So you know you want to DIY your Valentine's Day gift this year — it's so much more meaningful! — but what, exactly, will you be making? If you're a little stuck, I've got some darling DIY gift inspo... let's go!
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1 Coupon Book
Why not put together a little coupon book with vouchers for things like “back massage” or “movie night of your choice.” Your sweetie can use these vouchers whenever they want, and it really won't cost much to make.
2 Wine Glasses
This could actually be a lot of fun! You'll need two plain wine glasses, some supplies (like chalkboard paint) and your imagination. Then buy a bottle of your sweetheart's favorite wine, and enjoy together in your gorgeous new glasses!
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Even if you've not been together long, chances are, you've got photos, notes, ticket stubs, and other mementos of your relationship you could make into a scrapbook. I adore this idea!
4 String Sculpture
String sculptures are super easy to make and are the perfect décor for any love-filled home. Just use small nails to create the outline of the shape you want (or your initials, together with a little + in between?), then string the yarn between and around them. Easy peasy!
5 Candy Bouquet
Buy a few of your lover's favorite candies, tape them to wood sticks, then poke them into a Styrofoam-filled vase, and you've got a bouquet that'll mean so much more than wilty flowers. Hint: I love Butterfingers.
6 Photo Artwork
Do you have a favorite photo of the two of you together, maybe from a special date or a road trip you took? There are so many creative ways to turn that photo into a work of art... for example, transfer it to a wood block, or make a snow-globe with it.
7 Gift Basket
This is sort of the same as the candy bouquet, only with more snacks, and a reusable basket. Gather little snacks, lip balm, ear buds, a card, and other goodies, then stuff a basket to the brim, top with a bow, and you're done!
8 Found Poetry
As much as it would kill me to destroy a book to make one of these, it's terribly romantic, isn't it? Turn any page of literature into your own special phrase or love poem. Swoon!
9 Love Note in a Bottle
Isn't this the sweetest idea? The note doesn't have to be long — just a few words, really — but roll it up, tie it with twine, put it in a bottle, blow in a kiss, and cork it (to keep the kiss inside).
10 Photo Strip in a Box
Here's a sweet way to give her some memories of the two of you. Use photo-safe glue and adhere your favorite snapshots to a long strip of paper. Then fold between the photos and place them in a box tied up with a bow.
11 Knit Mitts
It doesn't have to be mittens... it could be a beanie or scarf. And it doesn't have to be knit... it could be any sort of fiber art of even just fleece. Warm their hands AND their heart!
12 Sweet Treats
Granted, these DIY gifts won't last as long as the others on this list, but is there any better way to a someone's heart than their stomach? And... this is a gift you can enjoy together!
13 Playing Card Book
I admit: it may not be easy to come up with 52 things you love about someone, no matter how marvelous they are — but this one is fun to make, because it forces you to acknowledge even the smallest things you adore about your sweetheart.
14 Photo Candle Holder
All you need is a clear jar and a photo of the two of you to make this sweet gift. Use Modge Podge to stick the picture to the jar. Add a cute ribbon at the top and stick a candle inside and you have a gift your lover is going to love.
15 Sticky Note Heart
Imagine your sweetie's surprise when they find this on their mirror. Write a wee love note on each piece of paper and stick them to the mirror in the shape of a heart. This is such a thoughtful, unique gift!
16 An Air Plant in a Hanger
Air plants are trending big and don't require a ton of care. They don't even need dirt. Put an air plant in a really cool glass container with some colored sand and hang it with a beautiful cloth ribbon.
17 Homemade Bag with a Heart
The bag is adorable and your sweetheart will love it so much, they won't even care what's inside. But feel free to stuff it with a little book, some chocolates, a love note...
What did you think of these DIY Valentine's Day gifts? Which is your favorite? What are some other great Valentine's Day gifts you can DIY?
This article was written in collaboration with editor Jennifer Knightstep.
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