Ah Valentine’s Day, the day that separates men into two groups: the romantics or the lame-”I don’t believe in a Hallmark Holiday” category. I personally loved Valentines the best back in my school girl days when everyone got a card and candy. After those days I spent many a V-day alone feeling very single…not fun. Now that I have ma’ man I don’t dread this day any more, however I still have a tenderness toward the lonely on Valentine’s Day.
So since I have not one but three easy Valentine’s Day crafts for you, won’t you consider making one for more than just your sweetheart? Try your neighbor, receptionist, grocer, banker, friend, and barista. Creating these 3 easy Valentine’s Day crafts will make you smile and bring joy to any one you share them with!
1) 3-D Valentine’s
These Valentine cards are easy, 3-D, inexpensive and provide many hours of laughter. I’m still cracking up over my son’s expressions mixed with my “sweet” captions. Try these Valentine’s as a fun alternative to the store bought kind. Sponge Bob doesn’t hold a candle to your kid’s own face on his Valentine’s this year.
Gather supplies: 4.5 x 5.5 card stock, 4 x 5 photos (I used Instagram & iPhone photos, hence the odd crop size), photo tape or glue, stamp, and lollipops.
Cut 2 slits by the hands in the photo or wherever you want the lollipop to go. Trim photo or cut out the subject in the photo like I did from this less impressive background.
Run tape on back of the cut-out or photo for mounting.
Slide that adorable pop in to your subjects hands and place on card.
With a Sharpie draw your own doodles on the card and captions that will surely make your valentine’s swoon.
Warning: Below is a gallery of cuteness that might lead to laughter…
2) Clothespin Heart Magnet
This easy craft says “I Chews You!”
Gather supplies: Cut out heart, clothespin, googley eyes or sharpie, magnet, pencil, glue gun and scissors.
Draw a zig zag line horizontally across your cut out heart and cut along your finished line.
Hot glue the pieces of the heart to the top and bottom of the clothespin and glue the magnet on the back.
Lastly, hot glue the googley eyes on your heart or draw on eyes with a Sharpie pen. Put a Hershey Kiss or lollipop in the clothespin and stick to fridge for someone to find.
3) Wax Paper Hearts
These pretty paper hearts are decorative in a very abstract Jackson Pollock kind-of-way.
Gather supplies: Wax paper, crayons, pencil sharpener, iron, and dish cloth.
Sharpen crayons and spread the shavings as evenly as possible on 26″ x 12″ piece of wax paper.
Fold wax paper in half and place a dish cloth over it to iron on (the dish cloth protects your iron if crayon wax spills out). Iron over wax paper until all the crayon shavings are melted down.
Use a heart cut-out or stencil to trace and cut out your wax paper hearts.
I hope you found these Valentine’s Day crafts easy and enjoyable and remember to share them with all the sweethearts in your life.