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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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).

  • 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.

  • 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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