If you’re looking for a cute and simple gift for teachers, coaches and babysitters for Valentine’s Day – this DIY Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Craft has you covered. Isn’t this little pot of hearts adorable? The best part is that the kids can make this Valentine’s Day craft!
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I don’t know about you guys, but every time I walk into Dollar Tree, it’s like gravity just pulls me over to the right side of the store where all the fun seasonal products are displayed.
I can’t help but wander down the aisles and look at all the fun things just waiting to be turned into dollar store crafts.
Their Valentine’s Day products this year are so cute, I actually ended up finding supplies for a couple of different projects! I can’t wait to show you this cute DIY Valentine’s Day dollar store craft.
Related – Looking for more Valentine’s Day gift and craft ideas?
Supplies for Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Craft:
- Mini Terra-Cotta Clay Pot (mine was 2.5 inches tall)
- Small piece of styrofoam for the bottom of pot (I just used a little piece from something I got in the mail, but if you need some, they sell floral foam blocks at Dollar Tree)
- White acrylic paint
- Valentine’s Day ribbon (Valentine’s Day section at your local Dollar Tree)
- Heart picks & table scatter/confetti (Valentine’s Day section at your local Dollar Tree)
- Red tissue paper (or you could use paper shreds too)
- Red felt (optional)
Step 1. Paint pots white.
Paint mini terra cotta pot with white acrylic paint. I used a simple foam paintbrush and it only needed one coat.
And… just since you guys haven’t seen our little dog lately, here’s Gannon helping out again! 🙂
Step 2. Attach ribbon
Next, you will attach the festive ribbon to the top of the terra cotta pot. I used my “never-fails” 3-in-1 craft glue.
Step 3. Add in heart picks.
To add the heart picks, I just broke off a corner from some styrofoam packing supplies I had. I used three Dollar Tree heart picks and differing heights. I just broke the wood sticks to the height I wanted and stuck them into the styrofoam.
Although it’s not shown in the picture here, I added in a 4th pick with a DIY felt rosette attached because I felt like it needed something more.
If you are interested in how to make a felt rosette, check out this post with a full tutorial!
Step 4. Decorate your pot.
I glued on some glitter heart confetti to the outside of the pot. I used my 3-in-1 glue here again.
Step 5. Cover styrofoam
I used strips of tissue paper to cover the styrofoam. Alternatively here, you could use paper or crinkle paper shreds.
Step 6. Make tag.
I just cut out a strip of paper into a flag shape and did some hand lettering of “let love grow”. Quick tip for hand letter calligraphy, you want to make every downstroke thick.
Step 7. Glue flag to pick.
I just wrapped the flag around one of the picks and secured it with some 3-in-1 glue.
Step 8. Smile.
Step back and take a look at your cute little Valentine’s Day Dollar Store craft!
Did you enjoy this little Valentine’s Day Dollar Store craft? This adorable little decorated pot with blooming hearts is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a teacher, babysitter, or coach!
Your little one will definitely be able to help with this simple craft. Grab all of your supplies from The Dollar Tree and this gift will definitely be budget-friendly!
- Paint Brush
- Paint pots white.
- Attach ribbon.
- Add in heart picks.
- Decorate your pot.
- Cover styrofoam.
- Make tag.
- Glue flag to pick.