Although I've never been a huge fan of the color pink, the shape of a heart, or parading your love around for one day a year (seriously, why can't every day be Valentine's Day, you know?) I'm all about showing people how much you love them. The holiday of love, though often met with skepticism, is a great way to spoil not only your significant other, but anyone else you have mushy-gushy feelings about. And there's no better way to say "Hey, I love you" than with a gift you made yourself. Giving your special someone DIY Valentine's day gifts is more thoughtful than any cheesy Hallmark card (unless you and your valentine are into that) and are almost as easy to make as a trip to the store to pick one out.
Whether you're a full blown Valentine’s Day enthusiast who wears their love on their sleeve or you'd prefer to keep your passion on the down low, giving your partner, friend, child, parent, teacher, co-worker or anyone else you have happy feelings for, a gift you made with your own two hands this Feb. 14 will show them how much you really appreciate them. And, my friends, isn't that really what Valentine's Day/Single's Awareness Day/Love Day is all about?
1. His And Hers Pillow Cases
These easily customizable pillow cases from A Beautiful Mess would make the perfect gift for both you and your new spouse.
2. Marble Chocolate Box Make Over
If the tried and true box of chocolates is getting a little old, why not try dressing up the box with this tutorial from Almost Makes Perfect? Chocolates are the perfect gift for anyone on your V-Day list, and this DIY only makes them that much more irresistible.
3. DIY Picture Frame
Besides being ridiculously easy (yes, there's duct tape involved), these cute photo frames from DIY Candy would make great gifts for your mom squad, your own mom, or even your SO.
4. Cement Conversation Hearts
All cheesy puns about love being set in stone aside, how adorable are these cement hearts from Lovely Indeed? The DIY is as simple as can be and they would make the perfect tiny gift for anyone and everyone who has your heart.
5. DIY Love Sign
Another project that is easy and would make a great Valentine's day gift to a friend (or yourself, if you ask me)- this wooden LOVE sign from Meatloaf and Melodrama is the perfect DIY to tackle if you like projects that are quick, easy and cute.
6. Panda Sleep Mask
Give the gift of sleep to a fellow sleep-deprived mama with this adorable sleep mask tutorial from Minted Strawberry.
7. Celery Print Valentines
The perfect craft to make with your littles, these celery stamp Valentine's Day cards from the Merry Thought use only celery and a little bit of paint. Simple, adorable and almost too easy.
8. DIY Succulent Valentines
These DIY succulent planters from Vitamini Handmade are the perfect gift ideas for the low maintenance loves in your life- everything from teachers to co-workers to friends.
9. Travel Mug DIY
And for the coffee lovers in your life (who isn't, really?) why not make these DIY travel mugs from Studio DIY? It's a gift that's equal parts adorable and practical.