10 Valentine's Day Hand Crafted Gift Ideas - DIY
Need inspiration for Valentine’s Day Gift? I can help! Here are 10 great ideas that I personally would use, easy and beautiful, that will melt HIS heart (or hers):
1. Chocolate-dipped strawberries, marshmallow, and other fruits.
It is easy and quick to do, but so delicious! He/She will love a bouquet of homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries and bananas, on the sticks. You may use white, milk, or dark chocolate, or even better – combine them all! Small chocolate drops are sold at multiple stores in US, like Walmart, Aldi, Whole-foods etc. Buy a box or more of chocolate chips, melt the chocolate in a pot, on fire (or on warm water pot); wash the fruits; stick them on a food stick – are also sold in many stores; deep them in the hot chocolate pot, and let dry on cooking paper. While hot, you may also add decorations like eatable stars and hearts. You may also draw contrasting lines with a different color chocolate chip.
There are many recipe on Google, and here is one of them.
2. Love Coupons
Design some naughty coupon cards with cute and useful messages on them, like: “Breakfast in Bed Coupon”, “Love Coupon to…. from…”, "Movie Night" etc., that will bring so much fun in your relationship, not only for Valentine’s Day, but also for future. Print them at home, or at a local Office Depot/Walmart/CVS Pharmacy. Then, use a beautiful ribbon to tight them together. They may also be presented in a beautiful box, decorates with hearts and Cupidons. More ideas and Free printable coupons HERE.
3. Flour Hearts
Right, it is not flower hearts, but FLOUR HEARTS. Same thing as Santa’s Footprints for Christmas, made up by cutting out a heart shape on a piece of card, then use it as a stencil. Put the heart cut-out card on the ground/grass/floor and spread out flour. When card removed, cute big white hearts will be on the surface. Any surface that’s dark color will work perfectly for this morning surprise. Use this technique to craft a heart loaded pathway that helps him to reach you.
4. Tea Bag Hearts
Create your own heart-shaped tea bags and present them to your Valentine this year. Use your favorite teas like Early Grey, English Breakfast or Green Tea for an extra sweet treat. To get started, you are going to need coffee filters or fillable tea bags, a thread, a pair of scissors, store-bought tea, colored sheet of paper, a sewing needle, a pencil and a teaspoon. Even that little tag for your tea bag comes with a pretty heart shape and is crafted out of colored paper. The steps of construction are showcased with this super easy pictorial tutorial shared by DIY Enthusiasts. More details HERE.
5. ‘On The Hour’ gift envelopes
If you’re struggling to think of the perfect gift for your loved one, how about several throughout the day? In fact, you can present envelopes to your partner every hour with these handmade envelopes. Create your own labels to attach to each envelope and organize the gifts throughout the day. Place a lovely card for each of the hour or simply house small gifts in the envelopes, for example small gift cards to his favorite restaurants, book store or a cafe; some romantic love notes; photographs the two of you together; or even little candies. What works as the basis for the organization for the labels is the time of the day when each of the envelope is meant to be presented to him. The labels are 2 inch x 4 inch Avery shipping labels that you can find at any office supply store. More details HERE.
6. Valentine’s Baskets
Fill up a basket full of small gifts that your partner will enjoy. Think CDs, DVDs, books, socks, and other small items that can be presented in an attractive and visually stunning way in your basket. The first awesome thing about this one is the totally no-mess affair that it is – all you need to do is assemble the different items together in an eye-pleasing fashion with a dose of personalization, while the second amazing fact is spectrum of possibilities it comes with in terms of the different gift items. Some details on this project may be found HERE.
7. Lottery point-of-sale display
Create a point-of-sale display full of lottery tickets, heart-shaped candies, ribbons, and other decorations. This one’s easy to create, and can easily be assembled. That too, in just a matter of few minutes. Collecting the spectrum of items is the only kind of effort that goes into the making of this incredible display. The significance behind putting together loads of lottery tickets in the box is to tell him that he was no less than a lottery for you when you met him, and this amazing present is a totally well-deserved affair for his Valentine’s Day present.
8. Goodness man bouquet
Bouquets really don’t need to confine to delicate flowers alone. Make a homemade bouquet that hits all the right notes of his amazement by putting his favorite liquor bottles to use – installing them in a pot, ending up in the most unconventional plant ever! What you are going to need is a pot or metal pail or a basket, some acrylic paint, a sponge brush, a few wooden dowels, foam ball, a glue gun, some shredded kraft filler, a delicate ribbon, and of course, his choice of booze. The wooden dowels here work wonders to hold each of the bottles with one end inserted into the pot loaded with shredded fillers, while the ribbon adds a gift-worthy finish touch to the assembly. The author goes for Jack Daniels bottles and that’s why accompanies it all with a printed label in the same theme. Let the label spell “Happy Valentine’s Day” or a personalized message with utmost glory. More Details and the tutorial areHERE.
9. Balloon chandelier
Chandeliers can be expensive, so why not create your own for cheap? This design may not be the same as the real thing, but is a unique gift for the home that your partner is sure to cherish. At the same time, it’s so pretty to look at that it can give a tough competition to those glorious store-bought chandeliers – not because it comes lavishly adorned with crystals or lights, but because it has got your precious memories hanging from each of the balloons. You are going to need a helium tank, some 4×6 photos, 5×7 card stock, some curling ribbon, a few 12 inch balloons, a pair of scissors and a hole punch, and some double sided tape to put this out-of-the-box chandelier. That curling ribbon attached to the photos as well as the balloons adds a special touch of elegance to the thing. The tutorial is available HERE.
10. Decorate your bedroom
You can easily decorate your bedroom with bright, red helium-filled balloons that float to the ceiling, and red rose petals on the duvet. For an extra special touch, attach photos and messages to the base of the balloon strings. Glue each of the pictures to a piece of card stock with the balloon ribbon in between, further make it all the way more romantic with reasons why you love him written on the back of the card stock. I bet this surprise is going to double up as an extravagant Valentine’s Day experience for you love birds. Detailed Example HERE.
Everything is possible. Just start doing it, and you'l have an amazing Valentine's Day! If don't have a person for whom to do these crazy things, just go out on this day! Cupidon takes care of everyone ;) Thanks Cute DIY Project for inspiration.