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★ Love-Themed Crafts For Valentine's Day, Romantic Dates & Home Décor | Craft Tutorials & Gifts ★
DIY Decorations, Gifts, Cards & Other Fun Ideas
Whether it's date night, Valentine's Day or you just want to treat your better half, this creative craft page is for you. Below you will find a roundup of the best projects on the web for decorating your home with love-themed art, as well as DIY greeting card templates and ideas for lovely homemade gifts - basically everything you need to celebrate the holiday of love!
The crafts are accessible to everyone so you don't need any special skills, but the extra thought and effort you put into your creations, the more meaningful they are. And even if you're single, it's always a sweet idea to send messages and presents to your loved ones too, whether they are your kids or your friends.
I hope you find inspiration on this page for a handmade Valentine's day :)
A Little Introduction
It doesn't have to be Valentine's day to give gifts to your loved ones and show them how much you care, so I've put together a list here to inspire you to make all kinds of inexpensive homemade gifts for a romantic occasion (or just because).
I've also included many tutorials for (mostly heart-shaped!) crafts and decorations so you can add a lovey-dovey ambience for a dinner date, an engagement party or for Valentine's day.
There is always room for a bit more love in the world!
Romantic & Heart-Shaped Gifts on Amazon
There is a large variety of both sophisticated and novelty gifts available for your loved ones. Here is a selection of my favorites:
This necklace is a perfect choice for your girlfriend or wife because it is subtle enough for every day wear, and it shows how much you care! The necklace is made in America too, which is a bonus, and it has a lifetime warranty.
Fun and romantic pillowcases, which would be particularly sweet for a long-distance love gift. And they even come nicely boxed with a sweet message inside.
Glow Stick Valentines
Valentine's Day Decorations & Crafts
- Design*Sponge Resource
My favourite place to find beautiful crafts.
- Embroidered Tree Carving
Pattern and tutorial for a heart shaped carving design.
- Little Last-Minute Gift
Something cheap and cheerful you can put together quickly.
- 9 Craft Tutorials
Projects include a cute plushie bear, pot holders and photo gifts.
- Martha Stewart Crafts
A treasure trove of crafts and gift ideas.
- Embroidered Plant
Especially sweet for a gift or a table centrepiece.
- Love Logs
Genius idea of burning or carving a personal design on wood.
- Ruffle Heart Wreath
Straightforward method of making a ruffled heart wreath using felt.
- Heart Teabags
With raspberry tea used for the extra detail of making the drink pink.
- Crafts for Kids
To get your kids involved with Valentine's day.
- Spray Painted Flowers
I love the pink spray paint used on this example.
Heart Photo Holder
Sophisticated Valentine's Day gift for the home or a pretty decoration at any time of the year. This bamboo plant should last for years and is very easy to maintain.
Funny plush bear that sings "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" and dances with a hula hoop. The heart sunglasses and gingham bow really complete the look!
DIY Garlands & Décor
- Pom-Pom Curtain
A garland curtain in reds and pinks.
- Heart String Art
Use a foam or wood backing for the string and nail art.
- Beautiful Wreath
Use various leaves and red flowers to decorate your own wreath.
- DIY Mini Round-Up
Small list of how-tos from soap to garlands.
- Glitter Garland
Which reads 'I love you'. Aww.
- Twine Hearts
Great for coasters or making into a garland.
- Rose Table Centrepiece
Perfect for a romantic meal.
- Ruffled Table Runner
Burlap and red ruffled fabric make this romantic runner.
- Newspaper Bunting
Cheap and easy heart bunting.
- Cut-Out Word Garland
Spelling out words in cut-out letters looks so effective.
- La La Love Fringe
Fringed banner with a cut-out message attached.
Love-Themed Tutorials & How-Tos
- DIY Bouquet
A really easy way of putting together a floral bouquet.
- Valentine Luminaries
Cute candle holders decorated with doilies.
- Love Rocks
Decorate pebbles with words and cut-out hearts.
- Tutorial Collection
Including greeting cards, garlands and more.
- The Long Thread Blog
Lots of printables and tutorials including salt dough hearts.
- Personalised Plates
You can write sweet messages on your plates before serving dinner.
- Fingerprint Art
Brilliant unique art for you and your partner.
- Painted Globe
'You Are My World' sweet globe revamp.
- Tissue Paper Rosettes
Perfect for a table centrepiece.
- Etched Vase Tablescape
Etch a 'love' message on a clear vase arrangement.
Free Downloads & Printables
- Coffee Cup Wrappers
Free 'Je t'aime' printables.
- Cute Monster Cards
Free to download.
- Illustrated Cards
A few lovely and whimsical cards to choose from.
- 4 Printable Cards
Fresh and pretty designs.
- Valentine Schmalentine!
For the non-romantics amongst you :-)
- Quirky Diagram Cards
Free card designs of patented invention diagrams.
- 'Love' Card
Very pretty design, free to download.
- Re-Brand Chocolate Bars
Print out new Valentine's wrappers for chocolate bars.
- Valentine's Treasures
Turn Hershey's Treasures and a DVD tin into a cute gift.
Felt Flower Bouquet
Charming Fabric Heart Mobile
Fun Valentine Projects
- Theme Your Tea
Cute teabag wrappers and tea tags to print.
- Valentine's Brooches
Sweet little stuffed hearts with pins attached.
- Paper Heart Garland
Made simply using strips of decorative paper.
- Valentine Popcorn Invitation
Sweet invitation dressed up with candy and a popcorn box.
- 2 Heart Garland Tutorials
One design in felt and the other in card.
- Valentine Bookmarks
Sewn canvas bookmarks like these would make fab little gifts.
- Heart Pillow
Gathered fabric heart design on a pillow.
- Topiary Centrepiece
Fun heart-covered topiary decoration.
- Fabric Banner Valentine
Cute heart wall art.
- Hanging Wire Hearts
Pretty idea for hanging ornaments above a table.
Valentine Tree Centerpiece
More Things To Make In The Name Of Romance
- Wall Of Paper Hearts
A very easy method for making easy 3D paper hearts.
- Beeswax Candles & More
A collection of lovely tutorials including a few wax projects.
- Long-Stemmed Paper Rose
Detailed step-by-step for creating a handmade rose.
- Topiary Heart
An eye-catching decorative project made using lots of paper leaves.
- Chocolate Box Light
A fun marquee style heart light to hang on the wall.
- Hanging Heart Mobile
Use differently patterned papers for an eye-catching ornament.
- Recycled Pallet Art
Wooden valentine art with a sunshine yellow ruffled heart.
- DIY Gold Pinata
Huge fringed heart made using gold mylar for extra sparkles.
- Ombre Love Letters
Yarn wrapped ornamental letters for the mantelpiece.
Plush Heart Greeting Card
Greeting Cards & Creative Inspiration
- Floppy Disk Turntable
Genius use of an old floppy disk.
- Pierced Hearts Card
Interesting piercing technique on card creates a pretty effect.
- Pop-Up Pixel Heart
Free template for creating a cool popup design.
- Felt Brooch Card Toppers
You could also make medals and other badges from felt.
- Chalkboard Photo Card
An inventive way to make the ultimate personalized card.
- My Funny Valentine
Humorous whoopee cushion valentine message.
- Woven Paper Heart
Impress your partner with a design made out of woven paper strips.
- Painted Grid Cards
Create your own unique cards with different shades of acrylic paint.
- Confetti Valentines
Sweet designs made with a hole punch and some card.
Creative Valentine's Videos
Homemade Gifts For Your Partner or Kids
- Cute Kiss Flipbook
Such an adorable idea for a present you can carry around with you.
- Couple's Wall Art
Clever DIY string art idea for a simple and meaningful present.
- Peachy Prize Ball
Small gifts wrapped up in the shape of a peach.
- Bee Mine
Charming gift of a honey and dipper set.
- Own Brand Chocolate Set
Custom packaged chocolate gift - perfect for a chocoholic!
- Leather Heart Keyring
Smart little gift to sew for your sweetheart.
- Whisky-Sriracha Candy
A manly recipe for an unusual edible gift for your hubby or boyfriend.
- Literary Quote Mugs
Write on a favourite quote or lyric, or even a romantic message.
- Pop-Up Photo Box
A neat keepsake for your loved one.
Pom-Pom Window Garland
More Present Ideas & DIYs
- Valentine Heart Attack
Hearts-in-a-box for a simple but effective surprise.
- Clay Photo Holder
Make your own air-dry clay to make a sweet homemade gift.
- Hand-Painted Lollipops
How to paint different colours onto chocolate lollies.
- Tasseled Love Pillow
Use the technique of finger knitting to decorate a cushion.
- Message In A Bottle
Embroider a keepsake for your partner to keep forever.
- His & Her Pillowcases
Romantic and happy handmade pillowcases to share.
- Embroidered His & Her Pillowcases
Free patterns for adorable underwear-based embroidery!
- Heart Pocket Apron
Make a love-themed apron for your beau if they're a keen cook.