And just like that, we're already in the second month of the new year, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to think about what to give your most loved people on this special day.
Nothing beats a personalised gift that you've created yourself. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas for your loved ones to say I love you this February 14.
1. Floral Valentine’s Day wreath
No Valentine's Day would be complete without some lovely blooms. But we're not talking about your typical bouquet here - no, no, no my friends, this is one you will personalise as you make a stunning heart-shaped wreath. All you need is some wire, a wire cutter, floral foam, fresh flowers (we recommend roses), and of course, a little creativity. Your sweetheart is guaranteed to have a truly happy Valentine's Day when you hand your flower heart to her. Learn how to create it here.
2. Chocolate strawberries
Of course, if there are flowers, there also has to be chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Sure, you can buy them anywhere; but if you want to give your beloved a more personalised gift, these chocolate-covered strawberries will be a sure hit. They are sweet, indulgent, and beautiful, but most of all, quick and easy to make with only four ingredients – fresh strawberries, chocolate, white chocolate chips, and some sprinkles, nuts, or toasted coconut. Get the recipe here.
3. Heart bath bombs
Amaze your loved ones with these easy DIY heart bath bombs. Let him or her feel your love even while they’re relaxing in the bathtub! Don’t worry, these are as easy to make as it gets. And the beauty of this gift is that you can customise them to as many different shapes, colours, scents, and messages as you want. Most of the materials you’ll need are readily available in your pantry, and if you don’t have candy moulds you can easily buy them online - don’t forget to get some heart-shaped ones. Here's how to make them.
4. Heart bookmark
If your partner loves reading, this is the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for bookworms. They will remember you whenever they have to save a page of their favourite novel. Pink and blue are the usual colours, but of course, your loved one’s favourite colour will always be well received. Don’t forget to add a sweet dedication for your heart’s desire. Learn how to do it here.
5. Decorated sugar cookies
Who says Valentine's Day is only for adults? Pop on your chef's hat and celebrate it with everyone in the family by whipping up these decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies. The recipe is simple and pretty basic, but nevertheless, it’s delicious. The highlight is definitely the decorations – try drawing as many icing hearts of different sizes and colours as you can to delight everyone. You can even ask the kids to help out. Watch the tutorial here.
6. Heart-shaped phrase pillow
Yes, there should be hearts everywhere. After all, it's Valentine's Day. So, say "I love you" with this DIY heart-shaped phrase pillow. With some materials and a little bit of cutting and gluing here and there, you'll be able to express your love all year round. Place it on your sofa and snuggle up with a bottle of wine while watching a romantic movie. Here's the how-to guide to make it.
7. Embroidery wine bag
Complete your ensemble with a wine bag embroidered by you. It’s the perfect personalised gift with a bottle of your loved one’s favourite tipple. You only need four materials to make this beautiful gift idea – a linen wine bag, a small embroidery hoop, embroidery floss and needles, and some basic sewing supplies. So, let your hands do the work by following this guide.
8. Hand-painted wine glasses
Of course, you will need a couple of wine glasses to drink that wine. So, surprise your lovey even more with wine glasses you’ve painted with lots of tiny hearts shaped to form a big one or two. Don’t fret - it’s surprisingly easy to do. You only need to pour your heart into it and let your creativity flow freely. Then toast your hearts away while saying “Happy Valentine’s Day” to each other. Read this instruction to guide you with this unique artwork.
9. Farmhouse-style Valentine’s Day coasters
And for the final touch, lay those beautiful hand-painted wine glasses on these farmhouse-style coasters - shaped like hearts, of course! The best thing about them is that the materials are cheap - all you need is a small ball of thin rope and some felt sheets. They are easy-peasy to make, but watch that nod of approval when your sweetheart sees them. Here's how to make them.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
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