Be my EcoValentine (upcycled valentine gifts)

be mine
Show your love for our planet with upcycled mementos on Valentine’s Day.

Forgo the shopping aisles littered with single-use red and pink paraphernalia this time of year and save our planet one Valentine at a time with hand-crafted items. Mass-produced disposable keepsakes will eventually find their way to a land fill near you, but items lovingly crafted by human hands stand the test of time by clinging to your heart with delicious memories.

Here are a Cupid’s quiver full of Valentine’s-themed projects perfect for children and adults alike to take on which all embrace an upcycling approach to creativity.

time for love
Repurpose last years chocolate box into ValenTIME.

wood u b my Valentine

Wood u b my Valentine? Organic gift tags.


Glue flower seeds with a mix of flour and water onto heavy paper for the Valentine version of seed tape.

Create a vase with an upcycled cookie cutter and test tube for your fav valentine.

swift thrift gift

valentea valentea
Valen-tea: a whole new meaning to teetotaling.

tweet treat
seeds + ♥= Sweet Treats

tins and tines
tins + tines = Upcycled Love

swank bank
bottle + ♥ = Swank Bank

newsworthy roses
newsprint + scissors = Newsworthy Roses

tile smile
scrabble + magnet = Tile Smile

hot wired
poultry netting + stones = Hot Wired

pillow talk
me + u = Pillow Talk

lolly’s +  = Handlebar Heaven



painted love





Mmmmmmy Kinda Valentine: marshmellow heaven.

happy valentine


2 Comments to “Be my EcoValentine (upcycled valentine gifts)”

  1. 1) thank you for featuring the plastic bag recycled hearts.
    2) the “pencil it in” is originally from You should be linking there, not to a linker for real credit and for the actual printable:

    Thanks, Isabel

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