Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There is something about the bright cheery colors of red & pink, and all the fun things to make around this theme that makes my heart happy. In this post, I’m going to share with you 10 simple DIY Valentine’s projects I have made over the years that I think you may enjoy making.
I think another reason I am fond of this holiday, is that it’s one of the few times my mother would write me a little personal note and leave it with a little box of chocolates or a Valentine’s treat on my pillow.
As silly as it may seem, I still do that for my kiddos even though they are adults and no longer at home. If they live close enough, I like to leave their treat on the porch, ring the bell and hide. It’s just a fun, quirky tradition that I do. Of course, they come to find my husband and me hiding in the bushes or behind the car.
I’d love to hear what fun Valentine’s traditions you have. Leave a comment below.
1- DIY Valentine’s Day Pillowcase
There is nothing better than a cozy new pillowcase. In this tutorial, I show you how to make a basic pillowcase and how to make one with a cute contrasting fabric cuff. (Using the burrito method).
The post includes all the directions, a measurement guide, and of course, a video tutorial to go with it.
If you haven’t seen my new DIY LOVE LABEL PDF, where you can make your own EDITABLE LABELS, check them out.
These labels look really cute on a pillowcase!
2- Beaded Coasters
This is a fun little DIY Valentine’s day project that you can use up some of your UPCYCLED SWEATER SCRAPS. You can also make them using regular felt. I show you how to add a beaded trim around the edges that really add a lot of charm to the coasters.
3- DIY Valentine’s Day Paint Chip Bookmark
I have always loved the paint chip sample displays at the hardware stores. All the different shades of color printed on paper draws me in and makes me curious about what I could do with those strips of paper.
In this tutorial, I show you how you can take these little gems of colorful paper and make a fun Valentine’s bookmark. This is a very simple and quick craft that is kid-friendly and something unique that you can give as a valentine.
4- DIY Fabric Gift Bags
If you’re new to sewing, this is a great beginner sewing project. These fabric bags can be made in any size. They make really cute DIY Valentine’s gift bags. Throw in some Valentine’s treats or a gift and cinch it up.
5- Sweater Heart Hand Warmers
These little heart rice bags really do work quite well. Just pop them in the microwave for 30-40 seconds and place them in your coat pockets. They are a great thing to send your kids off to school with or take in the car on the way to work.
So……go to your felted sweater, fleece, or flannel stash and pick out some cute, bright colors and get to work. They are easy to mail and are a cute gift to add to your Valentine’s day card.
6- DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Branches
Looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s craft and decoration? These heart branches are the most charming holiday decoration and are a great way to add a bright, happy pop of color to your home in the dead of winter. They are super easy to make and there aren’t a lot of supplies and materials needed.
7- Paper Heart Garlands: Made From Recycled Magazines
These paper heart garlands are easy to make and only require a few supplies. Best of all, this is a project where you can recycle. (I love re-purposing items). You can create such unique items when recycling, and these paper hearts are just that, one of a kind!
8- Heart Lollipops: Made with Upcycled Sweaters & Felt
I am always looking for new things to make using my favorite felted wool sweater scraps, and these heart lollipops are the cutest!
It’s a quick little DIY Valentine’s project that you can whip up in no time at all. Trust me, you won’t be able to make just one.
9- DIY Valentine’s Day Pipe Cleaner Toppers
This is such an adorable idea that I’m going to try it this year. This is a fun craft project using PIPE CLEANERS.
Pipe cleaners are another one of my favorite craft items that I love to use. (I have a whole box of them in different colors and I use them for a lot of different projects).
Check out this tutorial on “THE SWEETEST OCCASION”
10- How To Make Charming Heart Gift Tags and Heart Garland With Upcycled Sweater Scraps
I hope you’ve been saving your felted wool sweater scraps. If not, NO WORRIES, these charming heart gift tags can be made using colored felt as well.
I show you how to easily cut out a small heart freehand, a few ways you can apply it to a card, and show you how to sew several hearts together to make a HEART GARLAND.
Oh boy, I could go on and on and show you more things to make, but I’m going to stop with these 10 projects. Of course, you can always do a search on my blog for more ideas.
I hope some of these ideas are helpful and inspire you to take some “ME TIME” and make something fun.