Easy, adorable Cricut craft ideas for Valentine's Day

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Images of balloon love hearts in pink and a wall decorated with hearts from cricut
Make crafting easy this Valentine's Day with Cricut's huge range of designs and templates. Photo: Instagram/@lovedbyhayley/Instagram/@caseedit

Love is in the air with just over two weeks until Valentine's Day, allowing plenty of time to prepare thoughtful handmade gifts for your significant other.

If you're wanting to change up the usual voucher and chocolates, which I'm sure were always appreciated, then we have a great craft hack for you.

You don't have to be especially crafty, either.

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Ultimate cutting machine

If you're not already aware of Cricut, let us introduce you to "the ultimate cutting machine" for bespoke, high-quality handmade gifts - so simple, even your children can get involved.

The unique crafting machines make crafting easy with their website and app storing endless designs to cut, draw, write, engrave and deboss on over 300 materials, including vinyl, iron-on, balsa wood, fabrics and more.

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Cricut's unique crafting machines make crafting easy with their website and app storing endless designs. Photo: Cricut

From customised 3D heart cards, to Valentine's Day lollipop holders and heart garlands for getting the kids involved, there's thousands of designs to make your loved one feel extra special.

Here's a few options to get you started:

Valentine’s Day lollipop holders

The kids will love getting involved and making their very own gift this Valentine's Day.

And who doesn't love an excuse to start the morning with a lollipop?

Head to the Cricut website to follow template instructions to craft your own love heart lollipop, as well as discovering more Valentine's designs the whole family will love making.

You can use this simple design to add a lollipop, or insert your loved one's favourite choccy, like a Lindt ball or Ferrero Rocher.

There's no reason why you can't make one for yourself, either.

A cut out red love heart with a lollypop inserted.
Get the kids involved with this easy and adorable lollipop holder. Photo: Cricut

Paper Love Heart garlands

If you're new to Cricut or would like to get the kids involved, this Valentine's Day paper garland is a simple way to impress.

Expert Cricut crafter, Hayley Webber demonstrates how she cuts out paper heart templates in a variety of matte and glitter paper options to add an extra glitzy effect.

Two garlands of pink, red and dark red mini love hearts are strung up on a white wall with beige straw florals on the left on the desk.
Add a touch of romance to your house with this simple love heart garland idea from Instagram crafter, Hayley Webber. Photo: Instagram/lovedbyhayley

She then uses sticky tape to stick the hearts onto a piece of string, before hanging the garland onto a wall to bring some loved-up warmth to the room.

As an extra hack, you can use the garland as a super-cute ribbon to wrap your presents or hang as a vertical mobile.

Valentine's Day mug

Do you have a romantic pet name for each other?

A secret in-joke only the two of you understand?

Make that moment last forever on a special Valentine's Day mug.

Simply choose your preferred adhesive Cricut material and let the cutting machine do all the work.

It will cut out the letters and leave you to do the final job of simply applying the material - and your gift is complete.

There's a variety of fonts to choose from and an array of shiny, matte or glittery materials to make your text pop.

Tea never tasted so good.

3D paper card

Thanks to Cricut's handy app and online templates, crafters can get incredible results from downloading intricate paper designs to make 3D cards that will last forever.

If you're wanting to make a splash this Valentine's and make this year one they won't forget, step up your crafting game and print a romantic design fit for a fairytale.

You'll be able to follow online tutorials to ensure your design is assembled properly and tips to keep your paper upright and structured.

Whether or not you master an intricate design, we're sure you'll earn plenty of brownie points just for the effort.

A white love heart paper card is cut out with intricate designs to feature a lit-up centre with a silhouette of a couple holding hands in a forest, against a dark background.
Use Cricut's template app to download and share unique 3D designs to make your paper card fit for a fairytale. Photo: Etsy/XuyenCraft

Valentine's Day balloons

Make Valentine's morning extra special by designing your own balloons to make your loved one smile.

Choose any word, phrase or print and let Cricut effortlessly cut out the template, leaving you to simply add it to your balloon.

Your significant other will love seeing their bespoke balloon each day, so this really is the gift that keeps on giving.

A collection of shiny pink love heart balloons against a white wall with the words, Be Mine in red capitals on the front pink balloon.
Add a special saying to Valentine's Day balloons to brighten their day. Photo: Instagram/case.edit

Where can I get a Cricut?

Cricut's are high on every crafter's wishlist for their unique ability to offer intricate designs at the press of a button.

They make crafting accessible for people of all ages.

There are currently four Cricut machines available with a range of accessories, each equipped with varying abilities and tools to cater to different ranges of experience and need.

You can shop Cricut machines, accessories and materials from major retailers like Big W and Kogan, with the standard Cricut Joy machine starting at $349.

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