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.
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.
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. When I was teaching elementary art, we made these little love bugs and the kids loved them.
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.
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. Rose Heart Wreath
You can make this beautiful rose heart wreath by going to Blooming Homestead for the tutorial. Outstanding!
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. My daughter hung this garland in the school library.
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.
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
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. 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.
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. 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 .
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. 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 .
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
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.
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. Valentine Heart Bouquet Centerpiece
Design Improvised has a tutorial to help you make this centerpiece. Imagine how many ways you could use these hearts.
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. 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.
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 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.
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. I would spray paint the branch and sprinkle it with glitter to make this a really outstanding centerpiece.
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 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.
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 Necklace
You can make a pretty Valentine necklace like this by going to Uncommon Design.
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. Have you ever noticed all the different Valentine cupcake liners? Beautiful!
52. Heart Pinatas
This would be a great addition to a child's Valentine party. The tutorial is found at Studio DIY.
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 51 Outstanding Handmade Valentine Gift Ideas..
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