Roundup: 14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas


Valentine's Day may be only 4 days away, but you still have plenty of time to make something special for your favorite people. Here's some quick and easy projects that you can whip up in no time!

Pictured above:  These patterned fortune cookie freebees from Celeste are a MUST download. 

Pictured below: A book of romantic poetry and Martha's simple 'heart' bookmark could be a perfect pair.

Also from Martha are these 'knot' bracelets.

These lollipop Valentine's couldn't be easier to make, thanks to a download from Skip to My Lou.


Love this doctored candle from Carolyn's Homework. (Via.)

I LOVE this idea of making teeny Valentine garland with which to embellish gifts. (Via.)


Some Femo and an hour of your time and you can make some love beads. (Great for moms and grandmas.)


Valentine's Day Craft Jewelry: Love Beads

Paper flowers and some Zots are the primary ingredients in this 'be happy' art piece that Kim made based on something she saw in the latest issue of Simply Handmade.

These votive sleeves couldn't be easier, thanks to a free download from BHG. (Requires membership.)

Love Votive Covers

A mason jar, some scrapbook paper, ribbon, M & M's and about 5 minutes of your time make for a very frugal but fun (and tasty) gift.  (If I were to do this, I might opt for a bit of fabric with batting underneath for inside the lid.)

Here's a tutorial for a reversible coffee cup sleeve, courtesy of Crafty Staci. (Wouldn't it pair nicely with a gift card to Starbucks?)


Here's a sweet little pincushion tutorial from Blue Bird Notes.

Just fill these little boxes with a sweet or a diamond ring and you're golden! This and That Creative did all the work for us.

All we have to do is print and fold.

And, finally, my cherry blossoms won't only spread a little love, they'll also breathe a bit of spring into the air. Oh spring, wherefore at thou?

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Sue on Jan 08, 2013:

Nice ideas!  Thank you for sharing!

Dani Marie on Jan 13, 2012:

Love your ideas & just wanted to let you know I included some in my Ultimate Valentine's Guide! http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/101-valentines-day-ideas-2012-ultimate.html

Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012:

These turned out amazing!  Thank you so much for sharing !  I am going to make more with our Grandchildren!  Love them!

Ester on Feb 12, 2011:

the coolest and very easy to do.

Julia on Feb 10, 2011:

Great ideas! Printables are also good for last minute gifts too. I've got a few on my site for you procrastinators out there. ;)

Printable Love Coupon Book and Printable Library Card Valentine

DesigningMom on Feb 10, 2011:

Oh what pretty ideas Maven. We really don't do much, if anything, for Valentines day since our Anniversary, (31 years) is just two days later.

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