DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

Updated on September 9, 2019
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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

Cost Estimate
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
Card paper
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
About $3
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.


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      9 months ago

      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:

      Thank you.

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      19 months ago

      How to make a cute book gift for boyfrnd

    • Beronime Gabriels profile image


      3 years ago from South Africa

      Very cute and interesting. Thank you so juch for sharing this lovely ideas. I hope you have a great Valentines day.❤❤

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      3 years ago


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      Drishti Purohit 

      3 years ago

      This is so cute like even i want such a DIY things this valentine

    • Jane Belle profile image

      Jane Belle 

      3 years ago

      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!

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      3 years ago

      These is some good arts.

    • SocialMediaCreate profile image


      3 years ago from India

      Nice ideas for valentine's day!...You can also check social media campaign ideas here

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      Louise Powles 

      3 years ago from Norfolk, England

      I love the marshmallows idea. The handmade cards idea is really nice oto.

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      3 years ago

      Nice blog. You have collected so much information for your blog. I am really excited to see the next post.

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      Paul Levy 

      3 years ago from United Kingdom

      These are really cute, thank you for the ideas!

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      3 years ago

      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.

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      Alexis Chantel 

      3 years ago

      Those are some really cute and creative ideas. I love them.

    • Marilyn Fritz profile image


      3 years ago from Nevada

      This is very informative...Thank you! Stimulated my brain with new ideas.

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      Diamond Mathis 

      3 years ago

      These ideas are awesome!

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      Amie Forsyth 

      3 years ago from Michigan

      Can't go wrong with food! Great ideas!

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thanks so much love quotes and happy Valentines day to you !

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      thanks for stopping by and commenting Diana :)

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      Diana Abrahamson 

      4 years ago

      Love the marshmallow pops..will try them soon!

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thanks Kathryn and Designitbig, and happy Valentines :)

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      Victoria Stephens 

      4 years ago from Cornwall, UK

      I find guys hard to craft for so these are some great tips here. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      4 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      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 :)

      ~ Kathryn

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thanks Jaya Sanghita :) and Mia Matthews and Kristen Howe

      Nicole and Lacey check out this video for baseball rose

      Ysanchezio you can use melted white chocolate for the oreos

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 

      4 years ago from Kolkata

      Fantastic ideas! I'm pinning the first one and will also try making it with my son :)

    • MiaMathews profile image


      4 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      4 years ago

      are there instructions for the baseball rose?

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      Lacey Brewer 

      4 years ago

      How do you make the baseball roses?

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      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Love all of these ideas. How clever and sweet!

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      4 years ago

      What kind of icing are the Oreos dipped in?

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Deborah Diane , yes that's a great idea :)

    • Deborah-Diane profile image


      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love these crafts ... and you could use them for other special occasions, too, like an anniversary!

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by tamirogers, hope you have a great Valentines :)

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      Tami Rogers 

      5 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      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 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Grants world and for pinning and tweeting, your wife will be very pleased with the gift!

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      Grant Handford 

      5 years ago from Canada

      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 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      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 !

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i think my hubby is going to love the bread with heart and hotdog hearts, he is a food fanatic.

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Patsybell :)

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 

      5 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Love these clever and affordable ideas, you hopeless romantic you. So fun. Very creative. ^+

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Deborah Diane :)

    • Deborah-Diane profile image


      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are such charming ideas for Valentine's Day!

    • ezzly profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Ha ha I love the pun ahead of the curve ;) thanks for pinning I followed you on pinterest the other day !

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      5 years ago from USA

      You are ahead of the curve! That lingerie card is a hoot! Pinning!


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