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Easy and Cute Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Tutorials

Updated on October 29, 2012

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays so it was lots of fun to put together this list of craft tutorials for you. In addition to the tutorials, I found some lovely clip art, sweet recipes and a link to some great frugal decorating tips that is sure to come in handy.

Valentine's Day is all about celebrating the love we feel for those special people in our lives and handmade gifts are always a great way to express that love. Instead of the usual greeting card or box of chocolates, how about something handmade this year?

matchbox Valentine's Day treats
matchbox Valentine's Day treats | Source

Matchbox Valentines

Inchmark has these cute little matchbox Valentine's Day treats.

felt fortune cookies
felt fortune cookies | Source

Felt Fortune Cookies

How ingenious is this? Little felt fortune cookies! This would be such an awesome and perfect gift for Valentine's Day.. don't you think? Imagine getting a handmade batch of these in some type of pretty packaging and the joy of opening each one to read the sweet sentiment inside.. or what about making some up and passing them out to your friends on Valentine's Day. I love this! See the tutorial for these fabulous felt fortune cookies at Our Big Earth.

cute foam shape magnets
cute foam shape magnets | Source

Craft Elf has this cute foam heart magnet tutorial. Make animals and shapes out of foam hearts. You can even get glittery foam hearts. Dollar tree usually has a ton of these foam stickers for every holiday. A big bag of them for only $1. The thing I like about this tutorial is it's not messy and you make them fairly quick. It's a good one for kids, too.

"love" book from a deck of cards
"love" book from a deck of cards | Source

Dollar Store Crafts has such cute, inexpensive tutorials! This deck of cards love book is so easy to do and who wouldn't love to get one of these for Valentine's Day? I sure would.

homemade crayon valentine's heart
homemade crayon valentine's heart | Source

Valentine's Day Cards with Recycled Crayon Hearts

This free, very cute printable Valentine's Day card can be found At The Long Thread. The attached heart is made from recycled crayons. I think these would be perfect for pre-schoolers or even kindergarteners to pass out to their classmates for Valentine's Day! You can use the tutorial contained in the link above for the recycled crayon heart or you can visit my hub on how to recycle old crayons to make new crayons here. There are a few different ways to do it.

cute handmade valentine book
cute handmade valentine book | Source

Deck of Cards Valentine's Day Book

This is another neat little book made from a deck of cards. Maybe you can change it up a bit this year and give this neat little handmade book instead of the usual greeting card. Check out this easy tutorial at Bulb In Blue.Com. I bet your special someone would really appreciate it!

conversation heart soap
conversation heart soap | Source

Handmade Conversation Heart Soaps

Who else but Martha Stewart, right!? These are fantastic handmade conversation heart soaps made from skin softening glycerin. These looks so pretty I just want to eat them up!!

Go to to see this tutorial, as well as tons of other great tutorials for all the seasons of the year.

***Tip*** You can find cute silicone and candy heart molds on Ebay super cheap!

Little Felt Pouches
Little Felt Pouches | Source

Kid Giddy has these little gift pouches. They are simple to sew with a machine and if you don't have a machine, they can be sewn by hand easily as well. Make some and fill them with little candies to give as Valentine's Day gifts to friends and family.

Heart Flower Photo Holder
Heart Flower Photo Holder | Source

Woman's Day has this heart flower photo holder.. isn't it cute!

Get a small flower pot and put some rocks inside with some green shredded paper on top. Then take three small wooden hearts and paint them and then glue them to painted green round skewer sticks. Then glue small clips on the back of the small hearts and stick them in the flower pot. Add your photos! Don't forget to add the bow on the pot. You can decorate this your own way with whatever colors you like. Go ahead and get creative :)

Chocolate Kiss Mice
Chocolate Kiss Mice | Source

Look what I found at FloralShowers! There are no words for the level of cuteness- these little chocolate kiss love mice are not only cute but super easy to do. In fact, they are so cute I wouldn't even want to eat the chocolate!

Felt Conversation Hearts
Felt Conversation Hearts | Source

Christine Chitnis has the tutorial for these felt conversation hearts. You first embroidery the wording on and then sew them together with a blanket stitch-very easy!

Hanging Button Heart
Hanging Button Heart | Source

At FaveCrafts you will find the tutorial for this cute button heart ornament. I love buttons... especially when they are a mixture of the different shades of the same color like these on this ornament. There are LOTS of great tutorials on this site. Have a look.

Flat Glass Marble Rings- Valentine's Day!
Flat Glass Marble Rings- Valentine's Day! | Source

Mary Sew has the tutorial for some SUPER cute flat glass marble Valentine's Day jewelry. As cute as they are, they are actually pretty easy to make. LOVE THESE!

Plastic Shovel Valentine's  "I Dig u"
Plastic Shovel Valentine's "I Dig u" | Source

I found this project at Creative and Crafty! I am so glad she shared how to make these with us! I've never seen them before and they really are something. Decorating pink and red shovels with conversation hearts or red hots or really any valentine candy would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

Sparkle Ball
Sparkle Ball | Source

This is a very pretty Valentine's Day sparkle ball! I found it at Jeanne Winters blog. It's an easy tutorial and I love how the finished ball sparkles.

That concludes my Valentine's Day Crafts, etc list. I hope you've found something here you are interested in and may want to give a try or better yet, maybe I've inspired you to make one of these for that someone special :0)

Happy Valentine's Day!

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      ruby Alex 

      21 months ago

      so amazing keep it up

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      Jamie Brock 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Jaya Sanghita- Thank you so much for your comment!

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 

      3 years ago from Kolkata

      I love your hub and the gift ideas! Please keep sharing more of these cute ideas! Thank you!

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Wow AMY! You made all of them?!.. Glad you like these so much!

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      7 years ago

      this is great ideas i love it i did all of them

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      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Razib- Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement :0)

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      Razib Hossain 

      7 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      great work keep it up

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Janet.. thank you :)

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      7 years ago

      I luv it its so cute

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      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Kimberly.. yeah, that wreath really caught my attention.. so cute!

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      8 years ago

      You have lots of fun ideas here! I have actually tried the fabric heart wreath and it turned out great!!

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, 2uesday and craftdrawer! Hope you both have an awesome Valentine's Day!

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      8 years ago

      These are some great craft ideas thanks for sharing them!

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      8 years ago

      Nice colorful ideas for things to make for Valentine's Day, a bright and cheery page to visit.

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      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks KoffeeKlatch.. yes, I really love those soaps! They are too cute. Thanks for reading and for the nice comment!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jamie, what great craft ideas for Valentine's Day. The Handmade Conversation Soap idea is great as is all the others.

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      8 years ago

      Lots of fun ideas! I love the little card book (I like making books out of different materials.)

      I have a site ( that has lots of Valentine's Day clip art, retro and vintage Valentine's cards, hearts & many other images. They're great for handmade cards, scrapbooks, blogs, etc. I'm an obssesive image collector & that's just one of my sites. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Jamie Brock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Aww.. thanks. I love hearing this! I think the one that really caught my eye the most was the little felt fortune cookies.. they are just so neat I think. Have fun with your GS girls and Happy Valentine's Day!!

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in Michigan

      Very inspiring crafts! I was just trying to decide what I could do differently for my girl scout troop this year,and then I read your hub! Thanks!


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