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10 Handmade Valentines To Show How Much You Care

Hey listen, when it comes to classroom valentines, we’ve all gone the store bought route, and there certainly ain’t no shame in that when it comes to the zillions of valentines you end up giving or receiving via all those dang kids. Seriously, SO MANY KIDS. It can wear a mama out!

So what about all the other people in your life? I thought I might do a little searching for some handmade valentines that were a little more sophisticated as an alternative. Give them to your man, you mom, your sister, your friends … there’s enough love for everyone here! Click through the gallery below for all the best ideas.



  • Heart Pendant Necklace 1 of 10
    clay heart pendant

    I love goooold! These would make amazing gifts for the friends, moms and sisters in your life!


    DIY here from Petit Elefant

  • Confetti-Filled Hearts 2 of 10
    confetti filled heart

    What says love more than confetti? Not much! Make these hearts immediately! 


    DIY here from Tuts + Tutorials 

  • Felt Heart Brooch 3 of 10
    felt brooch DIY

    Unique and sweet, and super easy too. 


    Link to the DIY here at Petit Elefant

  • Knit Message Hearts 4 of 10
    knit valentine

    These would be the sweetest to tuck into a lunchbox or pocket. On Valentine's Day, sure! But even as a random surprise don't you think?


    Tutorial here from flax & twine

  • Valentine Treat Bags 5 of 10
    valentine treat bags

    Dress up a boring treat bag with a doily and some ribbon and bingo, a super easy Valentine!


    DIY here at Petit Elefant

  • Felt Flower Corsage 6 of 10
    flower corsage

    I love the classic sentiment of a corsage, a bit of a throwback but lovely nonetheless. Make the ribbon extra long, and it could double as a belt.


    DIY here from Creatsie

  • Message In A Bottle 7 of 10
    message in a bottle

    The movie was kind of sappy (I was into it anyway, sssshhhh…), but this little message in a bottle hits all the right notes. I mean, adorable!


    Get it here from Camille Styles

  • Felt Initial Treat Bags 8 of 10
    felt heart initial treat sacks

    These little bags are so easy to find at craft stores, personalize them with initials, and you've got a one-of-a-kind Valentine, boom!


    Details here from The Flair Exchange

  • Strawberry Heart Valentine’s Box 9 of 10
    valentine's box

    Tiny boxes with a strawberry heart, yes!


    DIY from Kami at No Biggie, link here at Petit Elefant

  • Printable Folded Valentines 10 of 10
    printable folding valentines

    If you've got a printer, you can handle these. I love the old-timey font, and they fold up to be their own envelope. Waste not, want not! Write a personalized message on the inside folds to add your own touch. 


    Printable here from Camille Styles

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