If there’s one holiday that’s purrfect for getting the family crafting, it’s Valentine’s Day. February 14 is all about showing your loved ones how much you care for them and nothing says that better than a handmade gift from the heart.
We’ve rounded up some fantastic Valentine’s Day crafts that the important people in your life will love, and best of all, they can be made at home with only a few simple materials. From personalised photos frames and cards to sweet treats and green gifts that reduce your impact on the environment, there’s something for everyone.
So forget pricey store-bought presents, and get your family together for creative fun on the international day of love.
The simplest gifts are the most meaningful. Handmade cards are always a hit with family and friends. Kids can try tracing the outline of their hand for a picture parents, grandparents and relatives will cherish. Or attach folded hearts to the front of your card for a pop-up, 3D effect that will be memorable.
Grab a glass jar and get filling! Take pieces of coloured paper and write down fun things you and your loved one can do together, things you love about them or top it up with their favourite sweets.
Hand-picked bouquet of flowers
Who doesn’t love a bunch of beautiful, fresh flowers? Collect them from your own garden or ask a neighbour or friend if they could spare a few blooms. Bonus points if you decorate a glass jar and fill it with flowers perfect way to display your gift.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than some delicious homemade baking. Get into the kitchen and whip up a favourite sweet treat, or if you’re looking for inspiration, we love these double chocolate cupcakes. https://justamumnz.com/2017/02/23/double-chocolate-zucchini-carrot-muffins/. Not only do they taste great, the recipe includes a couple of hidden vegetables so they’re a great healthy option.
Tell someone how much they mean to you in a handwritten letter. Taking the time to think about the people in your life and why you appreciate them shows how much you care and is a lovely keepsake for years to come.
Personalised photo frame
This is the gift for those who love crafting but want something that doesn’t require too much skill or time. Take a plain wooden frame and make it your own, using colour, decorative stick-ons and anything else that takes your fancy. Include a photo of you and your loved one for a seriously sweet gift.
Grow a seedling
Nothing could be simpler. Plant a seed in a personalised pot and give it to your loved one. As they care for it and watch it grow, they’ll always be reminded of you.
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There’s no better gift than something from the heart. So whatever you choose to make your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, a personal present handmade by you, is sure to make them smile.