10 Ways to Say 'I Love You' with Cookies, Stamps and Paper Flowers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

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Valentine's Day crafts often feature more than just a similar color palette. A lively sense of play and silliness inspires these love-bug crafts. We've gathered just a few of the simple, silly and down-right charming crafts you can make for your valentine!

One Smart Cookie

This paper fortune cookie serves as a charming alternative to the traditional doily-and-hearts Valentine's Day card. Even better, it can hide anything from secret love notes to gourmet chocolates or even become a festive party garland.
Grab the free Valentine's Day fortune cookie printable via Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat
paint sample valentine
Stamp of Approval

This easy Valentine's Day craft refashions paint chip samples into simple holiday cards via ink stamps. You can also consider creating your own DIY rubber stamps, thanks to StyleList Home's easy tutorial!
Head to Country Living to get an easy trick for preventing smudges on your paint chip Valentine's Day craft!
Eat, Drink and Be Festive

These quick-to-make straw embellishments could double as cheerful pencil toppers. Even better, pre-cut hearts and specialty papers make this an easy Valentine's craft for kids.
Learn how to make your own Valentine's Day straw or pencil topper from PaperSource!
Berry Much in Love

This scrumptious alternative to the chocolate-dipped strawberry combines melted ice cream and rimmed mugs for a stylish cocoa recipe. Just one question: What's the butter doing in our hot chocolate?
Get the strawberry cocoa recipe from Babble!
Valentine sugar cookie conversation hearts
A Change of Heart

Conversation hearts finally become edible with this unique modernization of the barely-palatable vintage candy. Messages are created via a Williams-Sonoma cookie cutter, but home crafters might consider this DIY cookie stamp from Paper Plate and Plane.
Grab the Valentine's Day sugar cookie conversation hearts recipe from Kelsey's Kitchen!
deck of card Valentine
Wild Card

Playing cards get an upcycle makeover into a mini-album of love. Book rings bind together 52 playing cards where each "page" features a memory or treasured characteristic of your loved one.
To learn more about making this deck of card Valentine's album, head to PaperVine!
wire-wrapped Valentine
A Real Love Wire

Keep your love warm with this Valentine's yarn cozy, or consider wire-wrapping a monogram, name or even, dare we ask, THE question...?
Head to our post for more on fabric-wrapped wire words! 

paper Valentine flowers
In Bloom

Paper ranunculus flowers create an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional long-stemmed bouquet, often rife with pesticides and other nasties. 
Head to Sunny & Stumpy to buy some paper blooms, or make a few of your own with a free tutorial from Sparkle & Hay
String Fling

This youthful Valentine's garland offers a simple alternative to the often intricate designs of other holiday crafts. Great for kids to make, this easy garland adds a bit of color without a lot of effort. 
For the simple heart garland how-to, go to How About Orange!
paper plane Valentine
Pair Mail

Harkening back to the days when hair-pulling and name-calling meant true love, this Valentine's Day paper craft uses a free printable to create a charming love note.
For the free Valentine's Day plane printable, head to Just Something I Made!

Image credits (from above): Kelsey's Kitchen, Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat, PaperSource, Kathe Mathis / Country Living, Babble, Kelsey's Kitchen, PaperVine, cfabbridesigns.com, Sunny & Stumpy, How About Orange and Cathe Holden / Just Something I Made.

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