Call me lame, but I totally love Valentine’s Day. No, I’m not a champagne and a dozen roses kind of girl (although I never say no to either of those things). I’m a Leslie Knope through and through: gimme Galentine’s Day and a chance to compliment my friends endlessly! I love that Valentine’s Day lets you celebrate the people in your life that you love the most, with cheesy cards and over-the-top Valentine’s Day crafting. Getting together with my best friends and spending a night with bad tv, pink wine, and lots of crafts would definitely be a great Valentine’s Day in my books!
Unfortunately, my BFFs are all over the eastern half of country, so we’ll be celebrating long-distance this year. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be doing some Valentine’s Day crafting! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite crafts and tutorials from around the web for you today. There’s still time to grab supplies and make a present for someone ~special~, or to plan a great friend’s night in!
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Valentine’s Day Crafting
Supplies and Kits
These tiny cacti are too cute, y’all. I love the amigurumi style of crochet — perfectly cutesy! I bet these would come together quickly if you know what you’re doing.
Such a cute little thing to tuck into your best friend or partner’s coat pocket before they leave in the morning!
For you more advanced knitting folks out there, how about this heart-filled hat? Even the pom pom is heart shaped (it’s hard to get sweeter than that).
Pass the Prosecco cross stitch
I’ve used kits from this shop before, and love love loved them. They’re the perfect intro into cross stitching, and small enough to be worked up in a day. All good Galentine’s Day/Valentine’s Day crafting celebrations need some bubbly, so keep the party going with a prosecco themed cross stitch.
Donut Pin Cushion
Truly too sweet! I know I can never have too many pin cushions. I haven’t made this kit before but it’s from the same shop as above, so I can only assume it’d be adorable and beginner friendly.
I Forget the Rest Embroidery
Okay, you had to know I’d throw one of my own designs in ;). These flowers are sooooo easy to do, and the script makes it look so fancy! If you have a free day afraid from your partner, you could definitely whip this up.
What’s more romantic than bomb-ass handwriting?! A calligraphy kit would be so fun for a fun night in with friends, and your handmade Valentine’s Day cards would definitely make it onto the fridge.
Heart Pom Poms
Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies
Chinese food is the ultimate hang-out food to me, so obviously a Valentine’s Day crafting party would be full of it. And every Chinese takeout dinner needs fortune cookies. Make your own and slide sweet messages inside!
Kissing Booth Sign
Okay, this one is a little more… intense. But think of it as one of those painting nights with wine in the comfort of your own home! You do need a cut machine for this, so I haven’t tried it. (Cricut, if you’re reading this: sponsor me!)
Be Mine Sign
This craft is one I’ve been meaning to make for basically every holiday. Just cut out hearts with a punch or a paper cutting machine and run them through your sewing machine! And then toss out your needle because paper is the worst and renders all sewing accessories useless after touching it.
I hope that this lights a fire under your little Valentine’s Day crafting booty — this is one of my favorite holidays! Take the pressure off yourself to make it perfect, and just make it fun and cheesy. I bet you’ll have way more fun. All these tutorials are linked on my Pinterest, so head over there for more fun crafting if you need it!