Valentine's Day DIY
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Tokens of Love1 of 14
By Natasha Burton
To put a more homespun spin on Valentine's Day, we've scoured Pinterest for unique—and seriously easy—handmade holiday gifts devised by real-women bloggers. Grab your glue gun, evoke a kid-at-heart attitude, and then get crafty with your little ones (or your Valentine). The only hard part? Choosing which project to tackle first!
What a Sweetie2 of 14
If your pantry is anything like ours, then you probably have some leftover candy canes still hanging around. And it's a good thing, too: The Christmas treats get new life when you use them to make these heart-shaped sweets.
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Vino Forever3 of 14
Indulging in a glass of wine has never been so productive. Save those corks to create a heart-shaped art piece with a rustic feel. (And there's no paint needed—the colors shown here came from stains left by the wine!)
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Queen of Hearts4 of 14
Rifle through your junk drawer for that forgotten deck of cards, and then turn it into an unforgettable love letter by using it to showcase 52 things you love about your valentine.
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Easy Art5 of 14
Not so into the whole DIY thing? All you need is a printer and some sturdy paper to make these frame-able, festive holiday posters.
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Love Is in the Air6 of 14
Decorate for a party or simply get into the Valentine's Day spirit with a printable banner that only requires a pair of scissors, some yarn or twine and the perfect place to hang it.
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Melt With You7 of 14
Give old or broken crayons a second chance by turning them into these multi-colored hearts, making cute classroom valentines that kids can play with too.
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Clutch Your Pearls8 of 14
Ribbon and gumballs make an edible accessory fit for a princess. (And there's no shame if you make one for yourself and wear it to the office on V-Day.)
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Lei One on Me9 of 14
This paper-made necklace craft keeps young ones occupied as a classroom or party activity.
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Creature Feature10 of 14
Most projects incorporate VDay's signature colors of pink and red. But this stegosaurus-inspired Valentine might speak more to the little (or grown-up) man in your life.
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All Together Now11 of 14
Party-throwers will fall in love with these coordinating printable games, cards and treat labels—and your guests' hearts just may skip a beat in admiration.
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P.S. I Love You12 of 14
Give those overpriced store-bought cards the kiss-off and make your own creation using mini cutout hearts from scrap paper or magazines.
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Love Potion13 of 14
Transform any old water bottle into a covetable lovers' brew with the help of inventive packaging and printable labels.
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Sweet 'Stache14 of 14
This combination of treat and disguise will satisfy a sweet tooth and a mischievous spirit. While its recipients enjoy the candy, they can gleefully twirl their paper mustaches.
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