We have just about 2 weeks until the big V-Day and it’s getting time to figure out how to celebrate it. Will you celebrate with a kind gesture towards your loved one, whip up a favorite dish, splurge at a pricey store, or go anti-V-Day? If you are actually celebrating it with your sweetie, why not make something personalized that is uniquely representative of you two as a couple? Here are some great DIY ideas to get you started:
DIY Book of Love Pendant
Make a leather-bound mini book necklace for the gals and a book keychain for the guys: the perfect matching pair. Write your sweet love-themed musings and messages inside.
DIY Quote Mug
Based on the ubiquitous DIY Sharpie mug, this idea utilizes a quote from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. You can buy the mug here if you’re not inclined to DIY.
DIY Valet Tray
Though this tutorial was technically for Father’s Day, you could easily whip up something for your honey that was more love-themed if you wish. How about #loveyoumore or #love or #bemine stenciled letters?
DIY Ampersand Valentine’s Art
Simply made with thumbtacks, this pretty piece of art has a big impact. You could do an ampersand, or your initials, or anything that strikes your fancy!
DIY Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box
Put your own spin on the box of chocolates and make your very own heart-shaped box, from scratch no less. Just breathtaking!
DIY U Complete Me Pillows
With free downloadable template, these pillows are a snap to make using iron-on transfer sheets. So adorable!
DIY Sweetheart State Map
Though finding a wooden cutout of your state may be a little tough at this late hour, you can always paint the state outline onto a piece of wood or canvas and add wooden letters on top of it for a similar feel. Check out the DIY here.
DIY Memory Candles
Made with a black-and-white photocopy and some contact paper, these vintage-esque candle votives are just gorgeous.
DIY Tissue Paper Art
This is a great project for kids to do for parents, resulting a beautiful piece of tissue paper art. Check out the how-to here.
DIY Rope Heart Bracelet
Follow the photos closely to make this sweet little bracelet – a perfect gift for kids or women in your life. (Or a creative gift-tie!)
DIY Chocolate Eraser Set
In order to make these you do need to pick up some eraser clay (or this sweet little DIY Chocolate Eraser Kit, which is what I used), but they come out really fantastic. Here is the quick how-to.
DIY Wine Cork Heart Art
Collect corks? Paint the bottoms to make a beautiful (and meaningful!) piece of cork art.
DIY Crafty Candy Bouquet
Instead of chocolate, gift candy, in this adorable bouquet arrangement. Good for men, women, kids, teachers, friends…just about anybody.
DIY Felt Fortune Cookies
LOVE these sweet little handmade fortune cookies, inside of which you can tuck any message and treat of your choosing.
DIY True Love Tree Carving
Though this throwback project is for a plaque, you could easily use it as a trivet or a tray. Love the personalization on it!
Hope your day, however you celebrate it (or not!) is a wonderful one!