Does the idea making of a Valentine’s Day gift DIY strike fear into your heart? Before you head to the store to search for that special something, check out this round-up of easy homemade DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
A homemade gift has a charm all of its own – it is as unique and special as the recipient. And it doesn’t need to be complicated at all. Take a little time and give it a little thought for big romance points this year’s Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day crafts
Make some magic by reminding them of your adventures together. There are loads of photo printing services that can help you make the perfect gift. Perhaps you’ll make a collage of your favourite holiday snaps, or get a silly photo of you together printed on a mug to brighten up morning coffee breaks.
Personalised photo projects also give great options for a DIY Valentine’s card, which is both wallet-friendly and professionally presented.
If you want to get more hands-on, papercraft offers some great DIY Valentine’s Day gift opportunities. Search for pop-up card printables, and you’ll find a wide range of downloadable projects that are free or low cost, and suitable for all skill levels.
You could learn to make a simple origami shape like this heart and string some together to make a cute garland, scatter them across your table for Valentine’s Dinner or gift as a special token (perhaps with a secret message or favourite song lyrics folded inside).
Love tokens make a great DIY Valentine’s Day Gift, and this simple flipbook idea is a cute homemade gift that they can tuck in their purse, wallet or smartphone case and keep with them for a sweet kiss on the go.
Promises can also make great Valentine’s gifts! You might write a list of places you want to visit together, dreams for the future or reasons you love them.
There are some great downloadable templates to make your heartfelt promises look lovely, too.
Gifts that sparkle
For a DIY take on a traditional Valentine’s gift, a jewellery workshop can guide you through making a unique piece for your loved one. Book onto a session with a specialist jeweller, who will show you how to make a truly unique gift which might include precious metals or gemstones.
Alternatively, there are many great personalised jewellery kits out there, and online tutorials can help you make simple yet stunning jewellery gifts. This message in a bottle keychain tutorial could be adapted to your skill level and is a great gift for him or her.
The food of love
Homemade treats make great DIY Valentine’s Gifts! And here are some foodie ideas for the full day…
Make it extra special by planning an indoor picnic so that you can snuggle in together despite any grey February weather. Prepare a selection of sweet somethings to nibble on – check out this recipe selection for ideas.
For a DIY Valentine’s night in, perfect your signature cocktail (or 3)! If you need some ideas, check out this article for 15 different Valentine’s themed cocktail recipes.
So there you have it, a whole bunch of homemade DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas that go beyond a store-bought card and roses. Make them swoon with a crafted card or hand made gift and show how special they are to you.