These are eight great Valentine’s Day Crafts that have inspired me this year. Use them to inspire you or create them from the step-by-step tutorials provided.
DIY “Love” Wall Art by Plaid
This crafty wall art may be my favorite Valentine’s DIY because it’s easily displayed long after the 14th. Created by the folks at Plaid, this Love Sign is made with decoupaged fabric and few other surprises. Find the instructions for this Love Wall Art at Plaid.com.
Mod Podge 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps, Mod Podge Fabric, Mod Podge Gloss, Stretched Canvas, Fabric, Foam paintbrush Chipboard letters “L,” “O,” “V,” “E,” Black glitterBlack glitter, Black sparkle ribbon, and Hot glue
Miniature Love Canvas Art
This handmade piece of art may be tiny, but its sentiment is huge! Kids can make one for grandma and grandpa or a favorite aunt with a minimum of fuss. Created by One Artsy Mama, you can get the instructions for this Miniature “LOVE” Canvas Art from her adorable site.
Buy the supplies to create this craft: US Art Supply 3″ x 3″ Mini Professional Primed Stretched Canvas (1-Pack of 12-Mini Canvases) & easels, acrylic paint, and paintbrushes. These are also a fun and inexpensive birthday party activity that they can take home and enjoy!
DIY String Heart Valentine Cards
String art cards are a fun mom and me craft. Sweet little cards to frame or give. Create them from white paper as shown or try a print card stock to make them even sweeter. Details for momtributor Agnes Hsu’s string art Valentine’s Cards can be found on the Hello, Wonderful website.
4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Heavyweight Blank White Greeting Card Sets – 40 Cards & Envelopes, DMC 117F25-PC36 Embroidery Popular Colors Floss Pack, Assorted Color, 8.7-Yard, 36/Pack, 18 Pieces Steel Large-Eye Blunt Needles, Valar Dohaeris Yarn Tapestry Darning Embroidery Knitting Needles Sewing Needles Assorted Size, and heart template.
Faux XO Marquee Sign By Plaid
Another great project from Plaid. The Faux XO Marquee Sign could also be done in initials or a child’s name. Super cute and fun, any child would adore a reminder that they’re loved.
Craft Supplies Needed for this Project: Mod Podge Collage Clay – Strawberry Pink, FolkArt Acrylic Colors – Baby Pink, Paintbrushes,
Wood letters “X” & “O,” Plastic knife, 1” Round mirrors, Hot glue and Black sparkle ribbon (or paint the sides with black paint and sprinkle with silver glitter while still wet).
Martha Stewart’s Heartstrings Valentine’s Day Card
Leave it to Martha and her crew to come up with these fantastic cards that when pulled, creates a 3D greeting. Template and complete instructions for the Heartstrings Valentine’s Day Card are provided. Minimal supplies mean a big WOW for just a few cents.
Just a Girl Blog’s Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teachers
As a former school secretary, I can heartily recommend these decorated hand sanitizers for teachers! There are so many germs one comes into contact with throughout the day when working with children that good hand sanitizer is a must! I recommend a natural or organic sanitizer – there are several inexpensive ones available – because they use it so often that something less harmful is always appreciated! And don’t forget the hardworking head secretary! 🙂 You’ll find the Valentine’s Day Sanitizers craft directions on Just a Girl’s website.
Make It Do Valentine’s Day Bird House
Ah, this is an oldie but it’s adorable so let’s share it again! While there aren’t instructions, it’s pretty easy to figure out how it was made, but visit the page and check out her other fun Valentine’s Day ideas and creations. They’ll inspire you as you great yours!
To create this Valentine craft, you’ll need Crayola Valentine’s Marker Stamper & Paper Set, brown acrylic paint, white card stock, red rickrack ribbon, red ribbon, craft knife, school glue sticks, and an empty box of your choice.
Infarrantly Creative Count Down to Valentine’s Wall Art
This Valentine’s Day craft is a little more work than most, but it’ll be worth it because you’ll be able to use it for years. Taking a tip from the Christmas Advent Calendars, they’ve created a countdown to Valentine’s Day with a sweet Hershey Kiss for each day from February 1st through 14th. Get the complete step-by-step directions and photo tutorial for their Count Down to Valentine’s craft at their website.
Buy your craft supplies: Hershey’s Kisses Valentine’s Milk Chocolate (red & silver foils), Krylon Cherry Red Spray Paint, Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Gloss Finish, Rust-Oleum 280715 American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint, White Primer, Set of 5 Foam Sponge Paint Rollers Art Craft Wall Painting Brush, Gallery Solutions Wrought Iron Chair Easel, 12-Inch, Plywood Sheet-12″X12″X1/8″, 3M Garnet Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted-Grit, 5-Sheet, Simple Stories Double-Sided Paper Pad 6″X6″ 24/Pkg-Love & Adore, 12 Designs/2 Each, and Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Vinyl Starter Kit Bundle or Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet Stencil, 32988 Monogram Flourish.