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Make Someone’s Day with 9 Heartwarming DIY Valentine's Day Projects

Fall in love with these projects and someone might just fall in love with you.

Megan Baldwin and Sarah Burns


I Heart Crafty Things

Roses are red and violets are blue, which means you better break out your crayons. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite projects to warm hearts, impress your sweetie, and keep your kid crafter entertained! From melted hearts to love bugs, here are nine heartwarming projects for you to go ahead and DIY your heart out.

Secret Admirer Pop Up V-Day Cards


Easy Peasy and Fun

Make a set of Valentine's Day cards that really pop this Valentine’s Day. Add a cute pop-up shape, then decorate your creation with marker art, stick-on jewels, or googly eyes.

Be Still My Lacing Heart Sewing Project


Red Ted Art

Sew cool! DIY your heart out with this simple heart-sewing craft. The perfect-for-preschoolers project uses a paper plate and yarn to create a sweet Valentine.

Game of Love Snack Craft


Sippy Cup Mom

Because snacks are the way to every kid's heart … this simple and fun craft is edible! Make a tic tac toe board and add conversation hearts, and if things don’t go your way … well, love bites.

No Time to Wine Lovebugs DIY Craft


No Time for Flash Cards

There are endless ways to make a lovebug, from pom-poms and popsicle sticks to thumbprint art. But we fell for this quirky corky version, which uses wine bottle stoppers and construction paper as its route to cuteness.

Love Monster Valentine’s Day Puppet


I Heart Crafty Things

Inspired by the book “Love Monster,” this DIY version is also on the hunt for someone who will love him just the way he is. Luckily all you need is a paper bag, paper, and some monster eyes to make him a soul mate. 

No Sew Fleece Tie Heart Pillows


Moms and Crafters

Cuddly fleece that’s stuffed with love — giving this charming heart pillow to your beloved is basically giving the very essence of a hug. This clever, no-sew tutorial by Moms & Crafters is perfect for beginner makers, and can easily be customized in whatever color sends your love’s heart a-flutter.

All Natural DIY Gelatin Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder

You’ll have no egrets gifting your adoring ornithophile this handmade birdseed heart. No Time For Flash Cards shows how to make these up in batches, without using any nut butters, so they’re safe for the whole flock — just make sure to check your birdseed’s ingredients so you don’t fall a-fowl of your allergies.

Valentine’s Day Treat Poppers Kids Craft

Need Valentines for a crowd? Pack a peck of pretty poppers! Happy Mothering’s tutorial will help you pull together this family-friendly craft that’s easy to customize. Fill with candy, toys, and stickers, or get creative with your own love notes and drawings. They'll be bursting with love!

Friendship Rocks for Valentine's


Red Ted Art

It’s hard to find the perfect Valentine with the sediment you’re looking for when you need something a little boulder. Send hearts skipping with these charismatic cardiac companions by Red Ted Art, and your Valentine shale have no doubts you’d ever take them for granite. 

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