But what can you get them? You can go to the store and buy something tacky, silly or cliche like a box of chocolates or roses, or you can be original, romantic and caring. The choice is clear.
Create a DIY present for your special someone!
Valentine Candy Bouquets (Beginner)
This is by far the easiest craft you could possibly pull together last minute. If your special someone has a sweet tooth, instead of buying a just a simple box of chocolates, put in a little bit of effort and make it thoughtful.
What you need is:
- A Mason Jar
- Wooden Skewers
- Hot Glue or Tape
- 6 Candy Bars
- Miniature Candy
Every flower bouquet starts with a base. To have that same similar feel, use a mason jar as the vase to your candy.
Pour the miniature candy into the mason jar to your heart’s content. A little bonus treat could be taping a tiny note to every candy; these notes could have a single word that describes your loved one. Imagine how sweet they’d feel eating a candy with a compliment each time!
Lastly, we need our flowers, which is where the candy bars, wooden skewers and glue come to play. Place some dots of glue on the back of each candy bar and stick the skewer gently into place. Let it dry and you’re done!
Place your flowers so they are peeking out of the mason jar and you have yourself a Valentine’s Day gift!
“Open When…” Letters (Beginner)
This is a pretty thoughtful gift and would be best for someone you’ve known for a really long time.
What you’d need is:
- Envelopes (I’d recommend 14 because Valentine’s Day is the 14th)
- Heart shaped notes
Everyone has days that are a little more of a struggle than others. Having a card to help a person through rough times would be a true commitment of love. The cards don’t all have to be about overcoming the negative; write for happy days too and make them feel happier to have you in their lives.
For example, write on the top of the envelope “Open When…” and on the middle of the envelope in bold text write “You’re Having A Bad Day.” Inside the envelope, place a note with a quote, lyrics, photo, or something you know you’re significant other will react to to change their day completely.
Be creative and colorful with your love notes. Don’t be afraid to share deep memories with your significant other; the more you write the more appreciative they will be.
14 Things I Love About You Scratch Card (Intermediate)
Similar to the letters, the scratch card will be just as thoughtful for someone you care about. However, there’s a little more prep work with this crafty project.
What you’d need is:
- Typed Card With the Title “14 Things I LOVE About You: P.S Scratch off 1 Heart a Day” or use the printable.
- A Heart Cut Out
- 1 Tablespoon Dish Soap
- 1 Tablespoon Acrylic Paint
Either create your own card or use the printable copy.
If you decide to create your own card, use the heart cut out to trace 7 hearts in two rows. Make sure the printable has enough space for all 14 hearts.
Unlike the letters, the intention of creating your own card is to have 14 hearts for the remaining days of the month. That way the love continues on for the rest of February.
After having the card ready, inside each heart write a little complement for your loved one with ink. After that is done, you’ll add the paste to create the scratch effect.
To create the paste, mix in the dish soap and acrylic paint in a small bowl to create the paste for the scratch card. Make sure the acrylic paint is a pretty color!
With the brush, paint over the hearts carefully, hiding your text for a lovely surprise.
What a lovely gift to give if your significant other is always on your mind, and you on their minds.
Heart Pattern Bracelets (Expert)
These are next level hard if you haven’t done this before. However, any challenge is worth it for your loved one!
They’ll appreciate knowing you put in the time to create something they can wear all year, not just for Valentine’s Day.
What you’d need is:
- 2 colors of embroidery floss
- tape or clipboard
Start by cutting eight strands of string (4 of each color) approximately 24 inches long. Then watch this Youtube video (sorry, way too hard to explain in words):
Origami Lotus Flower (Experienced Crafters Only!)
Did you know that the lotus flower represent purity and devotion? This is a lovely desk decoration for the one you have full devotion towards.
What you’ll need is:
- 8 Pieces of 16cm x 8cm White/Pink Paper
- 4 Pieces of 16cm x 8cm Green Paper
You know the drill:
The heart wants what the heart wants, so go with your organs and do what you know will give your loved one the happiness they deserve. If it’s a DIY present, you came to the right place.