Valentines Day Ideas: Recipe and Craft Round Up

I forget how much I love Valentine’s Day now that I have children, until I start cooking up treats. I am not that creative when it comes to the Valentines for the class, especially since I have 3 kids and 20 plus students in each class. That is a lot of homemade Valentine Day cards. 

 I thought I would share some of Close to Home’s favorite Valentines Day  Ideas both crafts and recipes from over the years. Maybe you will find a new family favorite this year.  Plus link up any of your favorite Valentine’s Day CRAFTS or Valentine’s Day RECIPES below.

LINKS for the Valentine’s Day Projects in the above Collage

  1. Candy Heart Mosaic 
  2. Valentines Day Cupcakes–
  3. POPCORN Teacher Valentines
  5. Tri-colored Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

    Pucker up with these Valentine’s Day cookies

Valentine's Day Cookies
Adorn any door with this Valentine’s Day wreath made out of cupcake liners.

Treat any teacher or friend with these  Souper Teacher Valentine

Valentine's Day teacher gift

Wake up your Valentines with these Chocolate Waffles.

chocolate waffles


What are some of your favorite Valentines Day ideas?

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  1. Hi Maria, I especially love those Pucker Up cookies!

    I saw your invitation over at So Fab. Happy to be here!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  2. those looks like my lips

  3. How cute those pucker up cookies are! Thanks for inviting me to the party Maria. 🙂

  4. LOVE THE LIPS! And yes over 60 home made Valentines is a lot! I only have two kids and I buy boxed…

  5. Thanks for all of the ideas! I really like the “Souper Teacher” one.

  6. Those kiss cookies are so cute!

  7. love the pucker up cookies, great ideas!

  8. such cute ideas! I don’t have any good craft ideas so thanks for sharing!

  9. How neat! You are crafty after all 😉

  10. Had to share this!! Cute ideas!

  11. Thanks for hosting & the invite. Hope you have a great week & drop by anytime @


  12. I like the soup idea. I am going to be trying to make oreo pops soon, wish me luck!

  13. I love the “souper” teacher idea!

  14. Thanks for the chance to link!

  15. Super fun! I love the looks of Valentines Day treats, but I have only made them once for my husband and his co-workers. They were red velvet cupcakes and were good, but wow did I feel out of my element.

  16. I added my Valentine’s Day door wreath. I LOVE the recycled crayon idea! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the linky!

  17. love the name of your recipe!! nice twist!!

  18. My favorite is the soup gift…..very cute.

  19. I love that candy heart mosaic!! And those cookies with the lips on them are adorable–wish I had time to do all this——