Four Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Gifts


Having trouble thinking of what to get for your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Sure, a necklace or massage gift certificate works, but if that’s what you’re gifting every year than maybe it’s time for a change. Sometimes the best gift is something that you can create yourself, as it can have much more meaning than just something you picked up at the jewelry store. There are lots of creative gifts you can make for your significant other that they are sure to enjoy and cherish every day. You can find most of the materials to make these gifts for just a few dollars at your local craft store, so check to find the best place near you. Check out this list of do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to leave your loved one happy and satisfied.

Love Picture Frame

For an inexpensive gift that your sweetie will love, pick up a picture frame and get to work. Even the simplest of frames will do. Paint the frame red, and adorn it with any kind of decorations you want like hearts or stars. Go to your computer, find a beautifully written love quote (or think of your own, if you want), type it out in a nice script font and print it. Fit the quote inside the picture frame, and you’ve got a beautiful framed quote about love that your sweetie will swoon over.

Date in a Box

For a great gift that your valentine will find creative and romantic, make a date in a box. Take a nice basket and fill it with things for the perfect date. One example would be a movie date. Fill it with your love’s favorite candy, a bottle of wine , some popcorn, and a DVD. Your Valentine will love the idea of a date in a box, and you’ll be able to enjoy the gift as well.

Luggage Tags

For your sweetie’s business trips, make some luggage tags for his or her bag. This can be as simple as visiting your local craft store, picking out some felt and plastic for the screen, and sewing it. Measure it to fit the size of a business card, so your valentine can slide in a business card to identify the bag in case it’s lost. Add some flare to the luggage tag by sewing on some decorations, so it’s easily identifiable at the airport baggage carousel.

Duct Tape Roses

Abandon the flowers that will wilt in a few days anyways this year and instead make a lasting gift. Create a duct tape rose out of (yep, you guessed it) duct tape! If you’ve got the time, make a whole dozen, and deliver it to your Valentine’s office. It’s a creative way to say “I love you” without dropping a ton of cash on flowers that will end up in the trash in a few days anyways (and it will last forever).

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