11 Cute and Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

Get ready for the day of love with these adorable gift and decor ideas.

Who doesn’t love a handmade gift? Step up your game this Valentine’s Day and create a DIY gift that is both meaningful and easy to make.

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If you're looking for some ideas, then you've come to the right place. Take a peek at some of our last minute DIY gift ideas along with a few decor ideas to get your home ready for the heart-filled day.

Words of Love

A handwritten, homemade card is a great way to show your loved one how much you care. Start by writing down all of the reasons you love them. A handmade card is not limited to your significant other — include a note of love in your child's lunch box.

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

Love You a Latte

The coffee lover in your life will adore this clever gift idea using a paper coffee cup and a printable sleeve. Stuff the cup with craft paper shreds and add a gift card to their favorite coffee shop.

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Giant Heart Balloon

Go big! Surprise someone special with a giant heart-shaped balloon decorated with tissue fringe tassels and a sweet note! Imagine the look on his/her face when the balloon is received! See full tutorial

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Lots of Kisses

This easy idea just requires a few supplies and our printable "Sweet Kisses for My Valentine" tag! Start by downloading our printable tags and hearts. Add glitter to heart if desired, or cut heart from glittered paper. Then, fill a cute paper bag with Hershey's kisses, and add the tag and heart!

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You Rock

This is such a simple yet adorable idea for giving a treat to friends on Valentine's Day. Simply print our "You Rock" tags, and punch using a 2.25" paper punch (or cut). Then, attach to rock candy using ribbon. You can also package in a plastic bag before adding tag!

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You Brighten My Day

On Valentine's Day, show your BFFs how much they brighten your day by giving them adorable heart sunglasses! Download and print our "You Brighten My Day" labels, and attach with ribbon!

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Love You a Latte

Coffee is on you this Valentine's Day! Use this adorable presentation idea to give your besties a gift card for their next cup of coffee. Download and print our cup wrapper design that reads "Love You a Latte." Then, attach to a paper coffee cup. Fill with tissue paper or paper shreds, and add the gift card and a few cute straws.

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Photo Opp

Teen girls will love this idea! Set up a simple photo booth with friends to take cute photos of each other for giving to friends and boyfriends! Wear Valentine's colors and cute accessories like heart sunglasses and heart hair clips. Print out the photos to give out, and be sure to add a sweet message using a permanent marker!

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Bake It Sweet

Who wouldn't love to receive a home-baked cupcake on Valentine's Day? Especially when topped with an adorable glitter fondant heart! Package it pretty in a darling cupcake box, and top with ribbon and a simple heart tag. See full tutorial

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Be My Valentine

Download and print these cute cards designed with tween/teens in mind! The cards are the perfect size for handing out to classmates and friends! Includes six designs with sweet sayings like "You Rock," "Thanks for Being My BFF," and "XOXO".

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Pink Ombre Candles

Set the mood for a romantic night with the gift of a homemade candle. Make them smell good naturally with essential oils of your choice.

Learn how to make an ombre candle for Valentine's Day, wedding decor or favors, or special events.

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Make it: Ombre Candles

Heart Garland

Inexpensive and cute, heart garlands can be displayed on the mantel, hung from the ceiling or used to decorate your office cube. Different patterned paper in shades of red, pink and white can be strung together to create a one-of-a-kind garland.

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Valentine's Day Paper Heart Garland

Make a Paper Heart Garland

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Paper Heart Garland

This paper heart garland is easy to make and is the perfect way to add a touch of whimsy above your dining table.

Tools and Materials

For this project, you will need a sewing machine, a three-inch heart punch, a two-inch heart punch, three sheets of paper per heart strand and clear tape.

Punch Out Hearts

Punch all two-inch hearts out of the red paper and then all three-inch hearts out of the patterned paper or vice versa.

Stitch Hearts Together

Using a straight stitch on the longest setting, stitch the hearts together using a sewing machine. Leave 1/8-inch between each heart.

Create Heart Strands

Make a variety of garlands in coordinating colors and patterns. Each garland should be the same pattern paper and the same size hearts.

Hang on the Ceiling

Hang the heart strands on the ceiling using clear tape.

Enjoy!

Create a dramatic chandelier effect over a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two.

Herb Garden

A fun project for the kids to help make, a container herb garden is the perfect gift for your favorite foodie. Perfect for those who love to cook with fresh ingredients — herbs included.

DIY Valentine's Day Herb Garden

DIY Valentine's Day Herb Garden

How to make an herb garden to give to friends for Valentine's Day.

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Adorable Heart Dress

Don't forget your little princess this Valentine's Day. Turn a couple of old t-shirts into a precious dress using basic sewing skills and a heart stamp with fabric ink.

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Heart-Shaped Window Clings

Let your little artists make these DIY stained glass window clings to put on the windows. Finish the festive display with a heart-shaped wreath on the front door.

Make DIY Stained Glass Window Clings

Make DIY Stained Glass Window Clings

Valentine's Day stained glass window cling craft for toddlers and kids.

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Gift Embellishment

After you've made your valentine the perfect gift, you must have the perfect presentation. Dress the gift box with a paper flower on top using our printable heart pattern paper.

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Candy Gift Bags

Valentine's Day is not complete without personalized candy bags. These are perfect and cost-efficient to give to your children's class, teachers or co-workers.

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The Classmates Will Love These

Be original this year with these easy-to-make custom treat bags. Fill plastic baggies with candy or toys, download the bag-topper templates, add the names of the giver and receiver then print. Staple the toppers onto the baggies. Click here to download these toppers or, if you need more detailed instructions, click here.

Smartie Pants

Here's a clever way to give a classic valentine treat. Click here to download these tags.

Give a Cup of Cocoa

Fill a small gift bag with some hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and a candy stick. Customize the tags, print, then attach them to each bag. So simple. Download the template (six tags per page).

Pencils, Stick Candy and Twizzlers

For long, skinny treats and gifts, print out "sticky" tags. Click here to download the template.

Healthy Option

If candy is not an option at your child’s school, but you’re still looking to share a sweet treat – try an apple or applesauce. Download this clever tag to make the fruit even sweeter.

Rock and Roll

You can't get cooler than these jammin' little treat bags. Download these labels.

Candy Mustache

The tag reads "I mustache you to comb on over" — nothing like a good pun to make the candy even sweeter. Click here to download the template (six tags per page).

It's a Banner Day

Say whatever you want in bold red letters with a Moroccan-inspired background. Download and edit the banners to create your message then download a few hearts to complete it. Design by Kori Clark.

Heart Cards

These cute little cards are the perfect accompaniment to a box of chocolates or a small bouquet of flowers. Download and print.

I Am a Sucker for You

Everybody loves a big sucker; tag one with these adorable labels. Click here to download these tags.

Pencil or Paintbrush

Inspire creativity with a new paintbrush and a set of watercolor paints. The kids and their parents will be sure to thank you. Download this tag and “write” on.

Rock Candy

Chocolate "rocks" are all the rage (they're usually found in specialty candy stores), especially with monster truck-loving boys. Tag a bag with these tractor toppers. Click here to download the template (six tags per page).

Love That Banner

Decorate your home or your child's classroom with a festive banner. You can customize it to say anything you want. To make it easy, just clip each letter to the ribbon with a clothespin. Click here to download the letters and click here to download the hearts. Design by Kori Clark.

A Triple Stack

This cute card has three hearts on top of a light chevron pattern. On the back is a sweet little "be mine" heart. Click here to download.

Bag Tag

This treat bag couldn't be simpler to put together. Get some brown paper bags or colored laminated bags. Download, customize and print the tags. Punch a matching hole in the tag and in both sides of the bag. Fill the bag with goodies then thread the tag and bag together with a nice bow. Click here to download the template (six tags per page).

Gumball Express

This treat bag could be easier to put together – just fill a bag with gumballs, customize and print the tag, and then attach it to the bag with ribbon.

For a Treat Bag or Box

Giving a cupcake or yummy pastry? Add a note of appreciation to really impress them!

Handmade Heart Pillow

If you lack sewing skills, this adorable XOXO pillow is a great gift option, which uses foam, glue, fabric, felt and pom-pom trim. Easily customize with a favorite Valentine's phrase.

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Handmade Heart Pillow

Follow our easy step-by-step instructions for this cute, handmade heart pillow for Valentine's Day.

Love Bug

Kids will love this cute heart-shaped love bug they can call their own. Let them pick out their favorite fabric and create a keepsake stuffed toy they can hold onto and pass on to their own children some day.

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Fun Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

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Crafty Cards

Download and print these XOXO and I LOVE YOU cards, and give to your children to decorate. Have them use paint, glitter, yarn or other craft materials to create their own masterpieces to give to friends, family or teachers. Download templates

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Pretty Paper Flowers

Use this easy technique to create adorable paper flowers using our printable heart pattern paper or other craft paper. With a few basic supplies and in a few simple steps, you and the kids can create a whole bouquet of beautiful paper buds.

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Heartfelt Garland

Kids love crafting with felt! This adorable garland is perfect for hanging up at home or school for Valentine's Day. Have the kids cut out the printable heart paper template, then trace on felt and cut. Parents can handle gluing the hearts to the twine.

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Photo Booth for Kids

Download and print our photo booth props, and have the kids pose for some quick, cute photos. Print the best photos and send to loved ones. Grandparents will love this! Download templates

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Chocolate Love

What's Valentine's Day without chocolate? Download, print and cut out our candy bar wrapper designs. Then attach over a standard size candy bar. Kids will love to give or receive this Valentine's Day treat! Download templates

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Countdown to Heart Day

On February 1st, create this adorable heart paper chain, and remove a link each day until Valentine's Day! All you need is paper, scissors and a stapler to put this fun craft together! Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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Teacher Journal

Show a little love to your children's teachers by creating this cute journal and pencil set. Have your child decorate the cover using a small heart stamp, and attach a pencil using washi tape or ribbon. Top with our printable teacher tag for the perfect sweet gift!

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Festive Banner

Use this cute Happy Valentine's Day banner to decorate your house or classroom! It appears like a child drew the letters, but it is actually a printable design! Download, print and have the kids cut out all of the letters. String on twine or ribbon, and hang! Download templates

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