TOP 15 Valentine's Day Crafts to Make This Year

Holidays are the perfect time to create handmade gifts and decor, and Valentine's Day is one of my favourite times to get crafty. Pinterest has provides endless inspiration, but today I am sharing the top 15 Valentine's Day crafts to make this year. There is something for every age and skill level on this list!



How cute is this crafty Valentine's Day vignette? Below, you'll find links to tutorials for these crafts and more!




Here are links to 15 fantastic Valentine's Day crafts (in no particular order):


1) Sock gnome - Gnomes are super trendy now, and this Valentine's Day gnome is easy to make using dollar store supplies. (The mop is made from a dollar store beard!) I've even designed FREE gift tags you can use to share your creations with family and friends. Find everything you need here.




2) Pom pom gnome ornament - There has never been a cuter yarn craft. Kids and adults will love creating these adorable pom pom gnome ornaments. They can used as decor (or given as gifts). You can find the full step by step instructions (and short "how to" video) here.




3) Yarn wrapped hearts and pom pom flowers - Filling a vase with yarn wrapped hearts and pom pom flowers is a simple craft that anyone can do. To make the heart flowers: cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a heart, wrap it with yarn (securing periodically with yarn), and hot glue a dowel to the finished heart. To make pom pom flowers, you can follow the step by step instructions (and video) here.




4) Love bugs - This is one of my most popular Valentine's crafts, and it isn't hard to see why. When my boys were younger, they loved making a bunch of these little critters. I've even made love bug kits for them to share with their friends on Valentine's Day. You can find the step by step instructions (and "how to" video) here.




5) Argyle sweater wreath - Nothing says "cozy and warm" like an argyle sweater, and this argyle sweater inspired wreath sure to heat up your Valentine's Day decor. It's simple to make using yarn and felt, and you can find all the instructions you need here.



6) Pom pom wreath - The best thing about this "classy" looking wreath is that it started as one of those "tacky" tinsel wreaths they sell at the dollar store. You can read all about the transformation, and learn how to make your own pom pom wreath for Valentine's Day here.




7) Felt flower wreath - Sometimes simplicity speaks volumes, and I love this uncluttered (and easy to make) felt flower wreath for Valentines Day. I love the different shades of red and pink mix with the rustic look of the twine wrapped wreath, don't you? You can find the instructions for making this wreath here.



8) Heart rosette wreath - I made this wreath in 2012, and it is still my favourite piece of Valentine's Day decor. The felt flowers are simple (and inexpensive) to make, and they look fantastic when they are glued together to create this gorgeous wreath. You can find the step by step instructions for making this wonderful craft here.



9) Tissue paper hat - Kids love making Valentine's crafts too, and they are great for helping children hone their fine motor skills. This craft is particularly fun and effective... and children will proudly wear their creation. You can find the step-by-step instructions for this Valentine's Day tissue paper hat craft for kids here.



10) "I love you pieces" artwork - This is another great craft for young kids working on their fine motor skills. It also makes a nice Valentine's Day card for children to give to their parents.  You can find the full instructions, and download the FREE template, for this craft here.



11) Valentine's Day Candle Holder - This is a simple craft for kids to make and share on Valentine's day, and it's a great way to recycle old jars. It great for gifting, and it works well with a battery operated candle inside. You can find the full instructions here.



12) Valentine Mailboxes - Don't we all remember making Valentine mailboxes when we were little kids? And wasn't it fun opening them up and reading all the cards inside? You can find three simple mailboxes for kids to make here.



13) Heart people - I made this simple craft when I was a little girl, and I made it with my boys when they were young. The accordian arms really give this Valentine's Day craft its personality. You are going to want to make these heart people with your little ones this year! Find the full instructions here.



14) Kiss countdown - My kids have always loved having Advent calendars for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to countdown to Valentine's Day too. How cute is this "kiss' countdown? Find the full instructions here.




15) Valentine's Day prize punch - I came up with the idea for a "prize punch" many years ago, and they have become a staple at all our parties and celebrations. Of course, making one for Valentine's Day was a "no brainer". Find out how simple it is make one for your family here.



Aren't these all fantastic ideas for creating wonderful Valentine's Day crafts?



Do you have a favourite Valentine's Day craft? Did it make my list? I'm really loving the yarn inspired crafts this year, but they are all super-fun. Which one will you be making first?



Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)



If you are looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out more than 30 Valentine's Day ideas here.



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