6 Valentine’s Day Crafts That Double as Thoughtful Gifts
You don’t need to spend a lot to show your love—channel your inner-crafter and save yourself a shopping trip.
Crafts developed by Morgan Levine.
"I Like You a Latte" Mug
1. Clean the exterior of the mug with rubbing alcohol.
2. Using a Sharpie, write, “I love you a latte” on the front.
3. Let the mug sit for 24 hours.
4. Put it in a cold oven and set it to 450° F. Once the oven reaches temperature, bake for 45 minutes.
5. After 45 minutes, turn off the oven, but leave the mug inside until it has completely cooled.
Long-Distance Relationship Frame
1. Go through your inbox, and find emails you sent to each other during your time apart.
2. Print emails, and cut out the subject lines. Ideally, they’ll include phrases like, “Missing you!”
3. Adhere them to a craft store frame using Mod Podge.
4. Paint over the frame with a watered down black tempera paint. Then, wipe away the paint to create an antique look.
Felt Heart Dish
1. Iron a piece of double sided fusible interfacing onto a piece of felt and cut out a heart—this heart will be the inside of the dish. Be sure to consult the fusible interfacing instruction manual.
2. Cut out a paper circle.
3. Peel the backing of the fusible interfacing off of the smaller heart, place paper circle in center of the heart, and iron the entire shape onto a contrasting felt.
4. Cut around the smaller heart leaving a small border. Use scalloped scissors to create a scalloped edge.
5. Cut darts at the top and bottom of heart.
6. Stitch the edges of both darted areas together with a needle and thread.
1. Make a stencil using a craft knife and contact paper. The design can be your initials, a heart, or another Valentine’s Day symbol.
2. Adhere the contact paper stencil to the cup.
3. Using a paintbrush, apply glass etcher to the inside of the stencil, directly on the glass.
4. Remove the contact paper. The etcher will have eaten away at the glass, and you’ll be left with a beautiful design!
1. Purchase small wooden hearts and jewelry chains at your local craft store.
2. Use paint pens to decorate the hearts—you can use our designs as inspiration, but feel free to personalize them for your Valentine.
3. Then, use a dremel to drill a hole in the top of the heart and insert the chain through.
1. Fill a clear jar with a DIY dry soup mix—possible ingredients include pasta noodles, barley, lentils, or beans. Layer the ingredients neatly in the jar.
2. Using red and white paper or markers, create a Campbell's-inspired label that says, "You’re Souper."
3. Use glue or double-sided tape to adhere the label to the front of the jar.