Looking to make Valentine’s Day extra special this year? Skip the roses, throw out the candy hearts, and check out these 14 awesome Valentine’s Day crafts. 

Chocolates — yum! Teddy bears — cute! Jewelry — I’ll wear this! Everyone’s given or received these cliche Valentine’s Day gifts before, and while not being the most creative choices, they’re totally acceptable gifts. Sometimes you need a Valentine in a pinch, and who are we to judge your romantic strategy from atop our ivory keyboards? 

Having said that, sometimes you want to give a Valentine that just totally blows your significant other away. You want to show them how much you truly value your relationship, how much you’ve grown together as people, and most importantly how you can create a killer Valentine with some junk lying around the house, a couple of hours to spare, and your bare hands. 

While not all of these Valentine’s Day crafts are heart-shaped, all of them DEFINITELY come from the heart. And while you could always head to your local jeweler and drop some cash on a new necklace or watch, what better way to express how much your unique journey means than to create a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day craft? Check out these 14 fun, romantic, and thoughtful crafts, and make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet. 

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1) Hanging Flower Heart DIY

Photo Source: abeautifulmess.com
Photo Source: abeautifulmess.com

What better way to show your better half that you’re all in for Valentine’s Day than by crafting this giant paper heart? And while this Valentine’s gift may be composed entirely of purple, pink, and red paper flowers, you and your partner will both know your love is anything but flimsy.

What do I need?

  1. Paper Flowers
  2. Hot Glue Gun
  3. Sheets of Styrofoam
  4. Serrated bread knife
  5. Cup hooks
  6. Clear Fishing Line
  7. Command Hooks
  8. Balsa Wood
  9. Glitter Paper

How do I make it?

Want to make your own Hanging Flower Heart? Check out the instructions here on abeautifulmess.com

2) Heart-Shaped Pot Holders

Photo Source: marthastewart.com
Photo Source: marthastewart.com

This next craft is perfect for the cooking enthusiast looking to heat up their romantic life while simultaneously heating up a tray of roasted brussel sprouts.  These heart-shaped Valentine’s Day pot holders are thoughtful, fun, and guaranteed to bring provide that colorful flair to any kitchen. 

What do I need?

  1. Cotton batting
  2. Pins
  3. Cotton fabric (3 stacks of 12-by-12-inch pieces)
  4. Bias tape
  5. Sewing machine
  6. Scissors
  7. Pot holder template

How do I make it?

This Valentine’s Day DIY is brought to you by Martha Stewart. Check out the steps here

3) Valentine’s Polish Chandelier 

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Photo Source: thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

This Polish chandelier is just like one of those paper dioramas you used to make in elementary school, except instead of being a testament to the planets in our solar system, it’s a testament to the undying love you feel for your partner. This bouncy, crimson DIY craft will for sure put you in the Valentine’s Day spirit and will transform your kitchen into a romantic couple’s getaway.

What do I need?

  1. scrapbook paper in shades of pinks and reds
  2. baker’s twine in pink and white
  3. paper straws in pinks and reds
  4. wreath form 18″
  5. yarn in ice blue and turquoise
  6. scissors
  7. glue gun
  8. hold punch
  9. Heart punch

How do I make it?

Check out how to build a Polish Chandelier yourself here on the House That Lars Built. 

4) Heart-Shaped Soaps

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Photo Source: marthastewart.com

Is your significant other’s idea of a perfect weekend unwinding in a nice, relaxing bath? These heart-shaped soaps are thoughtful, romantic, and most of all, useful. Infuse some lavender or coconut oil to give the soaps an exotic flair. 

What do I need?

  1. Nonstick 9-inch square pan
  2. Heart-shape cookie cutter
  3. Glass measuring cup
  4. Glycerin soap
  5. Bench scraper
  6. Soap colorant or food coloring
  7. Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  8. Cutting board
  9. Needlenose pliers
  10. 1/8-inch metal letter stamps
  11. Masking tape

How do I make it?

Another design brought to you by Martha Stewart. Check out the instructions here

5) You + Me on a Tree

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Photo Source: threescoopsoflove.blogspot.com

Though carving sweet nothings into a tree might be considered “destruction of property” if you do it on your neighbor’s lawn (my bad, Jerry), you can still kindle the passion in your heart using some good old fashioned firewood. This Valentine’s Day carving craft is the perfect gift for the couple that prefers camping in nature over candlelit dinners. 

What do I need?

  1. A piece of firewood
  2. A utility knife
  3. A woodburning tool

How do I make it?

If you’re looking to make your own log Valentine, visit this awesome how-to here on Three Scoops of Love. 

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6) Knitted Catnip Delight

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Photo Source: marthastewart.com

While not all of us have a sweetheart to cuddle up to on Valentine’s Day, some of us have someone MUCH more fun to embrace — our cats! Show your feline friend some love this Valentine’s Day with these knitted catnip-filled hearts. Although Whiskers probably forgot to get you a Valentine this year, our fingers are crossed that he’ll remember for 2018. 

What do I need?

  1. Knitting needles
  2. Yarn
  3. Catnip

How do I make it? 

Another knockout Valentine’s Day DIY project from Martha Stewart. Check out the instructions to make this kitty craft here

7) Coffee filter heart wreath

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Photo Source: theboldabode.com

Want to show your Valentine you care with a bold, robust display of affection? This coffee filter heart wreath is perfect for the significant other whose passion for coffee is only matched by their love for you…Unless, of course, it’s Monday morning. In that case, we understand if it’s 50:50.

What do I need?

  1. Wire coat hanger
  2. Grey tubing insulation
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Coffee filters
  5. Scissors
  6. Iron
  7. Acrylic paint

How do I make it?

Check out this awesome tutorial from the Bold Abode to make your very own coffee filter heart wreath.

8) Valentine’s Conversation Stones

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Photo Source: mycreativedays.porch.com

Looking for a gift that’s sure to sustain the Valentine’s Day vibes way beyond February 14th? For the sentimental crafters among us, these Valentine’s Day Conversation Stones are the way to go. Each stone has a romantic prompt written on it — a collection of fun little cues that are sure to bubble up romantic memories as well as exciting plans for the future. “Best part of being together,” “Most Romantic Memory,” and “Describe your dream date” are just a few directions that might work! 

What do I need?

  1. A bag of clear glass stones
  2. White glue
  3. Scissors
  4. Pink printer paper (or any color you have)
  5. A paint brush

How do I make it?

Want to make these fun conversation stones this Valentine’s Day? Check out this guide from My Creative Days. 

9) Valentine’s Day Succulents

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Photo Source: vitaminihandmade.com

Throw out the droopy bouquet of flowers and give a gift that REALLY represents how your relationship has grown. Succulents of course! These cute little potted plants are perfect for Valentine’s Day without bringing to mind all the cliches of chocolate, teddy bears, and roses. Decorate the pots however you’d like, and who knows, maybe your Valentine will even add them to their desk.

What do I need to make it?

  1. Mini metal buckets in pink and white. 
  2. White fish tank gravel. 
  3. Pink spray paint. 
  4. Wood kitchen skewers
  5. Assorted cacti and succulents
  6. Valentine plant tags
  7. Rubber cement
  8. Nail
  9. Hammer
  10. Succulent soil

How do I make it?

Make your very own Valentine’s Day succulents with this guide from Vitamini Handmade.

10) Papercut Hearts

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Photo Source: marthastewart.com

Far from your elementary school arts and crafts project, these ornate papercut Valentine’s hearts are a craft your partner is sure to cherish way past Valentine’s Day. You can use the recommended decorations or you can cut in symbols that hold more personal value to your relationship.

What do I need?

  1. Paper
  2. Pencils
  3. Scissors
  4. Scotch Tape

How do I make it?

Want to make these Papercut Hearts this Valentine’s Day? Check out this video tutorial from marthastewart.com. 

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11) Valentine’s Day Phrase Pillow

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Photo Source: hgtv.com

Nothing says “I Love You” like a handmade Valentine’s Day Pillow that actually says “I Love You” on it. These heart-shaped pillows are tender, colorful, and not to mention super comfortable. Perfect for throwing on your bed or displaying on your couch, these festive pillows are sure to last all year round.

What do I need?

  1. 18″ x 18″ piece of 2″ thick foam
  2. 20″ x 20″ piece of patterned fabric
  3. 20″ x 20″ piece of felt
  4. 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of sticky-back felt
  5. 20″ x 20″ piece of paper
  6. 1 yard pompom trim
  7. pen
  8. ruler
  9. scissors
  10. permanent glue

How do I make it? 

Want to make your own Valentine’s Day phrase pillow this February 14th? Check out these handy instructions from HGTV. 

12) Modern String Art Heart

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Photo Source: hgtv.com

Want to really make an impression this year? Your significant other’s definitely never seen anything like this vascular Valentine masterpiece before. This string art heart is a modern, metallic centerpiece, which, while extremely romantic, is also just plain awesome to look at.

What do I need?

  1. 24″ x 24″ piece of Mason board
  2. 24″ x 24″ piece of kraft paper
  3. 1-pound pack 1-inch nails
  4. pencil
  5. foam paintbrush
  6. acrylic paint 
  7. 100 yards thin, woven thread 
  8. hammer
  9. Scissors

How do I make it?

Check out this awesome Valentine’s Day craft, brought to you by HGTV

13) Valentine’s Day Matchbox

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Photo Source: gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.ca

What better way to ignite the passion in your Valentine’s heart than to give them this literal Valentine’s Day matchbox? It’s a fun, eccentric craft that your partner is sure to get a kick out of. Plus, it’s the perfect complement to a set of romantic, aromatic candles. 

What do I need?

  1. Mason Jar
  2. Matchbox strike
  3. Matches
  4. Tissue box
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue
  7. Label
  8. String

How do I make it?

Want to make your own Valentine’s Day matchbox? Check out this great guide from Sense and Simplicity

14) Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

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Photo Source: practicallyfunctional.com

Morning, afternoon, or night, anytime is a good time for tea. Show the tea lover in your life how much you care by making these DIY heart-shaped tea bags. Add a personal touch by infusing the tea with some of your Valentine’s favorite flavors!

What do I need?

  1. fillable tea bags or coffee filters
  2. pink or red thread
  3. sewing machine
  4. loose tea 
  5. pink or red baker’s twine, string, or yarn
  6. pink or red felt
  7. scissors
  8. pencil
  9. teaspoon

How do I make it?

If you’re looking to make your own heart-shaped tea bags, check out this helpful guide from Practically Functional

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