38 of the best Valentine's Day craft ideas 2023
Looking for romantic Valentine's Day gifts, decorations, cards and inspiration? We've got you covered. Here's some of the best Valentine's Day crafts for adults...
February is the month of love and it's the perfect opportunity to show the people in your life just how much you care about them. Whether it's a partner, friend, or family member, Valentines Day is for everyone and all types of love. There's no need to spend lots of money either, Valentines is about reminding those close that you love them and this doesn't need to be done through grand gestures or expensive gifts.
In fact, here at Gathered we think small, handmade gifts that are made with time and care mean much more than pricey ones from the shop. We've gathered a whole bunch of free Valentine's day crafts that are both affordable and fun to make. There's everything from DIY easy hearts mini quilts to quick-sew heart decorations so you can get creative this February.
We've included everything from Valentine's Day decorations for your home to cute card ideas, to help you feel inspired this romantic season. We hope you enjoy our DIY Valentines day craft for adults and make sure you tag us in a picture of your creations using #gatheredmakers on Instagram.
Image credit: Our thumbnail quilled hearts on this article are from a Paperchase tutorial and the paintbrush cards are © The House of Lars.
Valentine's day crafts for 2023!
Make our free puzzle to my heart cards
Does anything show you care quite like a homemade card? Use our beautiful free printable papers to create a sweet card for your partner this Valentine's Day. Download our free printable papers and check out our valentines day printables for even more pretty papers. You could have more craft fun with our heart template printables, too.
Crochet a love heart decoration
Decorate your home with your own crocheted hearts. This free crochet heart decoration pattern is also great if you want to use up leftover bits of yarn in your stash.
Sew your own heart embroidery hoop
This gorgeous free embroidery hoop design only requires one stitch! Mix up a few different colours to create a pretty confetti effect. Learn how to do seed stitch and stitch up our free embroidery hoop pattern today.
Knit some DIY heart coasters
Fill your house with romance in the form of heart-shaped knitted coasters! We love these sweet little knitted hearts designed by Julie & The Knits. Make homemade knitted hearts with this free knitting pattern from Mollie Makes.
Sew your own cross stitch Valentine's necklace
Get into the Valentine's spirit by making your own sweet cross stitch necklace. Find out how to make your own cross stitch heart necklace here on Gathered. Make sure you also check out our other romantic cross stitch patterns.
Knit your own scarf with heart pockets
This super-cosy scarf is a great gift for a loved one – or you can make one for yourself to help you get into the Valentine's Day spirit! Try the heart-pocket scarf free knitting pattern and knit a handmade gift for 2022.
Crochet a beautiful lacy hearts filet sweater
Bring some Valentine's style into your wardrobe with this gorgeous filet crochet sweater. It's perfect to wear on spring days when there's still a slight chill in the air too.
Create a Your Heart's Desire knitted blanket
This pretty blanket is perfect to cosy under on frosty nights! Bring it out to decorate your home for Valentine's Day. Knit your own cosy throw with our free heart blanket pattern.
Make your own free Valentine's Day gift box
Conceal a message or a tiny gift inside this pretty little card gift box covered with patterned printable papers. Who can resist its charms? Fold up this sweet box with our free Valentine’s box template and fill it with goodies.
Roses and hearts cross stitch Valentine's card
This nostalgic card brings together a classic cross stitch combination: hearts and roses. Stitch this sentimental design to give to your loved one on Valentine's Day. You can find the free roses and hearts cross stitch tutorial here on Gathered.
Oh Happy Day's blog is full of Valentine's craft ideas including these Lindt-filled crackers.
Sammy and H from Live it. Love it. Make it. shows you how to make this simple Valentine craft. Make this sweet Valentines Day banner to tell someone just how much you like them.
Candles make great DIY Valentine's gifts for guys, girls or yourself! Use our free tutorial to make some this weekend.
Lovely Indeed's rose-tinted heart glasses are the ultimate fashion accessory for this Valentine's.
Make some Palentine's decorations with Balloon Time's slogan balloons. They've used temporary tattoos in order to add some sass to plain old balloons.
Stitch up some love this February with Mollie Johanson's Valentines embroidery design.
If you're looking for some Valentine's Day card ideas then why not try paper quilling? This paper heart is by Paperchase and is featured in our top quilling ideas for beginners post.
Valentines card with secret message
Make your cards extra special this year with Becky James' secret message card. She shows you how to make DIY Valentines card with secret message which folds out to reveal a special handwritten message from you. Follow Becky's tutorial and video to make your own.
DIY tea bags
Caro DIY's love heart tea bags are a quick Valentine craft to give out to all your fellow tea lovers.
Easy Valentine's wreath
Hang Bliss Makes' DIY felt heart wreath throughout February and beyond Valentine's Day.
Give The House of Lars' paintbrush Valentine's cards as an arty alternative to your usual cards.
Sweet heart (geddit?)
Make Kalio Chic Life's heart emoji pouch and fill with treats.
The Felted Fox's squirrel brooch tutorial is here on Gathered for free and would be the cutest gift to give to your BFF.
Yarn wrapped heart
Diy Carinchen's yarn wrapped hearts are an easy five minute Valentine's day craft that you can make using your spare yarn.
DIY Tic Tac Toe
Stitched by Crystal's felt tic tac toe game is a quick craft and some evening entertainment.
We've also got Valentine's Day craft ideas for macramé lovers! Make Isabella's heart macrame bunting and hang it above your bed.
DIY letter scroll
Make Say Yes' love letter scroll for a homemade Valentine's gift that will definitely show how much you love your pals.
Amigurumi cat pattern
Thores by Cottage's Itty Bitty Kitty amigurumi pattern is the only Valentine's you need this year.
Granny square heart
Valentine's Day craft ideas for crocheters just has to include a granny square. Crochet up Emma's square here.
Felt ball garland
If needle felting is more your style then make The Turquoise Home's felt ball garland using her tutorial here.
Paper aeroplane bunting
Send your love with Lia Griffith's paper aeroplane bunting.
DIY self-care gifts
DIY Valentine's gifts that will leave you smelling and feeling good. We have loads of self care tutorials here on Gathered including how to make bath bombs, DIY cuticle oil and how to make soap. We even have a travel wash bag tutorial for you to store all your smellies in and gift to your loved one.
Crochet heart pillow
Stitching Together's blog has the tutorial for this fab crochet heart pillow so you can add a touch of romance to your sofa.
Metallic heart cushion
Add some sparkle to your home this Valentine's Day by making this gorgeous metallic hearts cushion from Simply Sewing Magazine! It's made from old jeans, so it's a great upcycling project too.
Paper flower bouquet
Valentine's day gifts don't come more traditional than flowers. Make a bunch that will never die using Vicky Sheridan's how to make a paper flower bouquet tutorial here on Gathered.
Crochet heart bookmark pattern
DIY Valentine's crafts for adults don't have to be boring. Why not make your love a colourful bookmark? Use our free crochet heart bookmark pattern to give your book-lover something they'll use every day.
We have loads of free Valentine’s Day Crochet Patterns here on Gathered but mini hearts always end up being our favourite. They're the perfect Valentines Day craft to hook up. If you want to master crocheting the heart first head over to our how to crochet a heart tutorial then come back and make these heart brooches!
DIY scrapbook album
Make a DIY scrapbook album for your love and fill it with all your memories from the past years. We have plenty of free papers here on Gathered you can use to decorate it with. Print our free jigsaw puzzle patterned papers or our Valentine’s lovebird papers.
We hope these Valentine's Day craft ideas fill you with a whole lotta love. If you're looking for some Valentines Day decor then head over to our DIY Valentines wreath and our appliqué hearts cushion pattern. For more crafty projects subscribe to Mollie Makes and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints
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