57 Craft Ideas for Making Valentine Gifts and Decorations

Updated on October 26, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

homemade valentine gifts and valentine decorations
homemade valentine gifts and valentine decorations

There's something about receiving a handmade Valentine gift that makes one feel special and loved. A gift that you know has taken thought and time is more personal and appreciated than a purchased gift.

I've searched for Valentine gift and decorating ideas that are unique and romantic. In this article I'll be sharing with you the special crafts that I found in my search. All the projects included here also include a nice picture of the craft and the site name that takes you directly to the tutorial.

Express your affection with gifts and decorations that you have handmade with love and attention.

Find the instructions for making the love blocks shown above at craftaholics anonymous.

1. Valentine Heart Candle

This is so simple to make, but it gives the love message that you want to express. Find the directions at Crafty Journal.

2. I Love You Garland

Everything you want to say to your Sweetheart in this beautiful, sparkly garland. You'll find the tutorial for making this garland at This is Glamorous.

3. Love Monsters

Make these cute little fellows for all the little love monsters in your life. Fun to make and fun to receive. The instructions can be found at Create.Craft.Love.

4. Reverse Applique Pillow

Check the instructions at A JENNUINE Life to see how easy this project it.

5. Sock Cozy

This is such a cute, super easy gift to make. Be sure to check out the instructions at Nest of Posies.

6. Cute Valentine Day Crafts

7. February Calendar

If giving this as a gift, don't forget to include the year on the calendar. A nice keepsake. Go to me and my diy for the directions.

8. Sweet Potholders

Remember to add flowers or candy when you present a potholder to your Sweetheart on Valentine's Day, and then take her or him out for dinner. The directions for these potholders can be found at a SPOONFULofSugar.

9. Crayon Suncatcher Hearts

I love the simple elegance of this easy valentine project. Martha Stewart has the instructions for making these hearts.

10. Lighted Raffia Valentine Garland

You'll find the tutorial for making this raffia garland at How to Make a Lighted Raffia Valentine Garland. Easy and inexpensive to make.

11. Valentine Topiary

This beautiful topiary will look perfect wherever you decide to display it. You'll be able to make this Valentine topiary by following the directions given at Crafts ‘n Coffee.

12. Valentine Chair Envelope

These are a knock-off of some sold at Pottery Barn. Really a great idea and so easy to make. Look for the directions at Lookie what I did!

13. Clip Bookmarks

A great gift for anyone who loves to read or uses paper clips. Go to Squishy-Cute DESIGNS to find out how they are made.

14. Valentine Envelopes

Here is the answer if you are needing an easy wrap for a small Valentine gift. A great party favor!! Nest of Posies is where you'll find the directions.

15. Love Bird Garland

Whether the kids make this love bird garland, and use crayons to color them, or if you make the garland using paints or markers, this garland will become a family keeper. Find out how to make this beautiful love bird garland by going to the make and takes site.

16. Love Knot Bracelet

This is such a cool idea. Make a love knot bracelet for someone you love by going to the Martha Stewart site for directions.

17. Love Jars

This is a great Valentine's Day gift, but it is also a nice holiday décor to use for bridal or baby occasions. Find the instructions for this project at mom it forward.

18. Intertwined Hearts

These hearts are very simple to make, but they pack a whollop when you see the finished product. Go to we know stuff to find out how to make them.

19. Paintchip Have a Heart Bookmarks

You'll have to get to the paint store early if you are going to get the colors you want for your Valentine bookmarks. See how they are made at Lu Bird BABY.

20. Valentine Glitter Votive

This is the first time that I've run onto this method of making votive containers. See what I mean by checking the instructions at tatertots & jello.

21. Handbag Set

Everything has a place in your handbag when you have a set like this. A coin purse, a tissue pouch, a pen sleeve, an eyeglass case and a business card pocket. Perfect!! Find what you'll need to know to make this set by going to Craftynest.

22. Sent With Love Garland

You can even write messages and include them inside the envelopes in this garland. The tutorial for making this garland, or banner, is found at CAPTAIN CRAFTY.

23. Zippered Heart Purse

Isn't this precious? Make any little or big girl you know happy with a gift like this. Find the instructions at THAT'S MY LETTER.

24. Valentine Coasters

Coasters are always a welcome gift. You'll find the directions for making these coasters at Rae of Sparkles.

25. Candy Filled Hearts

Think of all the ways you could use these little candy filled hearts: classroom treats, wedding favors, or put out a bowl of them for drop in visitors. Go to in my own style for the instructions.

26. Wine Cork Heart

Here is an interesting way to use wine corks and to make a nice Valentine gift at the same time. Go to hometalk for the instructions.

27. Love Me Tender Wall Hanging

Give a year round reminder to the one you love with is walling hanging. Find the instructions at Sweet Rose Studio.

28. Heart Journal Cover

I think you could also make this work for an i-Pad cover. Find the directions at diy network.

29. Hearts and Beads Necklace

Now that chunky jewelry is back in style, make these for Valentine's Day and then use other colors for your usual outfits. Go to eighteen 25 to see how to make them.

30. Crayon Hearts

This is a cute project using melted crayon pieces. You'll find all the directions for this outstanding kid's gift at Pretty Handy Girl.com.

31. U R Loved Frame

Show someone how much you love and think of them by making and presenting them with a beautiful frame. You'll find the directions for making this frame at PBSparents.

32. Love Note Coffee Sleeve

Your loved one will be reminded every day of your love while using this coffee sleeve. You'll find the directions for making this project at Crafty Staci.

33. Omber Glittered Candle

This is such a beautiful candle and you'll be surprised how easy it is to make. Find the directions at a glimpse inside.

34. Paperclip Heart Earrings

Would you believe that these unique heart earrings are made using paperclips and string? I love this idea. pitter & glink shows you how to make them.

35. Tic Tac Toe Hearts

Make this game of hearts one that you can play with young and old alike. You'll find the tutorial for making this Tic Tac Toe game at alphamom. Love it!!

36. Yarn Wrapped Hearts

For a quick and easy Valentine idea, go to Fyne's Designs to see how to make these heart decorated items.

37. Matched Puzzle Necklace

For Sweethearts or bff, this is the perfect matched puzzle necklace. You'll find out how to make these necklaces at craft.

38. Kissing Ball Topiary

I absolutely love this arrangement. To make one like it, go to THE idea ROOM. These beautiful balls would also be appropriate as a shower or wedding decoration.

39. Valentine Coupon Booklet

Here is a unique idea that really interests me. Check out the instructions for making these coupon booklets, made from playing cards, at CRAFT.

40. Iris Fold Heart

This would be beautiful framed. Find out how to do this iris fold heart at Family Crafts.

41. Felt Heart Garland

Follow the instructions at oopsey daisy to make this beautiful felt heart garland. Decorate for your Sweetheart.

42. Love Bug Valentines

Help the kids make Valentines to give to family, friends and classmates by going to Mom On TIMEOUT for the tutorial to make these love bug valentines. They'll love making and giving these Valentines.

43. Hearts Centerpiece

Find the instructions for making this hearts centerpiece at Faithfully Free.

44. Valentine's Day Countdown

This is a cool way to count down the days until Valentine's day. It will also give your Sweetheart a gentle reminder of how many days he has left to buy a gift. Go to Infarrantly Creative for the tutorial.

45. Valentine Paper Cubes

You'll find the tutorial for making these special Valentine paper cubes at the Crafts ‘n Coffee site. Another easy, but so very pretty Valentine craft.

46. Tinsel Wreath

Serenity Now has the directions for making this beautiful tinsel wreath. This would also make a nice theme for a bridal shower of baby shower decoration.

47. Handmade Heart Necklace

You'll find three heart necklace choices to make for your loved one and the directions for making the necklaces at tatertots & jello. Very nice gift idea.

48. Valentine Topiary Tree

I love these topiary trees, they're just the right amount of Valentine décor to place on a shelf or the mantel. You'll find the tutorial for making this topiary at Crafts ‘n Coffee. A beautiful gift to make for your Love.

49. Heart Shaped Pendant or Charm

One thing that makes a gift even nicer than usual is if the gift has been homemade with love. Show your extra special love my gifting a beautiful heart shaped pendant. Find the instructions for making this pendant at Purple Hues and Me.

50. Crepe Paper Hanging Hearts

I love the looks of this crepe paper hanging heart. I think that I would want to preserve it in a shadow box type picture frame. Find the directions for making this heart at the at Second street site.

51. Valentine Cupcake Paper Wreath

Create and Decorate is the site where you'll find the instructions for making a wreath using Valentine themed cupcake papers. Beautiful!

52. Peg Doll Valentines

Make Princess or Super Hero wooden peg doll Valentines to give to friends and classmates. Find the directions at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line. What fun to make and to receive.

53. Valentine Wreath

Use pages of an old book to make the hearts for this Valentine wreath. You can find the tutorial for making this wreath at McAdams family. I really like this wreath combining love with book love.

54. Framed Valentine Hearts

A template is included in the directions at Quirky Inspired so making this project will be a lot easier than it looks. A great teenage project.

55. Salt Dough Valentines

Red Ted Art has an easy salt dough recipe and the instructions for making these hearts on their website. Kids will love making and gifting these Valentines.

56. Oodles of Valentine Card Ideas

If you are looking for ideas for making Valentine cards, check out this article, Easy Homemade Valentine Cards for School Exchange. Find Valentine cards for kids, and for adults. Ideas for classroom exchange cards. Pictures and site names to tutorials.

57. More Valentine Gifts Ideas

You'll find so many more great Valentine gift ideas at 53 Outstanding Handmade Valentine Gift Ideas..

© 2013 Loraine Brummer

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    • lbrummer profile image

      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thank you, Margaret, for your visit and comment. Looks like it's time to start making those Valentine decorations and gifts for our special loves. Homemade makes a gift priceless.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wonderful DIY Valentine's Day gifts! I love the kissing balls.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Essley, thanks for your visit and comment. I agree, the little Love monsters are really cute. Handmade Valentines are extra special to receive.

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      ezzly 3 years ago

      Very nice ideas love the cute Pom Pom monsters !

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Great list of Valentine Day projects. I will be looking through these for this year's holiday.

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      The_Kelster 4 years ago

      I absolutely love this lens. The bookmarks are such a cute and clever idea! Thanks for putting all of this together! I am definitely going to look back at this throughout this month and make some of these for the holiday :)

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      VioletteRose LM 4 years ago

      Great ideas, the pillow looks cute!

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      So many neat ideas and so little time. But I will some of these in mind the next time. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Midwest

      Very nice lens with so much info. Thanks. Makes me want to make some. But at my age I will pass them on to the granddaughter she loves this kind of stuff. Nice lens.

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      girlgoshopping 4 years ago

      Those are some really great & interesting ideas I would have never thought of !candles and decorations are great! thanks!

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      johnny-knox 4 years ago

      wow! Excellent lens and very creative :)

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      blueredblueyellow 4 years ago

      So cute! I love the pom monsters.

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      JuliaHidy 4 years ago

      Fabulous creative ideas. What a wonderful page filled with love-able ideas! Thanks...

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      FancyThatUK 4 years ago

      Some seriously cute ideas there!

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      Just-a-Day-Dream 4 years ago

      I am defininitally going to make the sock cozy thing for my mom for Valentine's Day she has to leave for work at 3:00 am and she is not a morning person so she likes her coffee PERFECT for her thank you so much for the idea it took me forever to find aa great gift you helped me tons :)

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      Tea Pixie 4 years ago

      Wow. I would give you multiple likes if I could. Awesome, current, easy ideas!

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      fisherrr 4 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Such creative and lovely ideas!

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      TheCandle LM 4 years ago

      I love the "look" of your lens. Very easy on the eyes. The valentine's gift ideas are great. Which one are you making this year?

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like these Valentine Craft Ideas

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      Wonderful selection of cute crafts to make.

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      PassionContagion 4 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I'm new to Squidoo, check out my efforts so far. PassionContagion is my username. Thank you :-)

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      PamelaPamela 4 years ago

      I love these ideas! Thank you for the lens!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      What a lovely selection of ideas.

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      I do not have an idea what to give my wife this valentines day, this lens gave me some choices to think of, thanks.

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      iMANDY 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Excellent ideas, great lens! :)

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      Rymom28 4 years ago

      Sending you some love for this creative lens!

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      mtg724 4 years ago

      These are some really cool gift ideas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really like this gifts!! Great lens!

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      SianaL 4 years ago

      These are all adorable! Wish I was more crafty!

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      thegreenninja 4 years ago

      That paintchip bookmark is a fabulous idea!

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Sooooooooo many wonderful things presented here! : )Love them all!Thanks for sharing & bringing a smile! : )

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      nicey 4 years ago

      All the valentine crafts are so beautiful. It's difficult to choose a particular one. It's valentine season so I'm going to teach my pupils the Tube Cupid.Thanks for the lens.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      There are some wonderful ideas here. I love homemade gifts. My favorites on here are the votive and the bracelets. Very creative! Thanks for sharing. Angel blessed

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      squid-pinkchic18 4 years ago

      Loved this lens! Wonderful ideas and crafts. My favorite is the handbag set!

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Great ideas!

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      These are absolutely gorgeous handmade gifts! I love the journal covers!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are lovely gift ideas for Valentines Day.

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      ericsdorsey 4 years ago

      I like the valentine wreath with pictures. Some useful ideas. Thank you for sharing this.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Wonderful ideas, and very inspiring.

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      missmary1960 4 years ago

      So many great ideas!

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      What a nice bouquet of fun & cute ideas. Thanks.

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      Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

      Such cute ideas. I will definitely use some of these!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      Lovely homemade valentines gifts.

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      Mercy Girl No9 4 years ago

      Great Ideas. Thank you so much.

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      Psycho Free Zone 4 years ago from USA

      Great ideas! I especially like the coupons.

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      GetAcneFree 4 years ago

      So clever! I love the little envelopes. I think I'll get crafty next month and make those!

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      Jukebox LM 4 years ago

      What a lot of clever ideas for Valentine's Day! The paint chip bookmark is brilliant, also the matchboxes.

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      mushroom315 4 years ago

      This lens has some really beautiful ideas, and I love the fact some of them are so easy to make.

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      Art Inspired 4 years ago

      Thank you for putting together all these wonderful ideas and sources. Thanks for the inspirations! Make it a creative day!

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      smallhands lm 4 years ago

      Wonderful ideas and very varied, too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What precious Valentine's gifts to create you found in you search and presented for all to enjoy....sweetness found here!

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a plethora of lovely ideas for Valentine's day. Blessed.