DIY Love: Valentine's Day Crafts
Not only is Valentine's Day the perfect holiday for showing how much you care, it also gives you an excuse to create a bunch of fun crafts. Whether you're in need of a simple idea for your kid's class or looking for a cute way to surprise your significant other, take a gander at the following craft ideas and discover some lighthearted holiday inspiration.
Holiday Home Accents
Get everyone in your home into the spirit of the holiday when you add a few Valentine's Day crafts to your kitchen or entryway. Turn a couple dozen roses into a beautiful heart-shaped wreath, and mirror the heart shape with a few handfuls of wine corks. You can also use tissue paper and ribbon to wrap around any candleholder, or pour one of your favorite red or pink candies into a glass jar as a decoration and treat.
School Day Crafts For Kids
Exchanging small favors on Valentine's Day is a common tradition in many classrooms. Send your kid to class with a fun craft they'll enjoy making and distributing. When creating little gifts for a large number of kids, it's better to keep things simple. Wrap pink, red, or white pipe cleaners around pencils and shape them into hearts at the top, or stick a couple wiggly eyes on packaged pieces of candy, like suckers.
Making your own card on Valentine's Day is often more sincere than picking out one in the supermarket. You don't have to be a craft expert to create a special card. Just don't forget that a handmade card gives you the opportunity to craft a message that is personal and unique. One unique idea involves folding a Valentine's Day print into a variety of paper fortune cookies. Then slip a few sweet sentiments or surprises inside.
Trimmed With Tasty Treats
Valentine's Day just wouldn't be the same without some candy, and there's almost always a way to incorporate a sugary snack into your holiday crafts. Cut out a cute animal and wrap their arms around a bite-sized bit of chocolate, or turn little wooden toys like trains or cars into a fleet of candy carriers. You could also reuse a red soda can as a vase for a bouquet of suckers, licorice or gummy candy kabobs.
Cute Crafts, Just Because
You don't always need a specific reason to throw together a Valentine's Day craft. Mold a special heart out of birdseed and hang it in your garden for your feathered friends or stencil some of your favorite holiday-themed shapes onto a set of coasters to be used at a get-together. Also, a mix of acrylic paint and dishwashing soap is an easy start towards designing your own scratch-off tickets for a fun family activity.
Homemade gifts and decorations are a wonderful way to put your creativity on display and show how much you care for the people in your life. Still, if you need a rest from the homemade, check out The Lakeside Collection to top off your Valentine's Day decor, or finish shopping for your significant other with gifts like jewelry or stylish sports clothing.