Handmade Valentine’s Day gifts are the perfect way to show your special someone how much you care. From homemade jewelry and fudge to a customized mini scrapbook, we’ve assembled a roundup of DIY gifts that are guaranteed to please.
1. Love Potion Necklace
Jewelry is a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but this handmade “love potion” necklace has an unexpected twist. Polymer clay hearts and sparkly glitter are suspended in a solution of dish soap, water, and pink or red food coloring. Learn more at Dream a Little Bigger.
2. Gold Valentine Votives
When filled with a single bloom, these gold votives make a striking style statement that’s so much more original than just picking up a dozen roses at the local flower shop. The Magic Onions has the details for this project.
3. 52 Reasons I Love You
Sometimes, the best gift is a heartfelt expression of your love. A mini scrapbook made from a deck of playing cards is sure to become a treasured keepsake. PaperVine has the complete instructions for this sweet and sentimental Valentine’s Day gift.
4. Heart Shaped Bath Bombs
What’s more romantic than a long, luxurious bath? These bath bombs give your sweetie the perfect excuse to indulge in some much deserved pampering. Head over to Design Sponge to learn how to make them. (You can find more bath bomb recipes in our 10 Spa-Worthy Bath Bombs roundup.)
5. Heart Shaped Fudge
If you’re handy in the kitchen, a box of heart shaped homemade fudge is much more memorable than purchased candy. Martha Stewart has the recipe for this delicious holiday treat.
6. Movie Date
A cozy night on the couch enjoying a movie with your special someone is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Make this gift extra special by packing a few movie snacks in a creative container. Eat Drink Chic has the details.
7. Sharpie Mugs
Decorated mugs are a cute yet practical DIY Valentine’s Day gift. They’re also easy to make using an oil-based Sharpie marker. Get the details over at Living Your Creative Life.
8. Heart Eating Dinosaur
This heart-eating dinosaur is sure to bring a smile to your guy’s face. (If dinos aren’t his thing, simply substitute an animal figure that better fits his personal taste.) Lovely Indeed has the complete instructions.
9. Pucker Up Candy Jar
If you want to avoid the traditional red and pink Valentine’s Day color scheme, this “Pucker Up” gift in a jar is an excellent choice. Learn how to make one at Shaken Together Life.
10. Tic-Tac Valentines
Fresh breath is a must on February 14th. These cute customized Tic Tac boxes are the perfect treat to celebrate love in all its forms. Head over to The Idea Room to download the free printable.
11. Heart Attack in a Jar
In the traditional sense, a “heart attack” is a terrible thing. However, this clever interpretation is sure to please. WhipperBerry has the printable and assembly instructions.