Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, we can all do with a little more love in our lives. These tutorials, DIYs and activities are perfect for a crafty weekend with a friend, to gift to loved ones or just to add some cuteness to your own space. Many of them are free too.
Ayelet Keshet has a new free craft tutorial and pattern for a cupid plush, complete with bow and arrow. It’s easy enough for beginners to try and you can even customise the colours to match your valentine.
If you prefer crochet, Club Crochet has a Giant Strawberry Amigurumi tutorial with optional chocolate. The site includes a pattern, instructions, video and checklists so it’s ideal for anyone who isn’t fully confident with crochet.
These Valentine’s Day trinket trays from the official Hello Kitty and Friends channel would be a useful gift for a Sanrio fan. They’re made of air dry clay and use cookie cutters so if the characters look too tricky you could make a more general design instead using hearts and letters.
Origami fans can have a go at these super cute origami heart cards with a secret message inside. Hello Origami includes instructions for a cat, bear and frog so you can make them for all your friends.
Find more creative ideas in our Valentine’s Day crafts section.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.