Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

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Quick & Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts

We’re blessed to have such amazing Makers to work with here at Michaels. They’re out there making and creating away and I just love seeing all of the lovey-dovey, heart-filled, sparkly, pink and red Valentine’s Day crafts that they’re working on. What’s even better, is that they’ve made these projects SO simple, that you can whip them out in a moments notice for your sweethearts (or maybe for your kiddos’ classmates).

Ruby over at Cakies Blog shared this easy tutorial on how to make a no-sew felt bunting to decorate your home. It’s genius! I don’t full-out decorate for every holiday, but adding a simple bunting like this to your door or mantel really adds a sweet touch.

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Just Destiny shows us just how fabulous faux flowers can be… I mean, aren’t these breathtaking?

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Toni at Design Dazzle created cute Valentine treats in a matter of minutes using our pre-made toppers. Simple Last Minute Valentine Ideas-4 Simple Last Minute Valentine Ideas-6 Simple Last Minute Valentine Ideas-10

She also made this magical unicorn valentine mailbox that I secretly want to make for my desk at work.

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Kari from U Create Blog created some really fun FREE printables to accompany our mini puzzle boxes for her daughter’s classmates.

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Another great valentine idea from U Create — Perler® Bead Pack Valentines! How stinking cute are these printables?

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Watch Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts make simple luminaries using mason jars, craft paint and contact paper.

These cute projects really have inspired me to make something for Valentine’s Day, especially since they’re simple and don’t take too much time. That’s my kind of craft! What are you crafting for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Handmade Valentines

Nothing says love like a handmade Valentine. Flowers and chocolates have their place on this love-filled holiday, but there is just something so special and meaningful when you give something from the heart.

Card making can seem daunting, but honestly, it’s really very simple! You can choose blank card and envelope packs or even make your own. Layer different papers, use stamps, markers and embellishments to add details. The possibilities are endless! Here are a few handmade valentines to get you inspired:

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Layers of cardstock and paper doilies make this card extra sweet. Not to mention the conversation heart stamps in pretty pastels.

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The paper used on this card was already colored with a soft pink gradient. All we did was add the sweet message. Think you have 2nd grade penmanship? No worries! There’s a pattern you can trace on the project page.

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Get tangled up in love with this String Art Heart! It’s really fairly self explanatory. Even I could make this one!

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Watercolor is so on trend right now, so this one is really my favorite. The beauty of watercolor paints is the way the colors blend together and give you different results every time. So practice on a few hearts using multiple shades of paint until you get one that you love. Then just trim your heart out and adhere it to cute cardstock!

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This classic card is 3-dimensional fun. I love the way the heart pops out at you. The twine bow is also a special touch.

Punny Valentines for KidsKids Valentines

Let’s not forget the kiddos! I’ve always loved a good pun, so these valentine cards are just perfect!

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Handprint Valentine’s Day Puzzle Card

I “Sea” You Valentine

I Only Have Eyes For You Valentine

Rainbow Loom® Heart Charm Valentine

Do you make your own valentines? We’d love to see what you’re crafting! Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithMichaels for a chance to be featured!

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Kids Valentine Crafts Under $15

Holidays are a great opportunity to get creative and engage in activities with your children. I like to find seasonal crafts to do with my son, and I’m always on the hunt for a good deal. Today, I’ve rounded up 5 fun Valentine crafts under $15 that you can make with your kiddos!

1. Valentine’s Day Foam Flower

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This one is as simple as it gets. Chenille stems, foam hearts and a sparkly pom pom make one sweet flower for your little valentine.

2. Heart Felt Card Clutch

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Craft a card clutch to hold valentine’s using die cut foam shapes and chenille stems. Embellish with sticky gems and glitter glue for a custom look.

3. Caterpillar Garland

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This loving caterpillar is a friendly welcome that would be perfect for a classroom or you kid’s room.

4. Valentine’s Day Card Box

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I remember making card boxes as a kid, so getting to make one with my own children is really exciting for me. The best part about this particular project is that if you’re short on time, these box kits come with everything you need!

5. Valentine’s Day Mobile

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Nothing says love like a floating heart mobile. Especially one made of chenille stems and yarn strings.

Are you crafting with your kids this Valentine’s Day? Share their creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithMichaels.

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7 Last Minute Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

I adore Valentine’s Day! Red and pink hearts, chocolate temptations and Valentine’s Day cards make me smile. It’s also the perfect time to show a sweetheart, family and friends how much you love them. And what better way to show your love than with a delicious treat you make yourself? Whether you are a novice or have some baking experience, here are seven sweet Valentine’s Day confections to inspire you.

1. Valentine’s Day Ombre Cake

Bake a Special Valentine's Day Ombre Cake Stylish and sophisticated, this cake is as fancy as anything you’ll find at a bakery. Cut into the cake to reveal the real drama – multicolor tiers and a tiny heart design baked inside the bottom layer.

 2. Valentine’s Day Candy-Dipped Pretzels

Hand Dip Pretzels in Melted Chocolate No baking required! If you are in a pinch timewise, this sweet and salty treat is for you.

3. The Wilton Method Sugar Cookies (Video)

Watch how easy it is to make these oh-so-charming heart cookies! This free online class takes you through all the steps, including making the dough, cutting out shapes and using a pastry bag to create these colorful icing designs. To see how to decorate the three Valentine’s Day cookies above, skip to minute 39:30 of the 43-minute video.

4. Chocolate Lover’s Deep Dish Cookie

Bake This Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Elevate a humble chocolate chip cookie into a decadent dessert by topping it with buttercream icing, chocolate chunks and hot fudge sauce. Yum!

5. Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Decorate Heart-Shaped Cookies Love, hugs and kisses – say it with cookie cutters shaped like a heart, an “X” or an “O”. Use a pastry bag to create designs using icing or to spell out “Love” or “Amour.”

6. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies valentine_whoopie_pie

Super cute and easy to make – nothing says I love you like a Red Velvet Whoopie Pie!

7. Tattoo Your Love Mini Cupcakes

Easy to Make Valentine Cupcake With Edible Decorations How cute is this? Imagine serving your sweetie this tiny cupcake decorated with sprinkles and an edible tattoo heart decoration. What is your favorite “go-to” dessert for Valentine’s Day?

Classroom Valentine Party Craft

Classroom Valentine Party Ideas

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I know many of you are helping your little Cupids craft handmade Valentines for their classmates and friends. Whether you’re a teacher or crafty room mom, we have gathered up a few classroom Valentine party ideas for you.

Valentine’s Day Teacher’s Door Décor

Valentine Door DecorDecorate the classroom entryway with this lovely door décor. Each student can decorate their own heart to hang.

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Decorate a cute mailbox for your Valentines! These boxes come with a pre-cut slot so all you need to do is add tape, stickers, doodles & a little love!

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Of course we need a fun craft for the kids! This foam heart project is the perfect way to say “I Love You Beary Much”.

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Dress up simple kraft bags with doilies, felt hearts & a doodle. Fill them up with treats or even fun finds like erasers, stickers & little toys.

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Don’t forget about the teacher! Show her how much you care with this sweet mason jar gift. I am sure we all agree that she could use a relaxing soak in the tub!

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No party is complete with out some sweet treats! Valentine paper liners & picks make these cupcakes just a bit more sweet. If you’re in a pinch, you can add these glittery heart  picks to store-bought cupcakes for that extra touch of love.

Are you crafting for the classroom this Valentine’s Day? Share your projects with us on Instagram & Pinterest using #MadeWithMichaels!

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Be My Pun-ny Valentine!

Oh, Valentine’s Day. You know, when I was a kid, it was all about the card. What kind you bought, did it have an awesome character or a joke? Who got it, because we all know you hand picked the ones you wanted to give special friends, then everyone else got “the rest”. And, of course, how many you got back!

Anyone can stop by the big box store and pickup a pack of Valentine’s Day cards with their favorite superhero or brightly colored character. But, not everyone will have a handmade card, especially one that your child can say they made up themselves! So, put your pun writing hats on, come up with a creative phrase and make Valentine’s Day awesome this year. Check out a few of the Pun-ny Valentines we came up with for inspiration!

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Give your Valentine a wink with a googly eye covered card!

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Sea creatures can say “Be Mine” just as well as cuddly puppies! Check out this card using some ocean inspiration.

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Need a card for a puzzle lover? Give a card they’ll love to solve!

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We could come up with owl puns for days! Use a few of these fun ones to inspire a Valentine’s Card for your favorite bird lover.

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With a Valentine Card this cute, why would you “knot” want to be their Valentine? We used a Loopdedoo™ to create an easy bracelet for an extra gift on Valentine’s Day.

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And last, but not least, use your favorite colorful tool, The Original Rainbow Loom®, to create a fun Valentine’s Day charm to share with friends!

Show us some of your favorite Pun-ny Valentine Creations on Instagram & Twitter! #MadewithMichaels!