Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Beth Asaff
Valentine candle with paper hearts

February 14 is a day to celebrate love and friendship. Whether you want to decorate your home or create something for a loved one, there are plenty of Valentine's Day crafts that express the sentiments of the holiday.

Ideas for Valentine's Day Crafts

These crafts make great gifts, or help to set the scene for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Making your own gifts adds a thoughtful touch to a holiday that is all about love and affection.

Love Coupons

Love coupons are a simple, quick gift that you can tailor to your recipient's individual preferences. You can make the coupons by hand or on the computer. Consider using blank business cards from the office supply store to print the coupons for a more professional look.

The coupons can be for household chores, special occasions, or anything your special someone would love. Coupons can be innocent and sweet or heat it up with some sexy suggestions. Coupons might include the following items:

  • Wash the car
  • Date night
  • Massage
  • Dinner out
  • A kiss
  • A massage
  • Washing the dishes

What You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pen or printer
  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Paint, markers or other decorative materials

What To Do

  1. Format the coupons in a text editor such as Microsoft Word and fill in your desired text. Alternatively, you can draw and fill out the coupons by hand using a pen or pencil.
  2. Print out the coupons and trim them so they are all the same size.
  3. Fold a piece of cardboard or cardstock around the coupons and trim to size to form a cover.
  4. Punch holes in the cover and coupons.
  5. Tie the cover and coupons together using the ribbon.
  6. Decorate the cover any way you like.

Bath Salts

Bath salts

Create a fizzy bath scented with your favorite essential oils.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Essential oil
  • Decorative jar with lid

What To Do

  1. Mix together the Epsom salt and baking soda.
  2. Add a tablespoon of glycerin and five to ten drops of food coloring.
  3. Mix well, so the color is distributed evenly.
  4. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
  5. Put the mixture in a decorative glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Add a tag instructing the recipient to use three to five tablespoons per bath.

Milk Bath

Milk bath

Present your loved one with both bath salts and a milk bath to have a spa day.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • Essential oil
  • Oatmeal, olive oil, dried herbs, Epsom salt or baking soda
  • Decorative glass jar with lid

What To Do

  1. Measure out two cups of powdered milk.
  2. Add two or three drops of your favorite essential oil.
  3. If desired, you could also add ¼ cup of oatmeal to soothe rough skin, a handful of your favorite dried herbs, ½ cup of Epsom salt or baking soda, and even a splash of olive oil.
  4. Mix everything together well, breaking up clumps with a fork or your hands.
  5. Use a cup or so in each bath, and remind the recipient to use a drain basket to catch any solid parts that you included in your recipe.

Heart Garland

heart garland

This whimsical craft can be used to decorate any room of your home, and can be re-used year after year.

What You'll Need

  • 3 sheets white felt
  • 3 sheets red felt
  • 2 skeins red embroidery floss
  • 2 skeins white embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Twine

What To Do

  1. Cut out 40 white hearts and 40 red hearts from the felt. Each heart should measure approximately 2-inches.
  2. Double up the hearts and blanket stitch around the edges with the contrasting color thread to create a two sided heart.
  3. String the hearts on twine to create a garland.

Candle Wreath

Display this decorative candle and wreath on your coffee table and light it for a romantic evening.

What You'll Need

  • Large candle
  • Several sheets of decorative paper in shades of white, red and pink
  • Cardstock
  • Craft wire
  • Beads
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What To Do

  1. Glue sheets of decorative paper onto the card stock and allow to dry.
  2. Cut out different sizes of hearts from the decorated stock.
  3. Punch holes in the center of each heart for the wire to pass through.
  4. String the hearts and beads onto the wire, twisting it into loops to create a wreath that will encompass the circumference of the candle.

As always, never leave a lit candle unattended. Make sure that any paper hearts on your wreath are a safe distance from the candle flame.

Get Inspired to Create

Use any of these craft ideas to inspire you to add your own personal touches. While following instructions is a necessity, use your creativity and imagination to turn basic Valentine's Day craft projects into something truly special. Create any of these crafts from your heart and enjoy the creative process.

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas