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DIY Valentines

We’re only a few short weeks away from Valentine’s Day which means we’re only a few short weeks away from classroom parties and all that crazy fun! I’ve done my fair share of procrastinating in the past and thought I thought I’d help you (and me) get a jump start on things this year by hunting down some of the best DIY valentines around. There are plenty of free printables, easy tutorials, and fun ideas, find all the inspiration you’ll need in the slideshow below!

  • Valentine Fortune Tellers 1 of 22
    fortune tellers

    These valentine fortune tellers are super fun and come in an easy and free pdf printable.

     

    Get it here at Design Mom

  • Bubble Bubble Pop Pop 2 of 22
    bubble printable entirely eventful

    Make some Valentine's Day magic with mini bubbles and a free printable!

     

    Get it here from Entirely Eventful Day

  • Mini Magnifying Glass 3 of 22
    magnifying glass dandee design

    Oh dear, these are about as adorable as they come. Check your local party supply store of even Oriental Trading for these mini magnifying glasses. The printable is free!

     

    Details here from Dandee Designs

  • You Rule! 4 of 22
    ruler

    The wooden rulers came from Target, and the slide on labels are simple construction paper. Easy peasy!

     

    Details here from Thompson and Spring

  • Super Star Valentines 5 of 22
    super star glasses plucky momo

    So fun! All you need are fun glasses found at a party supply store and a cute, personalized "Super Star" printable. 

     

    See it here from Plucky Momo

  • Mixed CD 6 of 22
    DM mixed CD

    A totally fresh and unique idea, a mixed cd with some of your favorite jams for your favorite people. 

     

    DIY here from Danyelle Matthews for Design Mom

  • Glow Stick Valentine 7 of 22
    glow sticks kommunicated

    Glow sticks! Genius!! Hit up this free printable and you've got some one of a kind Valentines.

     

    Get it here from Kommunicated

  • Wild For You 8 of 22
    animal valentines

    We came up with these wild animal themed bookmarks a few years ago for my daughter, and I'm still pleased with the way they turned out. 

     

    Free printable here at Design Mom, you're on your own for the animals!

  • Love Bug 9 of 22
    love bugs valentines dandee designs

    Get this printable "love bug" valentine, and some plastic bugs, and you're in business.

     

    Get it here from Dandee Designs

  • Friendship Bracelet Valentines 10 of 22
    DM friendship bracelets

    Are your kids crazed about friendship bracelets? Put them to work and make these cool valentines.

     

    See more details here at Design Mom

  • Felt Bookmarks 11 of 22
    felt bookmarks

    So cute, right? These were made using a die cut machine at a local craft store, but I imagine you could cut out a simpler shape yourself and glue on a paperclip for a similar effect. 

     

    Inspiration here via Dandee Designs

  • Homemade Play-Doh 12 of 22
    homemade play doh and cookie cutter

    Homemade play-doh is super easy and would make the best valentines!

     

    See how here from Buggy and Buddy

  • You Blow Me Away, Valentine! 13 of 22
    blow me away

    Got any noisemakers left from New Year's? Give them away for Valentine's Day!

     

    Details here from Deb Averett for Design Mom

  • Crayon Valentines 14 of 22
    crayon valentine

    Create your own custom colorful heart shaped crayons and turn them into a totally unique valentine. 

     

    See how here from Whipperberry

  • Easy Photo Valentine 15 of 22
    suckers

    One of the most simple and fun valentines around! 

     

    See the details here at Design Mom

  • DIY Bookmarks 16 of 22
    valentine bookmarks DM

    These are especially fun to let your kids get creative with. Bookmarks for all!

     

    More info here at Design Mom

  • Super Lollipops 17 of 22
    super lollypops

    Take this free printable, add a lollipop and you've got the recipe for something super!

    Details here from Zakka Life

  • Valentine Snowglobe 18 of 22
    snow globe valentines

    Did you know you could make your own snow globes? It's actually pretty easy! Save up or source some baby food jars, add some glitter and a little glycerin and you're in business. 

     

    Details here from Dandee Designs

  • MadLib Valentines 19 of 22
    mad lib valentines

    MadLibs are a guaranteed laugh, and giving them away as valentines is a win!

     

    Details on this presentation here at Design Mom

  • Have A Ball! 20 of 22
    have a ball

    What kid wouldn't love a bouncy ball as a valentine, these are such a great idea!

     

    Inspiration here via Dandee Design

     

  • Message In A Heart 21 of 22
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    So sweet and totally unique, with the free printable you can personalize the messages you put inside!

     

    Tutorial here from Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Watercolor Set 22 of 22
    paint

    If you've got a budding artist on your hands a dressed up watercolor set would be the perfect valentine!

     

    Inspiration here via Warm Hot Chocolate

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