DIY: Felt Heart Mask

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

Who are you looking at with heart eyes this Valentine’s Day? This DIY felt heart mask makes it pretty clear! Super simple to make, you probably already have all the supplies on hand. Wouldn’t it be fun to craft a bunch of these with guests at your Valentine’s Day party?

DIY Felt Heart Mask DIY Felt Heart Mask

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Printable Valentine’s Day Posters

I may have performed a victory dance when I found out that Staples and Office Depot now offer color engineering prints (a.k.a. large poster-size prints created on plotter printers traditionally used for engineering and architectural work). At just seven bucks a pop, that means posters for all occasions. First up? Valentine’s Day posters, of course! Find the link below to download seven designs to get you in the love day spirit.

valentine's day decoration


DIY: Valentine’s Day Gold-Heart Garland

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

I tend to prefer simple, understated decor for Valentine’s Day. There’s something so sweet about a delicate handmade garland—it can add a nice little festive touch to a plain space. Today we’re sharing how to make this terrifically simple gold-heart garland. We used gold faux leather but any gold paper or fabric would do. Plus, it’s versatile—you could easily reuse this garland anytime you’d like to add a pop of gold to your next party.

DIY Gold Heart Garland | alice & lois for minted Julep
DIY Gold Heart Garland | alice & lois for minted Julep


DIY: Bon Bon Bowls

By Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

I’m the first to admit that my collection of vintage glassware is becoming a problem. I buy all kinds faster than I can do anything with them! Recently I stumbled upon a few sets of milk glass ramekins at the thrift store and of course I had to scoop them up. They’ve been sitting around a while, unused, so I thought they’d be just perfect for today’s project. Fill assorted bowls with candies and wrap them with cellophane to make an even larger candy! Wouldn’t these be great as small gifts or favors for a Valentine’s Day party?

DIY Bon Bon Bowls DIY Bon Bon Bowls

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Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Day Party for Kids

Roses are red, violets are blue, we LOVE this Valentine party and hope you do too!

Valentine’s Day is one of Happy Wish Company‘s favorite holidays and when we saw Minted’s adorable Conversation Heart Valentine Party Décor and coordinating invitation, we just knew it was begging for a celebration.

The peach, light pink, dark pink and white color scheme is such a sweet twist on the traditional red and white, and gives this party a fresh, creamsicle-like feel.


Cute Valentine’s Day Sweets For Kids

This Valentine’s Day, add a little treat to your child’s classroom valentines—these creative (and super easy!) ideas turn a simple card into an oh-so-sweet token of affection.

Superhero Valentines
A cute tag-shaped valentine turns a lollipop into a caped crusader!

• “Superhero Cape” classroom valentine cards
• Jawbreaker lollipops (any standard-size lollipop will work)

Thread a wrapped lollipop through the card’s pre-punched hole so that it looks like a superhero cape. (If the lollipop stick is smaller, tie the card to the stick with a piece of thin ribbon.)

Minted Classroom Valentines

Tic-Tac-Toe Valentines
Turn your classroom valentines into an interactive game of tic tac toe!

• “Shiny Love” foil classroom valentine cards
• Tic Tac Toe card backer (select the “tic tac toe” backer option after adding the valentines to your Minted shopping cart)
• Your favorite small candies in two colors
• Glassine bags
• Custom stickers

After adding your favorite Minted classroom valentines to your shopping cart, select our “Tic Tac Toe” backer to be printed on the back. Package the double-sided card and a handful of candy to play with in a glassine bag and seal it closed with a sticker.

Minted Classroom Valentines

More Valentine’s Day Ideas:
DIY: Valentine’s Day Doggie Bandana
• How To: Throw a Cookie-Decorating Party for Valentine’s Day
• DIY: No-Sew Valentine Treat Bags

More from Minted:
• Valentine’s Day Cards
• Classroom Valentines
• Valentine’s Day Stickers & Accessories


DIY: Valentine’s Day Dog Bandana

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for humans! Show your favorite furry friend some love with this adorable doggie bandana (since some of us—me included!—have four-legged soul mates). And this gift is as simple as it is cute: You’ll be turning a rolled-up dinner napkin into a posh pup accessory.

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DIY: Iron-on Valentine Treat Bags

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

For Valentine’s Day this year, my daughter decided she wants to host a treat-making party for her girlfriends, and these easy-to-make cotton goody bags will be perfect for stashing the finished treats. All you need are basic muslin bags, double-stick fusible paper, an iron, and some fabric scraps (this is a great way to use up leftovers from previous projects!).  Keep reading for the full tutorial.

DIY Valentine Treat Bag | alice & lois for minted
DIY Valentine Treat Bag | alice & lois for minted

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How to: Host a Sweet Cookie-Decorating Party

Want a surefire way to delight a group of kids this Valentine’s Day? Encourage them to play with their food! We dreamed up this bold and bright cookie-decorating party with a sweet modern theme; recreate it at home this Valentine’s Day by following our steps below.

Step 1: Invite Your Guests
Set the tone for your cookie-decorating party with a bold and bright invitation. Think: modern typography, graphic lines, and loads of saturated color. We adore this “In Love” invitation by Kim Dietrich Elam.

Step 2: Pre-Bake the Cookies
Store-bought dough is perfect for this (that’s what we used), but if you’d like to make your own dough from scratch, we love this sugar-cookie recipe from Julep contributor Melissa Bahen of Lulu the Baker. Pre-bake the cookies ahead of time for your party; estimate three to six cookies for each child to decorate (you’ll pack up the extras for them to enjoy later).

Condiment squeeze bottles are much easier for kids to use
(and are way less messy!) than icing piping bags.

Step 3: Prep the Cookie Decorations
Here’s what you’ll need:
• Royal icing and condiment bottles
We made ours using this royal-icing recipe; add flavors and colors to the icing to your liking, then pour the icing into squeeze bottles and label each with a flavor sticker.
• Sprinkles/candy/other cookie embellishments and paint palette trays
Plastic paint palettes are a clever way to neatly corral all your cookie embellishments in one place.

Tip: If you have young kids, you can pre-frost the cookies by flooding them with a layer of royal icing (above) and allowing them to set in advance. The kids can then use the icing bottles to “glue” on cookie decorations like sprinkles and candy.

Letter-shaped cookie cutters will help the little decorators find their seat.

Step 4: Set Up
Before everyone arrives:
• Cover your tabletop with a playful table linen that complements the overall party vibe. We used “Golden Triangle” by Cindy Lackey. Alternatively, you could cut rectangles of wrapping paper to make placemats (so easy to clean up, too!).
• Stack the pre-baked cookies on a tray in the center of the table.
• Set out individual cookie-decorating embellishments at each place setting (the paint palettes also work perfectly for mixing icing and sprinkles!)
• Set out a cookie cutter in each child’s initial. They make the perfect place marker and take-home gift for future baking adventures.

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All You Need is Love Challenge: Special Prize Winners

Announcing the special prize winners from our All You Need is Love Valentine’s Day Challenge! With Valentine’s Day just a month away, children and adults of all ages will soon be sending sweet sentiments of love to family, friends, and classmates. In this challenge we turned to you, the talented Minted Community, to create fresh, unique designs that are sure to warm hearts. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!

For the most unique, original Valentine’s design
Cityscape” by Jordan Sondler

Runner-up: “Arctic Cool” by Shiny Penny Studio

For the Valentine’s photo card that uses clever 
wording to reinvent typical Valentine’s greetings 
Heartbreaker” by Kimberly FitzSimons

Runners-up: Valentine Wishes” by Shirley Lin Schneider | “Hearts and Roses” by Mansi
Love in the Air” by Erin Deegan

For the best humorous Classroom Valentine
Robot with a Boombox” by Hooray Creative

Runners-up: Seal of Approval” by Allie Richardson | “You’re On Fire” by Chelsey Scott
Llama Love” by Lorent and Leif

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