Valentine’s Day is nearly here and if you’ve left it to the last minute to make something special for the special person in your life we’re here to help!
Taking the time to craft a personalised card or gift is a heartfelt way to show just how much you care. But with the big day just around the corner you may be tempted to save time and grab the usual chocolates, flowers and teddy bears.
That’s where we come in! We’ve come up with 6 easy and quick Valentine’s craft ideas, so you can make someone’s day by making a customised card or gift that’s handmade with love.
1. A handmade Valentine’s Day card
At this time of year shops are full of Valentine’s cards of all shapes, sizes and styles. But why not send something unique and handmade instead?
Cardmaking is a versatile craft with techniques and tools to suit all kinds of crafters from total beginners to more experienced makers.
There are so many beautiful Valentine’s themed metal dies to cut out delicate and decorative frames, romantic sentiments and gorgeously detailed designs for your card centrepieces.
If you’re new to crafting and haven’t tried die-cutting yet, have some fun with love-themed stamps and stencils. Create patterned backgrounds, customised bouquets and sweet sentiments in no time at all and in a rainbow of inkpad colours! Take a look at our guide to stamping and stencilling to get started.
2. A cute gift box
Whether you’ve found an exquisite piece of jewellery for a loved one or want to give a friend a few of their very favourite sweet treats – a handmade gift box will give your gift extra impact.
A range of sets, dies and templates are available to create the cutest trinket boxes with adorable themes, shaped handles and more! Check out our handy guide to box making to find the right fit for your Valentine’s gift.
4. A personalised puzzle
Turn treasured memories into a precious keepsake and transform a photograph into a cute jigsaw puzzle! With the Gemini Shaped Jigsaw Collection you can cut out a shaped jigsaw puzzle ready to be pieced together by a loved one!
Transfer a favourite photograph or write a heartfelt message (or important question) onto mountboard, combine with the shaped jigsaw dies and pass through a Gemini Die Cutting Machine. -Voila, custom-made jigsaw puzzle for your loved one! Find out more here.
5. A customised glass or mug
This is such a simple and fun craft project that’s just perfect for Valentine’s day. Spectrum Noir Acrylic Paint Markers can be applied to just about any material – including glass and ceramics. So why not take a wine glass and decorate, draw, doodle and embellish to your heart’s content. A custom made wine glass is the perfect accompaniment to a bottle of their favourite tipple!
Personalise it with your loved one’s name, a sweet message or a cute drawing. And if they’re more of a coffee lover – you can decorate a mug as well! If this has got your creative cogs turning, here are a few more ways to use Acrylic Paint Markers.
5. Handmade forever flowers
A huge bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day is a classic gesture of love and friendship, but sadly those beautiful blooms won’t last forever! To create a stunning floral arrangement that will last a lifetime, why not go a step further and make your own? With Flower Forming Foam and a range of specially designed die sets you can create so many different types of flower. And best of all you don’t need to have green fingers!
And your florals can flourish anywhere! Create cute hair accessories, decorate your cards with 3D decorations, create sweet table centrepieces for special dinners and more. All the information you need to get started is in this guide to flower craft.
6. Embellishments and finishing touches
Tight on time but want to make something that’s personal and stands out from the crowd? Decorative embellishments add a sweet finishing touch.
- Attach a Card Insert sheet inside your card to create an elegant setting for your romantic or heartfelt message. Made from semi-translucent vellum, each sheet features a gold border or embellishment to give your words a luxury look.
- Struggling to put your feelings into words? Take a look at the Ultimate Verse Compendium. This library of sentiment stamps has a message for every occasion.
- Step up your gift wrap game with organza ribbon, rustic twine, washi tape, metal charms or by decorating your own wrapping paper with stamps!
- Try your hand at brush lettering your gift tags or cards with Sparkle Brush Pens
- Finally, secure your Valentine’s message with a real Wax Seal on the envelope to give it an extra-special finish!
Inspired to jump straight into your homemade Valentine’s card or craft? Take a look at our Valentine’s craft supplies for even more inspiration and everything you need to start making!
We can’t wait to see your sweet Valentine’s makes! So, make sure you share your project photos with us on Facebook UK, Facebook USA, Twitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion