Sharing the Love: 50 Ideas for Making Your Own Valentines

There’s something super sweet about handmade valentines. Some of my favorite memories from childhood involve sitting at the kitchen table (covered head to toe with glue and glitter!) making cards for my friends.

Ok, let’s be honest…..this scenario still happens at my house today, even as an adult. Every year on Valentine’s Day, my sweetie and I exchange homemade valentines and it is my FAVORITE thing! Of course, I’ve already started brainstorming this year’s card and found so many adorable ones that I just had to share a few! If you’re looking for creative valentines that you can make yourself or together with the kidlets, then I have you covered with 50 inspirational ideas. For detailed instructions and free printables, the links below the images will take you to the original source.

Homemade DIY Valentines

Clockwise from top: Robot Valentines, Don’t Ever Change, Hugs & Kisses,
Candy iPod, You Rock / Happy Valentine’s Day to All My Peeps

Homemade DIY Valentines

Clockwise from top left: Happy Heart Day M&Ms, I Dig You,
Printable Candy Bar Wrapper, Treat Bag with Printable Label,
I’m Bananas For You / I’m Wild About You

Homemade DIY Valentines Clockwise from top left: Friendship Blossoms, Shot by Cupid,
I’m Over the Rainbow for You, Lollipop Butterfly, Super Hero Lollipop

Homemade DIY Valentines

 Clockwise from top left: Orange You Glad?, You Are a Star,
You’re a Great Catch, Swedish Fish, Goldfish

Homemade DIY Valentines

Clockwise from top: Cookie in a CD Sleeve, Sugar Cookie Bags, Bear Hugs,
Custom Candy Bar Wrapper, I Need S’More Friends Like You

Homemade DIY Valentines

 Clockwise from top: Bee Mine, Play Doh Valentines,
Love Rocks, Heart Necklace Valentines, Friendship Bracelet Valentines

Homemade DIY Valentines

Clockwise from top: Love is a Battlefield, Magnifying Glass Valentine,
I “Wheelie” Like You, You Make My Heart Bounce, Love Bugs

Homemade DIY Valentines

Clockwise from top: I’d SNAP at the Chance to Be Your Valentine,
You’re gRRRReat!, I Love You THIS Much, I’m Bugging for You,
I Have My Eyes on You

Homemade DIY Valentines

 Clockwise from top: You’re Tops in My Book,
Not Loving You Would Be a Mistake, “Owl” Always Be Your Friend,
From One Crazy Kid to Another, You Color My World

Homemade DIY ValentinesClockwise from top left: Pop-Up Messages3-D Hearts, Kissing Pop-Up,
Lucky in Love Scratch-OffFortune Cookie Valentines

Time to bust out the construction paper, right?! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m especially loving the robots and pop-ups. Hmmm…..

Leave me a comment if you have other Valentine’s Day crafts or printables to share…I’d love to check out your clever ideas! In my next post, I’ll be sharing a fun printable I’m currently working on that I’m really excited about, so check back later this week for more cheesy Valentine’s Day goodness!

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  1. Thank you so much for posting my “Don’t Change” and Army Men Valentines! Your blog is beautiful

    Posted February 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  2. mentalutopiaNo Gravatar

    I love that someone else did the hard work of coming up with all of these. I like to take cute treats to women from church when I visit them, so these ideas wil be useful year round for me. Thanks!

    Posted February 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  3. ShaylaNo Gravatar

    @mentalutopia: How sweet! I love the idea of using these treats year round to brighten someone’s day.

    Posted February 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  4. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas! I just gave you a shout out on my blog.

    Have a wonderful day!


    Posted February 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  5. Jennifer StephensNo Gravatar

    There are too many cute ones to choose!!!

    Posted January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink
  6. I love these ideas! I always make homemade Valentine’s every year. You gave me some great ideas.

    Posted January 4, 2013 at 1:48 am | Permalink
  7. NancyNo Gravatar

    Hi! I love all of your designs. I hope that you can give me an idea where I can find the glass bottles for the Happy Heart Day M&Ms. I’ve been looking online but can’t find what I need. Thanks, Nancy

    Posted January 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  8. Heather RatliffNo Gravatar

    The link to “You Are a Star” in the 4th group is incorrect. It links to the goldfish Valentine. Could you send me the correct link?

    Posted January 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink
  9. MistyNo Gravatar

    Just found your site,LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for all the GREAT ideas.Misty

    Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  10. BethNo Gravatar

    Hi! I love all of the ideas…so fun and creative! I would love to create myself however I know I do not have a software program that would be able to create such creative fonts, designs, borders, etc. Could you recommend a software program that would allow me to design my own? Thanks in advance!

    Posted January 15, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink
  11. Thanks for featuring my “I wheelie Like You” Valentines. love your site x

    Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  12. ShaylaNo Gravatar

    @Beth: I use Adobe Creative Suite software for design professionals, but I know there are less expensive software packages out there that could get the job done. Unfortunately I don’t have experience with any of those so I can’t recommend one. I’ve heard good things about Photoshop Elements. I feel like some of these ideas are simple enough to execute in Microsoft Word, plus there are tons of free printable labels out there that you could customize yourself.

    Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink
  13. LenoreNo Gravatar

    The grrrrr link to the printable doesn’t work anymore. Mobile Me I guess. Can you email them?

    THANK YOU! So cute!

    Posted January 30, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  14. Thank you for these wonderful ideas! I’ve shared your article on my blog:

    Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:56 am | Permalink