Are you looking for some easy and affordable valentine ideas? Here are some really fun dollar store Valentine's Day Craft Ideas, from gifts that you can give to a friend or a loved one, to ways to decorate your home. All of the crafts below are easy to make, quick and very affordable. Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be expensive – you just have to get creative!
If you don't live near a dollar store, you can always look at the dollar bins at Target or even shop at the Dollar Tree or other stores that offer dollar bins. Some big-box stores and party supply stores have a dollar or mark down area – it's worth rummaging through and taking a look!
Sometimes you can't find the perfect gift, and that is where making it comes in! Maybe you don't want to send your child to school with the same valentine cards every other kid is passing out, or your child just wants something unique. Whatever your reason for not wanting to buy pre-made cards or gifts this Valentine's Day, below you will find some great inspiration to creating your own.
Valentine Gift Ideas
Giant Clothespin Photo Holder
This is a great gift idea for those of you who have children. You can let them design a jumbo plastic clothespin to make it more personal, and then put a darling photo of them to give to loved ones.
Ribbon DIY Vases and Jars
You can be so creative with this creation. Fill the jar with fun little candies, or do flowers in a vase! Can't find sticky trim ribbon at your store? Valentine washi tape will also do the trick.
These are darling faceted boxes, and you can use any color of lettering you want along with what you write. This is a great personalized gift idea. Fill it with fun makeup, chocolates, nail polish or even jewelry! I love the look and shape of these boxes, but if you can't find them, these small plastic containers are very similar.
Wood Valentine Heart
This would make a perfect gift from a child to a grandparent or other loved one! Start with these wood heart cutout shapes, and decorate however you like. Fix a magnet to the back and voila!
Valentines's Day Tumble Game
If you know someone who enjoys playing games, then you have to check this one out! You can create your own Tumble Tower Game in which you can write little messages on each block. It's a great way to tell someone how special they are to you, and also have some fun!
Decorations for Home
Valentine's Day Towel
If you enjoy decorating in every room, then check out this adorable towel you can put on display for the holiday! I think it would be tricky to find a set of towels with rickrack already on them, but you can take plain white hand towels and add all the trim yourself.
Valentine's Day Inspired Pillows
Showcase these beautiful pillows on your couch or chairs! It will get all your friends asking where you found these…and all you did was pick up some felt pattern hearts!