Valentine’s Day Ideas and Inspiration {for the home, gifts & crafts, cards and treats}

I promised myself I would not get into any Valentine’s day crafts until I finished my lr to-do – so I thought I would share some ideas and inspiration in the meantime….

{For The Home}
Dress up your Mantle with these Allium-like Yarn Pom Pom Blossoms on Sticks
{Source Country Living ~ found here}

Starched Lace Votive Holders
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Moss Filled Chicken Wire Hearts {you could even use inexpensive faux moss}
{Source Country Living ~ found here}

Create a Heart Topiary from Bundled Boxwood and a Wire Hanger
{Source Country Living ~ found here}

Red Heart Pistachio Wreath
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Create a Conversation Candy Heart Wreath
{Source Better Homes and Gardens ~ found here}

Translucent Hanging Hearts – made with wax paper and crayons
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Construction Paper Heart Garland
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

{Gift & Crafts Ideas}
How cute are these Simple Love Note Bottles…having the kiddies write the notes would be something to treasure
{Source Better Homes and Gardens ~ found here}

Lavender Filled Wool Sachets {these could easily be made with recycled sweater scraps too}
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Dress up a Tube of Lotion – sweet teachers gift!
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Paper Lunch Bag Plant Pouch
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
{Source Kaboose ~ found here}

Sweet Candy Jewel Necklace – simply made with plastic wrap
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Tuck a Special Love Note inside this Wire Wrapped Chocolate Heart Pendandt
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

{Homemade Valentine Cards}

Make easy Valentine’s from Paint Cards and Stamps
{Source Country Living ~ found here}

Felt Fortune Cookies
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Printable Hershey “Heartey’s” Bar Wrappers
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Turn a Box of Conversation Hearts and Mini Peanut Butter Cups into an iPod
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Cut Candy Dots into Heart Shape Valentines
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

DIY Scratch Offs – made with acrylic paint
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Fun Secret Love Messages – made with grape juice and baking soda
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

You Rule Cardstock Hearts & Rulers
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Easy Valentines made from Cardstock and Heart Chocolates {love the clothespin}
{Source Better Homes and Gardens ~ found here}

Paper Heart Flower Lollipops
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Use Cupcake Liners to Create a Special Photo Bouquet
{Source Better Homes and Gardens ~ found here}

Printable Template for a Valentine’s Day Candy Box
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

Turn Plain Band-aids into Sweet Be-mine Tattoos
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

{Treats Made with Love}
Red Velvet Sweetheart Cakes
{Source Better Homes and Gardens ~ found here}

Super easy Strawberry Filled Crème Sandwiches made with pre-purchased shortbread cookies
{Source Country Living ~ found here}

Oreo Cookie Kisses
{Source Bakerella ~ found here}

Sugar Cookie lollipops with Embedded Candy Centers
{Source Martha Stewart ~ found here}

Place a Marble Inside your Baking Pans to Create Heart Shaped Cupcakes
{Source Family Fun ~ found here}

~and here are a few easy projects from last years archive~

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend! The Sunday Showcase party starts tonight – I hope you’ll stop back and join in the fun. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on ~ Enjoy!


  1. Oh what a great list of projects! Thanks for putting that all together – you’ve got me inspired!

  2. What a fantastic list of Valentine’s!!! Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful ideas.

  3. What a fantastic collection of wonderful ideas. I really want to try your paper hearts!

  4. L O V E !!!!! this post. Can’t wait to try it all out. Thanks for the ideas

  5. What a great list of ideas – thanks for compiling it.

  6. I throw a tea party for my daughter and her little friends each February. I am drooling over all of these fun ideas. Not sure where to begin. Thank your for such a wonderful collection.

  7. What a wonderful list of things to do!
    You’ve got incredible will power if you can stay away from these beauties until you finish your list!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is great Stephanie Lynn! Love seeing them all together like that!

  9. Thank you for the fun ideas…I am incharge of decorating for a huge Valentine’s Day Dance. These ideas will be helpful.

  10. Thank you for sharing so many great V Day ideas!

  11. I’m sure that was a lot of hard work putting together that wonderful list of ideas. Thank-you so much for taking the time share.

  12. What wonderful ideas! A marble in the baking pan?? Who knew!

  13. So many wonderful ideas for my 1st grader’s valentines. Thanks!!

  14. Thanks again for sharing such wonderful ideas! I can always count on you to come up with some winners as the holidays change! ‘hugs from afar’

  15. So great to have all of these amazing ideas in one place! I had already book marked a few of them. Thanks so much! 😉

  16. These are some very cute ideas! Love the valentines made out of paint samples! Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I’d be busy for months with all of these fabulous projects. I saw the first one with the pom pom flowers in Country Living. I’m thinking about ordering that gadget to make them….so adorable. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  18. How nice! We will enjoy so much to prepare the Valentine’s day with all this nice ideas as inspiration.
    Thanks Stephanie!

  19. THe felt fortune cookies and candy dot hearts are adorable!! Every single craft you found is just oozing with Valentine’s goodness 🙂 I’ve been sad Christmas is over…but now that Valentine’s is coming up I’m feeling a little better 😉

  20. Everything in your round-up is beautiful! But I am dying to make those oreo kisses. i will be featuring those at and linking to you as the blogger who found them. thanks for all your hard work!

  21. Oh my goodness! I love this compilation! Lots of fun projects I haven’t seen before! Thank you so much for sharing all of these! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!


  22. Wow!! Thanks so much for finding all of these!
    I love the lace votives – really pretty!
    I really like those quilled paper hearts of yours too. I’m going to have to check that out!

  23. Oh thank you! I was desperate for this post I built new shelves last summer and I need some freebie Valentine Decor to put on them. Thanks for the fabulous ideas! Lisa~

  24. J’adore ce blog et ses idées bricolages aussi jolies qu’originales.
    Merci pour ce partage.
    J’attends chaque jour avec impatience pour découvrir les nouveautés.
    A bientôt.

  25. Thank you for these great Valentine Day ideas. My son is 5th grade, so he enjoys making his own “sweet treats” for his class.

  26. HOLY MOLY those are some fabulous projects! Thanks for rounding all of those up and sharing with us : )


  27. Theses are all great ideas! Thanks for the round up!


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