Amy Christie is the maker of the blog This Heart of Mine, a place where all the things she makes and all the things she loves come together. Her site is filled with doable DIYs, delicious recipes, and stories and photos from the real life of a wife and mother of two exuberant children. Amy currently resides in the Twin Cities in Minnesota with her family.
-I love Valentine's Day! After Christmas, it's my second favorite holiday. It's not for the overpriced flowers, the sparkly jewelry, or the super cheesy commercials peddling sappy love stories. No, I love it for the reds and deep pinks and other rosy tones. I love the over-saturation of hearts, hearts, and more hearts! The adorable love puns, the doodles of little animals holding hearts, the encouragement to share little cards with friends. It's all good in my opinion. Below I've collected 30, yes, 30 Valentine DIYs. Try one, try them all, and share the love.
Sweetheart Charms These charms (above) are for your sweetheart, definitely. The little pocket in the heart is a perfect spot for itsy-bitsy love notes.
Crayon Hearts This is a project I've been doing since art class in elementary school, and I still adore the look. Melted crayons between wax paper creates bright, poppy colors that just shine in natural window light.
DIY Cement Valentines Cement is one of those mediums I always want to work with more. These hearts are adorable and very, very easy to make.
Heart Back Drop I want to throw a party just for this back drop. Floating hearts. Can't beat that.
Cupid's Arrow Donuts No difficult steps needed for this one (above left). Just donuts, a knife, a skewer, and a tummy ready to fill.
Conversation Heart Pinatas Pinatas are always fun and these conversation hearts (above right) are PERFECT for Valentine's Day. Just be careful with them; gently extract the candy and keep them forever.
Floral Head Crown No one does paper flowers like this site and this crown (left) is absolutely gorgeous. It's totally okay to wear it all year round.
Giant Heart Balloon An oversized statement heart made out of 19 balloons is the perfect party centerpiece—big and lovely and filled with helium.
Goldfish Valentines Not every Valentine needs to include candy. Goldfish are a favorite around here and with this tutorial, you can wrap them up like to look like fish. Fun!
Candy Bracelet Oh my goodness! This bit of jewelry is every child's dream and it looks beautiful!
Pirate Valentine Arrrrrr you looking for adorable Valentines? These Valentine's rank very, very high on the cute-o-meter. Just download these darling illustrations and add some cute felt heart embellishments.
Heart Cake This cake is just begging to get cut apart so the surprise heart inside can be revealed. Eat up!
Heart Milk Cubes Even afternoon snacks can be filled with love. These ice cubes (left) made of milk, not water, are perfect for milk and cookies or as a sweet addition to your loved one's morning coffee.
Tree Heart Installation Wish I lived somewhere without winter for many reasons but a big one is a desire to do this project. A tree full of hearts is beautiful!
So there you are, a giant list of all things red, pink, and heart-filled. Now go and knock the socks off your Valentine.