Make A Thing: Valentine’s Day Crafts Roundup

Confession: I unashamedly love Valentine’s Day. My rational, Love-Is-A-Construct heart loves Valentine’s Day. I love the idea of it, I love giving Valentines, I love getting presents, I love it all. I love pink and red and purple and hearts and even in years when I haven’t had a Valentine, I have never once complained. Sure, maybe I’ve rolled my eyes, because you guys, sometimes that shit gets ridiculous but in the end, I’m a sucker for an adorable, well-designed Hallmark-holiday.


Valentine’s Day Crafts

So this year, whether your Valentine is your long-time lady love, new beau or your cat, why not go above and beyond the regular Valentine card and make them a cute little craft? Here’s a roundup of a few (yes, they all involve hearts get over it) Valentine’s Day crafts that are easy and thoughtful.

First column, top to bottom:
+ These mug succulent planters with heart shaped glitter basically combine everything I love in the world, including ease. {Tutorial via Jader Bomb}

+ Why not make your long-distance lover something heartfelt to cuddle with? I especially love these heart pillows because brown is so underrated. {Tutorial via Two More Minutes}

+ Tiny crocheted hearts. I repeat: tiny crocheted hearts. I want to make one million. {Tutorial via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom}

Second column, top to bottom:
+ Embroidery patterns for the cat lovers out there? Yes, please. {Tutorial via The Pink Samurai}

+ How sweet would this heart mobile look over your girlfriend’s bed? {Tutorial via Girl In The Garage}

Third column, top to bottom:
+ I’m a sucker for a good wreath. This one is alive! {Tutorial via I Don’t Know How She Does It}

+ Oh my gosh, heart piñatas. Even the Valentine’s Day cynics can get behind this. {Tutorial via Dream Green DIY}

+ This family lovebird wall hanging actually just sent me into cuteness overload. I need a moment. {Tutorial via Craftcuts}

What will you guys be making for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Hansen is the former DIY & Food Editor of and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in her free time.

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  1. Unless there is a miracle in my life in the next week, my dog will be my valentine. She likes to chew things.

  2. I was thinking of making a tiara for Valentine’s this year. I’m hoping it’ll be hard to resist being declared Queen of Awesomeness and toasted with drinking chocolate. (Hooray for craftiness and chocolate!)

  3. My missus is the least cutesy valentines creature in history. BUT she’s an adorable nerd so I found a template for an 8bit heart card via googling it a couple of years back-WIN. Geek craft for the geeky lady.

  4. What a way to be reminded that I’m single and lonely. I’ll just make all of these for the neighborhood cats and bribe them with treats to cuddle me. Sounds like a good plan

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