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7 Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts to Sweeten Your Home

Show your Valentine your DIY skills with these cute Valentine's day crafts simple enough to make with your kids.

Courtesy My SIster's Suitcase

L-O-V-E Letters

No, not that kind of love letter! My Sister’s Suitcase wrapped these cardboard letters with love (and lots of yarn!) for a Valentine’s Day spin. To make it more simple, skip the ombre effect and just pick one color to use for the whole letter. Place the letters on your mantel; once the holiday is over, you can hang them year-round in your child’s room. If you have a lot of leftover yarn, you could also wrap a single letter (like the first letter of your last name) to use as a statement bookend. (Get our free Valentine’s Day guide packed with dozens of quick tips and sweet ideas for an amazing V-Day celebration.)

Courtesy The Red Headed Hostess

Flowerpot Heart Sticks

Barren flowerpots looking sad, brown, and lonely come February? Dress them up with The Red Headed Hostess’ cute heart sticks—and increase your curb appeal! You could also place the sticks in any indoor plants to accessorize the room or in a bouquet arrangement from your special Valentine.

Courtesy Practically Functional

Decorative Heart Garland

Just follow Jessi’s easy-to-follow instructions to make this elegant paper heart garland to dress up your mantle for Valentine’s Day. Her blog, Practically Functional, also has many other cute Valentine’s day crafts and even a cocktail recipe for parents after the kids crash from the sugar rush.

Courtesy Crème De La Craft

I Love You Jar

Crème de la Craft gives this basic jar a romantic makeover for the holiday with an easy step-by-step guide. If you don’t want to fill up the jar with “I love you” notes as Natalie suggests, you could always use Valentine’s Day candy to give to your child’s teacher or a friend. (You could also swap out the felt heart for a Christmas tree, pumpkin, or American Flag to make a cute decoration for any holiday during the year).

Courtesy Mom on Timeout

Funky Heart Bracelets for Kids

All you need is red, white, and pink foam sheets, ribbon, glitter and a little creativity to make these adorable foam bracelets. Trish at Mom On Timeout loves making these with her younger girls. The more glitter, the better!

Courtesy Giggles Galore

Cute Critter Valentine Mailbox

Mariah of Giggles Galore transformed her kids’ Valentine card collection boxes from a boring box into adorable animals using supplies sitting around the house. If your kids aren’t into piggies or monsters, you could easily swap some of the materials to make their favorite four-legged friend instead.

Courtesy Tatertots & Jello

Glitter Candle Holder

Create these sweet dinner-date centerpieces or mantelpiece ornaments with Tatertots and Jello’s tutorial. To be safe, use a flameless candle inside the jar as Jen suggests—polyurethane can be flammable. With some twine and a hole in the jar’s lid, you could also hang these from a tree in your yard to brighten up your Valentine’s night!

Originally Published in Reader's Digest