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02/12/2013 04:16 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Craft: Make A Heart-Shaped Yarn Basket To Hold The Things You Love

We love to repurpose existing items around the house... especially when they were otherwise headed for the dumpster. So when we find an adorable idea that we can make from an old cardboard box, we're pretty psyched. Which brings us to today's Valentine's Day craft idea by Happy Hour Projects, who shows us how to build a yarn-woven basket for our sweeties using just that!

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Photo by Happy Hour Projects

The best thing about this heart-shaped yarn basket is how "do-it-yourself" the project really is. With easy-to-follow instructions and a printable template, the blogger shows us everything: from building the foundation of the basket to adding the finishing touches with red and pink yarn. When you've finished creating your keepsake, it makes for a nifty gift that holds candy, tokens, and other small favors perfect for the holiday. For more instructions to help you weave your basket together, head over to Happy Hour Projects' website.

Want even more Valentine's Day ideas? Then check out our free printable decorations round-up as well as our latest Valentine's Day Gift idea. And, we'll be compiling our favorite Valentine's inspiration on Pinterest.

Also, be sure to check out other Valentine's Day ideas in our slideshow below.

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