DIY Valentine’s Teddy Bears: From Crafts to Recipes

Who doesn’t love an adorable teddy bear?  No wonder this cute and cuddly character makes an ideal “I love you” present for all ages come Valentine’s Day. And the great news is we’ve found 18 endearing DIY teddy bear gift ideas—ranging from huggable soft crafts, to printable gift tags, to edible treats. All are delightfully doable and sure to make your special someone(s) bear-y happy!

Teddy Bear Soft Craft Ideas 

Irresistibly cute and cuddly, these 6 teddy bear gift ideas we found are just the thing for the crafty among you.

Valentine's teddy bear crafts with fabrics, pom poms, and plush items.

1 – Valentine’s Bear Softie by Felt With Love Designs – The tutorial comes with a free downloadable pattern for this sweet felt toy with a pocket to tuck in a heart—or a Valentine’s treat.

3 – Teddy Bear DIY Yarn Pom-Pom Craft, via YouTube – This cutie is assembled from different sizes of yarn pom poms, made as shown in the video.

2 – Pete the Bear – Valentine Teddy Bear DIY by Abby Glassenberg, via Plushie Patterns – Made with fleece fabric and felt details, this easy-to-sew project is great for beginner sewers.

4 – DIY Teddy Bear from Alitoysa on YouTube, via Wonderful DIY – The video tutorial guides you step by step through this handsewn project. Quite complex, so recommended for more seasoned crafters. But the result is adorable!

5 – Valentine’s Teddy Bears with Cupid Wings from Delilah Iris – Made with a Fuzzy Teddy Bear pattern, these darlings get extra charm from felt wings and tiny hearts.

6 – DIY Personalized Stuffed Animals from So Easy Being Green – An inexpensive stuffed teddy bear from the Dollar Store can be personalized in a snap, using the gift recipient’s name on heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and your hair straightener gadget!

Bear-themed Valentine’s Printables to Favor Packaging Ideas

Play up the teddy bear motif of your Love Day gift with these ready-to-print tags, cards and favor bag toppers.

Valentine's teddy bear favor and gift tags

1 – “A Big Bear Hug” bag topper by Bloom Designs, via Skip to My Lou

2 – “I Love You Beary Much” Free Printable Valentine’s Day Tags from Katarina’s Paperie

3 – “I Like You Beary Much” Free Valentine Printable from Burlap and Blue

4 – “I Like You Beary Much” Valentine Card from Cupcake Cutiees

5 – “You Are Beary Special” Free Valentine’s Printable from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

6 – “Wishing You a Beary Sweet Valentine’s Day” Easy Printable from Our Best Bites

Teddy Bear Valentine’s Treats

Valentine's teddy bear treats from fudge to cupcakes

1 – Caramel Chocolate Fudgy Bears recipe and tutorial from Hungry Happenings
A bento food mold is used to form these delightful goodies made with caramel modeling chocolate (recipe included). 

2 – Valentine Teddy Grahams from Thoughts That Stick
Choose your fave flavor of Teddy Grahams and attach candy “conversation hearts” with a little frosting.

3 – Teddy Grahams from The Partiologist
Here, the Teddy Grahams are paired up on chocolate-drizzled marshmallows, holding a heart between them. Sweet!

4 – Honey Graham Bears from The Monday Box
Home-baked bear cookies are made extra-special with garlands of tiny hearts and candy sprinkles.

5 – Teddy Bear Cupcakes from Ruffles and Rain Boots
Simple vanilla cupcakes get decorated for Valentine’s with bear faces made from Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate wafers, candy melts and M&Ms. 

6 – Marshmallow Valentine Teddy Pops from Lindsay Ann Bakes
These little bear lollipops are assembled from regular and mini marshmallows, then trimmed with heart confetti sprinkles and fruit chew candy formed into hearts with edible marker “greetings”!

Now, aren’t these such great ways to give big, loving BEAR hugs this Valentine’s Day?

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