Nothing says “I love you” like a one-of-a-kind gift you’ve made with your own two hands. This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candies and flowers and put on your crafting gloves: do-it-yourself gifts are a romantic way to show your loved one how much you care.
You’re The Bomb DIY Valentine's Day Candy Craft
Give them an explosive gift this February with a sweet candy craft. Using M&M tubes, duct tape, and pipe cleaners, you can create a dynamite bomb that looks impressively real. Add a finishing touch by printing out the free downloadable label for a homemade treat any candy fiend will really enjoy.
DIY Conversation Heart Valentine's Day Bath Bombs
While these Conversation hearts look good enough to eat, they’re actually made for the bathroom. Easy to create using just citric acid, baking soda, and almond oil, these little heart-shaped bath bombs are tinted with food coloring, with the messages being hand-painted with mica powder and rubbing alcohol or vodka.
Red Hots Valentine's Candy Gift in a Jar
Super simple and perfect for those who like their candy on the warm side, this jar makes a cheap and cheerful homemade gift. Take one mason jar, fill it with Hot Tamales candies, add a red accent to the lid, and then handwrite a label with a themed greeting.
You're the Balm Valentine's Day Card
If you’re looking for a way to give a little gift with a special touch, take a look at this cool idea. The funny ‘You’re the Balm’ presentation card is free to download and print, and all you need to do is attach an EOS lip balm to the front.
Valentine's Day Sparkly Painted Clay Pots
Candy is traditionally given on Valentine’s Day, but you can make it so much more romantic by making these sweet pots for the candy to go in. Painted in pinks and whites, these terracotta pots can be decorated with hearts, kisses, and glitter, and then filled with the candy of your choice.
Valentine Candy Love Bugs
For a novel way of giving M&Ms or other mini packets of candy, try turning them into butterflies by following these steps. Using a wooden clothespin, glitter, and pipe cleaners, you can create a whole kaleidoscope of butterflies, complete with googly eyes.
Free Printable Ring Pop Valentines
Whether you’re looking for DIY Valentine’s gifts for kids or you like giving ‘silly’ candy gifts to your other half, this quick project makes it easy. Designed to be attached to packets of Ring Pops, these labels come in two different styles, and can be stapled on to one end.
Maze Valentine's Day Cards
Set your Cricut machine to work with these fun maze cards, and you can create greetings cards and gifts in one for all the kids in your child’s class. Complete with two flaps to hold a crayon, each card comes with a cute message, and will keep little ones entertained.
Thumbprint Heart Glass Magnets
These thumbprint heart glass magnets are so cute, and would make a lovely gift for parents and grandparents. Kids will love making the little hearts, and once they’re attached to the glass gems with a magnet on the back, they will look stunning holding photos on a fridge door.
Valentines Button Art
Most pictures go underneath the glass in a frame, but with this sweet DIY, the picture is stuck on top of the glass, instead. Using a contrasting black and white background, you can glue red and white buttons in the shape of a heart, giving the whole picture a totally unique feel.
Love You to Pieces DIY Valentine Wreath
Replace the space that a Christmas wreath leaves with a cute Valentine’s one, by making one of these puzzle heart wreaths that make great February décor. Made with a Dollar Store puzzle, pink, red, and white paints, and cardboard, this tutorial even comes with a free downloadable heart template.
Candy Airplane Valentines
The only thing ‘plane’ about this cute gift is the way it resembles an aircraft when it’s all assembled. Quick and easy to make, all you need are rolls of candy (like Smarties, for instance), Lifesaver ‘wheels’, string, and a few sticks of gum to make the wings.
I Love You Jar DIY Valentines Day Gift
This DIY Valentine’s Day gift is made using a Cricut machine, although you could also use vinyl lettering to recreate the idea. Use the examples here or make up your own, and then add the messages to the lids of jars and fill them with candy or other relevant goodies.
Valentine DIY Lavender Sachets
Lavender sachets add a wonderfully relaxing scent to the home, and can be placed in drawers, hung in closets, or even slipped under pillows to aid sleep. These little fabric versions are stuffed with lavender and Polyfill, and require no sewing at all as the edges are glued, not sewn together.
DIY Vinyl Heart Candles
Incredibly easy to make, even for those who aren’t particularly ‘crafty’, these Valentine’s candles look stunning when finished. Using plain red and white candles in glass holders, you can decorate the outside with tiny vinyl hearts which have been cut using a heart punch or cutting machine.
Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe
Print out the free Tic Tac Toe cards, and you will have an almost instant Valentine’s gift that’s both entertaining and delicious. Just divide M&Ms into 2 different colors, place 20 of each into a bag, and then attach the gift card that doubles as a playing board.
Bee My Valentine Cards
This is a really cute way to give small tokens of love on February 14th. Bees are really ‘in’ right now, so print out this free Bee My Valentine card, then thread a ribbon through to attach a Burt’s Bees lip balm, a pencil and bee rubber, or any other small object.
Valentine's Day String Heart Banner
This garland would look perfect for a romantic rendezvous, but it is so cute that it could even stay up all year. Choose a color scheme and cut as many hearts out of cardboard as you need. Then just wrap, and wrap, and wrap with the twine until each heart is finished.
Valentine's Day Shadow Box
Find a cheap and cheerful shadowbox in any discount store (or maybe you have one at home), and turn it into a sweet DIY Valentine’s gift that they’ll display all year long. Just replace the background with something red or pink, add vinyl stickers, and fill the box with rosy red hearts and/or glitter.
Valentine’s Day is all about the candy for kids, so give it a cute slant by turning it into an adorable dog. Using Smarties, Hershey’s Kisses, and a few crafty supplies, you can create the sweetest pupster to give to the kids, or to the animal loving adult in your life.
Hugs & Hershey Kisses
Give chocoholics a treat with a jar full of smooches and cuddles this year. Incredibly easy to do, simply fill a mason jar with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, attach a label to the top (free printable is available in the blog), and tie on a burlap ribbon to add a touch of country charm.