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10 Easy and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Craft Ideas
Looking for some simple and frugal Valentine's Day crafts to make? You have come to the right place! When it comes to gifts, I think handmade is the best and in this economy, frugal gifts are the way to go. There are so many different materials you can work with that cost you virtually nothing. A few of these gifts can be made with just things that you may already have at home. So whether you are planning to make a gift for someone else or create some decorative touches for your home, I hope this round-up of ideas will help inspire you. Don't forget about the teachers in your life! They deserve a valentine too. A huge thank you to all of you talented crafters who shared these tutorials on their blogs. I know these will come in useful for many!
Craft Idea #1
First up is this gorgeous tulle and burlap wreath I found over at So Craftalicious. You can make one for your front door or hang somewhere else in your home. You could even give it as a gift. The best thing about this (to me anyway) is that the materials are inexpensive. Both the Tulle and burlap comes in lots of different colors so you can do different color combinations. I love all the cute embellishments on this wreath too!
Craft Idea #2
I ran across these pillow boxes at skiptomylou. I think this is a super cute packaging idea for Valentine's Day treats. There is a link to the template she used to make her boxes OR you can make these out of empty toilet paper rolls like in this tutorial at Bells In Spires. You could paint them, cover with pretty paper or just leave brown and embellish with pretty ribbons. Talk about easy and inexpensive!
Craft Idea #3
I found these over at corner blog. I think this a great way to use up any of those paint sample cards you may be saving! Just fold them accordion style and get a cute little heart stamp and you have an instant Valentine's card. It can't be any easier or more inexpensive than that!
Craft Idea #4
I love these handmade Valentine's Day votive holders over at Homemade Serenity. Do you have some old jars saved up? This is a great way to use them. In the tutorial, liquid starch is used to adhere tissue paper to the jar but something like Mod Podge will work as well. I can picture a few of these in different sizes all sitting together to make a pretty glowing display.
Craft Idea #5
At Just a girl I found these cute decorated hand sanitizers, soaps and lotions! They are the inexpensive, generic brands (which works just as good) and the containers are embellished super cute. Because of all the germs that can run a muck in the classroom, these would make great Valentine's Day gifts for teachers!
Craft Idea #6
Look at what I found at One Charming Party. At first glance it looks like a necklace made with large pink beads but those are really gumballs-how fun! I absolutely love this and think it's just darling and such a cute idea. It's a new take on the candy necklace. Simply make holes in the gumballs, thread the ribbon through and tie a bow. Now that is one 'sweet' Valentine's Day gift! What little girl or girl at heart wouldn't love to get one of these?!
Craft Idea #7
I love this simple heart charm with tag I found over at the the long thread. It's cute, easy to make and inexpensive too. The heart was made using salt dough and a small heart cookie cutter. I love the little tag that says happy day but you could put any saying you want. It looks like it was stamped but you could print several of these on one sheet with your printer and then cut them out individually for the tags. There is a salt dough recipe at the link but just in case, here is another good one.
Craft Idea #8
I found these pretty embroidery hoop wall hangings over at The idea Room via Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. Love, love, love these! How cute would these be hanging up for Valentine's Day decorations! Maybe put a small grouping of them on a particular spot on the wall dedicated to holiday décor. I love the fabric hearts, felt roses and the buttons. So pretty!
Craft Idea #9
I love this fun pink and red window garland over at Noodlehead. She used some transparent thread and a needle and just threaded the pompoms onto the thread and I think it's just as cute as it can be..not to mention, easy! I had a thought. If you would love to make this but have everything but the pompoms, perhaps you could color cotton balls and use those instead. I think the colored ink for stamp pads, alcohol inks or shimmer sprays would be ideal as far as adding the color to the cotton balls. Not completely sure if it would work but I think it's worth a try! I'm always trying to save money anywhere I can though pompoms are probably pretty inexpensive anyway.
Craft Idea #10
Who wouldn't love to grow their own darling sweet peas in a cute container like this one?! I think this is another super cute gift idea, especially for teachers! I found this over at Spoonful. It's very easy. Just get a small terra cotta pot and put a pack of sweet pea seeds and a bag of soil inside. Maybe put a cute bow and the recipient has everything they need to grow a darling pot of sweet peas!
Just ONE more....
Okay.. I know this is more than 10 Valentine's craft ideas, but I couldn't resist sharing this gorgeous wreath that I found over at Salvaged Whimsy. Can you believe this is actually made with coffee filters?! It is absolutely fabulous. I love that it looks so soft and feminine. She has dyed some of the filters light pink and I love how it turned out but you can dye the filters any color you prefer if making your own. At the link above, she's shared a couple tutorial links. One to basic coffee filter wreath and one to a rolled paper flowers wreath. I believe this particular wreath is the rolled flowers but made with coffee filters instead of plain paper. I just LOVE this wreath.. it's so pretty!
So what do you think? Are you feeling inspired to make a few gifts or home decorations for Valentine's Day this year? I truly hope you have enjoyed this round-up from some very talented crafters out there and I hope you have lots of fun doing your own projects. Happy Valentine's Day!