Great DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only a little over two weeks a way and it’s time to get started on those last minute gifts. I have always been a crafty, DIY present person, making my boyfriends gifts each year, so I decided to share a few of the projects I’ve done in the past and few I’ve recently found. Make your loved one something from the heart with these great DIY Valentine’s day gifts.

“52 Things I Love About You”

For one of my past boyfriends, I decided to make him a little book of all the things I loved about him and our relationship. I took a deck of cards (52 cards in a deck) and punched two holes in each card. I then used metal clips to tie them all together, ribbon or string works too. I then typed up my 52 reasons and then printed them out on clear, adhesive paper. The adhesive paper works perfectly because it allows you to avoid glue and tape and all you have to do is cut out the phrase, peel off the backing and stick on the card. The booklet turned out really cute and my boyfriend loved it. I used this as the card to my present and also got him something practical so it wasn’t too overly mushy.

Bacon Breakfast Hearts

Start your Valentine’s Day off right with  breakfast in bed. Add a little love to the meal by bending your raw bacon into a heart shape before cooking and serve with heart shaped pancakes! Mimosas also add a great touch and will get your Valentine’s Day going. I actually made this breakfast for my best friends and roommates one year and we sat in our pajamas enjoying our heart shaped meal.

DIY Confetti Heart Mugs

This an easy and quick present that looks really cute and like you put a lot of effort into it. You will need contact paper or adhesive paper, cut out a heart, any size that you desire. Stick the paper to a clean and dry mug of your choice. You will need Sharpie Paint Pens and/or Elmer’s Painters Markers. Make dots around the heart, first outline the heart and then do more random dotting to create a confetti look. Make sure to do one color at a time so they have enough time to dry and not smudge.  Add as much as you want and then let dry. You can fill the mugs will candy or gifts and they are ready to be given to your valentine!

Relationship History Book

For another past boyfriend, I made a little book about the history of our relationship. I designed pages for each big event that had happened in our two years together. It was a fun project, as I got to find good pictures of us together and also just design page layouts for each event. I started with when we met for the first time and went to our first date etc. and ended on the current Valentine’s Day. I used old pictures and my journals to remember dates and also our old texts for cute quotes and snippets. I laminated the pages and bound them with ribbon. He loved the present and it was something I saved on my computer for my own memories.

Whatever you get your valentine this year, just make sure it’s something from the heart that shows them just how much you care!