Here are a few last minute valentine crafts to add some Valentine cheer for your special day.
These handmade valentines are originally from a Paper Crafts magazine. Scrapbook Girl made these adorable hearts with scrapbook papers, buttons and beads. Step by step instructions are available here.
These fans made of scrapbooking paper look great hanging in windows or from chandeliers … or tucked between decorative items on a fireplace mantel or bookshelf. Pictures are from EAB Designs.
This adorable heart wreath by Craftberry Bush makes for a cute display with the simple candles and jars of sand.
And this beautiful newspaper heart wreath, also by Craftberry Bush.
These adorable valentine vases and votive holders from Rhonna Designs are made from mason jars, decorative papers, lace and ribbons.
These cute bon-bon filled hearts are easy to make. Instructions by Martha Stewart can be found here.
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If you’re looking for some cute ideas for Valentine’s gifts — for you or your kids to make — here are some ideas from Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Gardens and me.
These Starter Seed Packets are adorable! Simply buy plain envelopes at the craft store and seeds at the garden center. Embellish with inked rubber stamps and markers. Sweat Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Daisies (“She loves me” Daisy), and Sweet William make cute Valentine’s gifts for your gardening friends.
Embellish Tea Bags with red and pink hearts (or in colors like Conversation Hearts.) A great, simple, inexpensive gift for those that love tea.
Make decorative containers for flower pots using paper lunch bags, embellished with ribbons and heart cut outs. Your garden centers and even Trader Joe’s have potted cyclamin, primrose (pictured above) and tulips.
For chocolate lovers, wrap specialty chocolate bars and candy in beautiful wrapping papers or scrapbooking papers. Embellish with ribbons and Valentine stickers. These “Wrapped in Love” gifts make a pretty Valentine’s display.
Valentine Coupons are a great way to express your love. Handmade coupons have become a hit with our kids at Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter. Breakfast with Dad, An afternoon at the Movies, An Extra Long Back Scratch, Carwash by Hand … the ideas are endless! A great way to do something kind for someone else!
Baked Goods are always a nice treat. Large heart-shaped cookies wrapped in cellophane bags and tied off with ribbon make a sweet treat. (I just learned to make these cookies at a class this week. So fun!)
Or make small heart cookies and decorate them in a rainbow of colors like Conversation Hearts.
At our local Antique Flea Market, there is a vendor that sells Scrabble Letters and Old Keys. There are numerous crafts you can make with these fun items.
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