57 Craft Ideas for Making Valentine Gifts and 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 anticipated 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 Chic Tags.
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. Coffee Sleeve With Heart
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 Smile Monsters.
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. Heart Garland Candle
For a quick and easy Valentine gift, go to The Artful Crafter to see how to make this heart decorated candle.
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. Books and Arrows Centerpiece
This books and arrows centerpiece is more a décor idea than a Valentine centerpiece. This centerpiece is an unique centerpiece for anytime of the year. Would look great on a mantel also. Find the instructions for making the arrows at CELEBRATIONS.
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