Valentine's Day Homemade Gift Ideas

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Valentine's Day is a day that I celebrate not only with my spouse but with my children as well. We use the day to make themed food, have a party either as a family, with friends, and our homeschooling group. I also love this holiday for crafting reasons. I tend to not purchase very much aside from candy on Valentine's Day and instead make homemade gifts that can be looked back on for years to come. Here are three crafts that I have done over the years and one that I now use as a yearly tradition. I hope you enjoy!

Heart Tree

This is a great craft that you can do with any child of any age. This heart tree simply requires a few sheets of scrapbooking paper or construction paper, scissors, a pencil, and glue. Begin by tracing the children's arm and hand to form the trunk and branches of the tree. Then cut it out and place in the middle of the paper. Then cut out as many as heart shapes you would like and attach on and around the tree branches. You can even add messages to the hearts or further decorate them with glitter glue or paint.

52 Reasons I Love You Book

My original inspiration for this craft was seeing this done on a deck of playing cards on Pinterest. Instead of using the deck of cards, I instead bought a mini scrapbook and with scrapbooking paper, simply made 52 small sheets to write down each reason. Then I placed them into the book and even made a second version a year later. This is great for your spouse and as a gift to your children. I really enjoy how simple yet meaningful it is.

Candy Bouquet

Instead of flowers, I like to give out personalized candy bouquets. This can all be done with simple products from the Dollar Tree. All you need is a vase, craft sticks, and the candy of your choice. I also used a heart stick for decoration and you can add balloons. To attach the candy, you can either slide the package on, making sure to not puncture it or you can attach it with tape. On the inside of the vase, I fill it with loose candy or sweetheart candies that have the messages on them. This is the one craft that I make every Valentine's Day!

I hope this post inspired you and in the comments below, let me know how you usually celebrate Valentine's Day.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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