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Our Favourite Valentine's Day Crafts

Are you struggling to come up with an original Valentine's gift idea that screams 'I love you'? Fear not! We've compiled some handy treats that will hit the spot this year

 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you might already have diligently helped your children write notes to their classmates.

You might also be reading this and thinking: 'OMG, it's already February? How did that happen?!' or 'Phew. I still have a week to buy a card and a box of chocolates...'

Valentine's Day... The handmade way: For those of you who prefer the handmade approach, or who like the children to pitch in and get a little messy, here are a few delightful treats for you, your family, and your loved one.

Image Courtesy of SprinkleBakes.com

Valentine's gifts for the sweet tooth

Red Velvet Heart Cake

Red Velvet seems to be all the rage, and with cream cheese icing who can really argue? This brighter version of a classic is sure to be a hit, and it's easy to make.

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Heart Surprises

Image courtesy of BettyCrocker.comThese are a little fiddly, but the smiles they produce are well worth it. They're not for a novice baker or a 'gobbler' - they have a few steps and require some patience to make. They're a dish best served halved, and savoured.

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Valentine's gifts for the crafty 

Heart Bookmarks

Martha never fails to impress us. This simple and cute - yet useful - craft is great as a gift or just to add to your loved ones' books on February 14th! It's a little note to tell them how much you love them.

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Jet PacksImage courtesy of Spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

This craft came to our attention at Valentine's Day, but you could adapt it for almost any day of the year... Change the message and the décor, and you've got yourself a back to school craft or a summer explorer!

With a few items from your kitchen's recycling and bit of creativity, you're good to go!

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Heart Chains

Image courtesy of Makezine.comWhether you're hosting a little gathering or your children just like to get into the spirit, these chain ideas are perfect for different age groups and budgets. Choose to use coloured paper or check out the recycling bin for some scraps and let the children add their own colour before you cut them into strips.

Image courtesy of Storiesbymeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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Letter Blocks

For the nostalgic or those with a decorative flair. These blocks take a little bit of effort but the final result is quite striking - just don't wait till the last minute with these! However, they do make a great accent to a child's room, or as an anniversary gift all year round.

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Wall of Love

Image courtesy of Toddlerapproved.com

For those who like to make a statement and have large empty walls, this is a cute idea - especially if you have small children who like to look at photos. Either create a wall for them, or get them to help you make a wall for other family members; they'll love looking through old family photos!

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