Valentine’s Day never fails to make me think of my Uncle Tommy. As an always smiling fourth grader, he marched in to his classroom on February 14 and boldly handed my now Aunt Rose his entire box of cards…the ones that were meant for the whole class. Theirs is a story with a sweet beginning and an even better middle, as they have been married 35 years and still have that special spark between them. Young Tommy’s gesture, though small, said everything about how he was feeling, and we think this 10 Best round up of DIY Valentines can do the same for you with your special someone. Click through for lots of handmade inspiration in honor of V-Day—one of our favorite occasions!


Carved Initial Candle from Henry Happened

Perler Bead Valentines from Camille Styles

Colorful Origami Hearts from You Are My Fave

Concrete Heart Valentines from Lovely Indeed

Valentine’s Macarons by Sugar and Cloth

Matchbook Valentine from Real Simple

Valentine’s Party Poppers by Flax & Twine

Printable Floral Valentines from Camille Styles

Valentine’s Eraser Heart Prints by Cotton & Flax

9 comments
  1. 1
    sara keller | January 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Love should be celebrated, thanks for all these sweet Valentine ideas! Some of them take me back to my elementary days!

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    Jenny Huckaby | January 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Love the Perler Bead Valentines!

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  3. 3
    Camille Styles | January 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Love this Uncle Tommy story… such a sweet reminder that Valentine’s should be all about those little gestures that equal true romance!

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    austinyoungstersKe | January 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    This makes me nostalgic for the school days when I’d sort through my box of pre-printed Valentines and try to pair the perfect one with the right classmate. Thanks for sharing so many lovely cards for this year’s V-Day!

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} | January 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    absolutely love the carved candle and the concrete heart.
    may have to try to make one of these for a vday gift for my boyfriend!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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    Holly Sweetman (@MyScuttle) | January 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    So many good ideas!! I can’t decide which one I want to do. Torn between the origami hearts and the party poppers. Such a great list, thank you!!

    xoxo
    Holly
    http://myscuttle.blogspot.com/

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    Lindsay {Everistta} | February 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

    What a cute story! They are all so cute too. I love the macaroons!

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