14 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas
1. Put it on a Post-it
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a wall full of post-it love notes?! Write a bunch of little love notes, positive words, song lyrics, or doodles, and arrange them onto the bathroom mirror in the shape of a heart.
2. Cheap Date Jar
Come up with some inexpensive date night ideas and write them down on a piece of paper. You can decorate and or come up with cute saying for each date – have as much fun with it as you’d like. Then – either pre-pay for the date or attached the amount of money needed with a paperclip. Some great ideas for cheap dates are: pizza and a Redbox movie night in, a round of bowling or putt-putt, out for ice-cream or dessert, etc. You can even throw in some vouchers for cooking a favorite meal or a massage.
3. Sweet Treats
Know someone with a sweet tooth? Pair favorite candies with adorable sayings for a super cute way to show you care. You can simply divide candies into little portion baggies and staple a cute label over the seal. These are perfect for friends, the office, and/or school.
4. Personalized Coffee Mugs or Wine Glasses
What is your special someone’s beverage of choice? Whether it’s a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine (or both) this is the perfect gift for anyone’s collection. A glass and a sharpie or two is all you will need to create these custom and unique beverage holders. Love the idea, but don’t feel very artistic? Print out a stencil and stencil the text or image onto the glass. Just remember to let the artwork cure by letting it set for a number of days or by baking it in your oven, you don’t want all your hard work to be washed away.
5. …A Few of Your Favorite Things
Fill a brown paper bag (like the kind you get from the grocery store) with a few of your favorite person’s favorite things. These “things” can be as simple as some candy, a framed picture, a variety of hot sauces, some homemade treats, or a favorite food or beverage – be as creative and personal as you’d like.
6. Make a Special Meal
Do you and your beau have a favorite restaurant or meal? Try to recreate a favorite meal this Valentine’s Day. If you’re feeling extra ambitious and think that you are up for the challenge – trade in the chocolate covered strawberries for these strawberry roses! If strawberries aren’t your thing, give these bacon roses a whirl.
7. Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt
Looking for a fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day? Create a Sweetheart Scavenger Hunt! You can either hand-write clues to hide around your pad, or save yourself some time and find free pintables like the ones above. Scatter your clues around and let the game begin!
8. Mailed Kisses
Do you have a long-distance Valentine? If you can’t be with your special someone, send an envelope full of kisses. Apply your favorite lipstick and kiss some pink construction paper to create individual kiss-cutouts for your love. Write a heart-felt letter and/or enclose a picture and then pour your paper puckers into the envelope – don’t forget to seal it with a kiss!
9. Reasons Why
A fun way to let your loved ones know you care is to list some of the reasons why! All you’ll need is some construction paper, ribbon, and tape. Cut different size hearts out of the paper and list a unique reason why your person is so special on each heart. Attach the hearts to ribbon and hang the ribbons from the ceiling. This is a great surprise to wake up to, or a fun way to decorate for a Valentine’s Day in!
10. Custom Frame
Looking for a gift that will last? Create a custom frame to capture your favorite moment with your special someone. Simply print your favorite photo and write out song lyrics or a meaningful letter on the matting of the frame.
11. Cozy Heart Blanket
Looking for a heart-felt way to show you care? Create a custom blanket that can be used all winter long! You’ll need a blanket, some fabric paint, and a stencil to re-create the blanket above. For an added touch of personalization, sign the inside of the blanket with a permanent marker.
12. Love Brew
If beer is your beau’s beverage of choice we have the perfect gift idea for you! Grab their favorite 6-pack, or pick 6 different beers, for your valentine to try. Print the adorable labels and place them over their original label and that is it! A cute and custom valentine package is ready for giving.
13. Create a Calendar
Looking for a way to show you care everyday? Create a custom calendar (or book)! Collect your favorite pictures and important dates and put them into a custom calendar for your loved one. This is will be a great daily reminder of the important dates and special people in your loved one’s life!
14. The Ultimate Valentine Basket
If you can’t decide or want to go all out this Valentine’s Day – create a gift basket with the works, like the one above created by the TRUE Model team! From picture frames to vouchers, the sky is the limit! Be as creative and fun as you’d like!