Valentine’s Day Crafts

by Jamie on February 11, 2012

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The other day I mentioned that we’re not really into Valentine’s Day, and that’s true. But I can fully appreciate all the adorable, ingenius, incredible ideas that are sparked by said pink and sparkly holiday. If there’s anything that might have swayed me this year, it’s the many brilliant ideas that have filled my Pinterest page over the last few weeks.

I decided to dedicate this post to all the crafty ways Valentine’s Day is being celebrated out there on the internet. I couldn’t let the holiday slip by without making sure that you guys had seen these fabulous ideas so you can do them yourself if you’re into Cupid’s big day.

I’m often amazed at the creativity that comes to life on blogs, be they food or craft. For example, these heart-shaped yarn ornaments by Allison from Some The Wiser {seen above} are exactly my kind of craft. Simple yet elegant, and so easy to do – as you can see from the Allison’s girls putting them together on her blog. Could it get any cuter? I’m thinking hanging a bunch of different sized yarn hearts with satin ribbon at different lengths on the front door of my classroom just might delight my students and get them in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Then I saw these Valentine Containers from Cindy over at Skip To My Lou. Heart printed paper is rolled and crimped to look like little fast food sour cream containers. Genius! Fill them with your favorite Valentine’s Day candy – conversation hearts or red, pink and white M&Ms would be perfect. I realize you might not have a paper crimper hanging around the house, but most craft stores have them for pretty cheap, and you’d need to go there for the Valentine’s Day themed paper anyway.

Speaking of sweetie containers, I came across these adorable matchbox treat boxes from Life In The Thrifty Lane. Seriously, I might die from the cuteness. They’re perfect for little love notes, more conversation hearts, even small photograph keepsakes. The possibilities are endless!

You won’t normally find me doing seasonal decorating around the house, except for Christmas. However, my love of photography and all things modern-meets-vintage drew me straight to these photo strip hearts on eighteen25. They were inspired by Scrapper Girl and they’re pretty much one of the cutest ideas ever. I love how unique and personal you can make this craft without much effort.


Holiday trees are nothing new, and seem to be made for every holiday these days, but this one in particular from Love, Laughter & Decor, definitely caught my eye. If you haven’t caught on by now, I love stark and rustic settings. This decorative tree can be displayed year round, becoming “holiday decor” with the addition of simple ornaments – hearts like you see here, art deco rabbits for Easter, even rustic mini-American flags for Independence Day. Using your favorite vase and filler, this is a project that can be tweaked to match your own tastes easily.

Stay tuned for the edible portion of my Valentine’s Day roundup – you’re not going to want to miss the treats I found for you!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Veronica February 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thank you so much for featuring my V-Day Matchboxes :)

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Sarah (Canterbury Cakes) February 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I love the photo-strip hearts – what a fabulous idea. So personal and individual. It’s not the done thing here in the UK to decorate for Valentine’s but I would be seriously tempted to put something like that up and keep it as a permanent fixture!!!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Everything is so adorable. I wish I was a crafty person, but I’m not! I’ll stick to cooking and baking! :)

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Shelley Haganman February 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Thanks so much for featuring my photo strip project! :). Shelley

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Ann February 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I’m constantly surprised by the talent of folks…crafters, bakers, bloggers so much talent, I’m blown away!

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Jodie February 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

Thank you again for the feature! Have a wonderful week!

Jodie

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