As Valentine’s Day approaches, we invite you to embark on a journey of heartfelt expressions and artisanal wonders. In this curated collection, we unveil a treasure trove of handcrafted delights that transcend the ordinary, offering unique ways to convey your love. From charming DIY projects to personalized creations, each gift is a testament to the artistry of affection. Join us as we explore the joy of crafting and discover meaningful ways to celebrate love through the beauty of handmade treasures.
Courtney and Danielle Krysa aka Jealous Curator makes Valentine’s Day cards using her signature collage style.
Diva Pyari (a.k.a. Linea Carta) gives a brush lettering demo and then shows how to hand letter super cute Valentine’s Day cards.
This special Valentine-themed class is taught by Creativebug founder, Jeanne, and her two children, Parker and Margot. In it, they present three ideas for gifts to make with kids that are sure to please all of their classmates at school, including a Cupid’s arrow pencil holder, a bracelet made with a button and embroidery floss, and a personalized keychain using letter-block beads. Best of all, each of the projects are low-cost and easy to make, so it’s fun and fast to whip up a batch for the whole classroom.
In this class, Courtney focuses on one of her favorite motifs—the wooden arrow—and shows you how to make a hand-crafted version for your Valentine. This rustic arrow is made using basic materials from a hardware store and around the house, like a dowel, bits of leather and string, spray paint, paper, and glue, and can be personalized as much or as little as you like. While the arrow is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, its sophisticated style will look great hanging on your wall year-round.
This Valentine’s Day, spell out any message you like with customized yarn-wrapped wire words. Courtney teaches a fun technique for wrapping pipe cleaners with chunky yarn, and then uses a template to shape them into connected cursive words. After all, nothing says I love you (literally) like these yarn-wrapped messages.
Make Valentine’s Day extra special with this sweet and simple felt pouch. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create hand-sewn felt envelopes for stashing treats and love notes, complete with stamped motifs and contrasting yarn embellishments for extra cuteness. Best of all, included with this class are printable Valentine’s—the perfect size to slip into your finished felt pouch.
Courtney shows you how to make a personalized gemstone paperweight – which is the perfect desktop accessory and an adorable public display of affection. These cute little trinkets are made from a kids polymer clay, which is easy to roll, sculpt, and then stamp with a sweet message. After being baked in the oven, they become hard as rocks (or, rather, gemstones). Courtney then shows you how to finish them off with a coat of gold spray paint for a sophisticated look.
Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.
Emily from Wilton shows you how to make buttery, bite-size spritz cookies from scratch—perfect for parties, holidays and special events all year round. You will learn how to make spritz dough in custom colors, and use the cookie press to create cookies in a variety of pretty shapes. Once the cookies are baked, Emily will share several creative ways to decorate them using sprinkles, sugar pearls and Candy Melts® Candy.
Get crafty with the little ones this Valentine’s Day with this fun and simple project. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to make love bugs using pipe cleaners, pompoms and googly eyes. These bugs take no time to make, and are great to hand out as little gifts or to stick onto Valentine cards.
Painting chocolate with kids is a fun way to get creative when making gifts for classmates and friends. Courtney Cerruti shows her friend, Ava, how to create pretty painted Valentine’s Day candies in this quick class. These candies are a guaranteed crowd pleaser—not only will you experiment with mixing color, but you also get to play with food.
Make these charming historic artifacts just in time for Valentine’s day.
In this short and sweet Valentine’s class, Courtney teaches you how to make personalized dishware using plain ceramic pieces and porcelain pens. Courtney demonstrates how to adorn mugs and plates with Valentine’s motifs—hearts, arrows, X’s and O’s—in a way that’s sweet (but not too sweet). In fact, these lovely personalized dishes are sure to become year-round favorites for your loved ones. Once you have adorned your ceramics, you’ll simply bake them in the oven to set the ink and then they’re ready to wrap up and give to your sweetheart.
Take the time to tell yourself something sweet and craft youself a love note. Artist and Children’s book illustrator Dawn M. Cardona has chosen “Stretch and Grow” as her message, a phrase that her father used to say to her and her brother almost every single morning growing up. Dawn encourages you to choose your own inspirational words and leads you through some paper piecing, a great stash buster for all your lovely paper scraps. The result is a special artwork that will remind you of your uplifting message every day.
This fun and flirty Love Note Zine begins with a single sheet of beautifully marbled paper made using shaving cream and food coloring. Bel Mills, the artist behind Scrap Paper Circus, walks you through the process and shows you how a few simple folds turns a single sheet of paper into a pretty booklet ready to fill with a heartfelt message. Open to book artists of all skill levels, this project is a wonderful way share creativity with loved ones.
Special Guest Mark Tilling helps Courtney make marbled raspberry chocolate bars.
Making hand-rolled truffles at home is easy and yields professional results! Learn from master chocolatier, Mark Tilling, as he shows how to make a classic chocolate ganache that then gets rolled into delicate truffles. You will learn how to add flavors to your ganache and decorate your truffles with cocoa powder or metallic dusting colors. These truffles require only a few ingredients and can be made in advance.