DIY Valentines Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, flowers, chocolates and date nights. The holiday of love is not only about eating and drinking but also lots of crafty activities! The pink and red heart-shaped decorations that decorate our homes and Valentine’s Day celebrations are not made by themselves. You only need glue, paint, and glitter to create most of our easy DIY Valentine’s Day crafts. Our list will help you make Valentine’s Day crafts that are affordable and come from the heart. Or, if you’re just looking for a fun craft to do with kids on a snowy day.

In 2024, instead of a Valentine’s Day movie marathon and romantic dinner on the couch with your loved one, make some adorable crafts to add to the celebration. These crafts are great for beginners because they require simple materials and are easy to find. Make Valentine’s Day boxes or wreaths for your kids. Making these Valentine’s Day knickknacks, like the mason jar heart vase or the origami heart box, will be a great Valentine’s Day craft for your kids. Try making a doily-stamped tablecloth and heart table runner to create an adorable Valentine’s tablescape. Valentine’s Day treats will look stunning amongst your DIY Valentine’s Day decor!

Cute Heart Rings From Pipe Cleaners

Heart Rings From Pipe Cleaners
Heart Rings From Pipe Cleaners

You can make the pipe cleaner heart ring within 5 minutes.

Valentine’s Day Heart Rings

Make these homemade finger rings from pipe cleaners! I love easy crafts that require little to no supplies. Pick up a bag at the dollar store and you are ready to go.

This is a low-mess craft!

How To Make A Single Heart Ring

Here is a list of the items you will need, including an affiliate link for pipe cleaners at Amazon:

  1. 12-inch long pipe cleaner
  2. Place the pipe cleaner behind the finger you want to wear the ring. Leave about 1.5 inches at the end.
  3. Wrap a pipe cleaner around your index finger. Twist the end several times to secure it.
  4. The pipe cleaner should have a loop at one end.
  5. The loop can shrink when you twist it. Double-check check the loop fits your finger. If necessary, adjust the size of the loop.
  6. Roll the pipe cleaner in a spiral by pinching the end and rolling it on itself.
  7. Continue to roll the pipe cleaner in a spiral shape until you have about 1/4 inch between the ring and spiral.
  8. If you were to put the ring onto your finger, it would have a spiral at the front.
  9. Use the pipe cleaner to adjust the ring position. As best you can, try to place the ring loop behind the middle spiral.
  10. You can now shape your heart! Pin the bottom of the spiral to form the bottom V shape.
  11. Press your fingernail into the middle of the top of the spiral to create a bend in the top middle groove.
  12. Pince and bend the sides until you are happy with the shape.

Origami Heart Basket

The best way to learn is to follow along with the video and pause after each step.

Materials Needed

  • Paper Squares Kraft Paper Rolls, wrapping paper, paper grocery bags
  • Twine, Rope or Ribbon For A Handle
  • Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks


  1. You can cut two squares of any size. I started by cutting 12″ squares, then 14″ and 16″ squares.
  2. Fold the paper in two, then fold it the other way. Leave a T-shaped fold in the paper.
  3. Fold the right edge of the paper inwards so that it aligns with the middle crease line.
  4. The paper should be turned over so that the folded portion is at the bottom.
  5. Fold the bottom right corner inwards and up to the centre. Fold the bottom corner of the right-hand corner into the centre. This will create an arrow at the bottom.
  6. Flip the paper to the opposite side. Fold the bottom corner up so that it is even with the top fold line.
  7. Turn the paper 180 degrees.
  8. Two small flaps are located at the top. Fold them in half to form a triangle.
  9. Fold the square flaps at the top inwards to create triangle shapes.
  10. Fold the left flat edge inwards and align it with the centerline. Repeat the process on the other side.
  11. On the reverse side, you will see a heart-shaped shape with two flaps underneath it.
  12. Fold the flaps so that they are at the same level as the bottom of the heart. The tip of the heart is lifted up, the flaps are tucked inside the tip and the two layers are glued together. You now have a heart made of paper!
  13. Repeat steps 1-12 for a second heart. The hearts are smooth on the front and have lots of flaps on the back.
  14. Then, open up the flaps on the sides of the heart. Overlap them so that they line up with each other and the edges of the flaps. Then, glue them together.
  15. The other side flaps should be glued together in the same manner.
  16. You are almost finished with your heart basket! You’ll see a lot of loose parts sticking up if you look inside.
  17. Place your ribbon, twine, or rope handle in the overlapped area of each heart. The handle should be glued in place, and the flaps on the sides should also be glued shut.
  18. All edges should be glued down.
  19. Your basket will be smooth inside once you have glued all the flaps and folded edges down.

Fill your basket with goodies and hang it to enjoy. You can use this project all year long!

DIY Glitter Heart Candles

DIY Candle Heart
DIY Candle Heart

While pulling out my Valentine’s Day decor, I found the materials for a craft that I intended to do last year. This is typical of me. I won’t say how often it happens. …) On one of my recent trips to Ikea, I bought these small candles. These candles are only a few dollars each and they’re perfect for decorating.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I decided to stick with a heart theme by adding glitter hearts in place of a solid colour.

To make these candles you will need:

  • Candle
  • two colours of
  • Glue (I used Emer’s school glue)
  • foam brush
  • painters tape
  • scissors
  • optional spray-on acrylic sealer/lacquer


  1. 1. Place tape on wax paper
  2. Cut out Shape
  3. Remove Wax Paper
  4. Adhere shape to the candle
  5. Apply glue evenly with a brush made of foam
  6. Sprinkle glitter over a candle
  7. Remove the heart after letting the glue dry
  8. Spread glue inside the heart
  9. Add another colour of glitter. Allow to Dry, and then remove any excess glitter using a soft brush.

It helps to spray two light coats over the glitter. My husband had used it just a few minutes before on my son’s Pinewood Derby vehicle. I think that any clear-coat sealer will work. )

DIY Succulent Valentines

These Jiffy Pots were seed starter pots. I loved their texture – like burlap. I thought they’d be beautifully painted. If you can’t locate the same, you could paint any clay pots.

What You Need:

  • Succulents
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satins
  • Paintbrush


  1. Paint your succulent pots using Americana Multi-Surface Satins. They work on anything! Use alternating stripes and hearts to create festive Valentine’s Day pots in Flamingo or Lipstick colours!
  2. Just let your succulents dry, then pop them in!

Heart Doily Baloon Tails

Heart doilies can be used in many different ways.

Materials Needed:

  • 12” latex heart balloons
  • Mini heart doilies
  • Helium tank
  • Curling ribbon
  • Clear tape

How to Make Heart Doily Valentine Balloons

Step 1 Fill the balloons with helium (or ask your local party shop to do it for you). Attach a curling ribbon to a weight.

Step 2 Attach mini heart doilies with clear tape to the curling ribbon. Add four doilies per balloon string. Because the doilies are light, they will not weigh down the balloon.

Sweater Heart Pillows

Sweater Heart Pillows
Sweater Heart Pillows

Today we have an easy sewing project to share with you!

If you have:

  1. 1. a sewing machine
  2. 2. An old sweater (we bought ours at a thrift store).
  3. Some fiberfill
  4. A needle and thread

You’re just a few clicks away from some adorable heart pillows

add some love to your living area.

Let’s start the party…

  • Cut a heart from poster board and use it as a stencil.
  • Turn inside-out your sweater and trace the heart.
  • Cut out the heart (make sure that your sweater is flat on the floor and that your bottoms are matched).
  • Sew around the edge of the heart, leaving 2 1/2-3 inches for stuffing.
  • Flip your heart over and start stuffing.
  • Stuff it until it is somewhat firm. (You don’t want to have a floppy-hearted heart.)
  • Stitch up the hole using a needle and thread.


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