Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to brighten the house after the Christmas decorations have been taken down, and these fun Valentine’s Day crafts and DIY decoration ideas make it easy. Dress the walls with heart-shaped garlands, create edible games, bash Conversation Hearts piñatas, and hang a wreath made of roses on the door to let the world know that it’s the season of love.
DIY Heart Notebook
Homemade gifts mean the world, so have a go at making this sweet heart notepad as a cute Valentine’s Day craft. With just paper, card, and a printer (plus a few crafting staples), this little notepad can be filled with drawings or messages to the one you love.
Valentine's Day Garland
This garland will make a great decoration to add a splash of color and romance to February 14th. Easy to make by using various shades of red and pink card, this garland spells out ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ in self-adhesive letters, and can be hung using string and some tiny clothespins.
Valentine Tic Tac Toe Snack Craft
Give your loved one a gift that will keep you both entertained, and then fed later on when hunger pangs strike. Using Graham Crackers as the playing boards, you can make these fun Tic Tac Toe games, with Candy Conversation Hearts as the playing pieces.
Duct Tape Roses
Duct tape has a myriad of uses, but did you know it can be used to create beautiful roses, too? This tutorial shows you how you can make stunning red or white roses complete with vibrant green stems, using nothing more than tape, pipe cleaners, and a few crafting tools.
DIY Globe Valentine
Whether you want to travel together or you just want to show him how much you love him, this globe gift idea will make a fab DIY offering. Pick up a globe for next to nothing in a thrift store, and then add gold self-adhesive lettering to spell out your sweet message.
Floral Valentine's Soap Pops
Add some romance to their routine with these pretty soap pops. Super easy to make, these impressive soap lollies can be made using any essential oil and the flower petals of your choice; of course, roses are the flower of love, but you could also use their favorite bloom, too.
Make a lasting memento of your love by following the simple steps in this fun blog post. Reminiscent of teenage love in bygone years, this initials-carved tree stump can be made with a thick branch of your own tree, or made using one that has been foraged after a windy day.
Valentine's Day Bird Feeders
These bird feeders make a cute Valentine’s Day craft idea, and are perfect for anyone who loves to take care of wildlife. Easy to make using birdseed, flour, gelatin, and syrup, these heart-shaped feeders can be hung in trees all around the garden to keep feathered friends well fed.
Valentine's Treat Tubes
If they have a sweet tooth, this almost-instant project will give them a supply of romantic candy to keep in their bag, pocket, or desk at work. Simply fill clear tubes with heart-shaped or pink and red candies, seal with the cork, then add a themed sticker on the side.
DIY Heart Coasters
This is the perfect way to keep part of the Christmas tree ‘alive’ once the decorations have been taken down and packed away. Saw 4 (or more, depending on the number required) slices from the bottom of the tree, and paint hearts and initials on the top before sealing with a clear gloss.
DIY Felt and Buttons Valentine's Day Garland
This hearts garland will make a stunning decoration if you’re planning a romantic evening for two, and could be kept up all year. Create as many hearts as you need using felt and the free template, adorn with buttons, and attach them to tulle or other fabric with ribbons and clothespins.
Incredibly quick and inexpensive to make, these little succulent planters make great Valentine’s gifts for anyone who adores indoor plants. Jiffy pots have the texture of burlap so are perfect for giving the same rustic feel when they’re painted with hearts in romantic colors, before being filled with succulents and cacti.
Thumbprint Heart Jars Craft
Finger painting was fun in childhood, and it’s just as much fun in adulthood, too! These cute thumbprint heart jars make great gifts for partners, parents, or even teachers on Valentine’s Day. Create the distressed look by sanding the painted jars, before adding hearts using paint and fingers or thumbs.
Valentine Treat Bags
Simple but effective, these treat bags will go down a storm on February 14th. Made from muslin and fabric scraps, the heart shapes can be stuck on using double sided iron-on adhesive, while the hemming stitching is done in red to become part of the overall theme.
Candy Heart Valentine Bouquet
If you want to give fresh roses on Valentine’s Day but also want to add a touch of homemade charm, this simple DIY will help. The roses are set in a smaller glass vase which is placed inside a larger one, while the space in-between is filled with conversation hearts.
Diy Candy Heart Garland
Conversation hearts are ideal for the most romantic day of the year, but if you want a gift that will last a lot longer, try this hanging garland instead. Cut the hearts from different colored card, stamp them with sweet phrases, and then string them on baker’s twine to make the garland.
DIY Cement Conversation Hearts
Lasting much longer than the edible variety, these heart favors are actually made from cement. Set in silicone molds, these hearts can be then be painted in reds, pinks, or candy colors, and then stamped with love-themed words and phrases. You could even use them to spell out a message.
Heart-Shaped Tea Bags
What could be nicer with breakfast in bed than a cup of loose leaf tea in homemade, romantic teabags? Using coffee filters to craft the bags, the string is topped with sweet colored paper hearts. And because they’re homemade, you can even create your own special blends.
Pipe Cleaner Hearts
You can’t have too much red and pink when it comes to the month of love, especially if it happens to be sparkly, too. These pipe cleaner hearts are really easy to make, and because they can be created in any size you like, they can be used in a number of ways.
Melted Bead Wind Chimes
This would be a great craft idea for doing with the kids, or you could do it yourself for a more polished finish. Melting pony beads is a fun way to create these colorful, semi-opaque hearts, and once they’re set they can be easily turned into this romantic wind chime.
Valentine Wreath Craft
Doors can look a bit bland once the holly has come down, so replace it with this stunning DIY Valentine wreath. The abundance of roses are made using nothing more than red tissue paper and glue, while the ‘frame’ can be made from sturdy cardboard which is painted in a vibrant crimson.
Valentine Yarn Heart
Fill the home with these sweet woollen hearts to add a distinctly hygge vibe to the décor. So simple that even the kids can join in, all you need are cardboard heart shapes, tape, and chunky yarn in pinks, reds, and any other color you want to add.
Floral Valentine's Day Mailbox
Turn a basic paper mache mailbox into one that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day by following the steps in this tutorial. Using paint (pink or red is best), faux flowers, and glue, you can create a stunning piece of romantic décor that kids and adults alike will love.
DIY Date Idea Arrows
Make these unusual date night ideas arrows for your Valentine, and neither of you will be stuck for ideas again. Using felt and wooden dowels you can create a quiver of arrows, and then attach date night ideas on little labels wrapped around the barrels.
Concrete Copper Heart Candles
These heart candles are just right for a romantic DIY gift idea, and are perfect for those who love the ‘industrial chic’ look. Made from concrete and spray painted with copper or other metallic colors, these tea light holders can be used again and again.
DIY Valentine's Day Branch Tree
A walk after a windy day will give you the main items needed for this sweet décor idea. Gather a bunch of branches and spray paint them white for a ‘clean’ look, and then decorate them with card hearts in reds, pinks, glitters and more, along with other cute clip-on accessories.
You're All Write Valentines Day Card
A color printer, card stock, and some love-themed pencils are all you will need for this sweet gift idea. Simply print out the free template onto card, cut the hearts out, make the slits, and insert one pencil through each one as a fun and functional Valentine’s token.
Heart Thumbprint Platter
This thumbprint platter is absolutely adorable, and will make a great Valentine’s Day gift for parents, grandparents, and any other adult in your children’s lives. The little hearts are created using the kids’ thumbprints, and the whole design can be ‘baked’ in the oven to set all their hard work.
DIY Valentine Fabric Envelopes
Give them the anticipation of an advent calendar in February with these super cute canvas envelopes. Designed to be hung on chairs, doorknobs, or even coat hooks, these envelopes can be stamped with each family member’s name, and filled with messages and/or treats every day in the run up to the 14th.
Heart Doily Valentine Balloons Craft
If you’re planning on giving one or more balloons this Valentine’s Day, make them extra special by following the steps in this guide. By simply adding heart shaped doilies to the balloons’ ribbons, you can create a soft, romantic look to even the plainest of helium balloons.
DIY Conversation Heart Pinatas
Piñatas are always fun, and these mini conversation heart versions are the perfect Valentine’s Day crafts. With a cardboard heart-shaped box as the base, these piñatas are covered with pastel colored tissue paper and filled with candy just waiting to be set free! Alternatively, they make the cutest February 14th décor.
Unicorn Valentine's Card Box
If you’re looking for a totally amazeballs Valentine’s card box for this year, have a go at making this fantastic unicorn version. Bright and colorful, this project turns a plain white cardboard box into a mystical creature using colored card, glue and the free printable templates.
Valentine's Day Arrow Art
Wooden signs make great rustic home décor, and this one is ideal for Valentine’s Day. Using three planks of wood as the front, with two at the back, you can stain or even paint the wood any color you like, and then paint the arrow design on using a brush or a paint pen.
Valentine Glitter Votives
These glitter votives can be adapted to suit any occasion, but for Valentine’s Day stick to a pink and white theme to keep things soft and romantic. Made using 8oz mason jars, the votives have a heart shaped clear window, while the rest of the jar is covered in sparkly glitter.
Diy Branch Heart Wall Art
Add some unusual art to the wall with this amazing branch heart. Made entirely from branches that have already fallen from trees, this heart-shaped wall hanging can be given ombre-style detailing in ever lightening shades of pink, before being attached to the main branch with ‘invisible’ nylon thread.
DIY Glittery Valentine's Day Votive Candle Holders
This is a very simple way to turn glass jars into homey decorations using just paint, spray adhesive, and some glitter. You can create a window of any design you like – like hearts, kisses, or even letters to spell a word – and they will make superb candle holders for a romantic ambience.
Paper Heart Treat Box
Whether you want to give your love candies, chocolates, or home baked goods, these handmade presentation boxes will make the perfect finishing touch. With downloadable templates included, this craft will be made super easy with a Cricut machine to hand.
Easy Valentine's Day Gift Bags
Turn plain gift bags into something that little bit special with this fun tutorial. Using scrapbook paper in the design of your choice, you can create bespoke bags to suit everyone’s tastes. What’s more, this post also comes with free printables to add quirky typewriter-font messages.
DIY Candle Carved with Initials
Candles add a romantic glow to any room, which makes this makeover the perfect Valentine’s Day craft. You can turn a plain pillar candle into the sweetest gift by ‘carving’ both your initials – just like lovers used to do on trees – and tracing over them with a gold pen.
Conversation Heart Rotary Phone
Rotary phones are such a retro item, and they make great nostalgic décor. Spray paint one in pink like the one in this tutorial, and then add cute Valentine’s detailing, like the super sweet Conversation Hearts that are attached with lengths of spiralled wire.
Valentine's Rose-Colored Glasses
It’s true that love is blind, so help them see clearly with a pair of fun rose colored glasses. Ideal as party favors or just as cutely romantic scatter items, these glasses are incredibly easy to make, using the free printable template, cardstock, and tinted cellophane wrap.
Conversation Heart Valentine's Day Magnets
Conversation Hearts are reminiscent of young love and are instantly recognizable, so why not use them as inspiration for a set of cute fridge magnets? Using Plaster of Paris and paint, you can create your own set in delightful pastel colors, and write your own sweet messages on the front.