Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you looking for some fun and creative ways to show your family how much they mean to you? Consider devoting an afternoon or two to crafting a handmade Valentine’s Day gift. DIY crafts can make the holiday even more special, while allowing you to express your love in unique and personal ways. From heartfelt cards with meaningful messages, flower bouquets that dazzle, and intricate string art – there’s no shortage of craft ideas perfect for this special day! Let’s get creative and have some fun – Here are 10 amazing DIY Valentine’s Day crafts that moms, parents, crafters and artists will adore!
Paper Heart Garland
A simple and easy DIY heart garland will infuse love into your home for Valentine’s Day! All you need is some construction paper, string, a hole punch and scissors. Start by cutting out your desired number of hearts (you can freehand draw or using a stencil). Then, once you have all of your hearts cut out, punch a hole through the center of each heart. Cut a long piece of yarn and thread it through one heart. Then, before stringing a second heart, tie a knot to serve as a stopper, and secure the first heart in place. Repeat until all hearts are on your string. I love this example from Frog Prince Paperie.
If you’re looking for a romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day, why not make your own card? DIY valentines are not only a thoughtful way to show your loved one how much you care, but they’re also unique and personal. Plus, homemade cards are always appreciated – who doesn’t love a heartfelt and original gift?
Sewn Valentine’s Card
There are lots of ways to make your own cards, but here is unique option that is one of my favorites. This DIY project is surprisingly easy, and only requires a few supplies. All you need is a pencil, a pushpin, a piece of heavy paper, thread, yarn, and a needle. Start by folding your paper in half to make a card. Then freehand draw or trace a heart that covers most of the paper. Draw tiny dots around the perimeter of the heart (approximately 1/2 in apart). Use a pushpin to poke a hole over each dot. Thread the needle, then starting on the inside of the card (or underside of the front), pull the thread up and through a hole and start sewing. You can move in any direction. Simply continue until the heart is covered! Secure the ends of the yarn to the inside of the card with tape. Here is a great tutorial from Real Simple.
DIY Heart Keychain
This Valentine’s Day, try making a thoughtful and unique keychain for your loved ones. All you need is some air-dry clay, a heart-shaped cookie cutter, toothpicks or a wood dowel, ribbon, and markers. You can find all of these things at your local craft store. First, roll out the clay on a flat surface. Then use the cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as you like. Make a small hole at the top of each heart with a toothpick or wood dowel. Place the hearts on a plate or a baking tray lined with parchment paper and allow to dry for 24 hours. Once the hearts are completely dry and hard, thread ribbon through the holes and decorate with markers (if you’d like). Check out this beautiful example from Squirelly Minds.
Making something by hand is a great way to show your Valentine that you care. The best part about handmade gifts is that they don’t have to be perfect – in fact, imperfections make them even more special. So go ahead and get creative this Valentine’s Day! And if you need some inspiration, be sure to check out frostedflamingo.com for project kits and ideas.