Easy Handmade Valentine's Day Crafts

Test your DIY skills this Valentine's Day and craft up something special for your sweetheart and loved ones.

Handmade Heart Pillow

Heart-Shaped Phrase Pillow

Dress up the sofa or bed with a pillow that says \"I love you\" all year round. Use patterned fabric and a stylish embellishment to make a special decor piece that pops and makes a statement.

Easy Hand-Knit Kids' Scarf

Keep your little one nice and warm this season with a hand-knit scarf that's perfect for beginning knitters. Add a plush fabric heart pin for that extra-special touch.

String Art Heart

Say those three magic words with a handcrafted string art heart. The best part? Your gift recipient can display the artwork in their home year round.

Valentine's Day Paper Heart Garland

Paper Heart Garland/Chandelier

Sew paper hearts together to create a whimsical chandelier that will certainly help set the mood during a romantic meal for two.

Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio 2013

Hand-Drawn Coffee Mugs

Is your sweetheart a coffee lover? Decorate a plain white mug by using a permanent ceramic marker. Draw fun designs or white special phrases they'll cherish for years.

Valentine's Day Tablescape

Glitter Champagne Flutes

Dress up your Valentine's Day dinner by adding a little sparkle to basic champagne flutes. Set them out for special occasions — or just because.

Valentine's Day treat box with chocolate-dipped fortune cookies

DIY Takeout Treat Box

Surprise your sweetheart with a crafty Chinese takeout box full of white chocolate-dipped fortune cookies covered in candy heart-shaped sprinkles. That's better than real takeout any day.

Candy Necklace Valentines

Let kids make homemade valentines this year using strawberry licorice laces and gummy ring candy, creating edible necklaces their friends will love to devour.

Photo by Jeff Romaniuk

Sequin-Covered Cupid's Arrow Wreath

Not sure how to say \"be mine\"? Let this sequin-covered wreath do the talking.

Chipboard Love Letters

Love Letters

Use inexpensive chipboard or wooden letters to spell out a sweet word for your valentine. Colorful, patterned scrapbook paper dresses up each letter, creating a memorable, year-round mantel or wall display.

Etched Wineglasses

Spice up a romantic tablescape with customized etched glasses that feature pet names, inside jokes, hearts or phrases just between the two of you. That's definitely a gift you can't find in stores.

Upcycled Heart T-Shirt Dress

Turn two old t-shirts into a child's play dress. Use a heart stamp and fabric ink to add a holiday-inspired pattern she can wear for the big day and all year round, too.

Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Garland Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio 2013

Countdown Paper Chain

Count down the days until Valentine's Day with a pink and red chain made from paper hearts. Starting February 1st, tear off a heart each day until the 14th.

Play Dough Valentines

Skip the cheesy, store-bought valentines this year, and give these homemade gifts a try. Use a simple play dough recipe and a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and package each individually in glassine bags. Kids and classmates will love their crafted surprise.

Valentine's Day Paper Flowers Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio 2013

Pretty Paper Flowers

Use color and patterned paper flowers add style to Valentine's Day gifts, attire and hairpieces. All you need is paper, scissors and a hot-glue gun to churn out these blooming beauties.

Heart-Shaped Elbow + Knee Patches

Embellish pants, a blazer or a casual shirt with some easy-to-sew, heart-shaped patches. The best part? Even if you're a novice, you can have the patches on in 10 minutes flat.

His + Her Throw Pillows

You'll never have to claim your side of the bed ever again with these personalized his-and-her throw pillows.

Hand-Dyed Bouquet

You can never go wrong with flowers. Give them a handmade touch by hand-dying a bouquet in your sweetheart's favorite color(s).

Photo courtesy of Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Neon-Dipped Flowerpot

Dress up a simple ceramic flowerpot with bold and colorful neon paint. Use painter's tape to add color to just the bottom for a color-block look. Add their favorite flower or succulent to brighten up a cold winter garden.

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Doily Dream Catcher

Use meaningful, secondhand pieces to create a one-of-a-kind dream catcher for a loved one. Pretty decorative accessories, like feathers, stones and heirloom jewelry, will make the perfect customized gift.

Doily Treat Cup for Kids

Turn inexpensive paper doilies into sweet treat cups perfect for filling with candy or a cupcake.

Playful Cupcake Toppers

Give homemade cupcakes an even sweeter touch with personalized toppers. Cut out heart shapes, add a message for your valentine and embellish with rhinestones, glitter or ribbon.

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