13 Valentine's Day Crafts That Incorporate Flowers
Boost the typical bouquet with these festive DIY projects.
Flowers are a Valentine's Day staple. Whether you're gifting your sweetheart a beautiful bouquet of red roses or opt for a freshly picked bunch from the garden, you can't go wrong. Amp up a classic bouquet with one of our Valentine's Day crafts that makes use of your partner's favorite flowers. From chocolate box-inspired vases to faux candy heart tags, these DIYs will add a little something extra to your Valentine's Day flowers.
All of these Valentine's Day crafts we're sharing are easy to make and won't break the bank. If your Valentine's favorite flowers are carnations, make these carnation cones. You can create the easy and sweet carnation bouquets pictured by simply printing our clip art onto heavyweight paper and cutting it out. Then fold the printed clip art into a cone shape and fasten at the tabs using double-sided tape. Finish by binding the stems with floral tape and setting the carnations inside of the cone. Another great Valentine's Day DIY is our Valentine's Day Chocolate Wrapper Arrangement—it's the perfect surprise for the partner that loves chocolate. With only a handful of steps and materials you can easily find, it's a quick and easy craft to commemorate the holiday.
We're also sharing crafts that will last long past the holiday. If you're looking to let the creativity flow, make our 3-D Flower Canvas Wall Art. For those looking for more of a challenge, you can paint your own flower-filled vase on a canvas and then add fresh blooms. But if you find the paint brush intimidating, not to worry: Our DIY shows you how to turn a 2-D canvas into one overflowing with bright flowers. Ahead, find more Valentine's Day crafts that make use of flowers for a welcome update to a classic Valentine's Day gift.
Amp up the day of love with a petite and delicate arrangement under glass. First, place floral clay on the bottom of a flower-pin frog to secure it inside of a small, sturdy cup. Fill the cup three-quarters full with water. Set a glass cloche next to it, so you know how high the blooms can be. Then cut flowers and greenery and stick them onto the pins. To finish, set the cup on a plate and cover it with the cloche. Check the water daily—the display can last about a week.
The vase underneath this bunch of roses, dusty miller foliage, and nerine lilies is wrapped to look like a box of chocolate. Simply print our clip art onto heavyweight paper and cut it out. Wrap it around the vase and secure with double-sided tape.
3D Canvas Wall Art
This Valentine's Day give the gift of art with this colorful canvas bursting with real blooms.
"Candy" Heart Arrangement
This arrangement of parrot tulips and nerine lilies is made even more sweet thanks to the "candy" hearts tucked inside. To make the conversation hearts, print and cut out our clip art and, using string, attach them to an 11-inch piece of wire bent into a curve.
How to Create a Beautiful Valentine's Day Floral Arrangement
Florist Emily Thompson shows how to create a simple yet beautiful flower arrangement to make the most of bunches of loose flowers.
Get more inspiration for your floral arrangement from our galleries of flower arrangements.
On February 14, only one flower will do. It's not that a big bouquet isn't sublime, but a single genus best conveys a message of love: the rose, preferably in lush tones of red and pink. Although long stems crowd every florist's cooler, any romantic knows that beautiful blossoms are the heart of the matter—especially when their stems are cut short and they're gathered into tiny vases or glasses arranged in the unmistakable shape of affection.
Flicker of an Idea
With the help of these candle and flower centerpieces, the whole table will shine. For each one, use candle wax to attach a small floral frog to the center of a shallow bowl. Push a taper into the floral frog to secure. Pour water into the bowl. Clip amaryllis blooms (or other large flowers) from their stems, and arrange them in the bowl around the candle.
A Candle Garden
Romance is in the details, especially at a Valentine's Day dinner. Arrange pillar candles of different sizes and colors in a serving platter or shallow bowl. Then, surround the candles with a layer of dried beans (we used kidney beans, but pink lentils, red beans, and red rice also work nicely). Beans make cleanup of the wax easy and unify a group of candles into a true centerpiece.
Flowers have always managed to say a lot, but they've rarely expressed sentiments so clearly and directly. This "floating" heart is made with pale shades of common, easily obtainable blossoms, such as carnations, mums, and hyacinths.
A valentine of any age will enjoy the fun messages that this arrangement delivers. Pastel candy hearts proclaiming "Class act" and "Be true" and tulips in complementary colors, such as creamy 'Cheers,' pale-pink 'New Design,' and 'Apricot Beauty,' convey your feelings with more than words.
Blooming Place Card
A rose by any name smells sweet—so why not create place cards decorated with blooms? Fold a 3-by-8-inch piece of card stock in half, inscribe it with a name, and cut a small hole in the crease. Trim a rose stem to 2-1/2-inches; slide it through the hole. Place in a plastic floral tube.
Give petite flowers a larger presence by arranging them in a heart shape. With this centerpiece there are enough blooms for every guest to take a cluster or two home. To ensure that the design stands out, use short, small vessels, such as eggcups. We combined a vibrant collection of ranunculus with all-white details. Candles placed inside the heart will showcase the flowers into the evening.