DIY Valentine hearts made from any craft supplies, for free!

Learn how to craft DIY Valentine hearts from any craft supplies you already have at home! Bark, buttons, burlap, moss, twine, plus! Complete instructions.

DIY Valentine hearts made from any craft supplies!

Learn how to craft DIY Valentine hearts from any craft supplies you already have at home! Bark, buttons, burlap, moss, twine, plus! Complete instructions.

Do you too love to decorate in neutrals? Or craft with elements found from nature? If so, this Valentine’s day craft will be right up your alley! Because these valentines are all about whatever you already have a at home. That you can likely make for absolutely free.

Intrigued? Here’s how!

DIY Valentine hearts made from any craft supplies!

 

Learn how to craft DIY rustic Valentine hearts from any craft supplies you already have at home! Bark, buttons, burlap, moss, twine, plus! Complete instructions.

Desiring to create some kind of Valentine’s Day craft that was neutral, I came up with these rustic Valentine hearts that are made from bark, moss, buttons, dried hydrangeas, twine and more! Honestly, anything goes and they couldn’t be easier to make!

Combine photos with crafted rustic Valentine hearts to decorate your home for Valentine's Day
And ideas on what to do with these adorable Valentine’s hearts is limitless and so much fun to come up with for your very own sweethearts!

What to do with these Valentine’s Day hearts

 

  • gift them as valentines
  • attach them to treats as gifts
  • decorate your home
  • add magnets or push pins to the back
  • Valentine’s Day party decoration

A moss crafted Valentine heart sits with a string of pearls decorating a photo of a loved one.

Any texture such as this moss heart is possible! These Valentine hearts are such a fun craft. I haven’t made one I haven’t fallen in love with yet.

So here’s how to make this adorable Valentine’s Day craft ideas with any craft supplies!

Here’s how I did it! 

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Supplies used:

 

Cardboard

Craft supplies such as buttons, twine, spanish moss, craft bark, mop head, burlap, etc.

Any element from nature such as bark, dried hydrangeas, dried flowers, etc.

Glue gun and glue sticks

Heavy duty craft scissors


A collection of buttons, moss, string and bark are gathered to make this Valentine's day craft.

Supply ideas to cover the hearts

 

1. Scout out anything you like to look at from local stores, online supplies or right at home. Candy can even work! What colors do you like? What textures do you favor?

Craft supplies such as buttons, twine, spanish moss, craft bark, mop head, burlap, etc. As long as you can glue it onto something small, it’ll work.


Cut cardboard templates to create the valentine heart bases.

Cutting up cardboard heart templates

 

 2. Draw and cut heart patterns out of cardboard. The more freehand the more natural your hearts will look.

I hand drew each heart onto cardboard, then cut them out, not worrying about perfection. However you could certainly cut one and trace the image out for the rest if desired.

I personally liked how different and quirky the cardboard hearts ended up looking like.

Using heavy duty craft scissors are a good idea to get the job done effortlessly!


Cardboard heart templates are thin and light, making them easy to glue craft supplies onto.

 Nice thing about cardboard is, it’s light, yet sturdy. The treatments will bulk up your hearts some so you want something stable enough to do the job without adding more weight.

Glue string, buttons, burlap and dried hydrangeas to the cardboard valentine templates.

Attaching the craft supplies

 

 3. Start going on a hot glue gun frenzy with all your chosen craft supplies and watch those little hearts come to life!

Position your craft supplies onto a bunch of heart shapes, then use a glue gun to hot glue them into place.

If you are using fabrics such as burlap, trace and cut the heart shape to fit.


Tips on gluing bark to a valentine heart for Valentine's Day.

Adding bark

 

For the bark, the strips were hot glued onto the heart, 

Tips on gluing bark to a rustic valentine heart for Valentine's Day.Trimming bark heart / Learn how to make these charming rustic hearts for Valentine's Day with bark, twine, burlap, buttons, plus! Click for full tutorial with many ideas! #valentinesday #hearts #valentines #funkyjunkinteriors #repurpose #valentinesdayprojects

 … then trimmed with scissors. 

For a better experience with cutting thicker supplies, use garden clippers, all purpose scissors or heavy duty craft scissors like THESE.



How to glue on buttons to cover a Valentine heart template.

Gluing on buttons

 

Various buttons glued onto the heart look so charming! Choose a mix of colors or do the whole lot in all cream like I did!

However, before adding buttons to your hearts, I would recommend to paint the cardboard heart first with a color that works with your buttons so you don’t see parts of the cardboard peeking through.

I just layered more buttons on to hide the cardboard.


How to cut, glue and trim twine or string onto a rustic craft valentine heart template.

Using hot glue to add an edge to a crafted valentine heart covered in string.

Adding twine or string

 

Adding thicker string to the hearts was fun and easy!

  1. hot glue the string across the entire heart until it’s covered
  2. trim around the outside of the heart shape
  3. cover the raw edges by gluing on one or two layers of longer string

Any guesses what kind of string I used? It’s a mop head!

For an added detail, I also allowed some trim to hang below the heart for added detail… much like a tassel!


Learn how to make this collection of rustic Valentine's Day crafts with hearts made from craft supplies such as moss, string, buttons, bark, etc!

The finished Valentine hearts

 

Aren’t these rustic little Valentine hearts just the cutest?!

Learn how to make these charming rustic hearts for Valentine's Day with bark, twine, burlap, buttons, plus! Click for full tutorial with many ideas! #valentinesday #hearts #valentines #funkyjunkinteriors #repurpose

Learn how to make these charming rustic hearts for Valentine's Day with bark, twine, burlap, buttons, plus! Click for full tutorial with many ideas! #valentinesday #hearts #valentines #funkyjunkinteriors #repurpose

I love the Valentine heart profiles too. Each craft supply gives them a different depth making them even more unique and beautiful.

Super quirky, but so much fun! 

A rustic burlap Valentine heart with brown buttons used as home decor.

I think this burlap Valentine heart is my favorite, with coordinating brown buttons!

Pinned Valentine hearts on a DIY burlap bulletin board.
These little rustic Valentine hearts look very cute pinned onto this rustic bulletin board (tutorial here) too!

Quite honestly, these little rustic Valentine hearts were just an excuse to make something seasonal and not have to take it down anytime soon!

This is such a great craft project for kids as well. Create a kit so they can make their own rendition! I mean who wouldn’t love to receive a handmade craft from a loved one for Valentine’s Day?

Think you’ll make some too?

Other rustic Valentine’s Day projects you may enjoy:

 

Learn how to make this reclaimed wood coffee heart sign from scrap wood! #valentinesday #hearts

Reclaimed wood coffee mug hanger

Learn how to make this reclaimed wood junk LOVE sign for Valentine's Day with scrap wood ! #valentinesday #hearts

Reclaimed wood LOVE heart used 3 ways

Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe game tray with wood scraps! From a Valentine's Day stencil. #valentinesday #hearts #tictactoe

Tic Tac Toe board game tray from a Valentine’s Day stencil

Learn how to make this reclaimed wood rope LOVE sign for a Valentine's Day project! #valentinesday #hearts #valentinesdayprojects

Rope Love sign

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20 thoughts on “DIY Valentine hearts made from any craft supplies, for free!

  1. Donna I love these! All of them – I keep thinking ‘oh the bark one is my fav’ and then I think ‘no the mop string one is my fav’ and then I think ‘no wait…’!!!! You did a great job of hearts that look great with junque and rust!

  2. Love all the hearts. Instead of painting the cardboard white, just use white cardboard. (I save everything) White is not too common though.

  3. With the button one, you could just glue on a page from a book first, instead of painting it. I hate to wait for the paint to dry before I get to the fun part!

  4. I love these,they are so much better than all the ruffles with lace and red and pink. Thanks for sharing, I’m inspired.

  5. You have given me some great ideas. I think I may try a heart with cut up pink and red scrapbook paper in small pieces and make a collage. Thanks.

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