Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Valentine's Day is definitely one for crafters young and old. There are so many projects to choose from. This is a guide about Valentine's Day craft ideas.
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January 14, 2017 Flag

This is a guide about making a Valentine's day crocheted bouquet. Making a crocheted Valentine's Day bouquet is makes a great gift instead of cut flowers.

three photos of individual flowers and bouquet

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January 6, 2017 Flag

This is a guide about making a Mrs. Butterworth valentine. You can create a truly fun Valentine starting with a Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottle and some paint.

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Mrs. Butterworth Valentine syrup bottle given a Valentine motif

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December 7, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about crocheted Valentine purse. This cute little purse, with its red trim and heart shaped detail, is easy to make up for yourself or as a gift for someone on Valentine's Day.

finished purse

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December 6, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a crochet beaded Valentine bag. This pretty crochet bag uses Valentine's Day colors and embellishments.

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Crochet Beaded Valentine Bag

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April 27, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a Valentine's Day gift box. A homemade gift box for your valentine can take many forms, but they will all express your love.

Making a Valentine's Day Gift Box

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May 24, 2016 Flag

This is a guide about making a Valentine's Day jar candle holder. Decorative handmade jar candle holders can help set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

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Making a Valentine's Day Jar Candle Holder

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September 19, 2012 Flag

This is a guide about heart shaped pin crafts. A homemade heart shaped pin makes a thoughtful gift that can be worn all year and especially on Valentine's Day.

Heart Shaped Petal Flower

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September 8, 2011 Flag

This is a guide about making paper roses. Paper roses are a simple, yet elegant decoration. Using brightly color papers you can create a bouquet that never wilts.

Making Paper Roses

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February 6, 2010 Flag

Gift bag made from a recycled Pop Tart Box. This is a great way to reuse empty boxes and scraps of wrapping paper and have a beautiful one of a kind gift bag.

Approximate Time: 2 hours

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut the top flaps off the top of an empty pop tart box.

  2. Sit the box on the wrapping paper and trace around the bottom of the box. You will then cut the paper about a 1/2 inch wider around than what you traced.

  3. Glue the bottom of the box using your glue stick and adhere the paper to the bottom of the box. Then glue about 1/2' above the bottom of the box and fold the paper up around the sides making sure all paper is flat against the box.

  4. Lay the box down sideways and measure about 1 inch longer than the sides and cut the paper making sure you leave enough length to wrap around all 4 sides of the box. (Tip: I have found it is easiest if you use the pre-cut edge of the wrapping paper to go around the bottom because it is straight.)

  5. Using your glue stick glue all the sides of the box and wrap the paper around making sure all paper is flat. Then you will fold the extra top 1 inch of paper down and glue to the inside of the box.

  6. Take a Valentine Card image and glue to the box. You can use old cards, post cards or their are lots of free download-able images on the web. On this I put an image on the front and a different image on the back.

  7. Use all purpose glue around the image and anywhere else you want to add glitter and then add glitter and shake off excess and let dry.


  8. *Note: You could also add buttons, charms, pearls or anything else you may like.

  9. Once the glue is dried you will punch a hole on each side of the box for the handle.

  10. Finish off with a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. Thread the ribbon on each side from the outside to the inside and tie with a knot.

Now you have a beautiful gift bag to fill with items for a special friend!

By Cinnamonrosecottage from York County, PA

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February 6, 2008 Flag

Add a romantic touch to stationery and envelopes you already have, using paper doilies.

Approximate Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

Cut the corners off of the paper doilies. Use the glue stick to apply glue to the back of the corners. Press onto the top of the stationery and also onto the flap of the matching envelope.

By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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February 3, 2009 Flag

Valentine's gift idea but can be used for any occasion.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Take the 3 candy bars and hold them vertically so the sides touch each other forming a triangle in the center.
  2. Once you see how this forms then you will put a small line of glue on the inner edge of the candy bars and glue them together to permanently form the triangle model.
  3. Next cut a small piece of Styrofoam or wad enough newspaper up in a ball so you can stuff in in the center of the candy bars (should fit fairly snug).
  4. Then remove it and poke a hole with the stem of the silk flower (or real one).
  5. Put some glue around the edges of the Styrofoam or newspaper and put it in the center of the candy bars quickly so it will be more permanent and let the glue adhere for a minute or so.
  6. Now take the silk or real rose stem and poke it in the hole you previously made in the Styrofoam or newspaper centerpiece you just glued.
  7. Stuff some tissue paper from the bottom to cover the Styrofoam or newspaper. Finish off with stuffing more tissue paper around the stem to cover the remaining glued centerpiece.
  8. Lastly, tie the red ribbon around the flower stem about 2 inches above the edge of the candy bar model.
  9. For added fun, you can glue Hershey's kisses around the top.

Now you have a inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your woman. If you wish to give this to a guy, replace the rose with whatever you want.

You can also write a note and then punch a hole big enough for the ribbon to go through and then tie it to the stem.

By Donna from Northlake, TX

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February 11, 2008 Flag

This year's Valentine's Day gifts for the men in my life is a take-off on my Bottle Cap Sun idea.

Copper heart on wooden circular plaque with a key attached above the heart.

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February 1, 2008 Flag

Instead of cards (that too often get tossed in the "circular file") I made beaded Valentine's Day gifts last year. Even though they are inexpensive and very simple, my family and friends loved them.

Bead My Valentine

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January 23, 2006 Flag

I made this butterfly out of an empty Dannon Frusion smoothie drinkable yogurt container for a craft at my daughter's Valentine's Day party at school.

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February 4, 2009 Flag

This candy dish is made from a terra cotta flowerpot saucer. They're available year-round for under $2.00. Use pink, red, or white craft paint to paint a design inside and/or outside the saucer.

Valentine Candy Dish

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January 31, 2009 Flag

Don't forget Fido on Valentine's Day. Create this customized valentine tag. Decorate the heart with a Valentine's Day message, like "My Hero" or "Poodle Power." Seal the shape on both sides with clear contact paper.

Puppy Love Tag

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February 8, 2008 Flag

Valentine towel bibs can easily be made with just a couple of fabric items. You just take a simple tea towel or dish towel and fold over one end about 5 inches, cut a u-shape in the center and then add ribbing fabric to the neckline with a single machine straight stitch.

Tea towel cut for bib and decorated with Valentine's Day motif.

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February 10, 2009 Flag

This is a way to recycle clear plastic packaging. I created a 3D "love" scene to fit under the plastic packaging. I glued it down on mat board, then embellished it with all sorts of odds and ends. I then created an easel on the back so it can be displayed for Valentine's Day.

period print with Cupid and heart

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February 11, 2010 Flag

This is a quick and easy craft for kids to make for family and friends. You could even decorate the letters and hearts with sequins or rhinestones.

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January 29, 2012 Flag

Making humorous and quirky gifts for Valentine's Day is always fun especially when you have the perfect friend to send one to. This one should put a smile on any girl's face!

Frog with message on heart package.

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January 21, 2012 Flag

Put your favorite Valentine in this easy-to-make and inexpensive wire and wine cork holder!

Closeup of spiral.

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February 11, 2009 Flag

Complete with Velcro open roof for easy retrieval of Valentine's day cards and a slot is on the back of Thomas where the cards will go in. Wheels are nut/bolted and are moveable.

Valentine's Day mailbox

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January 23, 2009 Flag

Created with a metal heart tin and matching lid, miniature electric candle, clip art as inside background, mini silk flowers, mini wooden pieces, lace, and doilies.

decoration

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January 19, 2010 Flag

Make these giant candy "kisses"; ahead of time for all of your favorite Valentines!

red cand kiss

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January 27, 2009 Flag

Decorate pencils with foam conversation hearts for your children to give to their friends on Valentine's Day.

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February 1, 2008 Flag

Fun and easy. Make these mobiles to decorate your home for a Valentine's Day party, to use as party favors, or just to decorate a kid's room. If you plan to make several, pre-cut all of the heart shapes you will need at the same time, then all you'll have to do is assemble each one.

Heart mobile.

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February 14, 2010 Flag

This Dollar Tree Box and Hearts can be made into a gift for either gender, or even a teacher or relative.

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February 6, 2003 Flag

I teach second grade and I am looking for some Valentine's Day (arts and crafts) ideas for my students to create for their parents next week.
Thanks,
Jan

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January 29, 20080 found this helpful

http://familycr  /l/blhugsgft.htm hope this helps i made these they are so cute

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January 24, 2007 Flag

I need craft ideas for Valentine's Day.

Sandy from Indio, CA

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January 25, 20070 found this helpful

If you are looking for kids crafts check out familyfun.com

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