8 Must-Try Valentine’s DIYS

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

There’s a lot of lovey-dovey projects around the internet these days and I couldn’t be happier about it. So whether you’re telling your partner, friend or dog walker this Valentine’s day how much you care, these 8 must-try DIYS will help you send your message from the bottom of your handmade heart!

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Confetti Filled Hearts by Tuts+

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

2. I Love You Yarn Sign by Cakies

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

3. Heart Disco Ball Valentine by Jenny Batt for Julep

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

4. Felt Heart Initial Treat Sacks by The Flair Exchange

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

5. Valentine Arrow Cookies by Sugar & Cloth

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

6. Geometric Heart Floor Mat by Hello Lidy

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

7. Valentine Planters by Vitamini Handmade

8 Must-Try Valentines DIYS | The Crafted Life

8. Message in Bottle Valentine by Camille Styles

Valentine Candy Box

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: box, mini pom poms, patterned paper, scissors, mod podge, sponge brush, hot glue gun, bone folder, stamps, ink, candy

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

There’s no doubt about it, I love Valentine’s Day. I think more holidays should be dedicated to flowers, candy and all things heart shaped. This year, ditch the store bought junk and give your friends or that special someone a DIY Valentine Candy Box!

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

Trace around the outside of your box onto the patterned paper. Cut out then slip into the box, making sure it’s enough to line the bottom. Make adjustments if necessary. You’ll want to cut strips to cover the sides as well.

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

Once you achieve the perfect fit, apply a layer of mod podge to the bottom of the box then cover with your paper. Smooth over the paper with a bone folder, to make sure all the edges are glued down. Repeat along the sides.

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

While your box is drying, stamp a secret message on a separate piece of paper (should be half the size or less of the bottom lining). Apply a layer of mod podge to the back of the paper then position in the center of the box. Smooth over with your bone folder.

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

For the lid, I glued mini pom poms in the shape of a heart using a hot glue gun. Instead of adding a drop to each pom, squeeze a bit out on cardboard then dip the pom pom into the glue. This helps to keeps achieve the correct ratio of glue (and makes it so it’s non-visible!).

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

Fill with candy. Once they eat enough, they’ll uncover your secret message!

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

DIY Valentines Candy Box | The Crafted Life

Cross Stitch Heart

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: embroidery floss, cross stitch fabric, embroidery hoop, needle

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life

Position then tighten your embroidery fabric inside your hoop, knot your thread, and you’re ready to begin.

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life

I based my heart loosely from this pattern. My stitches are 5×5 with a space on either side.

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life

When you finish, knot off on the back to keep your stitches in place. You may need to reposition the fabric to center your design. Once it’s in the desired position, cut excess embroidery fabric then display!

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life

Cross Stitch Heart | The Crafted Life