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15 Valentine's Day Ideas for the Lettering Obsessed

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 4 min read

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a handmade valentine. These DIY Valentine’s Day ideas help you tell someone how you feel in your own words – and your own letters.

1. Hand-Lettered Valentine’s Day Balloons

With a few balloons and a sharpie, you can quickly create a personalized gift with big impact. Pink and red balloons with silver sharpie create a traditional look, but you can substitute any color combination your prefer.

Valentine's Day Balloon Lettering Try the tutorial!

2. Vintage Spool DIY Valentine

You’ll want to break out your fountain pen for this one: antique paper and spool are the basis of this handmade valentine, setting the stage for your handwritten words of love.

Valentine's Day Spool Try the tutorial!

3. Anti-Valentine’s Day Cookies

Whether you loathe the romance of February 14th or an "I <3 U" conversation heart sends the wrong message, these Anti-Valentine’s cookies are the perfect solution. Plus, you can say "Love Stinks" in your very best icing penmanship.

Try the tutorial!

4. Gradient Message Macarons

Conversation hearts pale in comparison to these rainbow treats. Whatever you choose to make these heart-shaped macarons say, your love (and enthusiasm for colorful food) will be easy to read.

Gradient Message Macarons Try the tutorial!

5. Lettering Gift Wrap

This hand-designed wrapping paper does double duty: stylishly covering a present and sending a message. Whether you write a personal note or your favorite song lyrics, your calligraphic design will make its mark.

Valentine's Gift Wrap Try the tutorial!

6. 52 Things I Love About You

We’re sure there’s plenty more to love about your significant other, but this booklet gives him or her one for every week. A deck of cards provides the perfect format to share the reasons he or she is so special with your favorite font.

52-things-i-love-about-you-card-valentine Try the tutorial!

7. Chalkboard Valentine Candy Box

This Valentine’s Day idea gives the traditional box of chocolates a personalized upgrade. With a little bit of chalkboard paint and your most creative hand-lettering, you can turn your loved one’s favorite candies into a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

Chalkboard-Heart-Candy-Boxes Try the tutorial!

8. Hand-Lettered Plywood Sign

Your special Valentine’s Day message becomes a unique focal point for your home decor. All you need is a piece of plywood, a decorative stencil, paint in your favorite romantic hues and your brush lettering skills.

Plywood Valentine's Day Sign Try the tutorial!

9. Valentine’s Candle Logs

These DIY Valentine’s Day candle-holder logs bring the outdoors in – and have that touch of nostalgia when love was declared by carving initials into a tree. They also create the perfect mood lighting for a romantic evening.

log candle holders valentine's day Try the tutorial!

10. Giant Letter Valentine

If you want to make a big statement this Valentine’s Day, try this giant-size valentine. You’ll need a roll of white paper and your best cutting skills, but you’ll love seeing the recipient reveal your life-size love note one letter at a time.

Giant-Letter-Valentine Try the tutorial!

11. Chalkboard Mug

For your valentine who can’t live without a morning caffeine fix, this chalkboard paint coffee mug is the perfect way to show you care. Even better, you can greet him or her with a new hand-written chalk message on the mug every day.

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Mug Try the tutorial!

12. Dollar Bin Wooden Heart Sign

With the right base (apparently from the dollar bin at Target), this wooden heart comes to life. Dawn Nicole uses a bit of paint, some hand lettering and her handy Silhouette CAMEO to create a subtle Valentine’s Day decoration.

Silhouette-Saturday-Antler-Heart-Sign-by-dawn-nicole Try the tutorial!

13. DIY Lighted Plywood Sign

With a drill and some Christmas lights, you can make a drab sheet of plywood shine. Follow this tutorial for a unique, handmade conversation starter this Valentine’s Day.

DIY-plywood-love-sign_thumb Try the tutorial!

14. DIY Envelope Liners

If you’re looking for the perfect way to deliver your love letter to that special someone, look no further. These hand-designed envelope liners give your Valentine’s Day mail that something extra for a truly custom style.

colorful-diy-valentines-day-envelope-liners Try the tutorial!

15. DIY Valentine’s Day Chalkboard

For this project, the chalkboard concept gets a Valentine’s Day update with some red paint. From the heart-shaped wood base, you can make your design your own with your lettering and embellishments.

Try the tutorial! Inspired? Pin it for later! Valentine's Ideas for Lettering Lovers

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  • Those envelope liners that read for like ever are awesome!! They look absolutely great :) 6 years ago