Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts for Valentine's Day

This past week we got a lot of now here in the Portland area, and we are a city that is definitely not used to a lot of snow! As a result we had a few days off from school and my girls and I had some extra time to have some fun making Valentine’s Day paper crafts together. We decided to see if we could make some pretty decorations that could help decorate the house a bit for Valentine’s Day. We came up with two different, yet surprisingly easy, craft ideas — A Valentine’s Day winter branch bouquet and a paper heart wreath. Here is how we put them together…

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Valentine’s Heart Bouquet

Materials:Valentine's Day branch bouquet

  • An assortment of bare branches
  • A jar or vase
  • Dirt, sand, small stones or other material to anchor your branches
  • Colored paper (or other small decorations to hang on branches)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon (optional)

Directions:

  1. Assemble your branches in your jar.
  2. Cut out some paper hearts and other decorations and glue them to your branches. (You might also add some glitter, stickers, or any other decorative elements that you like. Whatever strikes your fancy!)
  3. Finish by adding a bow to the neck  of your jar.


Paper Heart Wreath

Materials: Paper heart wreath

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue and glue dots
  • Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Cut 2″ x 11″ strips of colored paper (between 8-12 strips makes a good size wreath.)
  2. Fold each strip in half, making a sharp crease.
  3. Fold the ends together and glue into the shape of a heart. (You’ll need to hold each one for a minute to make sure it stays in place.)
  4. Use glue dots to stick your hearts together and form a circular wreath.
  5. As you are forming your wreath, add your ribbon (still using the glue dots) between the top 3 or 4 hearts to form a hanger.

This project took only about a half hour from start to finish. Super easy! For more Valentine’s Day ideas, take a look at our Valentine Party page.

 

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About Caroline Preble

I'm a gal who thinks that there is always a reason to celebrate! I am a wife and mom to two great girls, and a former elementary teacher who has turned my love for all things fun and creative into a website to share with friends everywhere.

Comments

  1. What a cute site. I love all the idea’s. I will be sure to be send our fans over. Everyone loves fun and creative. Nice to meet you 🙂 #SITSblogging

  2. Both projects are so cute! These are some great ideas for little ones and easy, too. Thanks for sharing these crafts #SITSBlogging

  3. Stopping by from the Comment Love Tribe!

    I LOVE that paper heart wreath! I would probably make it pink red and white for Valentine’s day but it is really cute.

    Lauren #SITSBlogging

  4. These are all excellent crafts! I love giving and receiving paper crafts on Valentine Day. Thank you for sharing!
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  5. I love the paper heart wreath. I may just make one quick with my daughter for her bedroom door! 🙂

  6. These look like fun colorful crafts that kids could help with. I would love it if you would come link up at Artsy Play Wednesday – http://www.countryfitfamily.com/2014/02/artsy-play-wednesday-kids-craft-linky-120214.html

  7. I love these!! SO creative and easy to make…especially for a non-crafty person such as myself. We are not used to the snow here in Georgia either…Thanks for sharing #SITSBlogging

  8. These are great! I love the paper heart wreath and think I might actually be able to do it! Pinning. #SITSBlogging

  9. Spreading some comment love on Valentine’s Week! 🙂 #SITSBlogging

    Kristina
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  10. These are so cute! I should make a heart wreath with my son tomorrow!

  11. I love, love, love this heart wreath! Sometimes I get stuck on what color scheme I’m going to use, and I like this one. It’s different than the usual red & pink and super cute. Thanks for the idea! #SITSBlogging

  12. Paper crafts are such fun! These turned out great! #SITSBlogging

  13. That heart wreath is super cute!  I love the different colors! Stopping by from SITS to share the comment love!

  14. Cute projects!

  15. I love these ideas!  I am going to try the heart wreath tomorrow! #SITSBlogging

  16. Ooooh I LOVE the bouquet!!! All of these are great ideas — thanks! 
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  17. I am in love with the Valentine paper heart wreath! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all! #sitsblogging

  18. How cute! Love the paper wreath. Such great ideas. #sitsblogging a day late!

  19. Enjoyed visiting your blog. Loved the heart wreath. My daughters used to love making valentine mail boxes when they were little. We still love to have craft night!

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