Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine’s Day

10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Photo: Thistlewood Farms

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators – there’s still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas.   

 

10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

1. This decadent chocolate bark is sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth. Find the recipe here. [Photo: At The Picket Fence]

Buy or DIY? Get this Cupid Candy bark on Etsy for $14    Buy Now

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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine’s Day

10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me… Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away! It’s always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it’s also a great reason to do some crafting! So I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine’s Day-themed DIY projects.   

 

10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

1. These pretty heart straw stirrers would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day cocktail party… or just to dress up your morning orange juice! Continue Reading

How To: Make Heart-Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs!

created at: 02/09/2012

These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal.  Aren’t you glad I did??   

 

Bento box and plush toy designer Anna the Red happily shares a simple technique for turning ordinary hard boiled eggs into something… EGGStraordinary*.  All you need is the following:

  • an egg
  • a clean, empty milk or juice carton
  • a chopstick
  • rubberbands

When you’re ready to start turning eggs into hearts, head over to Anna the Red for a nice photo tutorial plus a few EGGcellent** tips. Continue Reading

Felt Heart Bookmark

created at: 01/30/2012

Is it heart-felt, or a felt heart?  Well, all cheesiness aside, it can be both if you are looking for a simple valentine for the bookworm in your life.  
Alison at Simple Serendipities was inspired to make these simple heart bookmarks, and added her own personal touch with some embroidery.  I’m thinking the initials of whoever the bookmark is intended for would also be a fun touch to this easy and inexpensive Valentine.

The tutorial and template are found on Alison’s blog, here.

How To: Paper Heart Garland

Hearts-on-a-string…Super quick, super easy, and a great use of scrap paper. AND! This stands out as the kinda project you can do while in a meeting or class, and make it look like you’re totally paying attention!

  

“Cut colored paper into 3/4″ strips. Fold them in half, or if you want some hearts that are twice as big, splice two strips of paper together at the bottom of each heart with double stick tape. Curl the loose ends around a chopstick or pen.”

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How To: Felt Conversation Hearts.

Every year I try one, and every year, I swear it’ll be last. Those chalky, manufactured conversation hearts simply don’t agree with my taste buds.

Conversation Hearts

But these little felt hearts do INDEED agree with my cute buds, and the fact that they’re customizable to convey anything you want? Well, that’s just sweet…

No pattern necessary, just trace, embroider, and cut, then seal with a blanket stitch. See how at Lavendar and Limes.

Don’t buy into the commercialism; show your loved ones you care with handmade ideas for a special Valentine’s Day. Continue Reading

Make an Alexander Girard ‘Heart’ Valentine

created at: 2010/02/01

Show the mid-mod lover in your life how much you love them with my Girard-inspired Valentine! Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

  • black card stock and white card stock (my card is 4.25″ x 5.5″, when folded)
  • red light-weight card stock or construction paper
  • cutting mat
  • craft knife
  • scissors
  • adhesive of your choice

First, stick the red paper into your printer and then head on over to my Scribd page, where you’ll find a backward Girard-esque heart. Continue Reading

Knit a Smitten for your Valentine

This might be a little OTT*, but ’tis the season for such expressions of love. Designed by Julie Weisenberger, the Smitten is a mitten for two that just happens to look like a heart. Okay, everyone together now…..awwwwwwwwww!

The free pattern is download-able at Coco Knits. If you don’t know how to knit but have always wanted to learn, you might want to check out the instructional videos on knittinghelp.com.

*Over The Top