I absolutely love decorating for any holiday, and this Valentine’s Day DIY smiley face decoration is a perfect addition this year. It’s so easy to make, but mostly, I love that it adds happiness to any room.

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Collage smiley heart eye emoji

Valentine’s Smiley Face Heart Eye Emoji Decoration

You know I am always looking for a way to repurpose or upcycle items I have on hand. After Christmas, I had a ton of leftover craft sticks from making ornaments. I also had bits and pieces of foam paper in various colors. I started brainstorming to come up with a fun way to use them for Valentine’s Day.

Heart smiley emoji decoration leaned against wall with heart garland

The heart smiley face is a fun emoji that I use all the time when chatting in messenger, so why not recreate it as a way to decorate for the holiday? I got creative and decided the little heart-shaped chocolate candies made the perfect eyes on my smiley face. A bit of foam paper and glue, and I had a cute little stick decoration.

Heart emoji against chalkboard

This is such a cute idea to add next to my easy paper heart garland tutorial. Add this to your mantle to make your house more festive for the holiday. If you have extra time on your hands, you could go all out and make this heart wall out of pistachios!

How Should I Display My Smiley Face Emoji?

What do you do with something like this? Well, I love adding it to a variety of different Valentine’s Day decorations. Use your imagination to find ways to add it to your decor, or follow my tips below for some fun ways to display.

  • Add to a gift basket you create with things like candles, bubble baths, clay masks, and lotions for a fun addition to a Valentine Day gift basket for a friend.
  • Place in your potted plants to add a bit of extra decor around the house.
  • Attach a magnet to the back of the smiley face and put it on your refrigerator.
  • Put a string through the top or on the back of the smiley face and hang from the ceiling or a “tree” for Valentine’s Day with other ornaments and decor.
  • Add to a centerpiece for your dinner table when you make one of these great Valentine’s Day recipes for two.
  • Tack to a bulletin board along with a fun love themed message.
  • Stick in the front of a vase with a bouquet of flowers.
  • Attach to this Valentine’s Day no-sew wreath idea for extra flare.

Smiley decoration in black vase

Do You Have to Use Foam Paper?

Of course, not! I prefer foam paper for a lot of projects because it is more durable, but it’s not necessary. You can definitely use construction paper, craft paper, or even copy paper and add color to it with markers or paint. There are no real restrictions on making this except making sure the eyes are heart-shaped.

Heart eye smiley emoji on white surface

Supplies Needed

  • Cardboard
  • Yellow foam paper
  • Black foam paper
  • Heart candy pieces
  • Craft stick
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pen
  • Bowl for tracing

Supplies for heart eye smiley emoji decoration

How to Make a Valentine’s Day DIY Smiley Face Emoji Decoration

Begin by using a bowl to trace a circle on a piece of cardboard.

Tracing bowl for emoji face

Cut out the cardboard circle, then use it or the bowl to trace another circle of identical size on the yellow foam board.

Cutting out yellow circle

Now, you will glue the yellow piece onto the cardboard piece with your craft glue.

Gluing the yellow piece to the cardboard

Trace and cut a smile out of the black foam paper and attach it to the front of the yellow foam board circle.

Gluing smile to the smiley face emoji

Now glue your heart candy pieces in place as the eyes of your smiley face emoji.

Gluing eyes in place on emoji face

Now, add your craft stick to the back of the emoji face.

Attaching craft stick to emoji face

The final step is to create a Valentine’s Day bow and attach it at the top of the craft stick/bottom of the circle face.

Creating bow from Valentine ribbon

Now, you get to display this fun Valentine’s Day craft around the house or in your gift baskets.

Finished heart eye smiley face emoji decoration

Step by Step Printable Tutorial:

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Sweet Valentine's Smiley Face Heart Eye Emoji Decoration

This adorable Valentine’s Day decoration is a perfect Smiley Face heart Eye Emoji to add to your next gift basket, flower arrangement, or just to hang on the mantle!

Prep Time 2 minutes

Active Time 10 minutes

Total Time 12 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Yellow foam paper
  • Black foam paper
  • 2 Heart candy pieces
  • 1 Craft stick
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pen
  • Bowl for tracing

Notes

Make these in various sizes to create a fun emoji family for a Valentine’s Day display.

 



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PAUL WALKER

PAUL WALKER

Editor of the online magazine The Detailed Edge.