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Valentine's Day Gifts to Make

Updated on January 7, 2017
5 Things I Love About You Mini Journal
5 Things I Love About You Mini Journal

Ideas for Hand Made Valentine's Day Gifts

This page gives you instructions for making four romantic or sweet Valentines Day gifts for someone special. Video tutorials are included for two of these projects. You will also find several photos of cards or other hand made items.

If you're looking for some cute Valentines Day ideas, perhaps a Valentines gift for your husband or Valentines Day ideas for a boyfriend, or if you want ideas for homemade Valentine gifts for any purpose, you will find some creative ideas here. There is even a last minute gift idea, in case time gets away on you.

Cupid's special day deserves a gift created with love.

I'll supply the idea. You supply the work and the love. :-)

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Valentine Gift Card Holders
Valentine Gift Card Holders

Handmade Valentine Gift Card Holders

You can't go wrong with a gift card, but by themselves, they can be rather impersonal. Why not tuck your gift card inside one of these cute Valentine gift card holders. They're easy and fast to make. All you need is an ordinary envelope and some Valentine themed paper. The card fits into one side and there is a space on the other for you to write your personal message.

Naturally, you can trim and embellish your gift card holders anyway you like -- lace, stickers, ribbons, buttons, punched flowers, etc.

They make ideal last minute Valentine gifts for those occasions when you forgot or postponed getting your gift. You can pick a gift card up anywhere and make the card holders in a matter of minutes. No one will ever guess that you hadn't been planning for weeks. :-)

Visit the link below for complete instructions, including a video demonstration showing how to make these Valentine gift card holders.

Hand Made Valentine Card
Hand Made Valentine Card

Hand Made Valentine Card

Heart Medallions Make this a Stunning Item

This hand made Valentine card, with its layered heart medallions is almost a gift in itself. It's definitely a keeper. It does take a little time and skill to make, since it uses techniques from rubber stamping and heat embossing. If you'd like to try your hand at this beautiful Valentines Day gift idea, you'll find complete instructions and a video demonstration at this link:

Handmade Valentine Card with Heart Medallions

5 Things I Love About You Mini Book
5 Things I Love About You Mini Book

Handmade Mini Book for a Valentine Gift

5 ThingsI Love About You

This make such a cute Valentine gift for anyone who is near and dear to you. By modifying the trim and papers, you can make an adorable Valentine gift for someone special -- be it boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, child, sister, parent, niece, grandchild, etc. I could even see it as a gift for teacher. When you stop to think about it, who wouldn't be thrilled to receive something like this from a loved one?

The mini book contains five pages, which are formed from coin envelopes (the kind you can buy at office supply stores). Since each page is made from an envelope, it has an opening. Each opening contains a tag, on which you write one thing you love about the recipient.

It's not difficult to make, although you will need a few hours. It is also a suitable craft project for children of perhaps age eight and upwards. They will need some supervision, though. I taught this project to a group of eight year olds, and they produced lovely books to give to their moms or dads.

The supply list is simple: You need five coin envelopes, two rectangles of stiffer paper, cardboard or chipboard for the front and back covers, colored paper with a Valentine's theme, cardstock for the tags, and miscellaneous items to decorate.

For complete instructions, the video demonstration below shows you precisely how to make this Valentine gift.

Video Demonstration of Five Things I Love About You Mini Book

Heart Shaped Mini Album
Heart Shaped Mini Album

Heart Shaped Album on Amazon

Maya Road Die-Cut Chipboard Album, 6.5 by 5-Inch
Maya Road Die-Cut Chipboard Album, 6.5 by 5-Inch

This heart shaped album is not identical to the one shown in my pictures. However, if would work well and you could easily make a beautiful Valentine's Day gift with this item. Since it is acrylic and not chipboard, all pages would be transparent. It would be a stunning effect when you are finished.

 

Heart Shaped Albums Make Wonderful Valentine Gifts

These heart shaped mini albums are wonderful gift ideas for almost anyone that is special to you. You can buy heart shaped chipboard albums, or you could make your own using cardboard (pizza boxes, cereal boxes) and a simple hand drawn heart pattern.

This particular heart shaped mini album was a gift for a senior cousin, and its filled with pictures of family members.

If you are handy with the computer and have some digital photographs, you could print them out in heart shapes, as I did, or you could print them and trim them to fit the page afterwords.

For complete instructions for making this mini album, please refer to the video demonstration below.

Video Demonstration of the Valentine Heart Scrapbook Album

Pictures of Valentine Cards and Gifts

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Cup shaped Valentine card with dancing woman. The card contains a teabag.Another cup-shaped Valentine card. This one is for a child, and contains lollipops.Silver and white vintage Valentine with frilly lace around the edge.Valentine Card with Romantic lady die cut.Child's Valentine with die cut clown.Child's Valentine with die cut balloonJayne Austin heart shaped tags for Valentines DayAsian themed heart card with Washi paper quilting.Monster Valentine card for child.Naughty Valentine tags. I call them "Skanky Ho".Fancy fold Valentine card.Child's Valentine with teddy bearCigar box purse, Asian theme, with decorative heart. Suitable for a Valentine gift.Valentine made from a coffee sleeve and a die cut.Stamped Lilac on lace doily makes a good Valentine card.Owl Valentine card for child.Valentine Pop-up ballVintage Valentine colored with bleachValentine with flowers and die cuts
Cup shaped Valentine card with dancing woman. The card contains a teabag.
Cup shaped Valentine card with dancing woman. The card contains a teabag.
Another cup-shaped Valentine card. This one is for a child, and contains lollipops.
Another cup-shaped Valentine card. This one is for a child, and contains lollipops.
Silver and white vintage Valentine with frilly lace around the edge.
Silver and white vintage Valentine with frilly lace around the edge.
Valentine Card with Romantic lady die cut.
Valentine Card with Romantic lady die cut.
Child's Valentine with die cut clown.
Child's Valentine with die cut clown.
Child's Valentine with die cut balloon
Child's Valentine with die cut balloon
Jayne Austin heart shaped tags for Valentines Day
Jayne Austin heart shaped tags for Valentines Day
Asian themed heart card with Washi paper quilting.
Asian themed heart card with Washi paper quilting.
Monster Valentine card for child.
Monster Valentine card for child.
Naughty Valentine tags. I call them "Skanky Ho".
Naughty Valentine tags. I call them "Skanky Ho".
Fancy fold Valentine card.
Fancy fold Valentine card.
Child's Valentine with teddy bear
Child's Valentine with teddy bear
Cigar box purse, Asian theme, with decorative heart. Suitable for a Valentine gift.
Cigar box purse, Asian theme, with decorative heart. Suitable for a Valentine gift.
Valentine made from a coffee sleeve and a die cut.
Valentine made from a coffee sleeve and a die cut.
Stamped Lilac on lace doily makes a good Valentine card.
Stamped Lilac on lace doily makes a good Valentine card.
Owl Valentine card for child.
Owl Valentine card for child.
Valentine Pop-up ball
Valentine Pop-up ball
Vintage Valentine colored with bleach
Vintage Valentine colored with bleach
Valentine with flowers and die cuts
Valentine with flowers and die cuts

Photo Credits

Unless stipulated otherwise, all photos on this page are my own (June Campbell)

© 2010 June Campbell

Readers Comments: Who's Your Special Valentine?

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      John Huf 4 years ago

      Valentine is on the way, need to start thinking about it :))

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      Baddew Fibes 4 years ago

      What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      My boys, Mom, and boyfriend!

      I think that making something like this is super special!

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      Maribel Forayo 5 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: 1 day only! wow, you were almost born at the same day (maybe, it's just even few hours apart?)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My special Valentine is my boyfriend. And the funny thing is that I'm older than him by 1 day

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      Tasha Marie 5 years ago from Mahomet, Illinois

      My hubby of course! The love of my life!

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      Tasha Marie 5 years ago from Mahomet, Illinois

      @SasukeUchiha21: You can get a countdown from your module section. Just browse all modules and countdown will be in the C section. Done and done!

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      SasukeUchiha21 5 years ago

      How to make Countdown?! ;)

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      dawnsnewbeginning 5 years ago

      Great ideas! Nice lens!

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      Excellent ideas! I especially love the mini book idea. Blessed

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Many thanks. Its so nice of you to visit.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I love giving and receiving handmade valentines. I like the album idea a lot!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @John Dyhouse: Thank you so much!

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      RazzbarryBreeze 6 years ago

      Great Ideas for valentines Day. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      I really like the heart medallions card, with just three days to go you have set me thinking.....

      A packed lens, lots of ideas and useful info, blessed.

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @RazzbarryBreeze: Many thanks.

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @junecampbell: I would like to say thanks a lot for sharing all these ideas..

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @christinsword: Thank you!

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      christinsword 6 years ago

      nice lens. i love the heart-shaped album.

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These are great ideas for Valentine gifts.

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