7 Splendid DIY Valentine's Crafts

  Photo courtesy of Jessica Jones of http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/

Photo courtesy of Jessica Jones of http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/

Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap for being all about diamonds and expensive restaurants, but we know our artist community is probably craving something a little more hands on. Get your glue guns ready, here are 7 super fun crafts you can do this weekend to celebrate the day with your valentines.

1. Create a wall of paper hearts like textile artist, Jessica Jones. Super easy, super statement making. 

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2. Crochet your way to a happy Valentine’s Day with this crochet heart garland from Molly Dunham featured on Design*Sponge: 

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3. This one, featured on Oh Happy Day, doubles as an awesome a Valentine’s Day card. Wow your Valentine with a message of your own that they can hang up! 

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4. Create these beautiful letters with yarn. You can spell out “love” (like in The Sister’s example) or make some in the same letter as your valentine’s name. 

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5. So this is probably more of a recipe than a craft, but, I mean… chocolate. 

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6. You can create just about anything from paint chips. Check out these awesome crafts from Brit + Co: 

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7. Grab a heat gun (or high powered hair dryer), some crayons, and a glue gun like the students at Kate's Club and make your own encaustic heart: 

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Post your crafts on Instagram and tag @gopaintlove. We’d love to see, celebrate, and repost your handiwork!