Piper and leaf tea and black tea seasonal velvet bliss exploding out of a DIY galentine valentine craft

DIY Gift for Favorite Galentine or Valentine

Calling all fellow crafters and tea enthusiasts! As the season of love rolls in, let's embark on a whimsical journey into the world of Scandinavian Heart Valentines – those intricate, charming creations that are about to become your new favorite thing. These little wonders not only look sweet but also double as the perfect tea holders, giving you a break from the typical Valentine's Day sweets. Get ready for a step-by-step guide to crafting the coziest Valentine around!

Materials to Get Your Scandinavian Heart Going:

  • Two sheets of festive-colored construction paper (go wild with romantic reds and pinks)
  • Scissors (the sharper, the better)
  • Glitter, sparkles, or any bling-bling you can find
  • Your go-to tea (ours is the fabulous Velvet Bliss – think chocolate-covered strawberry goodness)
  • Markers, pens, or any writing tools for personalization
  • Ribbons, lace, or anything else that screams fancy
  • Crafting supplies (stickers, beads, fabric scraps – raid your craft stash!)
  • Your favorite valentine to give it to!
Step 1: Cutting and Folding – Let the Creativity Unfold

Alright, creative souls, grab those construction papers and let the folding fiesta begin!

Start with two sheets of paper, preferably in festive colors! Then, match the papers up! 

Piper and Leaf crafter holding pink and read paper for a DIY galentine valentine craft

Fold your sheets in half, short side to short side, creating a symmetrical masterpiece in the making.

Piper and Leaf crafter folding pink and red paper for a galentine valentine DIY craftPiper and Leaf crafter folding paper in half for a DIY galentine valentine craft

Next, unleash those scissor skills – cut each folded paper in half, leaving you two pieces, four pieces total (enough to make two hearts, woohoo!).

Piper and Leaf crafter cutting folded paper in half for a DIY galentine valentine craftPiper and Leaf crafter holding two cut pieces of paper for a DIY galentine valentine craft
Now, round out the edges into arches. Don't worry about perfection; this is all about the cozy, handmade feel!
Piper and Leaf crafter rounding cut paper edges for a DIY galentine valentine craftPiper and Leaf crafter rounding off paper edges for a DIY galentine valentine craft
Next, cut three evenly spaced lines into each piece, stopping just before the arch starts to curve. For a stress-free start to your arch-cutting adventure, we've got a pro tip for you. Take that first cut right in the middle of your arch – or as close to the middle as your crafty eyes can manage (and trust us, eyeballing it is totally A-okay). Once you've made that middle cut, go ahead and work your scissor magic on either side of it. Easy-peasy, right? Your arches are bound to turn out fabulously, no ruler needed!
Piper and Leaf crafter cutting rounded paper through the middle for a galentine valentine DIY craft
Piper and Leaf crafter cutting to the right of the middle cut on the rounded paper for a DIY galentine valentine craftPiper and Leaf crafter cutting to the left of the middle cut on the rounded paper for a DIY galentine valentine craft

Now, separate the two halves of each piece apart with the precision of Cupid's arrow, and get ready to start weaving!

Step 2: Weaving the Love – A Colorful Dance of Strips

Let's dive into the weaving magic! You do not have to, but for the sake of ease, you can label each strip on both pieces as seen in the picture below – if labeling, be sure to use a pencil!
Piper and Leaf crafter labeling each stip of paper for a galentine valentine craft
Starting with strip 1 on the right, weave strip A from the adjacent piece through it. Picture it as a dance of colors!
Piper and Leaf crafter weaving papers together with according letters and numbers for a DIY valentine galentine craft
Now, for that extra pop, thread strip 1 through strip B.
Piper and Leaf crafter continuing the weaving process for a DIY galentine valentine craft
Keep up the rhythm – strip C through strip 1, and strip 1 through strip D.
Piper and Leaf crafter continuing weaving process for the galentine valentine DIY craftPiper and Leaf crafter weaving to finish the galentine valentine DIY craft
Keep this color-alternating disco going all the way down. Strip 2 now goes through A, and so on. Check out the pictures for a visual dance guide.
Piper and Leaf crafter finishing last weaves for DIY galentine valentine craft
Last weave for Piper and Leaf Crafter DIY galentine valentine seasonal craft

You did it! You're officially a heart-weaving, valentine-making pro!

Piper and Leaf crafter holding finished DIY galentine valentine seasonal craft

Step 3: Add Your Personal Touch – Glitter, Notes, and All the Love

With the weaving complete, it's time to make these hearts uniquely yours. Add some glitter, sparkles, or whatever shiny stuff makes your heart happy. Scribble a sweet note, pen a poem, or spill your heart out – these valentines are your canvas. And guess what? The best part is yet to come. Fill them with your sweet valentines! In our completely unbiased opinion, tea is the ultimate Valentine's treat, especially when it's Velvet Bliss.
Piper and Leaf crafter filling DIY galentine valentine craft with seaonal chocolate strawberry tea Velvet Bliss

Speaking of Velvet Bliss, have you tried it? It's like a hug from a chocolate-covered strawberry. Tea isn't just a drink; it's an experience, and Velvet Bliss is ready to be your partner in crime this Valentine's Day.
Need some Valentine's/Galentine's activity ideas? We have got you covered.

 Tea-Infused Fun for Galentine's/Valentine's Day

Now, grab your friends, kids, and loved ones of all kinds, and let's take your Galentine's / Valentine's Day to the next level with some tea-infused activities. Why stop at crafting and sipping tea when you can turn it into a full-fledged celebration? Here's a bouquet of ideas to sprinkle that extra dash of love:

1. Tea Tasting: Turn your tea drinking into a tasting extravaganza. Try different tea varieties, explore flavors, and discuss each one's unique charm. It's like a journey for your taste buds, guided by love.

2. Tea and Poetry: Channel your inner poet and take turns reciting or writing love poems. Imagine sipping Velvet Bliss as you share verses, creating a personalized poetry jam that adds romance to the air.

3. Tea-Infused Art Session: Set up an artsy corner with watercolors and pencils. Let the soothing ambiance of tea inspire your artistic side. Paint, sketch, or create collaborative artwork, capturing the essence of your tea!

4. Virtual Tea Party Extravaganza: Extend the love to friends and family by hosting a virtual tea party. Share stories, laugh, and enjoy a cup of tea together over video calls. Distance won't dampen the tea spirit!

5. Tea and Chocolate Pairing: Elevate your tea-drinking experience by pairing Velvet Bliss with an assortment of chocolates. Experiment with different flavors and textures, discovering delightful combinations that enhance your Valentine's Day indulgence.

6. Tea-Infused Cooking Adventure: Spend the day experimenting with tea-infused recipes. From savory dishes to desserts, let Velvet Bliss inspire your culinary creativity. Cook together and relish the delicious results of your tea-infused cooking adventure.

7. Spread the Love:  Craft a bunch of those adorable Scandinavian Heart Valentines with the kiddos, friends, or anyone who is down for a craft, and spread some joy! Whether you want to brighten the day for residents at a nursing home or simply need a delightful excuse to strike up a conversation with a neighbor, these hearts are the perfect gesture for friends and loved ones of all kinds. Share the love and warmth with these little creations, because who can resist a heartwarming surprise made with care? It's all about bringing smiles and building connections – one heart at a time. Happy crafting and spreading the love!

Creating a Cozy Tea Haven

Let's transform your space into a tea haven, a cozy corner where love and warmth flow like a river of Velvet Bliss.

1. Tea-Infused Décor: Spruce up your space with tea-themed décor. Teacups as candle holders, tea tins as decorative elements, and fresh flowers in teapots – create a charming and cozy ambiance that screams, "Tea Time!"
2. Tea-Infused Fragrances: Set the mood with scents that bring the warmth of tea. Light up tea-scented candles or use diffusers with fragrances like chamomile, bergamot, or jasmine. Your space will smell tea-riffic!
3. Cozy Tea Nook: Designate a snug corner as your tea nook. Cushions, blankets, and soft lighting create a comfortable space where you can sip tea, chat, and bask in the love-filled atmosphere.
4. Tea Time: Incorporate tea rituals into your celebration. The art of pouring tea, using special teaware, or practicing mindfulness while sipping adds intention and mindfulness to your tea-infused Valentine's Day.

Cheers to Love, Creativity, and Velvet Bliss

As you craft your Scandinavian Heart Valentines and indulge in the pleasures of Velvet Bliss tea, remember that the heart of Valentine's Day lies in the joy of expressing love. Tea, with its rich flavors and shared moments, becomes the perfect medium for creating unforgettable memories.

Your meticulously crafted hearts, adorned with love and creativity, are more than just valentines – they're tangible expressions of emotion. With each weave and embellishment, you tell a story of connection, shared moments, and the warmth of a love that goes beyond the ordinary.


Velvet Bliss, with its luscious notes of chocolate-covered strawberry, becomes the symphony that accompanies your celebration. It's not just tea; it's a journey into delightful moments.

Two people holding a bag of seasonal chocolate strawberry tea Velvet Bliss

So, here's to the art of crafting, the joy of sharing, and the everlasting warmth found in a cup of tea. May your Valentine's Day be a masterpiece of love and creativity, woven with threads of joy and steeped in the blissful notes of Velvet Bliss. Cheers to laughter, love, and, of course, a whole lot of tea!

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