valentines day gift ideas

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

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

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas 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.

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas
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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

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

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.

Ingredients needed:

  • 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.

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

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.

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

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.

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

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!

Handmade Valentines Gift Ideas

This gorgeous candle is one of my most beloved handmade Valentines gift ideas. How do you make it?

Supplies Needed:

  • Corn syrup
  • Candy heart sprinkles
  • Empty jar
  • Candle wax
  • Candlewick

How to:

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!

5 Fabulous Valentines Day Wreath Ideas

These 5 amazing Valentines Day Wreath Ideas are sure to dress up your front door.  In addition, they will make your home warm and inviting during the sweetest time of the year.

The 5 Most Popular Valentines Day Wreaths

Valentines Day Wreath

This bright and happy wreath is a fun DIY project you can finish in one day.

The supplies you will need are:

  • a metal wreath ring
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Red and white striped deco mesh
  • A mixture of different ribbons (white with red polka dots, red print, Chevron striped and Valentine theme ribbons)
  • Wide wired burlap ribbon
  • Heart accents
  • A wooden or metal heart
  • A clip for clipping the heart to the wreath
  • Wooden letters that spell “Love”

First, paint your heart however you like. Lovely stripes of red, white and pink and a distressed look makes this heart have a country appeal. Additionally, the letters are painted red and glued to the heart once dry. As soon as those steps are completed, you need to glue the clip to the back of the heart so that you will be able to clip it snuggly into the wreath.

After your heart is finished, weave your deco mesh ribbon through the metal wreath ring and secure it every 6 inches or so with twisting on a red pipe cleaner. After you have filled the entire wreath with the deco mesh, clip the heart securely into the deco mesh. Simply press it down and find part of the metal wreath to clip it on. 

Now you can start adding the rest of your ribbon in loops. Secure them around the metal wire wreath as you go with more pipe cleaners. Play with the design as much as you like because you need to focus on filling in any gaps. Just start around the heart and work your way across the wreath. Isn’t it gorgeous!

Make all of these Valentines Day Wreaths Using the Same General Method

Valentines Day Wreath Grapevine

This is another charming and easy to make Valentines Day Wreath. Whimsy and delicate, create this easy DIY project with a grapevine wreath, lace fern vine or other greenery, red flowers of your choice, a pretty burlap bow and a wooden heart or other decorative Valentine themed accent.

Valentines Day Wreath Mason Jar

What a darling Valentines Day Wreath! The cute chalkboard jar gives this design a bit of country charm and deco mesh again wins the day. The comingled ribbons and accents add a personal and unique touch that will leave your guests in awe. Don’t forget that these crafts make thoughtful Valentines’ Day gifts as well.

Valentines Day Wreath Cupid

This one is absolutely darling. I love it! In my quest to figure out what was used to embellish this Valentines day wreath with the cupid accents, I found the cupid wreath kit they used. The bright red, white and pink ribbons and deco mesh draw you in to take a closer look.

Valentines Day Wreath Burlap Heart
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Keeping it minimal is just as lovely and this beautiful red burlap heart wreath does not disappoint. Accented with a striped chevron ribbon, this wreath makes a classy statement.