14 DIY Valentine’s Crafts: Fun Projects To Get Creative With

Supplies for DIY Valentine’s crafts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do for your sweetheart. If you're looking for a fun, easy, and affordable project, then you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will discuss some of our favorite DIY Valentine's crafts. So prepare yourself to have some fun getting crafty.

1. Valentine Sock Gnomes

Valentine Sock Gnomes

Valentine Sock Gnomes - Image by At Home With Joanna

Gnomes are a fun way to brighten up your mantle, but it's also a budget-friendly gift idea for your friends. Print some heart-warming messages that use the word "gnome," like "I'll be your friend gnome matter what," for a sure way to tickle your friends. Use Valentine-themed socks like heart prints or shades of pink and red.

What You'll Need


  1. Cut the socks at the heel. Use the lower half for the body and the upper half for the bonnet.
  2. Fill the body with half a cup of rice for the weight, then add fiberfill to complete the body. Tie with string to seal the body.
  3. Tie the end for the bonnet, then turn it over and tie again to make the pompom at the top.
  4. Cut a strip of white microfiber cloth, then glue it to the bonnet. Fold the microfiber upward to keep the unfinished seams out of sight.
  5. Glue the bonnet to the top of the body. Glue on a faux beard and a wooden bead for the nose.

2. String Heart Wall Art

String Heart Wall Art

String Heart Wall Art - Image by Paper Tales

String art is an emerging art form that many people love doing because it is fun but challenging. Usually, it needs a piece of wood scrap to hold the string art. However, for this project, the artist made do with cardboard pieces, so you don't miss your string art even if you don't have a wood piece.

What You'll Need


  1. If you're using a piece of scrap wood for this crafting project, smooth the unfinished edges with sandpaper, then paint it with white acrylic paint. Buff the surface when dry to give it a distressed look.
  2. When using corrugated cardboard, glue several pieces together until you get at least a 1-inch thick slab.
  3. Cover the corrugated cardboard with white cardstock.
  4. Cut a paper heart out of cardstock.
  5. If using wood, clip the 1-inch common nail with a wooden clothespin to protect your hand and maintain the length of the nail, then give the nail a slight tap to embed it to the base.
  6. When using cardboard, stick the dressmaker's pin to the cardboard, leaving half an inch protruding from the base.
  7. Tie the string to one of the pins or nails. Let the string go around the pins randomly, keeping the string near the pinhead.
  8. Cut the excess string and glue the end under the string art when you get the right thickness.

3. Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar

Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar
Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar - Image by Unicorn Dust Designs

This Valentine's day DIY is perfect for married couples so they can treat each other every day, depending on the notes inside the canvas pouches. Instead of buying your pouches, you may also make them from fabric scraps to save money.

What You'll Need


  1. Decorate the canvas pouches using the fabric markers. Number each canvas pouch.
  2. Glue the coin magnets at the back of the canvas pouches.
  3. Write your notes in small notepads.
  4. Stick the pouches to the magnetic board.

4. Watercolor-Effect Valentine's Card

Watercolor-Effect Valentine's Card

Watercolor-Effect Valentine's Card - Image by K Werner Design

Cards are essential for any event, especially for a Valentine's Day gift. You can't pass up this season of love without sending out cards for your loved ones. If you're into stamping and heat embossing, here's the perfect project for you.

What You'll Need


  1. Tape the watercolor paper on a piece of board.
  2. Dip the watercolor brush in water, then wet the cardstock.
  3. Rub several shades of red distress ink on palette paper.
  4. Take some distress ink from the palette paper, then apply it on the card base, allowing the inks to blend.
  5. Spray a few spritzes of water from the mister, then move the board around to spread the colors.
  6. Use the heat gun to dry the ink on the cardstock.
  7. Once dry, add a few droplets of water on the cardstock, then blot off the wetness with a paper towel. Dry with the embossing heat gun again.
  8. Remove the washi tape, then tape the cardstock to another card base, using foam tape to give it more character. This base should be at least 1/4-inch larger than the first stock.
  9. Rub the embossing buddy over the area you want to emboss.
  10. Attach the stamp to the acrylic stamp holder, then rub the embossing ink pad over it.
  11. Stamp your design on the card.
  12. Add clear embossing ink to the design, then dry the stamped design with an embossing heat gun.
  13. Finish decorating the card with sequins or rhinestone stickers.

5. Valentine's Day Candle Centerpiece

Valentine's Day Candle Centerpiece
Valentine's Day Candle Centerpiece - Image by Glue Guns & Roses

This lovely centerpiece is the perfect table decor for a romantic dinner with your loved one. It's also neutral enough, so you can use it all year round. You can also update the flowers for your Halloween party and Christmas decors. The best thing about this simple craft? No need to hot glue the flowers so you can easily change them.

What You'll Need


  1. Spray the pizza tray and candle holder with white paint. Let dry.
  2. Glue the candle holder to the pizza tray.
  3. Arrange the leaves and flowers on the wreath form, twisting the stems between the wires of the wreath.
  4. Place the wreath on the pizza tray.
  5. Put the candle inside the glass candle holder at the center of the wreath. You may also use a mason jar instead of a glass candle holder.

6. DIY Love Bug Card

DIY Love Bug Card

DIY Love Bug Card - Image by Happy Crafty

Why not give this fun fold-out card to some plant-loving people? It's also a perfect way of expressing that while bugs may be annoying, some are helpful, just like friends are. Instead of red construction paper, you may also opt for scrapbook paper for more character.

What You'll Need


  1. Find the center of the longer side of a letter-sized red construction paper, then fold it in half.
  2. Make a triangle along the fold, then cut a heart. Your heart should be open for your message later.
  3. Cut a 3-inch diameter circle, two 1/2-inch circles, several small hearts, and two thin strips from black construction paper.
  4. Glue the large circle on the back of the heart, opened side up.
  5. Add the antenna using the thin strips of construction paper, then the smaller circles at the tip of the antenna.
  6. Glue the black hearts to the open side of the card.
  7. Write your Valentine's message inside the card.

7. Heart Flower Arrangement

Heart Flower Arrangement
Heart Flower Arrangement - Image by Bargain Bethany

You can use this cute flower arrangement as a side table topper or a picture booth for your Valentine's day party. If you'll use it as a picture, use 4 pool noodles to make a bigger heart. You can hang the heart or place it on a stand for your guests to use later.

What You'll Need


  1. Measure the pool noodle, then cut a length of stiff wire twice the length of the pool noodle, allowing an 8-inch excess.
  2. Push the wiring into the pool noodle to give it more body.
  3. Twist the excess wire for the base of the heart.
  4. Tape the other ends to form the top of the heart. Paint with green acrylic.
  5. Glue the floral foam into the oval plastic bucket. Cover the base with pebbles.
  6. Poke a hole at the back of the oval bucket. Push a zip tie through the hole and to the base of the heart to stabilize it.
  7. Wrap the flower garland around the pool noodle, using zip ties to secure the flowers to the heart.
  8. Add more flowers and foliage to cover the rest of the pool noodle.
  9. Cover the base with river stones to hide the floral foam and add weight so the heart won't topple over.

8. Heart Hanger

Heart Hanger
Heart Hanger - Image by Craft Box In

This cute heart hanger is the perfect piece to break the monotony of a bland foyer table to welcome your guests to your house. Instead of using beads on the hanger, you can use red fairy lights for a more festive feel.

What You'll Need


  1. Cut a heart out of a styrofoam board. Trim off the edges with a craft knife to make the heart look more natural.
  2. Paint the heart with red acrylic. Let it dry thoroughly.
  3. Make rosettes from 1-inch construction paper strips, then secure the ends with hot glue. You may use red satin ribbon instead so you can reuse this home decor.
  4. Glue the rosettes to the styrofoam heart.
  5. Make an outline of the heart on red construction paper, then make a smaller heart from black construction paper.
  6. Make a Happy Valentine's Day message from red construction paper using your Cricut or die-cut machine.
  7. Glue this letter cutout to the black heart. Stick this heart to the back of the styrofoam heart.
  8. Add red plastic beads around the black heart to decorate it.
  9. Thread 8-10 beads to red embroidery floss to hang the heart.
  10. Cut 2 pieces of the gauge 20 wire, according to the height of the hanger.
  11. Wrap the wire with red electrical tape. Form the ends for the hanger and the base.
  12. Thread red and white beads on more embroidery floss, putting about 2 inches distance between beads. Add a dot of stick glue to hold the beads in place.
  13. Wrap this bead string around the wire hanger. Glue both ends.
  14. Stick the hanger into the pot, then stabilize the pot with white pebbles. Scatter some beads on top of the white pebbles.

9. Kissing Booth Candy Keepers

Kissing Booth Candy Keepers

Kissing Booth Candy Keepers - Image by Happiness is Homemade

What party is complete without chocolate treats? Get reminiscent with this kissing booth-inspired candy keeper to corral your treats.

What You'll Need


  • Paint the wooden crate with pink acrylic and the dowels with brown acrylic. Let dry. If you can't find wooden crates for this purpose, you can use popsicle sticks.
  • When using popsicle sticks, fashion a crate by hot-gluing popsicle sticks into a rectangular crate.
  • To make the roof, line two dowels slightly longer than the front side of your crate. Glue the popsicle sticks on them.
  • Cut the dowels in two lengths for the front and back pillars. Glue these sticks inside the crate.
  • Glue the roof to the pillars, tilting it at an angle.
  • Decorate the kissing booth with stickers, then make a banner for the roof using the jute rope and gingham ribbons.
  • Line the crate with paper. Add the chocolate candies inside it.

10. Valentine Day Swag

Valentine Day Swag

Valentine Day Swag - Image by Keeping It Simple Crafts

Some people think that door wreaths are old-fashioned, so many resorted to swags. This sweet swag is sure to make your visitors welcome because they can readily see them from your walkway. You can even remove the heart decors and update them into a last-minute Christmas craft by the end of the year.

What You'll Need


  1. Divide the yardstick into 7 sections.
  2. Tie three pipe cleaners per section - one pipe cleaner facing the right, one facing left, and one at the center. Repeat this placement on each section. Glue them in place.
  3. Fold the Deco mesh to double it on one end, then tie it down with the center pipe cleaner.
  4. Don't cut the mesh, but pull out about 12 inches, then scrunch it and tie it on the second pipe cleaner.
  5. Repeat this step until you reach the seventh section. Leave a 15-inch tail at the end.
  6. Cut 14 15-inch Deco mesh. Scrunch them up and tie them at the sides of the yardstick.
  7. Make 2 messy bows from the wired ribbon. Place it on the top of the swag.
  8. Wrap more wired ribbon around the swag.
  9. Add more adorable hearts for decors.

11. Valentine's Day Rustic Coasters

Valentine's Day Rustic Coasters
Valentine's Day Rustic Coasters - Image by Glue Guns & Roses

Coasters are a must-have if you're serving cold drinks and want to protect your wooden table from watermarks. Make these homemade Valentine's Day crafts out of square wooden cutouts and customize each, depending on what inspires you. You may also use round wooden cutouts and cork backing if you want.

What You'll Need


  1. Sand the wooden cutouts to smoothen any unfinished surfaces and edges.
  2. Spray the wooden cutouts with metallic gold paint. Let dry.
  3. Draw your design on the coaster using the paint pens.
  4. Stick the coaster backing to the back of the coasters to finish this craft.

12. Burlap Valentine Wreath

Burlap Valentine Wreath
Burlap Valentine Wreath - Image by This Southern Girl Can

Who can resist a farmhouse wreath for Valentine's? This craft may be old-fashioned, but its classic design will always be welcome for any rustic setting.

What You'll Need


  1. Put the burlap ribbon under the wreath form, pass it through the center wire, then tie the ribbon down with a length of floral wire.
  2. Pass the sides of the burlap ribbon, then scrunch it up until you get enough on the wreath form section.
  3. Continue Step 2 on the other sections of the wreath form, fluffing the ribbon as you go.
  4. Fasten off the end of the burlap with more floral wire, so the burlap doesn't unravel.
  5. Secure this end to the wreath form and snip off any excess burlap ribbon.
  6. Fluff the ribbon on the wreath before decorating it.
  7. Take apart a few faux roses, then glue them on the wreath.
  8. Tie a length of jute string at the top for hanging the wreath.

13. DIY Cork Valentine Decor

DIY Cork Valentine Decor

DIY Cork Valentine Decor - Image by Craft.Eat.Repeat

This DIY decor is best if you or your spouse/partner is a wine lover. It is super easy to make - you can set it up in less than 10 minutes. You can use this to decorate your bar.

What You'll Need


  1. Arrange the wine cork inside a wreath form on a heart shape.
  2. Glue the corks together. Reinforce the cork heart with more hot glue at the back part.
  3. Decorate the cork heart with faux greenery and some chocolates.

14. Candy & Stuffed Toy Bouquet 

Candy & Stuffed Toy Bouquet

Candy & Stuffed Toy Bouquet - Image by Gudiya Art & Craft

Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than stuffed toys and chocolates, so bring your gifts to a new high by getting something for your family. This Valentine's Day craft is also a good inspiration for packing gifts that you can sell to your friends.

What You'll Need


  1. Stuff a glass vase with a small stuffed monkey or any stuffed toy you want.
  2. Remove the leaves from the bouquet, then return the flowers to the stem.
  3. Tape the bouquet into a heart-shaped chocolate box to secure them together.
  4. Skewer some heart-shaped candy to decorate the gift.
  5. You can wrap the bouquet with clear plastic wrap.


Did you enjoy making these easy Valentine's Day crafts? These homemade crafts are the best ideas if you're looking for a great gift for your loved ones during this special holiday.

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