Well, friends, it’s that time of year again–Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Does this holiday tend to sneak up on you like it does for me? From October to the new year it seems like there’s a non-stop rush from one holiday to the next. Sometimes January feels like the time to sit back and take a breather.
In order to let you relax and recuperate after the holidays and prep for a laid-back and cozy Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY valentines. They’re adorable, fun, and low-key. Put your feet up and sip some tea while making sure your loved ones aren’t forgotten this Valentine’s Day!
Best Easy DIY Valentines
Growing up, Valentine’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. I had so much fun making valentines! But it was sometimes hard to think of original valentines every year. We’re trying to make it easy on you this year so if you’re up against a creative block, all is not lost. Here are some easy DIY valentines that are so fun you’ll want to start a tradition of making them every year!
Heart Pom Poms
These heart pom poms are such a sweet Valentine’s Day craft! Use them to decorate or put them on your valentines cards and you have an instant hit. We love their versatility and we think you might, too.
Not unlike our popular Christmas poppers, these Valentine’s Day poppers are the perfect thing to fill with candy and give to your loved ones. Not to big and not too small, they’re just right. Send them with your kids to school on Valentine’s Day, or use them as party favors for your Valentine’s Day party this year. Bonus: they’re so easy. It’s a great craft to do with friends or family on a lazy afternoon.
Tootsie Pop Cherry Valentines
These tootsie pop cherry valentines are a fun and creative way to decorate your regular old tootsie pops and give them that loving flair. It’s the perfect little package to drop into your friends’ valentines boxes! I have to say, tootsie pops weren’t all that interesting to me, but I’m changed ever since we discovered this brilliant hack. And friends, they’re so easy you’ll be coming back to them for years to come.
Apple Basket Valentines
We couldn’t get tootsie pops off the brain after our tootsie pop cherry valentines, so we decided to do another rendition with our apple basket valentines! These adorable little packages just make us want spring already, apples complete with leaves, worms and all. Tip: they make a great party favor with a unique theme that’s a breath of fresh air from all the hearts.
Galentine’s Day Gift Boxes
We’re obsessed with these face gift boxes! They double as a Galentine’s day craft and gift box–put in little goodies from your Galentine’s Day party after you’ve decorated it with the gals. We love the ways you can customize them, add glitter, pom poms, the works.
Spring Wreath Made of Paper Daffodils
Now, I know this isn’t technically an easy DIY valentine, but let me just make a plug for this adorable spring wreath. Perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day with those lovely flowers, this wreath also doubles as a gift topper for valentines gifts (make a bouquet out of a few of the flowers) or a stunning table centerpiece for love day. Then, use it again with the gals for your Galentine’s Day celebration! We could all use a little springy pick-me-up at this time of year.
DIY Doily Honeycomb Decorations
Doilies are such a traditional Valentine’s Day decoration, we had to add this Lars rendition of them to our list of easy DIY valentines. These DIY doily honeycomb decorations are the perfect way to decorate for love day! Hang them from the mantlepiece, bannister, ceiling, or add them as a clever gift topper to your loved ones’ gifts. They’re so delicate and beautiful it would be a shame not to DIY with these.
Cherry Wreath Kit
Another not strictly valentine but very appropriate for the season is our cherry wreath, which comes as a kit that you can find in our shop! Bonus, preorders are open through the end of this week, so get a jump on the holiday and decorate with this adorable wreath. Even better, you can dive fully into the cherry theme and make our tootsie pop cherries, too. We love that with this kit you have everything you need to make this lovely wreath, so you don’t even have to search around to find the right materials. Sound fun and relaxing? It does to us, too!
Bedazzled tote bags
If you’re not in the mood for a traditional valentines box this year, we’d highly recommend trying out these bedazzled tote bags. Perfect for your child to decorate and bring to school, and also great for your Galentine’s Day party, this tote says “love day” like nothing else! I mean, who can say no to those bedazzled lips? No one? That’s right, I didn’t think so.
Shrinky Dink Pins
Okay, I love all the easy DIY valentines crafts on this list, but these bite-sized shrinky dink pins are something that always comes to mind when I’m trying to think of valentines crafts. I mean, just look at them! So sweet, right?! I know what accessory I’m adding to my outfit on Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day. I could talk about these tiny beauties all day. They’re also the perfect valentine to give to someone if you’re trying to keep a new years resolution about healthy eating. Only, I wish I could eat these. Maybe we should make an edible version?
Valentine’s Day Piñata boxes
Now, these aren’t strictly valentines either, but they sure are an impeccable way to store them! I wish I’d had one of these babies when I was in elementary school. It would have been my pride and joy. Now you have the opportunity to give your own child that same joy when you make these with them! If you need me, I’ll be in the studio, making that lip-shaped piñata box.
Paper Lipstick Valentines
These paper lipstick valentines are a creative, cute and unique way to do your own DIY valentine. We love how customizable these valentines are, and you can even recycle your toilet paper rolls and turn them into the most glamorous versions of themselves. Don’t you think this would make a great Galentine’s Day craft? We do!
Printable Paintbrush Valentines
Okay, these printable paintbrush valentines are SO fun. They’re a perfect options for your kiddies who need a fresh and original valentine to take to school with them. Fill them with color-coded candy and you’re ready to go!
Printable Pencil Valentines
Another great go-to for your kids’ school valentines, these printable pencil valentines are quick, easy, and cute! Aren’t those the requirements? We sure love the fun pop of reds and pinks, and the graphic florals. Pair them with red pencils and lollipops and you’re all set.
Printable Valentine’s Day Boxes
We love this idea to put a handful of treats in for your kids’ school valentines party, or for yours, for that matter! These sweet little treat boxes appeal to kids and adults alike, and are a quick and easy craft that requires no more than a bit of folding to come to life.
We would love to see which easy DIY valentines crafts you make this year!
Check out this post on 18 beautiful valentines crafts for more ideas of crafts you can make for the special day!