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Valentines Get Crafty – Crafts & Ideas to Inspire

| January 14, 2012 | 34 Comments

Aaaah don’t we all love a bit of romance around Valentines… even if Valentine’s crafts are not your thing, do stop by and have a look at these “Love You” crafts – you can give them any time of year to make a loved one – be it your “other half”, a good friend or a close relative – feel special.  I hope you feel inspired!

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Valentines Fun

toddlers-valentine-craftValentine’s Fairy

We are yet to make a clothpeg doll or pipe cleaner doll.. we simply have had time to make one yet! But I know that if Pip Squeak sees this one, she will want to have a go. Isn’t this fairy simply adorable?? Thanks to Creative Works for Children for the great idea!

 

 

 

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valentine's craftsValentine’s Animals

Oh my. You know me and cardboard tubes… I can’t get enough of them and any recycled craft is right up my street! I ADORE these love animals. What a gorgeous craft to do with kids this time of year! An idea from Ziggity Zoom.

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love craftsLove Rocks

I am rather partial to the feel and look of stones as it is… but how lovely are these little love rocks? A great way to recycle some precious fabric too and make a real token of love. Keep them in your pocket or make bigger ones as paper weights. Red Bird Crafts creates.

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valentines craftsValentine’s Necklace

What a very sweet valentines necklace by Craftzine. Write on the messages on the back if you wish or just keep it plain. Lovely indeed.

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valentines activities funValentine’s Alphabet

Get even the littlies involved with this Valentine’s Alphabet matching game… It is cute and fun and colourful. And a great way to celebrate Valentine’s with small ones. Hands On As We Grow, shares the post!

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valentines crafts for kidsStuffed Hearts

Anna from The Imagination Tree is fabulous at showing you how to get even the youngest of children involved in craft and play activities. Here her girls make wonderful hearts for Father’s Day – perfect, I think you should tell people you love them all year round.

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Valentine’s Greeting Cards, Love Notes & Art

stained glass valentines cardCrayon Heart Card

If you remember and liked the beautifully delicate “crayon hearts” from last year’s Love Get Crafty,  you will love this little card. Take one crayon heart and suspend it beautifully! Family Fun shares their craft!

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valentines cardsCork Printing and other ideas

Another lovely Get Crafty regular – Domestic Goddesque has a great post with several little card ideas that young children can help out with – including a cork stamp card. Kelly is a bit of a cork fiend (they way I like to be though of as a Cardboard Tube Crafter) and has already made a fabulous set of cork related crafts. So this is just another wonderful addition. Great for small hands!

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valentines butterflyHeart Lollipop Butterfly

Here is a cute little butterfly for kids to make.. though Skip To My Lou provides you with a download, I reckon a handmade butterfly would be gorgeous to. Such a *sweet* gift for your child to give a friend!

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valentines card ideasLollipop Card

I saw a very similar and adorable Christmas card last year, so was pleased to see this lollipop card? What a fun way to send some love through the post?! And not difficult to make. 320 Sycamore inspires us!

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super valentines giftSuper Valentine’s Day

I ADORE this “Super Valentine’s Lollipop”. Brilliant and fun and am sure will be well received! And what is even better, is that Zakka Life makes life really easy by providing you with a template to download. What more could you want?!

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valentines robot cardChocolate Robot Card

Well… we LOVE making robot cards, so how about this chocolate bar robot? Isn’t he fun and something that you kids can definitely help you with. Better Home & Gardens shares their idea.

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valentines cardsSewn Heart Cards

Oooh how pretty are these little “sewn heart” cards? I do love the combination of paper and machine sewing. I think it looks great. As a recently “new sewer”, am I brave enough to give it a go? I think so! An idea from Purlbee.

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Valentines card ideasRose Stamp Card

Would you believe that this card is made by STAMPING celery? Yes it is! How clever and how PRETTY! Home Made Serenity came up with this fabulous idea!

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love noteTeabag Love Note

I love this Love Note from Martha Steward, here in the UK we are BIG tea drinkers and it wouldn’t it be great to have a little heart dangly down the side of your cup every time you reach out for a sip? Martha Steward does it again.

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valentine collageHeart Collage

I do love this heart collage from That Artist Woman. Doesn’t it look beautiful? A bouquet of hearts is simply gorgeous. Be inspired to have a go – make a picture for your loved one or a great greeting card!

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valentines art wrokBadge Art

Oooh I have a soft spot for badges as it is… though I can never quite decide what to do with them. How about this lovely lovely piece of canvas art? Gorgeous, isn’t it? Brigitte Herrod sells these, but you could have a go?

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valentines giftsScrabble

Simple and effective. I love this scrabble love token from Homemade Crap. Write any message to suit you and your loved ones!

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Small Gifts

valentines gifts homemadeValentines Bracelets

Older girls may like having a go at this little sewing project – make friendship bracelets out of felt.  I think they look great would be a fabulous gift exchange amongst friends! And idea from Holiday Crafts and Creations.

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Pencil Topper HeartHeart Pencil Toppers

If your child likes giving the WHOLE CLASS a gift on Valentines, then these are for you. They are quick and easy and I think they really do look lovely. Here is our Pipecleaner Heart Topper post.

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valentines heart basketSwedish Heart Basket

Make these little traditional Swedish Heart Baskets and fill them with sweets. Originally meant for Christmas, we have made them for Easter and all sorts of other occasions. Perfect.

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valentines ideasMy Little Valentines

Oh my… you may know how much I love matchbox crafts… how cute are these (sweet) little valentines matchboxes? I particularly like the ones that have child’s drawings on them. So cute! Certainly a great way to show you love someone. Go make one as per inchmark.

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valentines craftOrigami Paper Heart Bookmark

How cute is this simple bookmark? Yep, a bit of clever Origami from over at Bloomize and you have a lovely lovely gift. Use plain paper or why not print some funky origami paper from my free printables page!

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valentines crafts

Hugs for Friends

Friends also need some love on Valentines day. So why not send them a little bit of love and hugs? Skip the Chips made these adorable little hugs (AND some hearts to go inside) for her child’s classmates. Adorable!

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quick valentines giftValentines Book Mark (+ template)

Oooh how lovely. Not only are these bookmarks very very cute, but mmmcrafts gelps you along with a helpful little template for you to print off. And I love that you use pretty fabrics for the hearts! A quick, but gorgeous gift, appreciated by all, I am sure!

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valentines gifts preschoolersHair Slide

Another cute little idea are these heart shaped hair slides! Liz from Me and My Shadow shares the step by step process. They look easy to make and really would make a lovely gift!

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Heart shaped soap for valentinesHeart Shaped Soap

Soap making is yet something I have to try out – maybe it is indeed the “new craft challenge” for 2012… I do like trying out new things.. and Martha Steward makes it sound “do able”. And don’t these little soaps just look fabulous? I think I would be very proud if I managed some.

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quick valentines giftsHugs & Kisses

What more do you need than Hugs & Kisses on Valentine’s day… I love these little bottles of love to giveaway. Now all you need, is a compliant little boy and girl who will give you that picture perfect shot. In the meantime visit Trey and Lucy for more on their gift.

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heart pincushion valentinesHeart Cookie Cutter Pincushion

Oooh how pretty are these Country Living Heart Pin Cushions? Very pretty indeed. I love the use of different fabrics and of course the cookie cutter. Perfect!

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Decorations

valentine crafts for kidsPipecleaner Bead Hearts

A cute little ornament or gift – made from pipecleaner and beads. So simple and yet so pretty. From One Mom to Another shares more ideas on her Kids Valentine’s post.

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valentines craftsMagazine Hearts

I love the idea of recycling some old magazines (maybe from a garden centre) and making these pretty hearts out of them. lovely. The Green Baby Guide shares this and other Valentine’s crafts.

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Valentines decorationsHeart Paper Chain

My children recently reminded me quite how special paper chains are to kids – they are so simple and yet strangely magical. A Little Great makes the humble paper chain EVER more fabulous, by turning the rings into hearts. Wow!

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Valentines decorationsWool Heart Decorations

Family Chic has this wonderful heart decoration idea. I love the simplicity of it and all the pretty colours. Simply wonderful. Am sure the children will enjoy having a go too!

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crochet heart patternCorcheted Heart Garland

Aaah how sweet are these little crochet hearts? Either make the garland as per Design Sponge’s heart pattern instructions OR just make a few of the hearts to slip into coat pockets, wallets and pencil cases. Too cute.

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valentines rosePaper Rose

I think this rose is simply stunning! Do you think it is hard to make? No! Come check out Dozi Design and you will be surprised to see quite how easy it is to make this. I reckon you can try it with your kids and then make a whole bouquet of them!

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heart garlandEasiest Heart Garland

I love anything that is introduced as “easiest”… and Made By Rae says that this is the easiest heart garland ever. And don’t you think it is super pretty too? I love how colourful it is.. and I love that it is EASY!

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heart garland for valentinesLace Heart Garland

How BEAUTIFUL are these lace hearts? Simply gorgeous. Can you guess how they are made? From Michele Made Me again.

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heart crochet patternHeart Crochet Pattern

The Crochet convert that I am loves these little crochet hearts. They are a great way to practice crocheting, as well as use up odds and sods of yarn. You can find the pattern on Simply Beans. Perfect!

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easy valentines wreathValentine’s Tissue Wreath

Well.. you can’t have Valentine’s decorations and not have a wreath. I love this tissue paper wreath from Hands On As We Grow. It is pretty and something the kids can help with.

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valentines wreathRag Heart Wreath

If you want something more durable and have some fabric scraps to use up, then why not follow this lovely guest post on Red Ted Art from Mary (Mary Poppins Home Sweet Home blog. This Rag Heart Wreath is pretty and easy!

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lace valentine's ornamentsSaltdough Lace Ornaments

These are simply gorgeous!! The clever lady from Mommy Labs had the FABULOUS idea to use lace to print your salt dough with, before cutting out heart shapes for Valentine’s ornaments. The lace really does looks gorgeous and leaves you with such a fantastic pattern. I LOVE.

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Valentine’s Food

valentines foodHeart Wieners

This is the sort of cute Valentine’s craft that really makes me smile!! Take one sausage and hey presto in no time you have “love food”. Adorable. The idea is from Becoming Sensible.  Perfect.

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valentines treatsChocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oh my, these look devine! There is something about chocolate and strawberries together that make them irrestistable. Both a most on Valentine’s day… so these chocolate strawberry ice cream sandwiches are just too tempting. Thank you for the recipe to Mint Design Blog.

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valentines cookies for kidsHeart Chocolate Shortbread

If you want more chococlate ideas.. and you want your kids to help bake, then we made these Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies last summer – just because it is nice to tell someone (The Englishman) that you love them, any time of year. I share my kid friendly and very very versatile shortbread recipe with you in this Kids Crafts post!

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heart recipeHeart Cupcakes

OH MY WORD! How clever are these heart cupcakes? Aren’t they marevelous? To me it looks like magic. Check out Made With Love By Me and you will see that you need no real amazing equipment (just a cookie cutter) and no magic at all. I love it!

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valentines foodHeart Cake Pops

Oooh, I thought that Heart Cake Pops would be really hard to make.. but looks like all you need is a heart shaped cookie cutter!  Mel’s Sweet Treats shares her lovely post. x

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valentine popsValentine Pops

Make ordinary cake pops and cover in heartshaped sprinkles. Check out the Hello Kitty Cake Pops on Red Ted Art, and at the very end, glaze with chocolate and roll in heart shaped sprinkles. Done. I apologies bit I can’t find the photo credit for this one.. but it is originally from Blog Catalogue.

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valentines craftsStained Glass Cookies

Delicious looking stained glass cookies. And so colourful and pretty too! Mmmh. Cake Whiz shares her step by step guide to make these!

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valentines foodMarshmallow Hearts

We all know that a way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach and their are plenty of food goodies for you to choose from… and this is just another wonderful addition – marshmallow hearts from Simply Modern Mom. Yum!


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So… are you inspired yet to get crafting for Valentine’s Day? Which Valentine’s Day Idea will you go for first?

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  1. sunnymama says:

    Wow! This is an awesome list! :)

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you! Hope you find some things to make!!!

  3. mermaid says:

    I still drink coffe most of the time, but I have learnt to drink tea with milk by now and I LOVE it. So never black tea again.

    The tea bags are lovely. A cute pressie for grandparents.

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    I am a massive tea convert too.. would definitely be a lovely Grandparent gift! My mother in law would ADORE it!

  5. Thanks for including our stuffed hearts! A really fabulous and beautiful collection of ideas!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure – they are adorable (the hearts AND your girls!)

  7. divasupermum antoinette says:

    endless ideas, kids will love to make

  8. Ali says:

    This is a fabulous round-up. I am pinning it so I can come back to all these wonderful ideas.

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you so much, so pleased you both like the round up and Ali, thanks for the Pin, much appreciated!!!

  10. These are all such great ideas!!! Thank you!!!

  11. Some great ideas so I\’m going to try a few. Thank you x

  12. Brittany says:

    What fun ideas! My kids will love them! :)

  13. emma says:

    what would I do without you? this has inspired me no end for next months valentines craft service, thanks.

  14. Red Ted Art says:

    You are lovely!! :-)

  15. OneMommy says:

    They are all so cute! I haven\’t had time to think much in the way of Valentine\’s Day crafts – waiting until it\’s Feb. at least since mine are just 4 and 2, but there are some great ideas here!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Oh yes you don’t want to be doing crafts just yet! But I find people like to browse ideas a good week or two before crafting…. ;-) and our kids are the same age- how lovely!!

  16. Ruth says:

    have been pinning away happily, thank you!!!

  17. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh thank you!

  18. Lindsi B says:

    What a FANTASTIC list! Could you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

  19. Red Ted Art says:

    Done! Thank you :-)

  20. Clara says:

    Can I move into your house please?

  21. Becky says:

    Lovely ideas fab for half term. Thank you Maggie

  22. Karis says:

    Hi, I have recently put together a post for Origami Heart Love Note. You can download a template that has quotes printed on and a little place to write your own secret love note. Please would you have a look and link to it on your page? It\’s another handmade idea and quite sweet http://those24littlehours.blogspot.com/2012/02/love-note-diy.html

    Thanks Karis

  23. Right I have opened no less than 7 links from this post! Wish me luck ;)

  24. chepay says:

    Wow what a list! Glad I found your blog on pinterest. I’m gonna try one of those ideas for my little kid, surely he loves it. Thanks!

  25. Liz Burton says:

    Great list! Thanks for sharing my hair slides x

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