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14 Punny Ways to Say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day

Like, don't go "bacon" my heart. (Plus the recipe to go with it!)

Love is a funny thing. So while saying "I love you" is nice, "You're the pun for me" is so much more, well, punny, wouldn't you agree? If you love to laugh on Valentine's Day, here are several crafts and recipes—along with some endearing, funny-bone-tickling quips—that say those three little words.


1. "You and me, oh oui oui!" "You don't bug me." "You're cool." "Stuck on you." Colorful pom-poms can inspire a whole collection of kid-friendly cards.

colorful childrens valentines day cards with pom poms
Photography by: Kana Okada

2. "You are the sweetest." These candy packages are a fun way to get your Valentine's Day message across. Just print out our clip-art and slip it into a cellophane bag with the coordinating candy.

Photography by: Greg Vore

3. "I love you a latte!" Whip up a frothy cappuccino, and a heartfelt sentiment traced in the milk on top.


4. "When kissing, you know tulips are better than one." Craft a field of paper flowers or a single bloom with a real bulb, and let your love grow.


5. "You're berry beautiful." Because what makes a more classic combination than chocolate and strawberries?


6. "You're the queen (or king!) of my heart." So look the part in matching regal costumes. (Other ideas? You can be love bugs or puppy love personified.)

king and queen of hearts costumes
Photography by: Janelle Jones

7. "You color my world." Colorful chalk sticks and a miniature easel wrapped in twine with a printable clip-art tag on this artistic little token says it all.

chalk coloring valentines varieties
Photography by: Shanna Sullivan

8. "You can bug me anytime." Or, double pun intended, you'll flip for these wind-up toys as valentines.

Love bug
Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

9. "You've taken a pizza my heart." More specifically—eggplant, pistachio, and pomegranate pizza.

Photography by: Roland Bello

10. "We're perfectly suited for each other." And basic sewing skills are all you need to personalize his favorite necktie with a secret hidden message.

two neckties in orange boxes with love embroidered on them
Photography by: Lennart Weibull

11. "I'm sweet on you!" These stuffed paper hearts are pillowy treats that can be stuffed with candies and, if you're so inclined, a flirty greeting.

parchment paper heart craft
Photography by: Lennart Weibull

12. "You are sew special to me." When winter accessories are personalized with a loving touch—buttons, pom-poms, and stitched hearts—the cold season is made a little sweetener:

Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

13. "You're just sudsational!" Just like these easy-to-make melt and pour soaps.


14. "I'd like to propose a toast to us: I'm b-egging you to be my Valentine. Just don't go bacon my heart." Because what could be better than breakfast in bed?


Ready for one more? Watch how to make a cute card that tells you to "pucker up":