Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

From romantic to cutesy, express your love and affection by making your own Valentine's Day gifts this year. We have creative DIY Valentine's Day gifts for him and her: home projects, DIY Valentine's Day cards, photo projects, and food gifts. These gifts are sure to show loved ones how much you care.

Personalized Mugs

All you need to make these adorable personalized mugs are permanent marker pens and plain white mugs. Write your Valentine's Day message on the mug with the marker and bake at 350 degrees in the oven for 30 minutes to set the marker. Stuff the finished mugs with your valentine's favorite treats!

Leather Grill Untensils

Give your guy the gift of grilling this Valentine's Day. He'll love the rugged look of the leather-wrapped handles. To make this easy Valentine's Day gift, start with an inexpensive set of utensils and use leather cording to dress them up. 

Valentine's Card Clothesline

Surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day by making them a clothesline full of Valentine's Day cards telling them how much they mean to you. This DIY Valentine's Day gift doubles as a decoration and is easy to make with household supplies.

Stamped Muslin Candy Bags

Gift your loved one's favorite candy in a hand-designed muslin bag. Place a piece of smooth cardstock inside a muslin bag and stamp an image onto the front. Remove the cardstock and set the bag aside to dry; fill with candy. Make the gifts for coworkers or as a Valentine's Day party favor.

Handmade Bouquet Wraps

Dress up that bunch of grocery store blooms with a quick DIY wrap and our free printable tags. Your sweetie will love the handmade touch. This easy Valentine's Day gift idea is perfect for last minute giving. 

Framed Valentine Gift

A handmade valentine will mean a lot to your loved one, but a frame will keep it secure. Punch or cut heart shapes from different colors and patterns of cardstock, and adhere the hearts to a pink sheet of paper to create a background. Print our quote or make your own card, cut out, and attach to the backing. Frame it for a special gift for your sweetheart.

Love Quote Apron

If your valentine likes to cook, she'll love this apron with a bold quote reminding her of your affection. Get the pattern, below, and print onto iron-on transfer paper, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Conversation Cookies

Send a sweet message with these homemade Valentine's Day cookies. The key to creating a clear message is red food coloring. Simply dab red food color onto clean rubber stamps and press on purchased sugar cookies.

Love Banner Cupcakes

Get your "Happy Valentine's Day" message across loud and clear. Print love notes or valentine greetings on decorative paper, and cut into narrow strips. Wrap each strip around a toothpick, and glue a tiny wood bead to the tip. Adorn your favorite frosted cupcakes with the sweet, heartfelt messages.

Romantic Movie Basket

Put together a date-night-in-a-box with your valentine's favorite movie, two small bottles of champagne, and his favorite candy for the two of you to enjoy. Your thoughtfulness will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Bonus: Include marshmallows and roasting twigs for an evening by the fire.

Rope "Love" Art

Express your love for your special someone with a sweet sentiment made from rope. To make, douse thick natural fiber rope in a mix of 1-1/2 cups warm water, 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup crafts glue, and 1 teaspoon salt. Shape the rope into a word and a frame, laying the design on a piece of plastic wrap. Use light-gauge wire to add stability and to form tight letter shapes. The letters should harden within 24 hours. When dry, tack the lettering on the wall, attaching decorative birds or other embellishments as desired.

Surprise-Inside Valentine

What's better than a sweet Valentine? A sweet treat to go with it! We have the pattern and instructions to create this fun Cupid-inspired car for a loved one.

DIY Cute Coupons

Print these sweet deals and give the gift of a promise! Whether it's a back rub or a trip to the ice cream shop is up to you. 

Painted Mason Jars

Pretty pink and sparkly Mason jars make gorgeous vases for your Valentine's Day flower gift. To make, paint the outside of the jars with two coats of paint. We mixed several shades of pink with white to create a range of hues. For a touch of glam, mask the top of the jar with painter's tape and cover the bottom with glitter spray paint.

Pretty Romance Album

Transform a simple photo album into a collection of romantic memories with just a few simple embellishments. Add a screen print, ribbon, and some scrapbooking buttons and stickers to decorate the album.

Make-Your-Own Valentine's Day Cards Kit

Kick off your Valentine's Day gift-giving with this fun card-making kit for kids. Not only will they love putting together these sweet valentines, but they'll also be able to give a gift of the season to their loved ones. Package a cardstock heart, bejeweled brad, red crayon, and a blank card in cellophane. Include assembly instructions telling kids to write a handwritten message on the paper heart before attaching it to the card with the brad.

Swag Bags

Gift the gift of glamour this Valentine's Day. Fill fabric bags with candy, nail polish, liquor, and other small items. Customize these for friends, coworkers, and loved ones. 

Burlap-Wrapped Flower Vases

Fill a simple cylinder vase with pretty flowers and wrap the vase with a matching-color piece of burlap. Cut a strip of burlap wide enough to wrap around the cylinder, and line the top and bottom edges and the ends of the burlap with adhesive. Attach the burlap strip to the vase. Cover the top and bottom edges of the burlap with thin velvet ribbon, using fabric glue to secure.

Homemade Lotion

Whip up a custom lotion using essential oils! Simply add a few drops to unscented lotion for a custom blend. Package the lotion into Mason jars and tie with a sweet message! 

Love Pillow

Personalize a throw pillow or T-shirt with our pretty pattern that spells out “love” with a heart. Print the pattern, available below, onto iron-on transfer paper to make this sweet gift.

Cute Cookie Gift

Repackage chocolates and cookies into sweet deliveries! Simply line cardboard boxes with pink paper and fill with a variety of treats. We like a mix of chocolates and macarons. 

Your home and family should be the place you feel loved. I hope you have a blessed Valentine Day full of love!
Jean Robb


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