January 02, 2018

CREATIVE DO-IT-YOURSELF IDEAS

Surprise them with a one of a kind creation 

Think traditional roses and chocolates are trite and boring? Maybe you want to go overboard with thoughtfulness this year. Here are some ideas for you to get your creativity on while being ultra-romantic. Whether you’re a DIY pro, or still working on improving, these thoughtful ideas are sure to be a huge hit with your loved one this Valentine’s Day!


ideas for valentines gifts

Succulent Planters

If your loved one is hopping on the all-natural, indoor-plants trend, give them a potted succulent. Decorate it with a pun-tastic card that reads:

“I’m a succ-er for you!”

You can decorate the pot with paint or chalk if you want, or you can simply tie it up with ribbons and bows. 

love message pot ideas

An “I Love You Because…” Jar

This is super easy and really thoughtful! All you’ll need are little strips of paper (any color you want), a pen or marker, a mason jar with a decorative label of your own design, and some good ideas.

create love jar

Simply write little reasons that you care about that person and fold them up.

When you give the gift, explain that it’s something for your loved one to use on a bad day or when you get in an argument as a reminder of how much you two care about each other. 

A Bouquet of Marshmallow Pops

If you want to show your loved one that you’re extra sweet, pick up a bag of jumbo marshmallows and some kind of craft sticks. If you can’t get patterned or colored sticks, simply paint wooden dowels red, pink, striped, or any pattern you want!

cool diy gifts pops

Simply stick the marshmallows on the sticks and tie them a ribbon for decoration. Prop up in a mason jar or a glass bottle for a rustic touch. If you’re feeling like a gourmet chef, melt some chocolate chips, dip the marshmallows in it, and roll in some sprinkles or mini M&Ms.

Origami Heart Bookmark

If you know your loved one is a bookworm, this the perfect DIY gift.

Start with a square of paper or cardstock (preferably red, pink, or patterned).

  1. The first step is to crease each corner down to make an “X” pattern.
  2. Then fold in half horizontally, open up again, and fold the bottom half up so that it touches the crease in the middle.
  3. Unfold again and gently push in each horizontal crease - the paper will collapse into a triangle shape.
  4. Lift the top layer towards you, flip the paper over, and fold the top triangle flap down.
  5. Fold down the very tops of the exposed corners to make a rounded edge, and you’re done!

Feel free to decorate with some thumbprint hearts by dipping your thumb in red or pink paint. 


A Sour Lemon Valentine's Day Jar

sour gift idea valentine

You’ll need a glass mason jar, a bag of lemon drops, and maybe some pink ribbon or twine for you to tie around the jar as decoration. You’ll also want a piece of cardstock, cardboard, or just paper to write or print a cute message on. The best way to make good use of this particular gift is to write “PUCKER UP” and leave a lipstick kiss (or at least draw a heart) on it. The assembly is simple: just dump the lemon drops in the jar and decorate as you please!

Cute Valentine Pom-pom Monsters

These are an adorable addition to a card (or some kind of decoration to a larger gift) Best of all, they’re fairly simple to make.

You’ll need:

  • googly eyes
  • hot glue
  • pom-poms in red, pink, or white
  • plain or patterned foam hearts
  • toothpicks (or sheets of foam and scissors)

All you need to do is hot glue the googly eyes to the pompoms and then hot glue the foam hearts to toothpicks. You should be able to stick the toothpicks right into the pom-poms, but you can always use glue if you need. If you are using foam sheets, simply cut out the heart antennae yourself and use glue to stick them on.

 

 

Clear Glass Conversation Stones

These make great paperweights or just decorations to leave around the house.

All you need is clear glass stones, and to print a few phrases out on printer paper. When it comes to selecting the color of paper you will use, consider using pink paper; or as an alternative, use white paper and color it pink with a highlighter or a colored pencil.

love rocks

Use Elmer’s glue and a paintbrush to coat the bottom of the stone and press the paper on.

It’s a good idea to make sure the printouts are a little bit smaller than the stone itself so you can add a second layer of glue over the paper to keep it smooth. You can put any phrase you want on the paper, but a good idea is to write cute prompts about your relationship like “Night out or night in?” or “Most memorable moment.” Have some fun and get creative! Click here for a list of topic ideas and a printable list.

 


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