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Clay Pot Craft For Valentine's Day

Clay Pot Craft For Valentine's DayI made these clay pots for Christmas. You can change them up for Valentine's Day. Just change the colours and use Valentine candy. I used candy hearts. The girls loved them.

 

A homemade solar light Valentine gift.

You Light Up My Heart Solar Valentine GiftA solar stake is at the center of this Valentine's gift, surrounded by a seasonally decorated towel, pot holder, and a pretty ribbon. A small box of chocolates accompanies this gift. Holding this Valentine's gift is reminiscent of receiving flowers and candy, but it is much more ;)

 

A Valentine's day gift with a painted rock and other treats.

Sweet Garden Decor Valentine's GiftThe weather has been so delightful lately. I decided to pair a traditional Valentine's treat with a pretty spring souvenir, and I came up with this. The rock with the heart on it is one I made. The other is a decoration I purchased for a dollar at the Dollar General store.

 

Yarn Wrapped Valentine's Plant Holder - painted soda bottle wrapped with yarn

Yarn Wrapped Valentine's Plant HolderI save plastic soda bottles. They are useful to me. I also save fast food plastic cups, and cut the tops off of them. These make tiny plant pots. These are what I put in the bottom of the pretty plant holders I make out of soda bottles.

 

Country Plaid Heart Decoration - stuffed plaid fabric heart decoration

Country Plaid Heart DecorationI go through magazines, websites, stores, and shops to find cute ideas to decorate our home in a country theme. I saw several fabric stuffed shapes that were on a string. I thought I would make one. Here it is, stuffed with paper and fabric scraps. It is so adorable and I really like plaid.

 

Heart Doily Valentine Decoration - red paper heart doilies hanging from light fixture

Heart Doily Valentine DecorationThread some yarn through small paper heart shaped doilies and tie to your chandeliers or light for a pretty accent for Valentine's Day!

 

A heart shaped butterscotch pudding dessert, on a plate.

Valentine's Day on a Shoestring BudgetDue to unforeseen circumstances, my budget for this year's Valentine's Day will be very small. I will not be able to afford expensive food or a lavish dessert, but that does not mean that I want to skimp on the celebrations.

 

Heart Shaped Tomato

Heart Shaped TomatoesThese little heart shaped tomatoes are easy to make and are the perfect finishing touch on a salad for your sweetheart!

 

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Frugal Valentine GiftThis year, I made homemade valentines using magazine cutouts and cardstock I had on hand, unused postcards from trips taken together and printouts of valentine graphics on craft sites. So the cost of the card is free.

 

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Egg Carton Goody CupsWe cut out cups from egg cartons and painted them each different colours. Then we added googly eyes, foam pieces for noses and pipe cleaners. We filled with heart candy. The kids really enjoyed this project.

 

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Romantic Valentine's Day DinnerMy husband called to invite me to a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day. He said "I'd like to take you to dinner, just the two of us. I've made reservations for 7pm at your favorite restaurant.

 

paper wreath with paper hearts glued on

Heart WreathTo make this heart wreath, we traced a large circle then a smaller one on the inside of a pizza box. We glued foam hearts onto the wreath, one on top of the other in 3 different sizes. We used a hole punch to cut out confetti in all different colors to fill in the spaces.

 

A valentine heart with a message.

Celebrate Valentine's Day With KidsPut some candy in a balloon and put a little note in it. Then blow it up, tie a ribbon on it and attach it to your loved one's chair.

 

Turn Your Paper Clips Into Hearts by bending them.

Turn Your Paper Clips Into HeartsAfter fidgeting with some paper clips, I realized that by bending them in half, you can make them resemble hearts. Looks cute using colored clips.

 

An evergreen tree decorated with hearts for Valentine's Day.

Valentine TreeMy daughters didn't want to take down the Christmas tree so we made it into "The Holiday Tree". Each month, we will use a theme for that month, this month is hearts, cupids, garland, etc. all from the dollar store.

 

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Cookies in Heart Muffin Tin

Heart Shaped Bakeware for Valentine's DayI inherited a tin for heart shaped muffins from my mother. Every year, I fill it with chocolate chip cookie dough to make large thick heart shaped chocolate-chip cookies for my husband. He loves them.

 

Bandaid Valentines with 'I'm stuck on you"

Bandaid ValentinesUse bandaids and have the kids write on the bandaids with marker.

 

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Cute Valentine SayingsHang a glow stick on his car mirror if you can. Have a tape ready in the player so when he starts his car, the song "You Light Up My Life" starts playing.

 

Heart Shaped Pizza

Heart Shaped Pizza for Valentine's DayThis is a great way to share your love on Valentine's Day or any other day. These are cooked Ellio's frozen pizzas that I cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter after they cooled a bit.

 

Lighted garland.

Easy Valentine Paper Clip GarlandThis is such an easy yet pretty craft. These are made from plastic coated paper clips found at the local dollar store.

 

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Photo Album For Valentine's DayYou don't have to spend a lot of money for a nice Valentine's gift. A few years ago my husband had to travel overseas and was going to be gone over Valentine's Day. Although we don't normally do much for each other on that day, I hated that he would be alone in a hotel.

 

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Personalized Fortunes in Fortune CookiesThis would be perfect for Valentine's Day treats whether for your partner, family, friends, or neighbors. I heard the idea about replacing fortune cookie fortunes with your own fortune and decided to investigate online how to do it.

 

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Recycle Candy Canes for Valentine's DayHave candy canes left over from Christmas? Recycle them for Valentine's Day with this great craft that's easy and inexpensive to do with the kids. Criss-cross the candy canes so they form a heart shape.

 

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Make a Virtual BouquetFor Valentine's Day, I cut out a decorative arrangement from a glossy magazine (in this case of feathers and ribbon with a cupid, actually) and then mounted it with spray adhesive on some cardboard I had saved.

 

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Valentine's Day Tradition: A Home Cooked MealMy husband has everything and is difficult to buy for. So, on Valentine's Day every year, I make him a fancy, multi-course meal that I research a couple weeks ahead of time. I create a festive menu on my word processor.

 

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Valentine's Day LetterFor those of you who may not feel "artistic", please consider this unique Valentine's Day Gift: A Valentine's Day Letter.

 

period print with Cupid and heart

3D Valentine SceneThis is a way to recycle clear plastic packaging. I created a 3D "love" scene to fit under the plastic packaging. I glued it down on mat board, then embellished it with all sorts of odds and ends. I then created an easel on the back so it can be displayed for Valentine's Day.

 

Banana Splits

Banana Splits for Valentine's DayI started a tradition when my oldest son was 4 years old. Since our "sweethearts" are our children, we celebrate Valentines Day by having BANANA SPLITS for dinner! I make sure to have anything a person could desire for toppings.

 

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Decorative Valentine SkewersFor Valentine's Day deco, I punched out hearts with one of my heart punches (about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide) out of red paint chips and glued skewers onto the back of them.

 

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Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating KitWhile my friend was recovering from hip surgery she was unable to bake and decorate Valentine's Day cookies with her granddaughter. Both of them were pretty disappointed. So I made up a batch of my sugar cookies, cut them into Valentine's shapes and baked them.

 

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Mrs. Butterworth Valentine syrup bottle given a Valentine motif

Mrs. Buttersworth ValentineValentine's craft made from a syrup bottle.

 

A lacy heart from white doilies, for a napkin rings.

Lacy Valentine Napkin RingsFrilly, romantic, inexpensive, simple to make, and so versatile! You can make these any size or shape you want.

 

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Valentine's Bathroom MirrorMy sweetie is not into big gifts, fancy cards, or other holiday kitsch so this Valentine's day I am showing my love for him in a very heartfelt way. I made a heart pattern that will fit on a 3x3 inch post-it note.

 

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Valentine Electric CandleCreated with a metal heart tin and matching lid, miniature electric candle, clip art as inside background, mini silk flowers, mini wooden pieces, lace, and doilies.

 

Frugal Valentine's Day Gifts, Saving Money on Valentine's Day

Saving Money on Valentine's DayTips for saving money on Valentine's Day as suggested from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Garden Surprise for Valentine's DayThis takes some pre-planning but worth yearly returns. "Sneak" and plant very early blooming spring bulbs in someone's garden or lawn, prominent where they are sure to be seen. Try (easily) to find those that should be in full bloom during the week of the holiday.

 

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Buy Jewelry for Valentines Day Right After ChristmasPlanning to give a loved one jewelry for Valentine's day, seek out, say, a heart shaped necklace, pearls, or diamond earrings during the Christmas sales. They are usually cheaper and you have a wider selection to choose from.

 

Photo of a bottle of wine and a rose.

Start Planning for Valentine's Day NowNot too early to start saving on the Valentine date or dinner. Here are some tips I would like to share. You can prepare your own dinner by starting your shopping now and buying the meat and side dishes when you see them on sale.

 

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Stock Up After Valentine's DayAfter holiday sales are a great time to shop. After Valentine's Day sales will bring many opportunities to save. Its a good time to shop for anything red or white that you can use to decorate your home.

 

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Frugal Valentine's NotebooksI have eleven grandchildren, ages 13 years to 3 months old, so even buying cards for holidays can become expensive. I love to send out something small to each child. In January, I scored a cheap alternative to Valentine's Day cards at my local grocery store.

 

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Valentine's Gift for the School's SecretaryI am taking terracotta pots and painting them or finding ones painted already. I figure, since secretaries need pens and pencils, I am gonna add Styrofoam covered in moss.

 

Tea towel cut for bib and decorated with Valentine's Day motif.

Valentine Towel BibsValentine towel bibs can easily be made with just a couple of fabric items. You just take a simple tea towel or dish towel and fold over one end about 5 inches, cut a u-shape in the center and then add ribbing fabric to the neckline with a single machine straight stitch.

 

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Valentine's Fun for the Financially ChallengedOne year we didn't have much money, and I wanted to do something my husband would remember, so I went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of junk. Bear with me here, folks, it gets better!

 

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Add Your Own Glitter To Valentine's CardsWhen buying cards for Valentine's Day or other special occasions, the really pretty ones with the glitter usually cost more than the ones without glitter. I decided to start purchasing the plain cards and add the glitter myself, using glitter paint.

 

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Sponge HeartsThis is a quick and easy Valentine gift. I took a sponge and cut it into a heart shape (you can do any shape you like). Then I took different color acrylic paints and put them on to one side of the sponge.

 

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Pink box with white buttons arranged in the shape of a heart.

Valentine's Button BoxHere's a gift I made for a friend for this Valentine's Day. I purchased an inexpensive box from the craft store and painted it with salmon pink acrylic paint

 

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Tell Someone How You Feel For Valentine's DayThis tip is for a great, thrifty, and heart-felt Valentine's Day gift. The best part is, it's free! One year, I wrote a poem about my favorite aunt, who I'm very close to. Though my poetry is rather personal to me, I finally decided to share it with her for Valentine's Day not long ago.

 

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You Warm My Heart Valentine GiftHere is a Valentines for teachers or someone special. I saw in a magazine where they did this with a paper cup but I decided I am using a mug with paint that can be used on glass.

 

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Valentine's Day CrackerI save old toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. For Valentine's Day this year I covered the cardboard rolls with Valentine craft paper, you could use wrapping paper.

 

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Recycling Valentine CardsI've been saving used and unused Valentines for several years. Now I can cut out parts that I like to use, and put them on homemade Valentines. When my granddaughters didn't use all the her cards in a child box, I kept them. Glued them onto blank cards. They make a cute card to send to young and old alike!

 

Bead My Valentine

Bead My ValentineInstead of cards (that too often get tossed in the "circular file") I made beaded Valentine's Day gifts last year. Even though they are inexpensive and very simple, my family and friends loved them.

 

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"Uh Oh! I Need To Get My Wife A Gift" - Personalized Gift GuidesLast year for Valentine's Day, I made hubby a little Valentine-book called "LAURA'S GIFT GUIDE." I used an inexpensive plastic photo album (so I could make modifications when I wanted to or needed to) .

 

colorful hears on a wreath

Grapevine Heart WreathDecorate a grapevine wreath for Valentine's Day!

 

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"Shower" Someone With KissesWith Valentines Day approaching, I thought I would pass along a cute idea. A few years ago a friend came home on Valentines Day to find that her husband had apparently forgotten and had done nothing to observe the special day.

 

Twig tree decorated with assorted Valentines.

Valentine Tabletop TreeMake your own Valentine tabletop tree decoration. I have tabletop tree that I decorate for each holiday. Obviously for Christmas it has small Christmas ornaments; however, I thought it was so cute I wanted to change it for each holiday or season.

 

Child in front of collage on frig.

Kids Valentine CollageI cut Valentine pictures out of the local store ads and glued them on plain white cardboard. I then cut around the picture, leaving a 1/4 inch around it. I had some free stickers that came in the mail that my son put on red construction paper.

 

Photo of flowers made with tissue paper.

Tissue Paper FlowersThis is a decoration I made for a Valentine's Day party this year. The vase is made from a drinkable yogurt container. I hot glued on a red ribbon around the middle and hot glued on a bow. I painted the top to give it a little more color.

 

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14 Days of ValentineToday, I started what I am calling the "14 Days of Valentine". I am leaving a pink paper heart and a small chocolate heart on my husband's pillow every day.

 

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Healthy Valentine's GiftThis is for Valentine's Day, but you could alter it to whatever day you want. I used a printing program and found a picture of the little heart candy with sayings on them. Below it I printed "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

 

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One Of A Kind Photo ValentinesAfter the holidays we often have copies of photos of our kids that lack the quality fit for using in a scrapbook. So, instead of "chucking" these photos, make use of them for Valentines Day.

 

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Frugal Valentine's DayFor a frugal Valentine gift to your honey, make a favorite meal that they enjoy. Then have their favorite movies ready (I get them at the library or rent them)...

 

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Valentine's Day GameHere's a really fun game for Valentine's Day. I call it "Put the Lips on the Heart". The really fun part is the kids have to put the lips on the heart using their own lips!

 

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Valentine's Day BasketThis is a suggestion for a Valentine's Day gift for someone you love. Decorate a basket for Valentine's Day using lace and ribbons and your imagination, and fill the basket with fruit...

 

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Romantic Valentine's DayFor a romantic Valentine's Day with your significant other, I rented a room with a jacuzzi tub in it. We made 100 candles from old candles that we melted down into little dixie cups using the same wick...

 

Valentine ButterflyI made this butterfly out of an empty Dannon Frusion smoothie drinkable yogurt container for a craft at my daughter's Valentine's Day party at school.

 

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Multi Holiday Decorating TipThis Valentine hint, which will also work for Easter, is something I figured out when Christmas decorating. When we went to hang our collection of seven Santa ornaments, I didn't want to put all those holes in my new walls...

 

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Preparing for Valentine's DayStart the day with something different. Wish Happy Valentines with a sweet message at 12 midnight.

 

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Valentine MailboxInstead of using the standard shoe box for your kids' Valentine's mailbox, decorate an empty cereal box instead. It fits better in their backpacks.

 

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Giant Chocolate KissesFor those who still have the funnels made by Tupperware, they make a wonderful mold for homemade "giant" chocolate kisses! Makes a great Valentine gift for anyone!

 

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Flower Seeds For Valentine's DayInstead of paper valentines, buy some flower seeds at the dollar store (usually 6-10/$1) and give them to your friends with a note that says something like - "MY LOVE FOR YOU GROWS AND GROWS!"

 

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25 Ways That I Love You for Valentine's DayHere is a great way to tell your loved one why you love them. On your computer write sentences like "I love how you love me", "I love your eyes", "I love how you play with the kids". You get the idea.

 

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Uses For Red And Green Candy From ChristmasIf you buy candy in red and green wrappers (like Hershey's kisses) after Christmas on clearance; you can use the red for Valentine's and the green for St Pat's. Also, buy the chocolate and use if for baking for Valentine's Day, etc. By Kathy

 

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Snowflake Heart ValentineFor a special Valentine's Day cards make snowflake hearts, just as you would make paper snowflakes but in the shape of hearts. Cut out a large heart, fold it a few times, then take a pair of scissors and cut different shaped wedges around the edges.

 

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Heart Craft ProjectThis is a craft project I used at a "nursing home" for residents with limited ability. Prepare the individual packet before hand.

 

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Buy After Valentine's Day CandyRight after Valentine's Day is a great time to buy candy for less. You can purchase and freeze chocolate for future baking projects and it's usually half price or less.

 

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Valentine Treasure BoxHere's some instructions for making your own treasure box to give as a Valentine's Day gift or for other occasions.

 

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