There is no day like Valentine’s Day to show off your crafting skills. After all, there is nothing quite like a creative decoration or gift, so gather your craft supplies and get ready to make some fun, eye-catching items that your loved ones will want to keep long after the holiday is over. Create with your heart and good things will follow.
This craft idea list covers things that kids through adults will want to make, so do not sleep on it. Perhaps you can host your next friend get-together around making a certain craft, or plan a child’s snow day around making something meaningful to gift. We wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day full of crafting to get in the creative mood, as it is the thought that counts!
Idea 1: Paper Heart Doily CraftRead More »
This idea may be simple, but the result is stunning. Gather a craft box (heart-shaped is best), paint it red, and, if desired, cut a hole in the top. Then layer on white, pink and red pom poms, some regular and some with tinsel. Use a glue gun to attach. It only takes a few items from the craft or dollar store to really stand out, but the finished product can be used to store love letters, school Valentine’s Day cards or a gift for a special someone.
Want to get your pup in on the action? Put hearts and your creative energy all over this no-sew scarf, which will be perfect for all the festive photos you will be taking. Cut a piece of fabric to fit your dog. Then, use another color to make and cut out heart shapes. Iron them on and lightly tie the scarf around your dog’s neck. Let the cuteness overload take over. We love a red scarf with white hearts or a white scarf with pink hearts. Whatever you decide will look fabulous!
Idea 4: Embossed Heart Keychains
These cute and colorful keychains are inspired by the ever-popular conversation hearts, and make perfect gifts for your bestie, girl gang and families. That way, they can always wear your heart on their keychains. Oven bake clay, a clay or craft rolling pin, stamps, letter stamps, key rings, jump rings and a toothpick are all you need, although it helps to have a heart-shaped cookie cutter as well to add to the authenticity. We recommend pastel-colored clay for the cutest results!
Idea 5: Heart Glasses
Kids love to dress up. Some bloggers have also considered that and one even made a free template to make things easier! All one needs to make these Valentine’s Day glasses a reality is the template, scissors, cardstock, tape and pink or red cellophane. A marker to write a cute phrase on the sides could also work. Make a handful of these to pass out to your little ones to wear. They will thank you later!
Idea 6: DIY Valentine’s Day Branch Tree
If you are one for a natural and cheerful approach to decorating, consider making this decorative tree, which just requires paper, glue, scissors, string, a hole punch, branches and some paint. Spend a walk or two collecting clean, thin branches that you will paint white. Then, get to work cutting and folding paper to make cute hearts. Attach them to the string, and voila! You have a tree that is classy enough to take center stage on a table or other important place in your home.
Idea 7: Ditch Goodie Bags
Kids will like these goodie bags. Crush up chocolate sandwich cookies or place chocolate drops in a clear sandwich bag. Add gummy worms and a plastic shovel. Attach a card with the recipient’s name and a message and you will have a gift they will be talking about all year.
Idea 8: Valentine’s Day Bookmark
If the way to their heart is with a fun bookmark, gather light and dark card stock, glue and a template to make bookmarks. Or, fold paper into a heart and cut out letters in a contrasting color. Glue them on for a personalized message. Keep your bookmark sturdy by going over it with tacky paper, like laminating sheets. For an extra-special gift, give one of these bookmarks inside of a book your recipient should love.
Idea 9: Cereal Box Purse/Valentine’s Box
Do you have an aspiring fashionista, or just want a way to store their gifts, treats and cards? Make a cereal box purse that they will want to carry on the day of…and beyond. Cut the top off the box. Cover it with cute scrapbook paper (candy hearts, stripes or polka dots work well). Modge Podge the entire thing. Use paper punches and markers to decorate buttons. Then, staple cloth (canvas works best) to the box to make handles. Glue on the fake bottoms. Once it dries, present this purse to them for a cute and practical gift. It is functional and fun, just how we like it. No judgement if you want your own, either.
Idea 10: Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
These suncatchers will brighten up windows on even the dreariest of days. Cut out a heart template. Trace them on cardstock and cut out hearts. Tear up colored tissue paper and adhere it to the hearts using Modge Podge and a foam brush. Cover each with a sheet protector for extra durability. Trim off the excess, and use the tiniest bit of clear tape to cover your windows. Enjoy the beauty of these decorative suncatchers on sunny days, a reminder of what is to come. You can even give these to loved ones who would appreciate them in their own homes or offices as well. Spread the love!
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