Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the month of love than with handmade crafts and decorations! Crafting is a wonderful activity to spend time and bond with family and friends, or if you’re looking for a mindful way to spend an afternoon. Improve your wellbeing and enjoy making some wonderful handmade gifts!

Here are some delightful DIY ideas to fill your home with love and a welcoming, homemade atmosphere. We’ve chosen 5 of our favourite Valentine’s Day crafting projects for you to try:

  1. Heartfelt Garland


  • Coloured paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • String


  1. Cut the paper or cardstock into squares.
  2. Fold each square in half and cut the corners to create a heart shape (you can use a template or make each one unique).
  3. String the hearts together to create a lovely garland.
  4. Hang the garland across doorways or along the mantel.


  1. Love-lit Mason Jars


  • Mason jars or old glass jars
  • Red or pink acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Tea lights or fairy lights


  1. Paint the exterior of the mason jars with red or pink acrylic paint.
  2. Let them dry completely.
  3. Tie twine or ribbon around the neck of the jars in a bow.
  4. Place tea lights or fairy lights inside the jars.
  5. Scatter these charming jars around your living space for a warm, romantic glow.


  1. Grow your own Love Notes Tree


  • Small branches or twigs
  • Flowerpot or vase
  • Red or pink paper
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon


  1. Arrange the branches or twigs in the flowerpot or vase.
  2. Cut heart shapes from the red or pink paper.
  3. Punch a hole in the top of each heart and thread a piece of string or ribbon through it.
  4. Tie the hearts onto the branches.
  5. Write love notes on the hearts and hang them on your love notes tree.


  1. Valentine’s Day Wreath


  • Foam or wire wreath form
  • Artificial flowers in red, pink, and white
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue


  1. Attach the artificial flowers to the wreath form using a hot glue gun.
  2. Add a ribbon bow to the bottom of the wreath.
  3. Hang the wreath on doors or walls.


  1. Heart-Shaped Door Hangers


  • Foam or cardboard
  • Red and pink paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon


  1. Cut heart shapes out of foam or cardboard.
  2. Paint the hearts in various shades of red and pink.
  3. Once dry, attach a ribbon for hanging.
  4. Hang on doorknobs or hooks.


Whether you’re planning to spend Valentine’s with your loved ones (yes, beloved pets count too!), we hope you feel inspired with our love-themed creativity!

Across our Notaro Care Homes, we take enormous pride in offering a vibrant and engaging lifestyle for the residents. Our homes are buzzing with a jam-packed schedule of activities, ensuring that every day is filled with a wide range of fun and meaningful activities. From craft activities that spark creativity to various social events, we believe a lively and supportive community is key to leading a happy and positive life.

Behind these exciting programmes are our dedicated activity coordinators who play a pivotal role in building a diverse range of experiences.

If you have a passion for enriching the lives of others, we currently have exciting opportunities for Activity Coordinators and Assistants to join our team.

If you’re ready to bring enthusiasm and creativity to our residents’ lives, consider becoming a part of the Notaro Care Homes family.

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