Paper Crafts to Warm Your Heart

Honestly, the weeks of winter that follow New Year’s Day seem like a waste. Cold winds, snow drifts, icy roads, and no presents to show for it? No, thanks! In my perfect world, we’d fast forward to spring, but unless someone invents a time machine, we’re stuck with this crummy weather for at least a few more weeks. Luckily, there’s a way to stay toasty in these frigid temperatures–in a figurative sense, anyway. These Paper Crafts to Warm Your Heart will keep your mind occupied and your fingers unfrozen. Try out some homemade card ideas and share the warm fuzzies with family and friends. Deck out your home with easy DIY paper decorations, or learn how to quill paper embellishments that you can use on jewelry and cards. So, grab your blanket and get ready to banish those winter blues with these DIY paper crafts.


Adorable Origami Heart CardHomemade Card Ideas

Now that most people communicate via text message and email, it’s more thrilling than ever to find a piece of mail in your mailbox. Surprise your loved ones with these homemade card ideas, and who knows? They might be inspired to return the favor. These DIY card ideas also make beautiful homemade valentine cards.

Adorable Origami Heart Card
Fancy Folds Card
Washi Tape Heart Card
3D Hearts Card



DIY Paper DecorationsHeart Flower

These DIY paper crafts will put a smile on your face as soon as you walk in your door. These projects make marvelous Valentine’s Day crafts, but don’t let that stop you from putting them out all year long! Between an inexpensive paper garland DIY and a simple tutorial on how to make a cupcake topper, you’ll soon see that hearts are appropriate for all seasons.

Valentine Hearts Tabletop Tree
Heart Flower
Easy Hearts Garland



Quilled Hearts JewelryPaper Quilling Tutorials

Learn how to quill paper hearts and flowers that are intricate, adorable, and totally versatile. You can use these embellishments for a variety of projects, from cards and home decor to wearable paper crafts. With a little bit of creativity, you can look fabulous without spending a lot of time or money.

Quilled Hearts Jewelry
Lovely Quilled Heart Flower Card



Ideas for Valentine's Day: 12 Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards and Other Valentine's Day Crafts Free eBook
For more heart paper crafts, check out our free eBook, Ideas for Valentine’s Day: 12 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards and Other Valentine’s Day Crafts.







What’s your favorite way to beat the winter blues?






Sweet and Simple Valentines

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays dedicated to giving, sharing and, of course, love! Over at, we know how much handmade means on a holiday like this, so we’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite ideas. This collection of our cutest Valentine’s Day sweets and treats is sure to keep your heart happy all February long. From our thrifty and simple handmade gifts to our stylish and sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes,this assortment of ideas will be sure to surprise your sweetheart, friends, and family – even at the last-minute!


Tasty Treats

Everyone knows that the quickest route to the heart is through the stomach! No matter the specifications of their sweet tooth, your sweetheart will be sure to love any of these easily affordable Valentine’s Day Recipes. Choose your favorite through their eyes and get ready for a perfectly practical, yet romantic, Valentine’s Day.


Sweetheart Sugar Cubes

Have you been looking for creative sweets that you can share with sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? These adorable sugar cubes can be molded into hearts, letters, flowers, and many more shapes. Place them in a cup of coffee or tea for your sweetheart while you spend a romantic night together. Don’t forget to dye them red, pink or purple for an added Valentine’s Day flair.

Love Struck Chocolates

If you want to make a Valentine’s Day recipe you can share with your sweetheart and your little one, how about making these adorable Love Struck Chocolates. These yummy treats are simple, edible Valentine’s Day crafts that you can whip up in no time.

Handmade Valentines

A handmade valentine can go a long way, whether it’s for your sweetheart or a dear friends, this age-old sentiment is always appreciated. These handmade Valentines are a quick solution to that last-minute holiday rush. Nothing shows how deep your devotion is than a handmade valentine.

Candy Heart Printable Valentine

You get the entire package when it comes to the Candy Heart Printable Valentine tutorial. You’ll be able to combine a sweet valentine with a tasty chocolate to make the perfect handmade card for the holiday, without the extra effort! What makes this Valentine’s Day craft such a winner is the free printable that is included!

I Heart Ruffles Paper Valentine

If you are looking for a valentine that you completely make your own, the I Heart Ruffles Paper Valentine is perfect for you. This sweet Valentine’s Day card can be personalized in more ways than we can count. Simple pick your favorite fabric, get out your needle and thread and follow these instructions to make one of the most unique homemade Valentine cards we’ve ever seen!

What will you make fore your valentine this year?


Sweet Celebrations

LOVE HOLIDAY CRAFTS? Enter to win a copy of Sweet Celebrations! from Stash Books! The deadline to enter is February 18, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Whether you are new to the trade or have been quilting your entire life, this book will have something just right for your skill level. The hardest part about quilting will be choosing your favorite fat quarter, holiday, and pattern – thanks to Sweet Celebrations from Stash Books.


12 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovebirds anymore. February 14th may have started out as a day for hopeless romantics, but times have changed. Single, dating, or married, everyone can celebrate this feel-good holiday. It’s the perfect opportunity to tell family members and friends how much they mean to you. The most traditional way to go about this is with a card.

Keeping that in mind, the editors at AllFreePaperCrafts put together a collection of super sweet valentine card ideas that work for any budget or schedule. Ideas for Valentine’s Day: 12 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards and Other Valentine’s Day Crafts is chock-full of brilliant projects that are festive and fun.

Ideas for Valentine's Day: 12 Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards and Other Valentine's Day Crafts Free eBook

If you’re super swamped, try some adorable printable Valentine’s Day cards. If you have your heart set on making something by hand, we have quick and easy homemade valentines for beginners. And, if you really want to get into the spirit, check out this eBook’s bonus Valentine’s Day crafts for inexpensive projects you can use to decorate your home.

Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

Handful of Love CardLuckily, “homemade” doesn’t have to mean “hard work.” In this eBook, you’ll find 5 valentine card ideas that are low-cost and lovely, yet require only a little effort. The cards in this collection use a variety of different materials, such as thread, adhesives, washi tape, and paint. You might have some of these supplies lying around the house already, and even if you don’t, they’re available at your local craft store.

At AllFreePaperCrafts, we have card making projects for every experience level, including some kid-friendly homemade valentine cards like this Handful of Love Card. This valentine card idea may be a bit messy, but it’s guaranteed to melt some hearts this February.


Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Owl and Smarties ValentinesValentine’s Day parties are a great way to keep our minds off the cold, dark winter. If your child’s teacher has planned a classroom party to celebrate this heartwarming holiday, check out our eBook for some completely original printable valentine cards.

Sure, it’s easy to pick up a box of valentines at your local store, but chances are your child will end up handing out the same cards as one or more of her classmates. Make her treats extra special by pairing one of these printable valentine cards with a piece of candy, as we did with these Owl and Smarties Valentines.


Other Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine Hearts Tabletop TreeValentine’s Day isn’t known for its decorations, but once you whip up some of these beautiful Valentine’s Day crafts, it will be. Impress house guests and drop-ins alike with gorgeous paper crafts like this Valentine Hearts Tabletop Tree. We have free printable materials for crafts as well. Check out this Origami Hearts Printable for the perfect paper to use in your Valentine’s Day decorations.

This post has only mentioned a few of the fabulous paper crafts that await you. Download your free copy of Ideas for Valentine’s Day: 12 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards and Other Valentine’s Day Crafts today!




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Valentine Ideas for Kids: 13 Printable Valentines

Valentine Ideas for Kids: 13 Printable ValentinesThere’s nothing nicer than receiving a homemade card, especially during the season of love. After all, making your own homemade Valentine’s cards is such a simple way to show your friends and family just how much you care about them. But when you’ve got a lot of valentines on your to-do list, making each one by hand can seem a little daunting. So what are you supposed to do?

Luckily, AllFreeKidsCrafts has a solution! Printable valentines are a quick and easy way to make sure everyone you know feels the love this Valentine’s Day. Plus, printing your own Valentine’s Day crafts for kids is a super thrifty way to bring an original card for everyone in your class to enjoy.

Ready to get printing? Enjoy our roundup of free printable valentines!

Easy Valentine Ideas for Kids

Adorable Button Valentine CardAfter you hand out these homemade Valentine’s cards to your friends, you’ll never go back to the store-bought boxes of valentines. These Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are super straightforward. All you’ll have to do is print, add a tiny bit of flair to make it your own, and sign your name! Want to know the best thing about these free printables? No one else will be handing out the same ones at school.

Homemade Toys and Games

Fortune Teller ValentinesPrintable Valentine Memory Game

You’ll impress everyone you know with these cool printable valentines for kids. Sure, it’s great to receive a homemade Valentine’s Day card, but it’s even better to receive something you can play with! From play dough to paper games, these free printables are guaranteed to wow your friends.

Tasty Valentine Ideas

Printable Candy Necklace CardsIt’s easy to hand out candy for Valentine’s Day, but why stop there? Personalize your candy valentines with these free printables!

BONUS! If thinking about delicious Valentine’s day crafts for kids has sparked your sweet tooth, you’ll love our collection of 15 Easy Valentine Recipes!

SUPER BONUS! Need more sweet treats in your life? You HAVE to check out these awesome No-Bake Chocolate Cake Pops.Kids will love sharing these with their friends! Enter today to win a cake pop kit of your own!

Unique Valentine Ideas

Printable Seed Packet ValentinesScratch Off Valentine Cards

Don’t miss the last of our favorite free printables! These Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are the coolest we’ve ever seen. Your friends and family will love these original valentine ideas!

What valentines are your kids bringing to class this year?

Love is in the Air! The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Crafting Guide

Whether you love it or you hate it, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and everyone’s scrambling to figure out what to give their loved ones. One of the perks of being a crafter is that we never have to worry about this, as there are always Valentine’s Day crafts waiting to be created. With all the potential decorations, gifts, and edible projects to make, you’ll have a number of inexpensive, personalized ways to show your valentine that you care.


 Valentine’s Day Cards

Instead of buying your cards this year, use these easy tutorials to design your own special holiday card. You’re sure to find a way to get your message across with projects ranging from elegant to downright adorable.

Gifts to Give

Make your loved ones something that’s truly one of a kind. You can put your own personalized touches on projects they can cherish for years to come.

Sweets for Your Sweet

Valentine’s Day is the best excuse to indulge in some delicious desserts . You can create traditional candies, or try out some unique designs that put a crafty twist on edible gifts.

Valentine’s Day Decorations

Usher in the holiday with some homemade decorations. You won’t need to spend your money at a holiday store because these crafts can easily be done for next to nothing.

Projects for the Kids

Whether they’re looking to make valentines for their classmates or just have some creative fun, your kids are sure to love these easy projects. You’ll find projects for children of all ages to ensure that everyone can contribute to the spirit of the season.

Do you prefer to receive store-bought or homemade gifts and cards on Valentine’s Day?

Cinema Saturdays: How to Make a Sweet Treat Valentine

February is fast approaching and we’re all getting excited for one of the sweetest days of the year, Valentine’s Day.  On February 14th, people from all over the world can be found handing out candy, sharing sweet sentiments, and discovering new love. When you’re searching for a way to make your holiday especially sweet, sending out a few handmade valentines is sure to do the trick.  We have a video from that will show you how to make the sweetest handmade valentine around!

Follow along as our friend Carlene demonstrates how to make a Sweet Treat Valentine, and you’ll be handing out handmade cards to your loved ones in no time. This video shows you how to make a valentine that has a special treat inside, your sweetheart’s favorite candy! Watch as Carlene guides you through a step-by-step process on how to make a handmade card that will show your valentine that your love is as sweet as candy.

How to Make a Sweet Treat Valentine

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat to receive? Tell us about it below!

6 Crafty Ways to Say “I Love You”

For us crafty gals, sometimes the best way to express our feelings is through our work.  I know that whenever I want to show someone how I feel, I always wind up making them something.  Whether it’s a scrapbook for my mom’s birthday, a sewn necktie for Father’s Day or just a special handmade card for a friend’s birthday, handmade “labors of love” are always my go-to gifts.

So, with Valentine’s Day just a few short days away, I thought I’d share some of my favorite crafty ways to say “I love you” to that special someone.  And don’t worry if you don’t have enough time to finish these before February 14th. The great thing about all of these projects is they’ll be just as meaningful any time of year.  You can make these for birthdays, anniversaries and other milestones, or even better… as a “just because” present.  Aren’t those the best kind of gift?!

Handmade Cards – One of the easiest ways to say “I love you” is with a card you’ve made yourself!  It doesn’t have to look super professional; it just has to come from the heart!  If you’re looking for inspiration, this “Love You” note card and envelope is one of my favorites, but I also love this Charming Heart Card and the Treasured Love card.


Decorative Picture Frames – If you’re not the craftiest person, picture frames are a great project for you to tackle. You can give yours a personal touch and include a special photo of one of your favorite memories!  These Fancy Frames are so elegant looking, and this Lovely Lace Frame would be perfect for a girly girl.


Flowers from Yarn – Who doesn’t love receiving flowers?  The only thing I don’t like about it is mine tend to die pretty quickly, and nothing’s sadder than a wilting rose. So, why not make that special someone a flower or bouquet that will last forever!  This knitted Peruvia rose is beautiful, and so is this crocheted Always Blooming Bouquet.


Gifts with Photos – Turn your favorite picture of you and your loved one into a keepsake they can display in their home!  I love this personalized photo clock and also these reversible family photo placemats (though it might be sort of strange to eat your dinner on top of your cousin’s face, it’s still super cute as a kitchen decoration!).  You can also preserve special memories in the form of a cute accessory with this Glass Photo Pendant.  Speaking of jewelry…


Jewelry – If there’s a lady in your life who you want to shower with gifts of love, there’s no better present than handmade jewelry!  Make her this “Live, Laugh, Love” charm bracelet and she’ll make it part of her everyday wardrobe; I guarantee it!  I also love the idea of this hidden message locket!


Sweets – The way to just about anyone’s heart is through their stomach, or at least that’s the way the saying goes. So, if you really want to show your love, make them a sweet treat!  Chocolate is almost universally loved, so why not make them these Love Struck Chocolates?  Or even better, how about this Amazing and Edible Chocolate Body Scrub?! If you want to go the candy route, you could always whip up a batch of homemade Conversation Candy Hearts.  And they might not be edible, but these chocolate-inspired crochet patterns would definitely be a hit with anyone who has even the tiniest bit of a sweet tooth!  Check out the Amigurumi Chocolate Fountain, the Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates and the Hot Chocolate Amigurumi!


Have you ever made someone a homemade gift?  What did you make?

Link Love: Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Card

Everyone loves a Valentine.
So here’s a way to say, “Be Mine!”
Make your sweetie a card or two-
Here are some suggestions, from us to you!

Okay, I know it’s cheesy, but that’s the great part about Valentine’s Day, right?  This year show your family and friends how much you love them and make your own Valentine cards for your loved ones!  Whether you’re sending a little love to kids or adults, we have special Valentine cards for all!

I think there’s something so special about receiving personalized Valentine cards.  I used to love making cards for all my classmates when I was in grade school.  Unique Valentine cards for kids are so fun to make and are a great way to get your kids into crafting!  These Candy Valentines with Printable are great for classroom parties!  Fill them with candy hearts or cute little poems!

Speaking of poems, one of the hardest things about making custom Valentine cards is thinking of the right words…so be sure to check out 22 Lovely Valentine Cards and Poems for some helpful suggestions.

Still need a little inspiration?  Well, we’ve gathered some great handmade Valentine’s Day cards from all over the Web and assembled them right here for your viewing pleasure!  Whether you’re looking to make cards for your boyfriend, girlfriend, son, daughter, or friend, we’ve found some awesome ideas as you begin your card making…

And don’t forget to sign up for FaveCrafts Annual Valentine’s Day Card Swap!  If you’ve never heard of swapping before, here’s what it’s all about:  Everyone who participates is assigned a partner to send a greeting card to, and someone is assigned to send you a card as well.  Then every swap participant makes a Valentine’s Day card to swap!  Once you receive your swap partner’s address, you send them a homemade card, and you’ll get one from someone else in return.  The last day to join the Valentine’s Day Card Swap is February 1st!  So hurry up and join us in spreading the love to all our wonderful readers!  Wanna join us?  Here’s how to sign up for the FaveCrafts Annual Valentine’s Day Card Swap!


  1. Stick ‘Em Up Valentines from My Crazy Life
  2. DIY 3-D Heart Valentine Card from The Creative Place
  3. Valentine Handprint Cards from Rosy Posy
  4. Valentine Cards from Kerry’s Craft Blog
  5. Easy Homemade Valentines from Amanda Formaro
  6. I’d SNAP at the Chance to Be Your Valentine from Skip to My Lou
  7. V-Day Quickies from Then She Made…
  8. Tiny Tags Valentine from LilyBean’s Paperie
  9. 3-D Photo Valentine from Keepin’ it Real