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Easy DIY Valentines To Make With Kids (Or Not!)

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.com

Happy February! Tis the season of weird chalky heart-shaped candy, overpriced roses and DIY Valentines!

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.comIf you are short on time or money this month, skip the fancy Godiva chocolates and make this DIY Valentine idea out of my favorite craft supply instead–popsicle sticks! (If you prefer your handmade Valentines from larger, rounder pieces of wood try these wood slice DIY Valentines.)

This projects is a great craft to make together with your kids because you can each personalize your Valentines to your little heart’s content. (Catch the double meaning there!?) If you make the popsicle stick hearts in advance, even young toddlers can have fun painting Valentines.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.comAnd since these geometric heart love bombs are already different than anything else your friend/lover/UPS driver/teacher/pet/co-worker will receive this year, you don’t have to do much to make them stand out. In fact, I reckon that some of these Valentine’s might hang around long past February 14 because they double as sweet little works of art.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.comYou can use nearly anything in your craft stash to dress up these hearts. I had fun with embroidery floss, buttons, washi tape, paint, scrapbook paper and some gold floral wire.

I love how the wrapped wire and embroidery floss add more dimension to this already dimensional handmade Valentine.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.comYou can add piece of scrapbook paper as a backing and completely change the look of your Valentine “card.” And since popsicle sticks are really easy to write on with a fine-point marker, you can still confess your love for your favorite person in writing.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.com
I put together a little template to make your heart building even easier. It’s in the Make and Do Crew Subscriber Vault and you can receive immediate access to it when you subscribe in the pink and green box at the bottom of this post. (You’ll have access to all our past and future freebies as well!)

DIY POPSICLE STICK VALENTINES SUPPLIES

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• heart Valentine template (subscribe in the box above to gain instant access)
regular sized popsicle sticks (4 per heart)
• mini popsicle sticks (12 per heart)
• tacky glue
• any of the following: gold floral wire, washi tape, embroidery thread, buttons, scrapbook paper, paint and pens

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.com

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download and print the heart template, if you plan to use it.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.com2. Arrange popsicle sticks as shown, alternating every other outer line of the template. Add glue to each stick. I find it fastest to add glue to both ends of 3-4 sticks at a time and then position them.

3. Add a second layer of sticks in the alternating positions.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 so that each “wall” of your heart is two sticks deep. Let the glue dry.

5. Now it’s time to accessorize! Add any paint, paper and bits and baubles that you’d like to personalize your Valentine.

This DIY Valentine idea is perfect to make with kids (or not!) They are inexpensive, easy and double as wall art after Valentine's Day is over. Download the free template at MakeAndDoCrew.com6. Write a note on the the back if you wish and hand deliver your DIY Valentine to your favorite friend.

For more DIY Valentine’s Day ideas, you might like:
Three Dimension Heart Garland
Geometric Heart DIY Wall Art
Wood Slice DIY Valentines
Valentine’s Day Crochet Cupcake Pattern

And I’m pinning up a storm of handmade Valentine’s Day goodness lately. Warning: Following this board might just turn you into a heart-eyed emoji.

 

4 Comments

  • Shelia Evans
    April 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I didn’t see the heart download. Can you please email it to me. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. How can one person have so much talent! You are very blessed and I thank you for your kindness.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Hey Shelia,

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding the heart template. Did you subscribe using the box at the bottom of the post? Once you do that, you should receive an email with the password to the Vault. The heart template is about halfway down the page, right below another heart popsicle stick template. (I was really on a roll with sticks and hearts for a while there! ;))

      Let me know if you don’t find it and I’ll be happy to help you further. Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • GothEmoji
    March 19, 2018 at 12:02 am

    PLEASE NOTE:

    you dont have to use the template ya know. I love this project, its cute, but i dont like using templates.

    Reply
  • GothEmoji
    March 19, 2018 at 12:20 am

    This craft is cute, unique and pretty. I love this so much. But i didnt follow the rules much. All i used was refrence and i didnt do any reading. It honestly turned out really good for a mistake! Im not gonna design it like the photo, but im gonna paint it white and wrap some gold ribbon around it. The glue i used was Aleene’s quick dry tacky glue, the popsicle sticks i used were loew cornell woodsies, 75 peices, and the paint is my studio acrylic paint white. The ribbon im using is just gold ribbon. I dont know the brand name. If you find these materials in store, i reccomend the things. I give this project a four out of five. 🙂 I recommend this project to everyone i know who likes crafting.

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