Okay, I know most of us are probably still in recovery from last month’s crafty race to the holidays, but it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day!   I love Valentine crafts.  They have a mix of elegance, romance, and cheesy humor to which no other holiday projects can compare.  If you need a little inspiration to kick you in the pants and get you started, here are some great Valentine’s Day projects spotted around the web.

Jeromina from Paper, Plate, and Plane comes up with countless incredible projects, including this heart wall lamp.  She made it using a string of red Christmas lights!   (Yes, I know you just put them away for the season, but this project is totally worth an extra trip to the attic!)  [how to make a Valentine heart wall lamp]

Our friend Jen at Tatertots and Jello posted a tutorial for making Valentine’s Day ruffle balls.  I love their shabby chic look!  I am also smitten with decor balls of all kinds lately.   Filling a bowl or large hurricane with them is such an easy way to decorate, and you can completely change the look by making new balls.   [how to make Valentine’s Day ruffle balls]

Topiaries are another thing I’ve recently become infatuated with.  There are so many possibilities for decorating them!  Over at Krafty Kat, Katharine came up with a cute Valentine’s Day flower topiary using heart picks from  Dollar Tree.  It also makes me think of spring!   [how to make  a Valentine flower topiary]

Also in the realm of topiaries, Karen from Pocket Full of Pink made a fabulous flower pot full of fabric hearts.  The amount of fabric needed is minimal, so you can use  up scraps or remnants.  When it  comes time to embellish them, this is a great project for using up random odd bits of ribbon and leftover buttons.  Yay for stashbusting!  [how to make a Valentine hearts flower pot display]

This pom pom window garland idea by Anna from Noodlehead is simple and whimsical.  I love it!  If it wasn’t for the sneaking suspicion that my kitties would see it as a window-mounted toy (much the same way the Christmas tree was a six-foot, lighted cat toy display), I would be all over this project.  But then again, it’s so inexpensive and easy that I might not mind if it gets annihalated!  [how to make a Valentine’s Day pom pom window garland]