DIY Valentine Gift Ideas
Gifts from the Heart
If you want to show someone how much you care about them this Valentine's Day but don't want to spend a lot, there are ways you can make cute crafts yourself.
In fact, Valentine's Day is one holiday where homemade looks just as adorable, if not more charming, than anything you can buy from a store.
Valentine cookie baskets are always a quick and easy treat that you and the kids can make for loved ones. Simply bake a batch of your loved ones favorite cookies and place them in a basket, tin or box that you wrap with a bow. Below you will find even more fun homemade Valentine ideas.
Flickr Photo Credit: Squirrel Cottage
Valentine's Day Gift Bags
With some small paper bags and some glue, you can make a goody bag for your valentine. Collect some fun embellishments like ribbon, paper and doily hearts, sweet tart hearts and other foam shapes. Glue them on to the outside of the bag. Write a message in glitter glue and allow it to dry.
When finished, fill the bag with Valentine chocolates, other sweets, or a stuffed teddy bear. This is an especially easy and cute craft for kids to make for their mom or dad. It will be cherished forever. It's also nice for small siblings to make for one another.
Valentine Stickers - Liven up your project with pretty Valentine stickers!
The Valentine Candle
With a votive candle holder made of clear glass, you can create a marvelous Valentine's Day heart candle.
Use markers for a stained glass effect or use paints for an easy embellishment. If you're more courageous, try etching the glass with a glass etching kit. It's not as hard as it sounds and you can do some marvelous designs. You can also write your beloved's name on the glass intertwined with yours. Add a votive candle and you've got yourself a gift.
Valentine Crafts from Amazon
Valentine's Coupon Book
Use your computer to create Valentine's Day coupons that you will give to your beloved. They can be everything from an offer to wash his or her car, an extra turn to sleep late while you get up with the baby, or anything you can think of.
These are also endearing to have your class make if you are a teacher. Kids can bring them home for their parents offering favors that say I love you.
Printable Valentine Coupon Books
- Valentine Coupons from Disney Family Fun
Valentine Coupons and Checks you can print!
- Valentine Coupon Cards
Printable Fill-In Valentine Coupons
- Valentine Checks
Print out these Valentine Checks and fill in the value!
- Fun Kids Valentine Coupons
One Hug, One Long Walk . . .fun and unique Valentine Coupons!
- Love Coupons
Fun and creative Love coupons.
A Jar of Kisses
Find a really attractive glass jar with a lid. Fill it with regular or personalized Hershey Kisses. Decorate the lid with something special like Valentine's Day wrapping paper or fabric in a pretty pattern.
You can also have the kids decorate brown craft paper and use it to decorate the lid. Place it over the lid and allow it to overlap. Cut to size and then tie it on to the jar with a pretty ribbon.
Instructions on how to make the jar pictured are at Busy Bee Kids Crafts
More Valentine Crafts
- Stained-glass Hearts
When the urge to wax romantic strikes, these melted-crayon valentines really fit the bill. Parents will need to do a little ironing here, but shaving the crayons is a job that kids can really put their hearts into.
- Thumb Bunny Card
As every parent knows, kids have a knack for leaving their fingerprints on everything. Now they can use this incredible skill to crank out a whole mess of adorable cards.
- Cracker Box Locker - Valentine Holder
Just like the real deal, this cool cardboard locker can be spruced up with stickers and tiny posters. (Ours holds valentines instead of math books, however.)
- Valentine Candle Crafts
Pom Poms, Embroidery and yarn are the beginnings of beautiful candles you'll love to give!
- Craft Stick Picture Frame
Create a fun frame that's all heart!
Valentine Gifts for Grandparents
A photo of the kids is a perfect way for Grandma and Grandpa to connect with kids on Valentine's Day. Create a nice frame out of macaroni, paints, clay, or plaster of Paris. When it's dry, stick in a photo of the kids and hand out with hugs and kisses. The modern day version of this involves scanning your photo into the computer, choosing a frame in Picassa or another photo program and then printing it out. But the old fashioned way is so much more special. The kids can write a note on the back of the frame or you can attach a magnet so Grandma can always have it nearby.
Crafting is Fun for All Ages
Choose your crafting materials by age. Don't try complicated crafts with preschoolers.
Tweens and teens may still enjoy playing around with art supplies, so make lots of choices available.