Homemade Valentine’s Day Crafts
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year to pull out the craft supplies. Cards and gifts mean so much more when you’ve put your heart and creativity into it. When my husband and I were dating I made him a Valentine’s bottle full of red hot candy and to this day, 19 years later, he still has it. I took an empty glass wine bottle and cut out pictures, sayings and even dates and glued them on the bottle. I used dates of our first date, places we liked to go and general thoughts about our relationship. Once all the magazine clippings were dry, I used mod podge to seal it. I simply painted it on and let it dry. You can create your own Valentine’s bottle; fill it with your favorite candy and give it to your loved one.
My kids love to make crafts and it’s even more rewarding when they can give them out to friends. When they were very young, we made our own homemade Valentine’s cards. We used white index cards (no lines) and they decorated the cards. You can let them draw on the cards, glue hearts and even help them stamp on quotes and images from a stamp set. Then tape on a piece of candy and you have a special homemade card.
Homemade bookmarks are also a big hit. The kids did these for grandparents one year. Slice up a piece of construction paper to your desired size. Glue on a picture of the kids and let them write or draw a special saying for the person that is going to receive it. Then use a piece of laminating paper to protect it.
Another fun one for the kids is to make flowers out of lollipops. All you need are lollipops, tissue paper, green pipe cleaners and paper to write personalized notes on. Cut out three or more pieces of tissue paper into circles, big enough to cover lollipops. Poke a hole in the center and slip the lollipop stick in the center. Then just grab tissue paper and crinkle up around the lollipop. This naturally makes them look like petals. Cut out leaves from green paper and write a personalized note on the leaves. Poke a hole in these and slide onto the lollipop stick. Then wrap the pipe cleaner around the stick to form the stem.
Here’s a few more craft ideas that are super easy!