20 valentine’s day crafts and tutorials

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I’ll admit-for a crafts-related blogger, I don’t tend to decorate for a lot of the holidays. My mantle, for instance, hasn’t changed since Christmas, and I’m okay with that. So when I do decorate, I like creative and simple crafts that don’t take a lot of time. And if we’re talking Valentine’s Day crafts, I don’t want anything overly cutesy or over-the-top that won’t fit in with my everyday décor (unless my kids are involved, then I’ll welcome it all into my home, cutesy and over-the-top included). So today, I’m sharing 20 creative V-Day crafts with a modern edge that you’ll love to add to your holiday décor! Enjoy!

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Rice Krispie Treat Valentines from Foodie Crush

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DIY telephone from Monkey Choo

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free printables from paper & stitch

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glitter boxes from the house that lars built

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DIY coffee cup wrappers from eat drink chic

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geometric heart love letters from minieco

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watercolor and gold garland from burlap+blue

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gift tags from 100 layer cake

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milk ice cubes from a subtle revelry

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how to make heart shaped cupcakes from sugar swings!

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diy gift from oh hello friend

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cement valentines from lovely indeed

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ruffled heart from joy ever after

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diy wreath from the house that lars built

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painted heart bag from v and co

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heart calendar from me and my diy

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heart garland from project wedding

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stitched heart card from dandee

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love pallet from hometalk

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heart notebooks from cosmo cricket

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tulle garland from my so called crafty life

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Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I’m currently working on sprucing up our bedroom, and I wanted an inexpensive piece of art to display on our dresser. I LOVE the confetti trend that’s out there now–it’s fun, it’s festive, and, most importantly, even a non-artist like myself can do it, so I came up with this simple, mod podged confetti heart! Keep reading for the how-to!

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Materials:
Mod Podge
3/4″ circle punch
scrap paper
5×7 flat canvas
foam brush
frame (used this Ribba frame from Ikea)
gold Sharpie (optional)
washi tape (optional)

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Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, and start punching out circles. I really love the contrast of using plain cardstock, vellum, glitter cardstock and gold foil sheets. You can also do this with patterned paper or wrapping paper! I used approximately 30 circles for my heart, of course, you can always cut out more if you need to.

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Step 2: Now I’d love to be one of those people who could freehand a perfectly shaped, symmetrical heart..but I’m not. So I cut out a heart out of scrap paper, and traced it onto my canvas. Obviously, feel free to freehand it if you’re more talented than moi. icon smile Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

After tracing your heart, apply a layer of Mod Podge and start adding and layering circles. I started with the heart’s perimeter and worked my way to the center.

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Step 3: Once dry, apply 2-3 layers of Mod Podge to seal, allowing your canvas to dry well in between coats.

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Step 4: And you’re done! But if you want to take your craftiness a step further and add some glam to your plain jane picture frame, just grab a sharpie and add a border around the inside of the mat like so…

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I also took washi tape and created some pretty decorative corners around the corners of the frame.

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Have a lovely day!

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diy heart cake toppers

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Hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day, Burlap+Blue readers! Carrie here, from Dream Green DIY – Although the holiday of love is behind us, I’m here to share the little V-day surprise that I made for my own honey. As luck would have it, this project is something that can easily be whipped together February 14th and beyond!

Our budgets tend to be a bit tight around the beginning of the new year, so Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated in as crafty a way as possible. The best way to John’s heart? Sugar, of course! So I surprised him with a pink-tastic funfetti cake crowned with homemade heart shaped toppers. Even though I only ended up spending about $5, I think my guy knows JUST how much I care.

Supplies:

  • Wooden BBQ skewers
  • Patterned scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Tape
  • Cake mix/icing
  • Sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Prepare your cake according to package directions.
  2. As the cake bakes, use a pen to draw a heart shape on the back of a scrap of patterned paper. Use the first as a template on the rest of the paper scraps, and cut out five hearts total (or really however many you want!).
  3. Grab a skewer and tape one of the hearts to the blunt end (the sharp end will be used to help it stand on top of the cake). Repeat until you have five heart-topped skewers.
  4. Once the cake is done, pull it out of the oven. After it has cooled completely, ice it and add sprinkles as desired.
  5. Carefully push the heart toppers through the top middle of the cake, and serve with a flourish!
  6. BONUS: All it takes is a quick rinse under tap water to make them reusable for many Valentine’s Days to come.

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Carrie Waller is a freelance writer and designer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. For a real-time rehash of her home renovation projects and other DIY how-to’s, visit her blog at DreamGreenDIY.com.