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Valentine's Day Craft Tutorials

Updated on February 7, 2011

Holiday Craft Tutorials for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday full of romance and elegance as well as fun and whimsy.  IT also boasts a degree of cheesy, pun-filled humor to which no other holiday can compare.  No matter  your style, Valentine crafts offer something fun for everyone.

This collection of Valentine's Day crafts, including decorations, gifts, and cards, are just a few of the many craft ideas available for Valentine's Day.  These tutorlals show how to make a Valentine's Day paper lantern, a hurricane candle holder, an embellished mirror, and an easy Valentine's Day greeting card.

Valentine's Day Craft Tutorials: Heart-Embellished Paper Lanterns
Valentine's Day Craft Tutorials: Heart-Embellished Paper Lanterns

Valentine's Day Paper Lantern Craft Tutorial

Paper lanterns are a fun, economical deocration for many different occasions.  They can sometimes be found at dollar stores, but they are also common at party supply stores since they are a popular wedding decoration.  They also come in a wide variety of colors.

This tutorial uses a red paper lantern and some unexpected materials to make a subtly embellished lantern.  You could also use this technique with other color lanterns and even other embellishment materials in different shapes to modify it for other seasons and occasions.

How to make a Valentine's Day paper lantern

Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial:  Valentine's Day Hurricane Candle Holder
Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial: Valentine's Day Hurricane Candle Holder

Valentine's Day Hurricane Candle Holder Craft Tutorial

This candle holder is made from a large vase. It is cleverly covered with different textures that, when lit from inside with a candle, create a unique and mesmerizing effect. The project is very quick and  simple enough for kids  It's also fun and funky, yet elegant enough to display with high-end decor.

How to make a Valentine's Day hurricane candle holder

Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial:  "Love" Mirror
Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial: "Love" Mirror

Valentine's Day "Love" Mirror Craft Tutorial

Using a faux antique painting technique, learn how to dress up a plain wooden frame on a mirror with spray paint to create a subtle but eye-catching effect.  The design also incorporates some sparkly word art, an item that is currently very popular in interior design.  Use different words to create mirrors for other holidays and occasions as well.

How to make a Valentine's Day "love" mirror

Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial:  Valentine Card
Valentine's Day Craft Tutorial: Valentine Card

Valentine's Day Card Craft Tutorial

One of the most basic and traditional gifts for Valentine's Day is a greeting card.  This simple design is perfect for last-minute gift giving since it takes only a few seconds to make.  It's made using an Avery ink jet greeting card, but the design could easily be replicated on plain paper.

How to make a Valentine's Day card

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    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      I love these crafts, such great ideas here.. thank you for sharing!

    • Brown-eyed-girl profile image

      Brown-eyed-girl 6 years ago

      Great crafts ideas.