Valentine’s Day DIY’s, Treats, & Round Up.

Last week as I was talking to a Judge she told me that some of her friends wanted Valentine’s day to become a federal holiday. She rolled her eyes at them and we proceeded to laugh at the idea. Now, while I am not going to go as far as signing a petition to make it a federal holiday, I do have to confess that all of the DIY’s and treats for the day make me super happy. I had several DIY projects in mind this year, but due to time constraints I decided to stick with simple ones that I could get my little one involved in.

Heart Wreath

I am that crazy neighbor that decorates for anything and everything. However, because I change my outdoor decor for each “holiday” I don’t like to spend too much on it. Plus, I tend to get over things easily so chances are that by next year I won’t like the decor I used this year. I decided to give a Valentine’s Day wreath a try with 3 supplies from the ever so trusty Dollar Tree. And in 2 easy steps, I was done. I was originally going to twist the whole raffia around the wreath but I decided to do one strand at a time for a cleaner look.









Thumbprint Heart Pots

I found a pack of three of these adorable mini clay pots at the Dollar Tree and just had to pick them up. I decided to have my LO help me with arts & crafts. He “helped” me paint the pots a solid color and then I dipped his thumb in a different color and helped him form the heart. Surprisingly we finished with very little mess. I used acrylic paint because they dry super fast and they are easier to clean up in the event of a big mess. I also made sure that our working station was over the black rug in our living room, to avoid disaster. My LO was super excited to paint and he even clapped at the finish product. To finish it off I added some of the new succulents my husband had just brought me. Let’s hope I can keep these alive, because yes I have killed succulents before.


Iron On Shirt

The last DIY is an iron on shirt. A couple months back scrolling through Pinterest I found the most
adorable shirt that said “Mama is my bae.” I know, I know, I’m not the biggest fan of all of this new lingo but I just fell in love with the idea of a shirt for my LO with this saying. I had initially planned to use an iron on transfer pen but as luck would have it I was unable to find one anywhere near me. I opted to just do the good old iron on transfer paper. If you like the shirt & want to make one for your LO I am offering the downloadable file for free here.





In addition to my DIY’s, I’m also sharing with you a list of fellow bloggers who had amazing ideas. Click on the pictures and show them some love. I am saving some of these for myself for next year. I hope you enjoy!


Go make a Valentine Munch Popcorn Snack with the lovely Danielle from A Sprinkle of Joy. Make adorable Valentine Cupcakes with Jill from Craft Create Cook.Make adorable Cinnamon Roll Hearts with Jill from Craft Create Cook.


Read The Valentine Bears followed with some crafts with From Babies to Bookworms.

Do some Valentine's Day Word Search with printables from Morning Motivated Mom.

Have some fun with A Mad Lib Valentine printables from Kate from Homebound but Hopeful.









Leave cute Valentine's Day Messages in your kid's lunch boxes or bedroom doors with Printables from Alicia from Balancing Motherhood.

Leave adorable Valentine Pick-Up Line Love Notes for your significant other with printables from Britney & Max from Marriage & Family Strong.

DIY Valentines Keepsake Decor from Taylor411.









DIY Mini Banner from Lesley at The Lucky Pear. (Spoiler alert: She has several DIY's using the same wreath & I may have found my new best friend lol.)

No-Sew Coffee Cozy from Megan & Wendy.

Toddler Approved DIY Valentine's Day Cards from Nicole Banuelos.









Indulge in the Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake with Lesley from The Lucky Pear.   DIY Candy Heart Vase from Cristy from Happy Family Blog.


If you decide to make any of these DIY or treats tag me so I can see your masterpieces. And while you’re at it, follow the blog on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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  • Reply lifeofaministermom

    I love these ideas! I think Valentine’s Day is so fun but I’m not crafty so this post really helps!!

    January 31, 2017 at 9:58 am
    • Reply

      Lol join the team. I love the idea of being crafty.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Sophia Reed

    These are some really good and adorable Valentine’s Day idea

    January 31, 2017 at 11:03 am
    • Reply

      Thank you Sophia.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Belle

    This is such a great roundup! I love everything!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    January 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply theforeverteacher

    WOW this has given me great ideas for valentines!! Love it all!! I needed some new ideas for the kids ….so glad I came across this!

    January 31, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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      January 31, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Sheila

    I love these ideas! Especially the tee shirt for my little guy. Sounds like I’m going to have to start crafting this week!

    January 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply

      If you do it let me know. I would love to see your little guy sporting it.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Megan @ The Many Little Joys

    Great round-up! I can’t wait to go click on some of those links…and now I want to go hang my V-day wreath that is still hiding in the basement. 🙂

    January 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Megan!

      January 31, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply babiestobookworms

    These are great ideas! I can’t wait to make some of these treats with my daughter!

    January 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    • Reply

      They look so yummy right?

      January 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Rochelle

    Such fun ideas, especially the tshirt. My kids love doing holiday themed crafts.

    January 31, 2017 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Rochelle! I hope my LO does too lol.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply The Momproviser

    You are so crafty! I’m impressed. The Valentine’s dat wreath is cute and not to kitschy or overboard. Nice work!

    January 31, 2017 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you. My husband actually said, who knew I had to buy you a new house to find out how crafty you are? Lol.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply

      Haha, I’m not that crafty but I try. haha.

      February 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply homeboundbuthopeful

    The thumbprint hearts on the pots are such a great idea- very cute, but so simple to execute!

    January 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you!! I had to improvise with the attention span of a 19 month old lol.

      January 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply heart, home and hope

    Great ideas! I especially love how your wreath turned out!

    February 1, 2017 at 1:40 am
    • Reply

      Thank you sweetheart. Its “modest” enough where it makes me feel like I’m not the crazy of the neighborhood with my wreaths for every ocassion lol.

      February 1, 2017 at 10:39 am
    • Reply

      Thanks sweetheart!

      February 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply seblackston1215

    These are all awesome! I especially love the shirt! I can’t do “bae” either, but it just looks so cute on kid’s stuff for some reason.

    February 1, 2017 at 6:09 am
    • Reply

      LOL, I mostly use the word to piss off friends but I just thought it was too cute to pass up with my little one. Thanks for stopping by!

      February 1, 2017 at 10:39 am
    • Reply

      Haha right? I couldn’t resist.

      February 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply lilflowermama

    So cute mama and the dollar tree is the best isn’t it. I love these ideas and your lil’ guy’s shirt is adorbs!

    xo, Nicole

    February 1, 2017 at 7:42 am
    • Reply

      Thanks sweetheart! I love dollar tree haha.

      February 1, 2017 at 10:40 am
    • Reply

      Thanks Nicole!

      February 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Doris

    I love the flower pots. Such a great and simple idea.

    February 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    Those thumbprint heart pots are TOO cute!

    February 1, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Becca @ Homemakers In Action

    I seriously need to find some time to sit down and do some DIYs. Great ideas 🙂

    February 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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