Easy & Heartfelt Valentines’ Day Gifts

Last February, I wrote about being crafting-challenged in a DIY world. I am back this year with more Valentine ideas for those of you who can’t work a glue gun and whose paint projects always seem to go terribly awry. You are my people.

This is my daughter’s last year in preschool, and while I am excited for her to join her brother in “big kid school” as she refers to it, I am melancholy about her leaving behind the land of handprint art and classroom stuffed animals (we will miss you, Ginger the Giraffe). This year we are living it up, five-year-old style, with handmade treats and projects. I consulted Pinterest for a little “Pinspiration”.

1. Valentine Hurricane Vases

So cute!

So cute!

This is such an easy and creative idea that would be perfect for a teacher’s gift. Like they suggest, I would probably substitute mason jars, only because I heart mason jars and use them as often as possible.

Speaking of…

2. Valentine Candy Corn

Even the cheesy gift tag is adorable.

Even the cheesy gift tag is adorable.

Be still my heart! As a candy corn connoisseur, I must find this. In previous years, Target has carried candy corn outside of the typical Halloween season, and I never need much prodding to make a Target trip. While I am there, the girl needs jeans, and I might pick up that flannel top I saw, and oh, new dishes!

3. More Mason Jar Fun

Conversation hearts are a MUST for V-Day.

Conversation hearts are a MUST for V-Day.

I am addicted, I tell you. This is even simpler than the candy corn, but just as cute.

4.Valentine Tree

Can also be a great centerpiece for your table.

Can also be a great centerpiece for your table.

But what if your child has outgrown Valentine treats? Or you have a son like mine who considers himself way too cool for Valentine’s Day? There was a time when I could get away with dressing him up for the holiday:

My little sweetheart.

My little sweetheart.

I can imagine the look of horror if I tried to get him to wear a “Bee Mine” tee to the third grade. Even if your kids are older, you can still get in on the crafting fun with this Valentine tree. I would invest in a heart-shaped punch for this project, you won’t regret it.

5. Valentine Banner

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I am obsessed with bunting and even though my daughter’s handmade birthday banner was an epic fail, I am tempted to try these ideas for our mantle.

Believe me–if I can do this, you can do it. See you at Hobby Lobby!

More Valentine craft ideas on Katie’s Valentine Ideas Board at Pinterest.