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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.


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.

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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!


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 Spoonful of Sugar.


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


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.