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10 Easy and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Updated on January 14, 2013

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

cute Valentines wreath made with tulle and burlap.
cute Valentines wreath made with tulle and burlap. | Source

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!

cute pillow box containers
cute pillow box containers | Source

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

paint chip Valentines
paint chip Valentines | Source

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!

glass jar Valentine's luminaries
glass jar Valentine's luminaries | Source

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

cute, decorated hand sanitizers
cute, decorated hand sanitizers | Source

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!

cute gumball necklace
cute gumball necklace | Source

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

salt dough heart
salt dough heart | Source

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 d├ęcor. I love the fabric hearts, felt roses and the buttons. So pretty!


Craft Idea #9

cute Valentines Day garland
cute Valentines Day garland | Source

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.

sweet pea pot
sweet pea pot | Source

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!


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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      kidscrafts- Thank you so much! Happy New Years to you and yours as well :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Happy New Year to you and your family!

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait- Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, it's been WAY too long... I took a break from HP but it's turned out to be much longer than I intended. I'm really hoping to be able to get back into writing soon.. it's been a crazy year. I really do miss all of my HP friends. Thank you SO much for the vote up, pins and everything.. I really appreciate it! Hope you have a fantastic New Year!!!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Haven't seen you in such a long time I just had to come over and see what you're doing. You always have such great ideas for crafts. The little salt dough heart is my favorite here, but I also love the wreath at the beginning and the idea behind the embroidery hoops. There are a lot of good ideas here that people would like I think. I'm going to share this with my followers so they can start thinking about special things they can do for the people they love for Valentine's Day.

      Voted up, BAUI, pinned to Awesome Hubpages, and sharing.

      Happy New Year!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      careermommy- You are so welcome! I am so glad that you have found this hub useful for you! My son is in pre-K in a class with 2 teachers and a teachers aide... so I have three things to make as well. I am thinking about doing the hand sanitizers. I think it's perfect since the flu is so rampant this year. Thank you so much for dropping by :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Jamie, I have 7 teachers to get gifts for for Valentine's Day, so these are very helpful suggestions. Thank you!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      KerryAnita- Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I fell in love with that wreath too.. I would really love to try and make one of those. She did such a beautiful job and it's perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for dropping by :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Eiddwen- Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it and thank you so much for the votes and for sharing :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Sharkye11- Thank you... I'm glad you enjoyed the ideas here! I had already decided I'm going to do some of those hand sanitizers. I love the hoops too. I know it's a bit early but I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

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      KerryAnita 5 years ago from Satellite Beach, Florida

      What great ideas! I love the wreath made out of coffee filters!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub and thank you so much for sharing.

      I vote up,across and share all around.


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      Jayme Kinsey 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great hub! I love the embroidery hoops! So pretty! And hand sanitizer is always a good idea! As always, great work!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Glimmer- Ya know, I didn't even think about that. Those sanitizers really would come in handy this V-Day with this horrible flu that I keep hearing about. I will definitely have to do a few of these for the teachers in my sons pre-k class. Thank you for dropping by!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      teaches- You are so welcome! I fell in love with that pom pom garland too.. I'm thinking about giving it a try with cotton balls as I don't have any pom poms in my craft stash. I just need to figure out how to color the cotton balls.. OR I may have to just break down and buy some pom poms. I'm kind of stubborn and always trying to improvise. Thank you for dropping by!

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      Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

      Love the hand sanitizers, especially with this nasty flu going around. Great quick ideas. Pinned!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The pom pom garland is so pretty. I can do this! I like the fact that it is simple to do and it makes a statemetn against the window. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni- Oh, me too! I just couldn't leave that wreath out.. The coffee filters make such beautiful roses. I want to try to make one but I'm feeling overwhelmed as there are SO MANY things I want to make lately! I think it's time to make a list. Thank you so much for dropping by :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Definitely 10+ inspiring ideas. A super roundup--so glad you added the last wreath!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Rose- You are so welcome and thank you :) I love those hoops too.. I think they are too cute!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Maren Morgan M-T- Thank you! There are so many talented crafters out there.. I am always amazed by what I find. Glad you enjoyed this round-up.. thanks for dropping by:)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      kashmir56- Hi there.. hope all is going well :) Thank you for visiting and for the votes up! I know it's a bit early yet but Happy Valentine's Day to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      kidscrafts- I haven't actually made any of these yet but I'm anxious to do some teachers gifts soon with my little one as he just started pre-k a few days ago. I'm thinking of either the hand sanitizers or the sweet pea pots... haven't decided yet. Hopefully, I'll get to make a wreath too... I'm learning toward the coffee filter rose wreath. So glad you enjoyed this hub.. thanks for dropping by!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Carol- I love those paint chip ones too.. I think they are just so simple and darling. Thank you for the votes up and for sharing :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      The Red Feather- Thank you and absolutely... anyone can do this stuff! Thank you so much for dropping by :)

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I especially love the embroidery hoops! I have never decorated with hoops, but it looks like so much fun. Thanks for another great craft round up.

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Pretty amazing and original ideas -- I would not have imagined half of them! Good job!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend all great crafting project for Valentine's Day ! Well done !

      Vote up more !!!

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      kidscrafts 5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Nice projects! I am in the process of preparing my own Valentine's Day projects:-) I hope you had a fine time with your kids doing those!

      I love the idea of the pot with the sweet peas. They smell so good those flowers! So with this special project you can appreciate it on Valentine's Day... and enjoy it all summer long when they bloom!

      The wreath is just gorgeous with all the roses!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      great ideas here and they can be adapted for any holiday with different ideas. I love the paint chip idea....Voting up...and sharing

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      Shannon 5 years ago from Melbourne

      great ideas! and even a non-crafty person like me would be able to do most of them :) thanks for sharing


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