9 Awesome Craft Ideas for a Perfect Anti Valentine’s Day

Although this year I’m single and have no desire to mingle,  even when I’ve been in a romantic relationship I was never really a fan of Valentine’s Day. Going to a crowded restaurant with overworked servers? Receiving flowers that would just die in a week? No thanks. And if V-Day fell on a weekday? Forget it– not the best time for a romantic night when you have to get up and go to work the next morning.

9 Crafty Ideas for Anti Valentine’s Day

Whether you just got out of a relationship, don’t like all the forced consumerism, are holding an anti-Valentine’s day party or are just perfectly happy spending time with your girlfriends celebrating Galentine’s Day, here are some food and crafts for you to enjoy.

Anti Valentine’s Day Piñata

Who doesn’t like to beat the crap out of inanimate objects on occasion (or maybe that’s just me)?  This Anti-Valentine’s Day Pinata craft from Aww Sam is perfect for getting out your frustrations while being rewarded with candy.

Aww Sam Anti Valentine's Day Pinata Craft DIY

Anti Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Cookies

If you’re feeling a bit subversive, these Anti-Valentine’s Day Cookies from Chelsea at the Do It Your Freaking Self blog (how can you top that name for a craft blog?) will be perfect for any late night cookie cravings.

Anti Valentine's Day Cookies

Stupid Cupid Cocktail

Those hep cats over at Madtini have the perfect cocktail–containing bitters no less–for someone who may be less than enthusiastic about V-Day. Like most classic cocktails, the Stupid Cupid contains gin, but I’m guessing you could substitute vodka with no problem.

stupid cupid coctail from madtini

Voodoo Pincushion Dolls

Maggy over at Red Ted Art has a great craft for your Valentine’s Day angst. Grab a few pieces of felt and sew up this quick and easy Voodoo Doll Pincushion in no time. If you want, you can even gather some pins and stab it repeatedly while muttering your ex’s name– much cheaper than therapy.

voodoo pincushion doll

Going “Solo” Mini Cheesecake Cups

Not everyone is unhappy about being single on Valentine’s Day. So why not channel your inner Golden Girl and enjoy these wonderfully cute no-bake cheesecakes in their own miniature solo cups?  This simple idea was thought up by Melanie at her blog Reasons to Skip the Housework.

Shattered Hearts Nail Art

When celebrating Anti Valentine’s Day, forget nails covered in red roses or pink hearts . Give these Shattered Black Hearts nail art from Musical Houses a try instead.

anti valentine nail art musicalhouses

“Fries Before Guys” Carton

Everyone has to have priorities, and this free printable Fries Before Guys Carton from Studio DIY is perfect for carrying these heart shaped french fries. Or follow Studio DIY‘s example and make some faux fries out of sugar cookie dough!

Fries before guys

Amy Pohler Smart Girls Galentine’s Day Art Work

Amy Pohler, the fabulous woman behind both Galentine’s Day (an episode of the brilliant show Parks & Recreation that inspired a movement) and the girl empowering website Smart Girls, has some free Galentine’s Day Artwork that you can print out to give to your besties–or post on your social media. This checklist by Emily McDowell is probably my favorite.

galentine's day checklist

Black Duct Tape Roses

Brought to you by popular big box DIY store Lowe’s, this instructional video for Black Duct Tape Roses is technically for Halloween, but why limit yourself? And if you’re in a relationship with someone who isn’t a fan of the traditional dozen live red roses Valentine’s Day gift, you’re all set.

black duct tape roses

 

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Comments

  1. Oh this made me laugh!! Brilliant 🙂

    Thanks for including our voodoo dolls.. the perfect anti dote to Valentines!!!

    1. Jodi says:

      Thanks, Maggy! Glad you liked it. I was happy to share your site and fun craft with my readers.

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