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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas and Valentine’s Cards

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Valentine’s gift ideas can be difficult to choose, especially if your not romantic by nature. I love Valentine’s Day crafts because it gives us the perfect excuse to go over-the-top feminine with pinks, reds, and flowers. Hubs pretty much ignores Valentine’s Day, he wants me to make a dessert and otherwise, he’s meh about the whole thing. But that doesn’t mean I can have fun with it by crafting something special and this year I am doing something for myself. I think it would make a fabulous gift for a friend or the plant lover in your family.

Valentines Day Craft

I prefer artificial plants for lots of reasons but mostly because the little sweethearts don’t live long around me. The artificial plants at IKEA are some of my favorites mainly because they are inexpensive. This little IKEA Fejka plant has been sitting on my bookshelf looking rather boring in its simple black pot. So I gave it a feminine makeover as a Valentine’s Day Gift idea I hope you love.

A handmade valentine's day gift idea using a artificial plant and pink and blue cardstock. There is a plant themed Valentines card printable as well

It’s been forever since I joined in on a blog hop. This fun Creative Craft Blog Hop is hosted each month by Sara from Birdz of a Feather. The other craft ideas will be added at the end of my post. If you are visiting from Allison at Southern Sunflowers welcome! At the end of my post, I will direct you to the next blogger, and list all the other fun ideas from the rest of the bloggers in our creative craft blog hop.

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea Supplies

For this Valentine’s Day gift idea, you will need a few supplies.

Small artificial plant (Fejka IKEA)

12 by 12 inch Valentine’s themed cardstock

8.5 by 11-inch white cardstock

Coordinating twine


Hot glue gun

Free Printables

If you don’t use the Fejka plant from IKEA you want to choose a plant with a 3.5-inch pot. You need to have a small plant for the plant wrapper.

Besides the plant, you will need to download the wrapper template, some scrap paper, and a pretty Valentine-themed cardstock paper. I had three to choose from and chose the ripped wallpaper cardstock.

Supplies for a DIY Valentines gift, including a plant wrapper template, and three types of cardstock.

Valentine Gift Plant Wrapper

Start by downloading and printing out the wrapper template. Cut scrap paper into a 12 by 12-inch piece. Fold in half. I used brown paper, but old wrapping paper, or newspaper are other ideas. Fold the scrap paper in half and then place the dashed line of the downloaded template along the fold. Cut and then open to create your pattern.

Cut the circle out from the downloaded template.

Line up the wrapping pattern to the bottom corners of your cardstock and place the circle where you have room.

Free printable template printed and layed ontop of Valentines cardstock.  There patterns are attached and there are scissors on the side for cutting.

Cut out both pieces.

Wrapping the Valentine’s Day Gift

Covering the Bottom

Place the cardstock circle good side down and add a large dollop of hot glue to the middle. Crinkle fold the outside of the cardstock around the outside of the flower pot by pushing the cardstock up all the way around.

Note: I did a video of this portion but I was not in the view correctly. I did manage to grab some snapshots of the video though.

The bottom of a plant plot with paper being glued as a pretty Valentines Day gift wrapper.

Once the cardstock is folded. Glue around the outside and hold the paperuntil it adheres to the pot. As the glue hardens continue to press and flatten out the cardstock as much as possible.

Attaching the Outside Wrapper

The bottom of the template has a small curve cut out. This is to accommodate the curvature of the pot bottom. Line up the curve on the bottom of the template with the bottom of your pot. Attach using glue a bit at a time. Continue a little bit at a time until the curved section is attached. You will still have the wrapping portion at the front to attach.

Lining up the paper wrapper with the bottom of a DIY Valentines Gift plant pot.

As the cardstock is quite thick and stiff you need to fold the cardstock around the pot making sure not to crinkle the paper. Once you have the cardstock wrapped around the flower pot you can then do back and redo the process, but this time you glue the front edges of the wrapper to the pot and attach it.

This is what the first corner looks like.

Attaching the first fold of cardstock over the front of a plantpot as part of a DIY Valentines gift.

Once the first side is folded, continue folding and bending the second side of the paper. Overlap the fronts as shown.

Wrapping the front of a plant pot for making a Valentine's day gift idea. The paper is pink and blue florals.

Once both sides are folded, and the paper is smooth, glue the front flaps to the plant pot.

Plant pot covered in Valentine's paper cardstock in pink and blue.

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea Embellishments

Pull out a foot of twine and adhere it to the back center of the plant pot using hot glue.

Then wrap the twine around the flower pot twice. Tie a pretty bow in the front and glue it in place.

Tying a pretty twine ribbon around a Valentine's day gift idea. The Valentine's gift is a potted plant wrapped in pretty blue and pink floral cardstock.

I then glued a small pink button to the top of the paper overlap, using hot glue.

Free Printable Plant Valentines Cards

To add some pizazz to the Valentine’s Day gift idea I created some softly coloured green and pink Valentine’s cards.

Four different Valentine's Gift cards with fun plant Valentine sayings.

Download, print, and cut out to add to your plant. The other small Valentines you see are hand-cut hearts I made using the leftover bits of the scrapbook paper.

DIY Valentines gift a pretty plant wrapped in a card stock wrapper with Valentine's Day cards

Want to Keep this Idea to Try Later. Pin it!

A small plant wrapped in pretty Valentine themed cardstock. There are small hearts and a large Valentine card inserted in the plant.

The next craft is  Denim Hearts from Ann at Apple Street Cottage .

When you’re done, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:

DIY Woven Heart Shaped Box

Framed Vintage Valentine Upcycle

Easter DIY Riser

Sling Water Bottle

Valentine Gifts for the Cook or Chef

DIY Farmhouse Style Valentine Centerpiece

Winter White Grapevine Wreath

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine Door Hanger


  1. Niki | Life as a LEO Wife says:

    This is so cute! I kill all plants that I buy too. We bought a new house last May, and I brought my son to the store with me to buy some plants. As we walked out he whispered to the plants, “I’m so sorry my mom picked you. You’re going to die. She’s probably going to kill you.” I busted out laughing, but he was right. They passed on within a month lol. These adorable gifts would make great teachers’ gifts. Thanks for the printables! It’s great hopping with you. Pinned!

    1. Lol. Kids are always brutally honest lol. Think of it this way, faux plants can go where You need them, instead of where They need.

  2. Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says:

    Your Valentine plant wrap is the perfect presentation for a Valentine’s gift! The printables are a nice addition, too. Love the sayings on them.

  3. Donna @ Modern on Monticello says:

    Such a precious gift idea. So glad you joined the hop this month.

  4. Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip says:

    This is adorable Leanna! Welcome to crafting with us. Anyone would love a gift like this!

  5. Hi Leanna, the plant wrap is brilliant and I love the cute tags! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. What a great way to dress up a plant gift to make it extra special! And thrifty too! I love the added hearts, so pretty and you could change it up for any holiday or theme! Love the button too~ glad you could join in today!

  7. Gail @Purple Hues and Me says:

    What a unique and adorable way to give a potted plant! And it’s perfect to make and give anytime of the year, too! Great idea, Leanna!

  8. This is such a pretty way to dress-up a potted plant. Anyone would love to receive this as a gift!

  9. Welcome back to the hop Leanna! This is lovely; I hope I get a valentine gift like this, but I may just have to make it for myself too lol! Looking forward to seeing more of your craft projects this year 🙂

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