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An air-mail valentine. A simple glider in the shape of a heart is made from thin polystyrene sheet used for wall insulation.
AERO MODELLER #685 Feb 1993 (v.58) pg. 35

Five Valentine gifts to make. (1) Cross-stitched floral heart is flanked by a pair of bunnies made from layers of hardboard, all mounted in a frame made from molding and trimmed in ribbons. (2) Cross-stitched heart with a floral design is made into a lace-trimmed sachet. (3) Paper bunny cutouts can be used as cards or taped together into a chain. (4) Cross-stitched bunny toy. (5) Framed Scherenschnitte (lacy cut paper).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1987 (v.65#2) pg. 98, 139

Poodle-dog is made by assembling heart-shaped pieces of cardboard or foam.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1995 (v.73#2) pg. 218

Be Mine heart-shaped lollipops are made by crushing and heating red or pink clear, hard candies and reforming them using cookie cutters.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1998 (v.76#2) pg. 172

Valentine decorations and gifts for kids to make. (1) A trio of card holders (an elephant, giraffe and dinosaur) from empty tissue boxes, paint and construction paper. (2) Flower pot filled with candy treats. (3) Jewelry made from foil-wrapped candies and chenille stems. (4) Love Bug pin. (5) Bracelet spells "LOVE" using wooden beads with letters. (6) Alien card has pom-pom creature in one corner.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1999 (v.77#2) pg. 190

Heart and jellybean Valentine cuties. Small greenware heart and jellybean shapes are fitted with pipe-cleaner arms and legs attached to ceramic hands and feet.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Jan 1994 (v.39#5) pg. 107

Heart-shaped pencil topper is made from bendable wired ribbon. Appropriate project for kids ages 8 and up.
CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.14#2) pg. 18

No-sew frills. Victorian-inspired floral heart collage is made from feminine fabrics and trims which are fused and glued together.
CRAFTS May 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 30, 45

Easy stencil Valentine containers. How to create gift wrap and containers for Valentine gifts using hearts and scallops stencil tapes.
CRAFTS Feb 1992 (v.15#2) pg. 16

Susie Q-pid. Soft-sculpture cupid with bendable arms and legs is dressed in organza and lace.
CRAFTS Feb 1993 (v.16#2) pg. 32, 51

Tiny heart-shaped box (1" across) is filled with mock candy made from bread-dough clay. Can be used as pin, magnet, tie tack, etc.
CRAFTS Feb 1993 (v.16#2) pg. 74

Valentine dolls. (1) Queen of Hearts uses a 10" plumber's plunger as the body, topped with a 2" wood doll head, and clothed using tissue paper twist. (2) Schoolgirl wood doll is painted, outfitted with a cloth dress and tam, and holds a miniature basket.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 12

Valentine's day flag features appliqued red hearts (in the shape of a flower basket) against a white background.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 28, 47

Heart-shaped Valentine man ornament made from plastic canvas mesh, yarn, and chenille stems.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 30

"BE MINE" hanging ornament for Valentine's Day is made from lace doilies, wood shapes, ribbon, etc.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 30

Lifesavers candy roll is converted to a Valentine's Day favor by inserting a "Cupids" arrow through the hole in the center of the candy roll.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 31

I Love You bunny. Muslin bunny is decorated with a red skirt and holds a heart-shaped doily saying "I Love U"
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 32

Jeweled heart ornaments. Clay is formed into the outline of a heart and decorated with dried flowers and a glass crystal heart.
CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.17#2) pg. 33

Using rub-on transfer sayings to decorate a painted friendship box, heart-shaped ornament, and greeting card.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 50

"Be My Valentine" pocket pin is stuffed with small bear, dried flowers, and silk flowers.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 21, 49

Romantic heart-shaped Swedish weaving. An old counted thread embroidery technique is stitched on Aida cloth.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 24, 49

(1) Love bugs made from felt are filled with candy or treats. (2) Finger puppets made of felt are attached to net bags filled with candy or treats.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 58, 49

Paper clip jewelry. Paper clips, wrapped candies and paper hearts are used to make necklaces for a Valentine's Day party.
CRAFTS Feb 1996 (v.19#2) pg. 22

T-shirts with heart. Two heart motifs to decorate purchased T-shirts. (1) Folk Heart motif is painted, penstitched and accented with buttons. (2) Heart applique shirt has five hearts cut from floral fabrics that are fused across the bodice and then edged with fern stitch.
CRAFTS Feb 1996 (v.19#2) pg. 38, 43

Heart-shaped message holder for Valentine's Day for kids ages 5 and up to make. Felt heart is covered with fabric pieces, edged with pinked fabric strip and adorned with assorted fabric ribbons.
CRAFTS Feb 1997 (v.20#2) pg. 68, 51

Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine motif to applique on a child's sweatshirt. Nine hearts cut from assorted red and white print fabrics are fused in the spaces created by a grid of fused ribbons.
CRAFTS Feb 1997 (v.20#2) pg. 70, 51

Soft-sculpture bonbons. Heart-shaped box is filled with imitation chocolate treats with tiny beaded faces on the top of each. Box top is decorated with a lace doily. silk roses, ribbon and pearl bead string.
CRAFTS Feb 1998 (v.21#2) pg. 26, 43

Valentine tube doll, fashioned over a toilet tissue tube, holds a heart with "I Love You" printed in dashed lines.
CRAFTS Feb 1998 (v.21#2) pg. 28

Teddy bear and heart motifs to decorate a clay pot and matching heart-shaped plant pokes.
CRAFTS Feb 1998 (v.21#2) pg. 30, 43

Heart and flowers centerpiece with a candle. Mini heart-shaped wreath, wrapped in ribbon, is the backdrop for sprays of silk flowers, ribbon bows, and a candle in a glass votive holder.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 22

Hugs and Kisses Whirligig centerpiece. Flower, crafted from painted wooden shapes with X's and O's on each petal and "Hugs and Kisses" in the center, is planted in a painted clay pot. Lollipop look-alikes are painted with Valentine sentiments. If placed in the wind, the flower whirligig will twirl.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 24, Insert

Rubber-stamped seed packets to make and then fill with special treats for birthday or Valentine's day, or with seeds collected from the garden.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 32

Country patchwork heart sampler for kids to stitch has buttons and bows for trim.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 54, Insert

Pink elephant holder for Valentine candies is crafted from a frozen juice can, pink craft foam and wooden shapes.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 62, Insert

Little girl's T-shirt is painted with a bouquet of Valentine balloons with happy faces.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 64, Insert

A funny Valentine. Jumping Jack (Jack-in-the-box) valentine centerpiece is made mostly from paper.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 54

Valentine's Day vignette. Includes a Tiffany lampshade made from a plastic champagne glass.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #97 Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 25

Three wreaths for Valentine's day.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #97 Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 40

7 heart-shaped collectibles to make for Valentine's day. Patterns and instructions included for (1) lace heart pillow, (2) child's Valentine of stuffed red felt, (3) heart-shaped corn dolly woven from straw, (4) muslin "I Love You" heart, (5) heart-shaped pillow with an embroidered verse, (6) miniature fabric flowers, and (7) wooden heart.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 53

How to make clay hearts to use as plant ornaments, pins and pendants.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 59

A collection of heart-shaped or heart-decorated projects. (1) Woodburned boxes, (2) a winged stained-glass heart, (3) a clay heart-shaped mirror frame, and (4) cross-stitched sachet pillows.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 61

How to make old fashioned sugar-sifted Valentine cookies.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 64

Make woven wheat heart decorations for Valentines day.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.13#1) pg. 86

Eleven simple Valentine's Day gifts which are easily made from wood. Includes boxes, coat hooks, tray, trivet, candleholder, and wall-hung cabinet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 32

Grow a topiary "Valenvine" (an ivy plant on a heart-shaped wire coat hanger).
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.38#6) pg. 72

Tatted heart is designed to be pinned to a Valentine note card and then worn as a pin by the card's recipient.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] Jan-Feb 1997 (v.41#1) pg. 31

Sweetheart plants. Suggestions for bright red blooms that are alternatives to roses for Valentine gifts. Also describes how to make an ivy topiary that can be adorned with a few live flowers.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 34

Electronic Valentine gift consists of a 18 flashing LEDs mounted in a heart shape and a message of love printed on the case. Powered by a 9-volt battery.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Apr 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 32

Unique embossed-leather Valentine features a heart-shaped leather plug against a background of leather lace.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.2#1) pg. 34, Insert

Soft-sculpture Cupid hangs amid hearts from a felt cloud.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 96, 148

Heart placemats trimmed with rickrack and lace flowers and coordinated place cards, napkins and napkin rings.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 96, 124

Flowery Pennsylvania Dutch Valentine with girl and boy holding hands is worked in needlepoint. Can be framed or used as a pillow top.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 65, 120

A collection of simple Valentine gifts to make, including: picture frames, crocheted potholders, bride and bridesmaid dolls and a needlepoint design.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 68, 121

Valentine jars. Decorate jars with bread dough figures and fill with candy hearts. Includes instructions for making and baking bread dough figures.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1983 (v.28#1) pg. 112, 130

Make a 4" cross-stitched "hug-me-heart" with fabric arms that are outstretched on each side.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1985 (v.30#1) pg. 94, 69

"Valentine Delight" quilt is appliqued with hearts cut from antique handkerchiefs on red squares. The alternating white squares are quilted in a latticework heart motif using red thread. The quilt, 60" square, is edged in eyelet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1986 (v.31#1) pg. 74

Valentine doll, about 12" tall, has heart shapes for body, hands and feet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1986 (v.31#1) pg. 79, 16

Fast and easy Valentine gifts. (1) Decorative wrapped scented soap. (2) Decorate a basket with stiffened bows and fabric cutouts. (3) Strip-piecing heart-shaped pot holders with cross-stitch designs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1990 (v.35#1) pg. 68

Valentine shaped tote bag for a child to carry Valentine cards to and from school. Made from cloth and edged with lace.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1983 (v.3#1) pg. 52

"Jacques-in-the Box" fabric doll has a drawstring-bag body that can be filled with candy or a small gift. Doll rises from a lace-trimmed satin box.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 18, 25, 47

Valentine sachet. Red and white hearts are cross-stitched on Aida cloth. Finished 6"-square "pillow" is filled with potpourri.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 18, 27, 47

Valentine cherub soft-sculpture.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 19, 26, 48

"Bearie Fairy." Bear with wings holds a ruffled valentine that has a pocket for a message and a "magic wand" with a heart.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 19, 24, 48

Valentine hostess apron with heart-shaped bib and pocket/potholders.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1979 (v.2#1) pg. 37

Valentine napkin ring worked with acrylic yarn on plastic needlepoint canvas.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1979 (v.2#1) pg. 37

Two Valentine pattern coasters worked with acrylic yarn on plastic needlepoint canvas.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1979 (v.2#1) pg. 37

Crocheted heart pincushions for Valentine's day.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 8

Two cross-stitched Valentine bookmarks.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1986 (v.9#1) pg. 19

The sweetest party. A Valentine's Day vignette. Room box, open on two sides, features a dining room decorated for a Valentine party. Includes instructions for making the roombox, furniture (bench, table and sideboard), and accessories (punch bowl/cups, party plates, napkins, tablecloth, candles/holders, flatware, crepe-paper streamers, garland, curtains, clock, trash basket and valentines).
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1996 (v.26#2) pg. 60

Hand-stenciled T-shirts for Valentines day. A large heart with the persons name.
SUNSET Feb 1982 (v.168#2) pg. 125

Easy-to-sew boy and girl fabric dolls, 8" tall, have heart-shaped pockets to carry Valentine messages. Both have yarn hair and painted facial features.
SUNSET Feb 1986 (v.176#2) pg. 114

Heartfelt Valentines. Three felt applique pictures say "Be mine".
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 9 1982 (v.45#6) pg. 12, 118

Dried rose petals are used to decorate a heart-shaped piece of styrofoam.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 8 1983 (v.46#6) pg. 72

Wreath Valentine is made from vines you twist together and garnish with dried posies and ribbon.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 8 1983 (v.46#6) pg. 72

Create a Baby's breath heart wreath for Valentines Day.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 81, 134

Sew a stuffed calico heart with a pocket to hold a small gift.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 81, 134

Tailored stuffed hearts for your man. Denim heart has pocket for tools. Houndstooth heart has a red heart felt pocket for a small gift.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 82, 134

What can you do with a doily for Valentine's Day?
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 83, 138

Make "potpourri" valentines from plastic foam.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 1 1984 (v.47#13) pg. 98, 124

Carved wooden Valentine heart features a sliding wooden arrow which goes through a hole that is smaller than the arrowhead and feathers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 50
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Make a Valentine's lollipop "mouse" to use as a party favor or package decorations.
WORKBASKET Feb 1984 (v.49#4) pg. 28

Crocheted Valentine heart-shaped wreath.
WORKBASKET Feb 1985 (v.50#4) pg. 58

Valentine bears. 5" bears are sewn from doubleknit fabric and trimmed with felt hearts and lace. An 8" high heart-shaped pillow has a pocket to hold a bear.
WORKBASKET Feb 1986 (v.51#4) pg. 28

Crocheted heart-shaped ornaments for Christmas or Valentine's Day.
WORKBASKET Oct 1986 (v.52#1) pg. 14

Victorian Valentines are made from salt clay, baked in elaborate heart molds used for cookies. The clay hearts are painted and then mounted on a frame, backed with wrapping paper or wallpaper, and trimmed with ribbon roses, lace, etc. Recipe for salt clay is included.
WORKBASKET Feb 1987 (v.52#4) pg. 64

Heart-shape ornament is embroidered with floss on perforated paper and trimmed with lace.
WORKBASKET Sep 1990 (v.55#10) pg. 63

Wallpaper dolls for holiday decoration. Sweetheart doll, dressed in red and white and holding a heart, and Irish doll, dressed in green and white, have three-dimentional bodies cut from scraps of unused wallpaper and painted. Heads are made from 1" wooden balls.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1993 (v.58#3) pg. 10

Small tatted heart is a Valentine gift.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1994 (v.59#3) pg. 24

Cupid's arrow Valentine party favor. Roll of Wild Cherry Lifesavers candy is centered on a bamboo skewer that has a red wooden heart on one end and foil fringe on the other end.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1996 (v.61#3) pg. 54

Wooden hearts are used to make candle holder, votive, and a heart trio centerpiece.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 50