Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas are some of the best presents you could ever give. Show your significant other how much you love him or her with one of these fun craft projects.
Easy to Make Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas for Him or Her
A handmade Mason jar decorated and filled with candy makes a thoughtful handmade gift for your Valentine. There are tons of ways you can decorate the jar. Cut out and glue on pretty hearts, paint the jar, embellish it with ribbons, fabric and lace or tie on a pretty bow. Your choices are endless.
This is one of the adorable country-style handmade Valentines gift ideas that’s so very cute. You can purchase these little burlap bags at most any craft store. Simply paint on some pretty hearts. I suggest using a heart stencil to get the perfect shape because you want them to be as straight as possible. Also, be sure to insert a small strip of cardboard or card stock to prevent bleed through when painting your burlap. Finally, when they are dry, fill your bags with some tasty treats and tie on a pretty little bow.
A Valentines Bath Bomb That Rocks
Nothing says I love you like homemade bath bombs. These relaxing fizzles are a real treat for a nice evening to unwind and pamper yourself. They make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Wondering how to make these? Here is the recipe.
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- Baking soda (1 cup)
- A cup of citric acid
- Essential oil of your choice-lavender is used for this one
- Jojoba, olive oil or sweet almond
- A heart mold
- Red food coloring
Mix your baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid using a good-sized bowl. Once those ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, add 3 tablespoons of the sweet almond oil (or whichever oil you chose from the steps above) and use a fork to splice and mix it in with the other ingredients in the bowl. It may clump up so just mix it throughout the bowl. Keep adding a tablespoon of the oil at a time and mix it in until it has a good texture where it stays together and you can squeeze it in your hand. It will look similar to dough. Add a few drops of oil and food coloring. Blend this together and you will see a nice splotchy mix of red and white.
Fill your heart mold with your mixture and press it down into the mold really well because you want it as tight and compact into the mold as possible. Let it sit in the mold for about 10 to 15 minutes then flip the mold upside down onto a piece of cardboard or something you do not mind getting oily and pop it out. Don’t touch it because it will crumble easily at this point. Let them sit at room temperature for at least two days so they can completely harden.
Once hardened, wrap these sweetly scented bath bombs in tulle or some other pretty wrap and give as gifts. Your friends will thank you.
Most everyone decorates their refrigerators with something. Why not try one of these handmade Valentines gift ideas and give your Valentine a collection of heart magnets? These adorable little treasures are thoughtful and cute not to mention they are much easier to make than what you might think.
Using air-dry clay, pinch off a bit of the clay and roll it into a ball. The size does not really matter, but try to make sure the ball is no bigger than a quarter. Using your hands, form the ball into a rounded triangle shape.
Continue smoothing and pressing until your ball of clay starts to resemble a heart and work with it till you have it like you want it. Make several of these in different sizes. Be sure the back of your hearts is nice and flat because that is where you will put your magnet. Allow the clay to dry for about two days. Once dried, paint your hearts using watercolor paints. You can mix the paint to make different shades of pink and red. Let them dry and then apply either an extra coat of paint or go ahead and apply Mod Podge to seal the paint.
Last you will glue to the back a small magnet or a thin strip of magnetic tape. Your little magnets are now ready to gift!
This gorgeous candle is one of my most beloved handmade Valentines gift ideas. How do you make it?
- Corn syrup
- Candy heart sprinkles
- Empty jar
- Candle wax
Melt your candle wax until it becomes liquid and have it ready because you need to be sure it is enough to fill the jar you are using. Add a little corn syrup to your jar and move the jar around so that the syrup will coat the sides of the jar and the bottom. Now you can add your candy sprinkles to the jar and shake it around to get them to stick to the syrup on the sides and bottom. Carefully pour in your wax, then add the wick to the middle and hold it in place using a toothpick at the top until it all dries. Tie on a pretty ribbon and you are finished! What a beautiful candle!