ideas for the home

Valentine's Day in a pandemic: ideas for the home

Valentine’s Day 2021 will be celebrated above all at home, due to coronavirus limitations: here are some ideas to take inspiration from.

Valentine’s day is one of the most anticipated annual celebrations for couples, ready to celebrate their love on a day full of romance. Between bouquets of flowers, restaurant dinners and tearful wedding proposals, tradition suggests living this day in the company of your partner, discovering new places and breathtaking corners of Italy. Yet the recently begun 2021 requires a change in the running to the objectives of the couples in the mood for celebration, because of the pandemic coronavirus still ongoing.

For many Valentine’s Day will indeed be a celebration to be spent in home, both for the persistence of some restrictions on travel throughout Italy, and for the reduced activity of restaurants and entertainment venues. But which ones ideas draw, perhaps even on the ecological front, to make the day unforgettable anyway?


The first step to make a Valentine’s Day spent at home unforgettable is to provide, as you can easily guess, to the creation of special decorations. Flowers, hearts, lighted candles: all this also by resorting to creative recycling.

We start with the decorations for the walls, to be made with recycled paper, cardboard and other abundant materials inside the houses. You can create beautiful flowers by curling the crepe paper, hearts to hang on the wall made from cardboard and painted with tempera paints, delicate napkin rings to be recreated with red or pink tissue paper rings.

For the more practical do-it-yourselfers, you can also throw yourself into some small business cutting, for example embellishing a centerpiece vase with the initials of lovers or beautiful flowers. Just cut out your favorite figures from newspapers and magazines and glue them onto glass and ceramic using vinyl glue and brush, finally passing a layer of transparent fixative varnish to complete the whole.

Lovers of cutting and sewing, on the other hand, can take advantage of felt to create cute themed napkins. Or, again, an old red tablecloth can be made elegant with recycled lace, so as to embellish the scene. The possibilities on this front are truly endless.


Valentine's Day candles

The light dinner of candle it is the great classic of Valentine’s Day and, for this reason, it can also be used for a home celebration. However, the classic candelabra with red candles could be too obvious, or perhaps ancient, so it is better to leave room for creativity.

For example, children can be recovered red lights to float in a transparent vase of water, perhaps filled with pebbles and flower petals. Again, for those who have the opportunity to prepare a little in advance, a splendid candle can be created by recovering old wax or specimens by now worn out. It is enough to melt the cera in a bain-marie, place it in the container of your preference – for example a heart-shaped bowl – and add a few drops of your favorite essence. There are also specific dyes on the market, including ecological ones, to guarantee the wax the shade most loved by the partner.

Cards and gifts

Valentine's day gift

Also cards e want will contribute to making the celebration even more special, always resorting to creative recycling. Starting from the cards, it is possible to recover an old photograph, to be glued inside several sheets of tissue paper superimposed. You will get a splendid transparency effect, delicate and perfect for lovers.

For a special gift, such as a ring or a jewel, you can decide to create a small one jewel case recovering wooden boxes, to be decorated with the decoupage with the symbols most dear to the couple or the initials of the lovers.

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