Dollar Tree Valentines for Gifts, Party Favors and BFF’s

4 Materials
5 Minutes

Whether you need Valentine’s day gifts for someone special or affordable favors for your Valentine’s day party, these easy DIY Dollar Tree valentines are the perfect way to show you care, And you don’t need to spend a lot of money.

Crafted entirely using products from the Dollar Store, these dollar store valentines are easy to create and customize. And they double as adorable holiday home decor. Keep reading to learn how to craft your own Dollar Tree valentines two ways in 5-minutes or less.

I made these Dollar Tree Valentines using mini metal buckets intended for wedding favors. They’re perfectly sized for Valentine’s day party favors or mini gifts. And I love that there are a number of ways to use them. Whether if it’s as a candy bucket for Valentine’s day treats or a mini Valentine’s day bouquet complete with a heart shaped lollipop flower.

They even come with tiny white ribbons. However, I chose to use Valentine’s day themed ribbon I picked up from the floral section at my local Dollar Tree and saved the smaller ribbon for a later project down the road.

I love these little Valentine’s Day candy bouquets. Not only is the “flower” in these Dollar Tree valentines edible, but once the candy lollipop is gone, the floral arrangement can be used throughout the month of February to decorate a small space, sided table or a work desk. And, unlike real flowers, there’s not need to swap out the water or worry about them dying. 

To make a Valentine's day candy bouquet, use a knife to cut the floral foam into small sections that fit inside the mini metal buckets.

Then, center the heart shaped lollipop into the center of the foam block and push it down to the bottom of the foam. Now place the foam block inside the bucket.

Using scissors, cut down the the floral stems into smaller sections and arrange them inside the foam around the lollipop.

Keep working until your mini Dollar Tree valentine bucket bouquet looks full and lush, and the foam block is no longer visible.

If desired, you can tie a decorative ribbon around the bucket and tie it into a bow. That’s it!

To make a Dollar Tree Valentine's day gift filled with candy hearts, fill a zipper seal bag for each Valentine’s day candy bucket you’d like to make. Place the zipper bag inside the bucket to fill to the correct height. Then, cut off the zipper top on the bag.

Next, use scissors to cut the ribbon to length. Then tie the ribbon tightly into a bow around the top of the bag. Place the bag of candy hearts inside the mini metal bucket.

Then, adhere foam hearts to the front of each pail using either glue dots or glue. Alternately, you can also use heart shaped stickers for this step.

For more Valentine's Day gift ideas, check out my "You Spice Up My Life" Valentine's Day gifts for him with free printables. This easy food inspired gift is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day.

Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other. Or give these spice mixes as homemade gifts for friends who love to cook.

Simply fill food safe test tubes with organic spice blends, then attach the free printable valentines for a quick and easy gift! It’s a fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up!

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