With a family of boys, I am always searching for cute, easy, and not too mushy Valentine ideas. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite DIY ideas from around the web – all simple enough to do this week before the big day!
1. Washi Tape Vases
Head to your local craft store and grab some fun washi tape with cute Valentine designs so you can make these adorable vases from my friend, Hillary Chybinski.
2. Pirate Patches
A few years ago my boys and I made these pirate patches with paint, felt, and fabric. They would make a great alternative to Valentine’s Day cards for a class.
3. Environmentally Friendly Valentines
These cute little seed paper valentines from Mama Cheaps are useful and they don’t take up room in your house!
4. Delectable Desserts
This gorgeous flourless chocolate hazelnut torte from Striped Spatula would make for an awesome after-the-kids-go-to-bed treat for you and your special someone.
5. Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine
We made tic-tac-toe Valentines for my son’s class this year! I would totally throw these in my purse and bring it with us when we went out to eat as a family!
6. Smartie Pants Valentine
My friend Sarah at Finnegan and the Hughes has a son that loves Smarties. She made this adorable candy Valentine to let him share his love of Smarties with his classmates!
7. Healthy Cupcakes
Healthy? Cupcakes? Trina at O’Boy Organic is known for whipping up good-for-you-goodies that don’t disappoint. Check out her chocolate cupcake recipe!
8. Cinnamon Applesauce Hearts
I would love to hang some of these cinnamon applesauce hearts from A Parenting Production on a makeshift Valentine’s Day tree!
9. Writing Valentines
If you have ever struggled through writing Valentines with little kids, you are probably dreading the school card swap. These card writing tips will help make the task educational!
10. Crazy Straw Valentine
What kid doesn’t love a crazy straw? This free Valentine’s Day printable from Momma Lew will be crazy cool!
11. Milk Jar Valentines
Mama Cheaps made these sweet little milk jar valentines for her children’s teachers. How cute are they?
12. Death By Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Savoring the Good has you covered for your Valentine’s Day breakfast. Look at these yummy dessert-like muffins!
13. Boy Valentines
Have sons? Here are some ideas for what to give your boys for Valentine’s Day!