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Get Personal This Valentine's Day and Win His Heart!
Making something for your loved one is always better than buying something. Why? Because you can get really personal with their gift. You could root through your memory box or dig up old love notes to make something special, like a picture made of the first cards you sent each other. Not only will you love taking a trip down memory lane, but you will earn lots of brownie points for sentimentality. If memories aren't his thing, what about making a bouquet from his favorite chocolate bars?
The ideas here are not only economical but they are quick and easy to whip up, too! Have fun!
17 Romantic DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend or Husband
1. Romantic Cut-Out of a Love Letter
A handwritten love letter, a pre-cut mat, pretty paper, stencils
About $10: $6 for pre-cut mat, $4 for paper
2. Marshmallow Pops
Marshmallows, popsicle sticks or straws, white chocolate bark, and sprinkles
About $10: $2 for marshmallows, $2 for sticks, $2.50 for straws, $3.50 for bark
3. Valentine's Day Care Package
Card stock, other decorations, a box, care package items
Depends: $4-6 for card stock, $5-10 for decoration + contents of box and shipping
4. Cute Lingerie Card
Card paper, ribbon, lace, colored paper
About $7: $3 for card paper, $4 for ribbon + lace
5. I Love You This Much Card
About $5 for card paper
6. Sausage and Egg Heart
Sausage or hot dogs, eggs, toothpicks
About $8: $4-6 for sausage, $2-3 for eggs
7. Baseball Roses
5-7 baseballs, box cutter, craft glue
8. Unbearable Gummies
Bag of gummy bears
9. DIY Treat Bag
Card stock, ribbon, hole punch, plastic goodie bag
About $12: $4 for paper, $3 for ribbon, $2 for gift baggies, $3 for candies
10. Oreo Pops
Oreos, icing or white chocolate bark, sprinkles, decorative sticks or straws
About $12: $4 for Oreos, $3 for icing or white chocolate, $3 for sprinkles, $2 for sticks
11. I Love You Picture
Poster board, three-picture photo frame
About $15: $3 for poster board, $12 for picture frame
12. I Love You to Pieces
Reese's Pieces, jar, piece of cloth, rubber band
About $5: $2 for candy, $2 for jar, $1 for piece of fabric
13. Liquor in a Heart
Mini-bottles of liquor, a heart-shaped box
Depends: each bottle of liquor costs about $2.50. Chocolate boxes are $8-15
14. Valentine's Day Game
Big piece of poster board, colored markers, some time to make the game
$3 for the poster board
15. Candy Bar Bouquet
Candy bars, sticks or skewers, duct tape, a vase
Depends: $1 for each candy bar, $2 for sticks, $3-5 for the vase
16. 52 Things I Like About You
Deck of cards, stickers, glue, hole punch, ribbon
About $10-$12: $3-$5 for a deck of cards, $4 for stickers, $2 for glue, $1 for ribbon
17. Kisses for You
Jar, kisses, post-it note
About $5: $3 for kisses, $2-4 for jar
1) Romantic Cut-Out of a Love Letter
Make a picture out of a love letter that one of you sent to the other. You can also use pages out of a book. You will need a nice card for backing.
- Prepare the frame by pasting paper in the pre-cut mat.
- Then, paste your love letter to a sturdy piece of card stock.
- Have your stencils ready—you can print some off of the Internet.
- Draw the shapes onto the letter and then cut out carefully.
- Paste onto the already prepared pre-cut mat.
- You can either frame this or give it as-is.
2) Marshmallow Pops
These took under twenty minutes to make from start to finish and they turned out adorable! All you need is: marshmallows, white chocolate bark, sprinkles (or crushed graham cracker, coconut, etc.), popsicle sticks or paper straws, and red food coloring.
- First, prepare the marshmallows by cutting a slit in them and putting in the popsicle or decorative stick.
- Have your decorative elements ready in bowls nearby, whether you're using sprinkles, toasted coconut, or nuts.
- Melt the chocolate bark. Be careful when you do this because it can burn very easily. When it's melted, add just a drop of red food coloring to it — easy does it. Adjust until you get the color that you want. You might want to put aside some bark that you don't want to be dyed.
- Then, dip the marshmallow in the chocolate and roll in your toppings.
- Let it dry upright in a cup.
3) Valentine's Day Care Package
This is perfect for your sweetie who's deployed. Measure cardstock to the same exact size as the flaps and sides of the mailing box. Then decorate each piece of cardstock to your liking. Glue it to the flaps and sides of a box. Fill the box with goodies and send it to your honey!
4) Cute Lingerie Card
You can find templates for your panty cards online and use things like lace to give it a realistic effect. In the local fabric or craft store, you can often buy short pieces of ribbon instead of getting a whole roll.
5) I Love You This Much Card
Get some nice scrapbook paper and trace around your little one's hands to make this adorable card that will make your spouse's heart skip a beat.
The longer the piece of paper in the middle, the more you love your sweetie!
6) Sausage and Egg Hearts
This is very simple to make. All you have to do is split a sausage in half and fry an egg inside it. If you don't fancy this, there are also heart-shaped molds that you can fry your eggs in without the need for the sausage ;)
Watch the video for instructions step-by-step.
7) Baseball Roses
You can upcycle items to make new ones like these awesome baseballs turned into roses. Use a utility knife to cut along the stitching and dismantle the ball.
You'll need about 5 baseballs per rose. Glue the "petals" in three to five layers, glueing each layer as you go along and staggering the petals.
8) Unbearable Gummies
For the gummy bear fan in your life, this is a quick and cheap idea to whip up! That makes it great for those of us who do things at the last minute!
9) DIY Treat Bag
Choose stiff card stock that you love, then cut it, attach the baggie inside, fold the top, punch a hole, and add a coordinating ribbon!
10) Oreo Pops
Oreos are so much yummier when dipped in icing. Add heart sprinkles for an easy peasy valentine treat. You can make your own icing or use white chocolate bark for this. You should be able to find lollipop sticks at either a craft store or your local supermarket.
See more instructions for making the Oreos step-by-step from makoodle.
11) I Love You Picture
This is an adorable idea for a Valentine's Day gift for your sweet heart. Get three poster boards and cut out an 'I", a "heart," and a "U." Take three pictures (one with each poster). Buy a three-photo picture frame, and you have a cute personal gift for your sweetie.
12) I Love You to Pieces
This is quite a simple and neat way to up-cycle a mason jar into a little favor. Get a pack of Reese's Pieces and cut out the 'pieces' from the pack. Stick them onto a cloth with the message "I love you to pieces."
13) Liquor in a Heart
Recycle a heart-shaped tin chocolate box and pop a sweet note with his favorite liquors inside. Don't forget to add some tissue paper for a nice decorative touch!
14) Valentine's Day Game
Get a large piece of poster board to make a Valentine's Day game to see how much they know you. After a certain number of questions answered correctly, offer a present like a kiss or a chocolate.
15) Candy Bar Bouquet
You get a bouquet of roses and he gets a candy bar bouquet! Use duck tape to attach sticks to the backs of his favorite bars.
16) 52 Things I Like About You
Personalize a deck of cards by adding stickers and pictures with funny phrases that remind you of him! Tie it all up with ribbon. He will really get a kick out of it!
17) Kisses for You
Why not up-cycle an old jar and fill it with chocolate kisses to really melt his heart. This is also a great one to leave in your partner's suitcase if they are going away for a time.
Deanna on October 01, 2019:
I noticed you used my marshmallow pops photos in your post. I am thrilled that you like the idea, but please give proper credit to Honey + Lime as the original author, and credit the correct person for any other photo or recipe you're using without permission.
Here is the link to add: https://www.honeyandlime.co/how-to-make-valentines...
namitha on December 10, 2018:
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Beronime from South Africa on February 13, 2017:
Very cute and interesting. Thank you so juch for sharing this lovely ideas. I hope you have a great Valentines day.❤❤
Kristeen on February 13, 2017:
Drishti Purohit on February 13, 2017:
This is so cute like even i want such a DIY things this valentine
Jane Belle on February 12, 2017:
Those are great ideas. I will definitely try few of them for Valentines day ;)
I also have created a hub with ideas but your ones rock! Thank you and have lovely holiday!
Emily on February 09, 2017:
These is some good arts.
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Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 07, 2017:
I love the marshmallows idea. The handmade cards idea is really nice oto.
valentinequote on February 06, 2017:
Nice blog. You have collected so much information for your blog. I am really excited to see the next post.
Paul Levy from United Kingdom on January 23, 2017:
These are really cute, thank you for the ideas!
dolores on January 14, 2017:
thank you for sharing these ideas. I thought i had thought of them all with my huge pinterest boards of ideas...but not only did i find new ones here but GREAT ones! Thanks.
Alexis Chantel on January 10, 2017:
Those are some really cute and creative ideas. I love them.
Marilyn from Nevada on January 03, 2017:
This is very informative...Thank you! Stimulated my brain with new ideas.
Diamond Mathis on December 19, 2016:
These ideas are awesome!
Amie Forsyth from Michigan on November 06, 2016:
Can't go wrong with food! Great ideas!
ezzly (author) on February 10, 2016:
Thanks so much love quotes and happy Valentines day to you !
ezzly (author) on February 09, 2016:
thanks for stopping by and commenting Diana :)
Diana Abrahamson on February 08, 2016:
Love the marshmallow pops..will try them soon!
ezzly (author) on February 06, 2016:
Thanks Kathryn and Designitbig, and happy Valentines :)
Victoria Stephens from Cornwall, UK on February 06, 2016:
I find guys hard to craft for so these are some great tips here. Thanks for sharing.
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 05, 2016:
These are such adorable ideas! I have started thinking lately about what to do for my boyfriend this year, and I think these ideas will help me. Thanks!
Have a wonderful weekend :)
ezzly (author) on February 03, 2016:
Thanks Jaya Sanghita :) and Mia Matthews and Kristen Howe
Nicole and Lacey check out this video for baseball rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ3tTT4l8V8
Ysanchezio you can use melted white chocolate for the oreos
Sanghita Chatterjee from Kolkata on January 29, 2016:
Fantastic ideas! I'm pinning the first one and will also try making it with my son :)
MiaMathews on January 27, 2016:
Nicole on January 25, 2016:
are there instructions for the baseball rose?
Lacey Brewer on January 20, 2016:
How do you make the baseball roses?
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 12, 2016:
Love all of these ideas. How clever and sweet!
Ysanchez10 on November 18, 2015:
What kind of icing are the Oreos dipped in?
ezzly (author) on February 25, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Deborah Diane , yes that's a great idea :)
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on February 25, 2015:
I love these crafts ... and you could use them for other special occasions, too, like an anniversary!
ezzly (author) on February 09, 2015:
Thanks for stopping by tamirogers, hope you have a great Valentines :)
Tami Rogers from Seattle, Washington on February 09, 2015:
Oh my gosh..LOVE these ideas! Especially the chocolate bar bouquet. We agreed not to do gifts this year and I think these ideas are perfect for the budget. Thanks so much!
ezzly (author) on February 08, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Grants world and for pinning and tweeting, your wife will be very pleased with the gift!
Grant Handford from Canada on February 08, 2015:
The I Love You picture is really nice. I think I would do something like that for my wife. It would blow her away. Thanks for the idea. I am tweeting, Pinning and Google+ ing this article. Cheers.
ezzly (author) on February 03, 2015:
Thanks for stopping by peachpurple :) Yes it's a really fun idea I went out and bought heart shaped cookie moulds for the big day !
peachy from Home Sweet Home on February 03, 2015:
i think my hubby is going to love the bread with heart and hotdog hearts, he is a food fanatic.
ezzly (author) on January 30, 2015:
Thanks for stopping by Patsybell :)
Patsy Bell Hobson from zone 6a, SEMO on January 30, 2015:
Love these clever and affordable ideas, you hopeless romantic you. So fun. Very creative. ^+
ezzly (author) on January 30, 2015:
Thanks for your comment Deborah Diane :)
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on January 29, 2015:
These are such charming ideas for Valentine's Day!
ezzly (author) on January 05, 2015:
Ha ha I love the pun ahead of the curve ;) thanks for pinning I followed you on pinterest the other day !
FlourishAnyway from USA on January 05, 2015:
You are ahead of the curve! That lingerie card is a hoot! Pinning!