Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas That Will Surely Melt Your Heart

Tired of giving roses and chocolates during Valentine’s Day yet you still need to give something to your loved one? Are you willing to break a sweat and spend a little bit of your time to make something unique to serve as your gift for Valentines? If your answer to both questions are yes, then this post is definitely made for you.

Valentine’s Day is about making your intimate partner, your family, or your closest friends happy and be reminded that they are loved. Usually, roses and chocolates are enough to convey the message, especially for couples but this form of gifts became the norms, quite expensive and the expected during this day. If you’re the type of person who wants to give these same romantic gifts, you’ll probably end up competing with a thousand of others just like you who just wants to get by and comply with the event. Do not get me wrong, there is no wrong in surprising your loved ones with gorgeous bouquet flowers and mouthwatering chocolates during Valentines since it still spells thoughtfulness and being sweet. However, would it be nice that for once, you try to do something extraordinary and unique, and exert extra effort in coming up with a new kind of surprise?

What we offer today are simple to intricate hand-made crafts that are perfect alternative gifts you can give for your other half, kids, relatives and friends this coming Valentine’s Day. Aside from it is not edible and won’t wilt through time, these Valentine’s Day crafts will be a memorable gift that will stay with your loved one for as long as they keep it safe. What you need in order to create one are just simple materials which are readily available at your local supply stores or maybe materials that you can find in your home and surroundings. For these kind of crafts, materials can be found anywhere! Believe me, the sky is the limit! Making these crafts will be worth your precious time and effort because there is a 100% chance that your loved ones will definitely love, appreciate and cherish it.

Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs

Take a break from the usual soaps and body cleansing products this Valentine’s Day! Spend some relaxing and romantic bath experience with these heart-shaped bath bombs. It’s perfect for intimate couples out there.

Needed Supplies:
• ½ cup citric acid
• ½ tablespoon jojoba oil
• 10 drops of love potion essential oil
• 1 cup baking soda
• ¼ cup fine epsom salt
• 1-2 drops of red food coloring
• mesh strainer
• witch hazel
• silicone heart mold
• spray bottle
• a pair of gloves
Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, place the strainer and pour the baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt. Sift thoroughly to eliminate lumps.
2. Blend well the baking soda, Epsom salt and citric acid in a food processor or blender.
3. Slowly put in the jojoba oil and pour in the love potion essential oil along with the food coloring.
4. With the plastic gloves on, combine the oils and food coloring through the dry mixture until it is well blended and pink.
5. Gradually add witch hazel, one spritz at a time until the bath bomb mixture sticks collectively when clutched. About 8 to 10 spritzes of witch hazel to achieve the precise consistency.
6. Place firmly the slightly the clammy mixture into the heart shape molds. The mixture can make at least 5 heart-shaped bath bombs.
7. Let it dry overnight. Then take out the bath bombs from the molds. Make sure that the bath bombs are already very hard before removing them.
8. Wrap the finish product tightly in plastic and store in a cool and dry place.

And there you go! A homemade bath bombs that you can consume, sell or give to your loved ones!

Heart Thumbprint Platter

This Heart Thumbprint Platter is great for every family out there. This is also a heartwarming project wherein you can have a priceless remembrance of the fingerprints of your children when they are still young. Not only that this memorabilia is flexible enough that you can do this any plate shapes, it can also be created on any material available.

Needed Supplies:
• white platter
• glass paint (any color)
• sharpie
• wax paper or foil
• damp paper towels (for wiping the paint out of the platter if you mess up)
Directions:
1. Divide the spaces of the platter equally. Depending on how big your family is.
2. Pour a small amount of paint on a wax paper or foil, gently dip your child’s finger in the paint (yours and your partner too!), then make two heart shape prints on the platter.
3. Using the Sharpie, write the names, date or anything you want to write. The sky is the limit!
4. Make sure to follow the curing directions of the paint to know the appropriate method of drying it up.

See that? It’s very easy! You can make use of the Heart Thumbprint Platter as a decoration or a gift!

Heart Windchimes

Bring some love on your porch by hanging this adorable heart windchimes! The heart windchimes project is perfect for Mom and daughter tandem! It’s very easy to make and it won’t cost you much.

Needed Supplies:
• red and transparent plastic beads
• heart shaped silicone pan
• ribbon or string
• glue gun
• scissors
• stick
Instructions:
For the hearts:
1. Begin by filling your pan with the plastic beads – all red, all transparent and mixed.
2. Place the pan in the oven until let the beads melt.
3. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven. And let it cool completely.
4. When cooled, pop them out of the pan.
For the chimes:
1. Attach the melted hearts on the ribbon or string using your glue gun.
2. Wrap the ribbons tips around the stick and fasten them with glue.
3. Tie a string on each ends of the stick.

Heart-Handled Tea Bags

These heart-handled tea bags will never fail to stun you with its creative and charming looks! It’s a perfect gift for your tea-lover friends.

Needed Supplies:
• coffee filters
• loose tea leaves
• spices
• scissors
• sewing machine
• stapler
• embroidery thread
• paper for tags
Instructions:
1. Make two rectangles using coffee filters.
2. Stitch the rectangles together on three sides, leaving the top part open.
3. Fill the stitched teabags with 1 to 2 teaspoons of loose tea leaves. You can add ½ teaspoon of spices.
4. After filling the bags, stitch the top to close.
5. Fold down top corners, and put the embroidery thread under the flap.
6. Fold the tip of the bag down and use your stapler to close it completely.
7. Make some heart-shapes paper tags and connect them on the ends of the teabags’ embroidery threads.

Yasss! It’s very simple to craft!

Valentine’s Day Heart Coasters

 

These heart coasters are perfect not only as Valentine’s Day presents but also as wedding favors! It’s cheap yet admirable and very romantic.

Needed Supplies:
• wood log
• heart stencil
• miter saw
• polyurethane clear gloss
• two colors of paint
• paintbrush
• sand paper
Instructions:
1. Carefully slash the logs into 2-inch slices using your miter saw.
2. Smoothen each coaster using the sand paper.
3. Apply one layer of polyurethane clear gloss. Let it dry completely.
4. Place the stencil heart at the center of the coaster and paint. Let the paint dry.
5. Then, write you and your partner’s initials.

It’s incredible to know that you can actually make a classy rustic memorabilia from old wood logs!

Adorable Marbled Heart Crayons

Do you know that you can absolutely utilize your kids’ broken crayons and transform them into something useful and artsy? These marbled heart crayons are perfect for your kids and his friends to create multihued artworks on Valentine’s Day! In fact, they can help you in making these adorable vibrant hearts!

Needed Supplies:
• broken crayon pieces
• silicone heart mold pan
• foil-lined cookie sheet
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
2. Fill the silicone heart mold pan with broken crayon pieces.
3. Place the pan on the oven, on top of the foil-lined cookie sheet and let the crayons melt for 10-20 minutes.
4. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely.
5. Afterwards, pop the newly made crayons out of the molds.

And tadaaaa! You can give them to your kids right away and for sure they’ll be pretty excited on using them!

Heart-Twined Mason Jars

These heart and doilies decorated mason jars are perfect for spicing up your kitchen look! You can use them as containers or simply just decorations.

Needed Supplies:
• clean mason jars
• red felt paper
• scissors
• string
• doilies
Instructions:
1. Make some heart cut outs from the red felt paper. Sizes of hearts vary from the center size of your doilies.
2. Place the hearts on center of the doilies.
3. Grab some string and wrap the doilies with the hearts on the mason jars.

You can actually make these lovely mason decorated jars in just a few minutes!

Valentine’s Day Polish Chandelier

Bring a little love in your interior this Heart’s Day by having this artistic Valentine’s Day polish chandelier! This ingenious handmade craft is very creative and definitely an eye candy to everyone. This project however requires a little bit of your time so if you really want your Valentine’s Day to be special and unique, then jump into this venture right away.

Needed Supplies:
• pink and red scrapbook papers
• pink and white baker’s twine
• pink and red paper straws
• red striped straws
• pink striped straws
• pink polka dot stripes
• twine
• thin bamboo skewer
• white thread
• needle
• 18″ wreath
• ice blue and turquoise yarn
• heart punch
• hold punch
• scissors
• glue gun
• tape
Directions:
For the top part of the chandelier:

1. In the wreath material, twine a 4′ yarn throughout each hole and tie firmly.
2. Divide the straws into 3″ parts. About 16 pieces per strand and 8 strands for a total of 128.
3. Using your heart punch cut the equal quantity of hearts.
4. Make a hole in the center of each hearts using your hole punch.
5. Run each yarn with alternating straws and a heart cut out in between, all the way up.
6. Repeat process on every string of the yarn.
7. Knot all the finished strings collectively at the tip and then shape a loop.
For the 3D hearts:

1. Produce more hearts using the heart punch.
2. Using your scissors, cut about 1/2″ down from the top of the center of the yarn.
3. With another heart, cut the bottom center 1/2″ up.
4. Afterwards, position the hearts together in a perpendicular manner.
5. After making 8 3D hearts, hang them from the wreath material.
For the yarn wrapping around the wreath:
1. Wrap the ice blue yarn 5 times around the wreath. Make sure to tie it first to one of the holes.
2. Make a tassel at each hole. After making the tassel, hang it with a yarn.
3. Lock the tassel with the turquoise yarn.
For the dangle straw wags placed in the bottom:
1. Create two groupings for the striped straws. Cut 4 different sizes for each groups. So there will be 4 red striped groupings and 4 pink striped groupings.
8 at 1″ for size XS
14 at 1.5″ for size S
14 at 2″ for size M
7 at 2.5″ for size L
2. There will be a certain sequence within 1 grouping of the dangle straws. Layout 7 of the subsequent sequence: XS S M L M S.
3. Make sure to end your last sequence with a size XS.
4. Do the same process for the two striped groupings mentioned earlier.
5. Thread your needle and double knot the end of the threads.
6. Start threading the top of the straws with the first grouping. Thread the 7 sequences, from XS to XS. Double knot when done.
7. Tie the end of the grouping to one of the tassels, and then cut the excess thread. Alternate the two groupings.
For the basketball straw hoop:

1. Cut about 16 pieces of twine with a length of 30”.
2. Knot the two pieces of twine in the meeting point of the tassels.
3. Using a bamboo skewer, thread a straw on every portions of twine, all the way to the top.
4. Make a cross straw design by taking one of the straws, then skipping the next straw and picking up the following straw.
5. Cut the 8 straws in half to produce 16 parts.
6. Attach a pink pom pom to the front and rear on the tip of every other.

10 Feel-Good Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is such a special celebration that people either fall in love even more or ponder about being single. No matter what you’re going through on February 14, we all deserve to feel good. Put some color during your V-Day with this happy playlist of love songs!

“Love on Top” (Beyoncé)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “You’re the one I love/You’re the one I need/You’re the only one I see/Come on baby, it’s you.”

Beyoncé’s “Love on Top” has a jazzy beat, perfect in spreading good vibes. If your body pops and sways with the beat, then that’s normal. With this song in the background, dancing with the one you love seems like the most natural thing in world. The lyrics are also easy to remember. Just imagine you and your partner singing and dancing to this song. That would be one memorable Valentine’s Day moment.

“Kiss Me” (Sixpence None The Richer)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “Oh, kiss me/Beneath the milky twilight/Lead me/Out on the moonlit floor.”

Feel young again with this smash hit from Sixpence None The Richer. “Kiss Me” is the epitome of young love. With this song, you won’t feel any inhibitions in your love life. You can’t resist reminiscing your first times with the person you love. I’m sure you won’t feel any blues with this song.

“How Deep Is Your Love” (Bee Gees)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “Cause we’re living in a world of fools/Breaking us down/When they all should let us be/We belong to you and me.”

The iconic group Bee Gees has so many chart-topping songs, including this feel-good hit “How Deep Is Your Love.” This love song is perfect for lovers who are trying to be optimistic during tough times. Aside from the poetic lyrics, this song has a very easy, relaxing sound. Listening to this is like taking a walk with your special someone down a quiet, colorful city. The sweet harmony of Bee Gees just makes you want to lie down on a grass and savor the moment.

“Best of My Love” (The Emotions)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “My life has a better meaning/Love has kissed me in a beautiful way.”

The Emotions’ hit “Best of My Love” has a sassy, upbeat music. The powerful harmonies make you want to sing along. It can be the perfect background music while you’re dancing across the room because of too much joy. The lyrics add to the song’s feel-good quality. The song just simply talks about a couple who doesn’t care if the whole world sees how they show their affection with each other. Their relationship just makes them ecstatic.

“I Just Called to Say I Love You” (Stevie Wonder)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “I just called to say how much I care/I just called to say I love you/And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”

Just because you’re in a long-distance relationship doesn’t mean you have to be lonely this Valentine’s Day. Good thing Stevie Wonder’s classic hit “I Just Called to Say I Love You” has a relaxing, optimistic vibe. The title speaks for itself. Sometimes, you just need to let someone know how much you love them. Distance can mean no physical contact and gifts. But, one call can mean so much.

“My Girl” (The Temptations)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me/I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.”

The Temptations’ classic song “My Girl” conveys pure devotion of a man. Men in relationships would fall in love with their women even more. Ladies, on the other hand, would even feel more loved with song. Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to keep romantic relationships alive. With this song, that becomes easier.

“Cherish” (Madonna)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “Cherish the thought of always having you here by my side/Cherish the joy/You keep bringing it into my life.”

Madonna may be rowdy in most of her songs. But, her song “Cherish” has an upbeat melody and innocent lyrics. Unconditional love is so special. That’s what the song is trying to convey. You should not expect something in return when you truly love somebody. It is always the thought that counts.

“They Long to Be (Close to You)” (The Carpenters)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “Why do birds suddenly appear/Every time you are near?/Just like me/They long to be/Close to you.”

Everything about this song is so pure. Coupled with Karen Carpenter’s smooth and lovely voice, “Close to You” makes you believe in true love. The lyrics are so poetic, perfectly capturing how you feel when you’re falling in love with somebody.

“I Love You Always Forever” (Donna Lewis)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “I love you always forever/Near and far, closer together/Everywhere I will be with you/Everything I will do for you.”

There’s just something about a sweet voice like what Donna Lewis has. Lewis sang “I Love You Always Forever” so sweetly that you can’t help but fall hopelessly in love with your significant other. Her song simply refers to a love that can stand the test of time and distance.

“Lovin’ You” (Minnie Riperton)

Best Feel-Good Lyrics: “No one else can make me feel/The colors that you bring/Stay with me while we grow old/And we will live each day in springtime.”

Like Donna Lewis, Minnie Riperton has that sweet and memorable voice. “Lovin’ You” belongs to the most iconic love songs of the century. It is always used in movies and sitcoms to depict a cliché love story. I mean, who doesn’t feel good with this song? With the birds chirping in the background, Riperton’s classic is a go-to Valentine’s Day song.

Final Thoughts

When you feel good just by listening to a song, I think it has something to do with how upbeat the melody is and how relatable the lyrics are. Feel-good songs will never let you think about bad thoughts. Trigger happy memories by making a playlist out of these songs I suggested. Trust me, you will stay happy and in love with this playlist. Happy Valentine’s Day!