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57 Craft Ideas for Making Valentine Gifts and Decorations

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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There's something about receiving a handmade Valentine gift that makes one feel special and loved.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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. When I was teaching elementary art, we made these little love bugs and the kids loved them.

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4. Hearts and Pom Pom Pillows

A cute and useful gift to make for a loved one. Check the instructions at Tater Tots and Jello to see how easy this project is.

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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

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7. Rose Heart Wreath

You can make this beautiful rose heart wreath by going to Blooming Homestead for the tutorial. Outstanding!

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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.

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9. Crayon Suncatcher Hearts

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

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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. My daughter hung this garland in the school library.

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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 Krissy Millar.

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12. Valentine Chair Envelope

These Valentine envelope chair covers are a really great idea and so easy to make. Look for the directions at My Sew Bliss.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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18. Fabric Love Bugs

There are so many pretty Valentine fabrics that it will be hard to make just a few of these. Make them for friends and family by going to DIY Network for instructions.

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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.

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20. Cupid's Arrow Valentine Favors

Use these as Valentine party favors or to give as school exchange gifts. Find the instructions at Home Made Interest .

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21. Treat Holders

It's easy to make these Valentine treat holders using iron-on Heat n Bond.

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22. Heart/Felt Mobile

This little mobile is too cute for words. It would be appropriate for a baby's room anytime. Find the directions at Sew Yeah .

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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.

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24. Valentine Coasters

I would plan a party just to use these coasters. They'll be perfect for a favor to give at a bridal or baby shower also. You'll find the directions for making these coasters at Rae of Sparkles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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28. Heart Journal Cover

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

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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.

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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.

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31. Valentine Heart Bouquet Centerpiece

Design Improvised has a tutorial to help you make this centerpiece. Imagine how many ways you could use these hearts.

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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.

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33. Button Heart Keepsake

This would especially be a great keepsake if you used old buttons that your mother or grandmother have been collecting for years. See how easy it is to make following the directions at Tidbits.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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40. Iris Fold Heart

This heart is so much easier to make than it loves and would be beautiful framed. Find out how to do this iris fold heart at Family Crafts.

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41. Felt Heart Garland

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

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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.

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43. Hearts Centerpiece

Find the instructions for making this hearts centerpiece at Faithfully Free. I would spray paint the branch and sprinkle it with glitter to make this a really outstanding centerpiece.

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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.

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45. Valentine Pholo Cubes

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

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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.

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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.

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48. Valentine Necklace

You can make a pretty Valentine necklace like this by going to Uncommon Design.

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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.

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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.

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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. Have you ever noticed all the different Valentine cupcake liners? Beautiful!

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52. Heart Pinatas


This would be a great addition to a child's Valentine party. The tutorial is found at Studio DIY.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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57. More Valentine Gifts Ideas

You'll find so many more great Valentine gift ideas at 51 Outstanding Handmade Valentine Gift Ideas..

© 2013 Loraine Brummer

Leave a Little Love - or a comment will do.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on January 14, 2015:

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.

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on January 09, 2015:

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

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on January 06, 2015:

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

ezzly on January 05, 2015:

Very nice ideas love the cute Pom Pom monsters !

Gayle Dowell from Kansas on January 10, 2014:

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

The_Kelster on January 10, 2014:

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 :)

VioletteRose LM on January 10, 2014:

Great ideas, the pillow looks cute!

jlshernandez on February 14, 2013:

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

Mary from Midwest on February 14, 2013:

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.

girlgoshopping on February 14, 2013:

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

johnny-knox on February 14, 2013:

wow! Excellent lens and very creative :)

blueredblueyellow on February 13, 2013:

So cute! I love the pom monsters.

JuliaHidy on February 12, 2013:

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

FancyThatUK on February 10, 2013:

Some seriously cute ideas there!

Just-a-Day-Dream on February 10, 2013:

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 :)

Tea Pixie on February 09, 2013:

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

fisherrr on February 08, 2013:

Great ideas!

anne mohanraj on February 08, 2013:

Such creative and lovely ideas!

TheCandle LM on February 07, 2013:

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?

getmoreinfo on February 07, 2013:

I like these Valentine Craft Ideas

ohcaroline on February 07, 2013:

Wonderful selection of cute crafts to make.

PassionContagion on February 07, 2013:

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

PamelaPamela on February 06, 2013:

I love these ideas! Thank you for the lens!

Jo-Jackson on February 06, 2013:

What a lovely selection of ideas.

Bigwas from Philippines on February 06, 2013:

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

iMANDY from Melbourne, Australia on February 05, 2013:

Excellent ideas, great lens! :)

Rymom28 on February 05, 2013:

Sending you some love for this creative lens!

mtg724 on February 04, 2013:

These are some really cool gift ideas.

anonymous on February 04, 2013:

I really like this gifts!! Great lens!

SianaL on February 04, 2013:

These are all adorable! Wish I was more crafty!

thegreenninja on February 03, 2013:

That paintchip bookmark is a fabulous idea!

crstnblue on February 01, 2013:

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

nicey on February 01, 2013:

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.

Spiderlily321 on January 31, 2013:

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

squid-pinkchic18 on January 31, 2013:

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

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on January 30, 2013:

Great ideas!

ismeedee on January 30, 2013:

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

anonymous on January 30, 2013:

These are lovely gift ideas for Valentines Day.

ericsdorsey on January 29, 2013:

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

VspaBotanicals on January 29, 2013:

Wonderful ideas, and very inspiring.

missmary1960 on January 29, 2013:

So many great ideas!

tfsherman lm on January 29, 2013:

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

Carol Brooks from Florida on January 29, 2013:

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

Jogalog on January 28, 2013:

Lovely homemade valentines gifts.

Mercy Girl No9 on January 28, 2013:

Great Ideas. Thank you so much.

Karli McClane from USA on January 28, 2013:

Great ideas! I especially like the coupons.

GetAcneFree on January 28, 2013:

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

Jukebox LM on January 28, 2013:

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

mushroom315 on January 28, 2013:

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

Art Inspired on January 28, 2013:

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

smallhands lm on January 27, 2013:

Wonderful ideas and very varied, too!

anonymous on January 27, 2013:

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

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on January 24, 2013:

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

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