This easy Valentine’s Craft idea is not only fun to make, you can also fill it with fun things like candies, gift cards or cookies! Put a smile on someone’s face with this fun and easy DIY craft idea.
With Valentine’s day coming soon, I wanted to share a fun (and frugal) gift idea using items from the dollar store. I made this project at the CHA show last week and I wanted to share it because it is simple, frugal, and quick. My kind of craft!
This makes a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Whether it is a Valentine’s day party or a spring tea, this activity is always a fun one. Just be sure that an adult is able to help with the curing process.
Valentine’s Craft Idea – Painted Cup
Supplies & Equipment Needed
- Ceramic mug in a white or light color
- Paint Markers – It is very important to use Waterproof Paint markers for this project.
Choosing your Design
Using the markers, you can create a design on your mug. I decided to keep it super simple and draw hearts all over the mug. You can also draw a combination of hearts and something else, like flowers or butterflies. You don’t need to be super artistic to decorate the cup.
I would keep the design at least 1/2″ from the edge of the cup. You can even add a few decorative hearts or curves on the handle.
Then just start drawing on the cup. You can use a couple of colors too. Be careful not to smear the cup while you are designing it. It is best to start on one side of the handle and work your way around until you reach the other side.
Once you have finished, let the ink dry a bit.
Then seal your project in a 300 oven for 30 minutes. This is important to set the paint on your Valentine’s mug.
They are fun to make and do not require you to be a great artist (thank goodness!) If you want, you can make some homeamde hot chocolate mix and include a little baggie of it or a pack of instant coffee.
Don’t forget to bookmark this fun craft idea.
For more Valentine’s Day gift and celebration ideas, check out these:
- Make a movie from some of your photos.
- Make these heart-shaped cookies or other Valentine’s cookies.
- Give the kids one or all of these fun Valentine’s printable activity pages to do.
Valentine’s day dollar store decorations
Valentine’s Day Family Style
I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Craft Idea.
If you are not yet subscribing to my CELEBRATE THE SEASON newsletter, you can subscribe here. I share lots of seasonal recipes, tips and crafts and a few things that I don’t share here. Please know that I email you only once a week. I know how valuable your time is and respect that tremendously!
Want to streamline your weekly meals? Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning book on Amazon.
We hope you loved this simple dollar store craft idea. How about you – are you fall crafting yet?
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?