I love Valentine’s Day, it gives me a great excuse to totally over-the-top pamper my nearest and dearest. I don’t think showing your love should cost the earth though and am a great fan of home-made and up-cycled.
I’ve gathered together lots of amazing up-cycled Valentines from a bunch of fantastic bloggers, so whether you’re looking for Valentine gifts for your family, decorations for the home or activities and fun for the children, look no further. Just scroll down to browse my top picks.
Valentine’s Day Decorations
Here at My Little 3 and Me we love our up-cycled Milk Jug Sun-Catchers. They just look so pretty and are really easy to make.
Or how about our Stained Glass Hearts? These are another great up-cycled Valentine craft for the kids to make and look pretty hanging anywhere.
Have you ever thought of making a door decoration for Valentine’s Day? If you’re anything like me you’ll have a cupboard full of old toilet roll middles that you’ve saved for crafting. Well, I Can Teach My Child has a fabulous Heart Wreath to make from them. How clever!
Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids
If you fancy tempting your little ones with some printing Learn Create Love has a fab idea for Homemade Heart Sponges.
Learn Create Love also has a super simple Heart Printing Activity from Toilet Rolls. I think you could make gorgeous cards or gift wrap with her method.
The Mad House has a great idea for upcycling the children’s art into Cute Flowers with Lollypops Middles. They’d make such great gifts for little ones to give to friends.
Perhaps the kiddies would like to dress up in some truly funky Heart Shaped Glasses? Pink Stripey Socks has come up with a gorgeously pretty design.
Creative Family Fun have some super Heart Puppets for the kiddies to make and play with. Great for even very little hands.
I just love this 3D Valentine Construction Kit from Playtivities, such fun to make and play with don’t you think?
Valentine Gifts For Kids To Make
For the little loves in your life, Two-daloo has made some really pretty All Shook Up Sensory Bottles and there’s a cute free printable label to go with them too.
Looking for a tasty treat? Perhaps like me you’ve got some candy canes lurking in the cupboard from Christmas? Why not revamp them into gorgeous Edible Roses? Red Ted Art has a fantastic guest post from Domestic Goddessque which explain how you do it. I’ve not tried it before so it’s high on my “to do” list.
If you’re looking for more ideas you might like ALLterNativelearning’s Healthy and Sustainable Valentine Alternatives and I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to great Valentine crafts, activities and fun for kids. Why don’t you click to follow it along?
I hope you have fun checking out these ideas and up-cycling a great Valentine’s Day for your loved ones.