16 Creative Valentine’s Day DIY Projects

Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack for being too much about expensive gifts and jewelry. But I think it’s safe to say that most of us in the online design community prefer something simpler, handmade and from the heart. So today, in addition to our regular DIY projects, I wanted to share some of our of all-time favorite ideas for making Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Whether you want to bake an apple pie covered in a heart-shaped crust or just want to make some quick and easy garland to decorate your home or a loved one’s dinner chair, there’s a project here for every budget, style and purpose. My personal favorite is still the wool filler project. It’s so fun and silly, but functional, too! I love the idea of surprising a loved one with a heart-shaped patch over an old wool sweater or blanket. It does double duty as a fix for a hole or tear and a sweet reminder showing someone that they are loved and appreciated. xo, grace

Click through for all 15 projects after the jump!

DIY Heart Card Vase

Valentine Garland Mailer by Oh Happy Day

chain of heart napkins

Heart Apple Tart by Once Wed

Heart bath bombs

Heart cut-out gift wrapping by House That Lars Built

DIY heart on your sleeve

Printed Valentine Bags

Heart-shaped Paper clips

Woven Danish Heart Pouch by House That Lars Built

Ombre Hand-painted Valentines

Valentine’s Day Tea, Three Ways

Crochet Heart Garland

Chocolate Pomegranate Tart from Pastry Affair

Valentine Lightbulb

oh happy day
Tree Heart Installation by Oh Happy Day

  1. Kaitlyn says:

    Love the woven hearts!

  2. Millie says:

    Oh that pie crust! genius!

  3. Marla says:

    Great ideas! Simple and easy. Love the garlands of hearts!

  4. Mattie says:

    Oh that pie and tart! Obviously my heart lies with the edible items, but those flowers in the first image are stunning as well :)

  5. Love the bath bombs! Everything is so cute!!

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  6. Shannon says:

    The crochet heart garland! Love…

  7. i love the bath, it very so cute

  8. Sfora says:

    Great projects, everyone should find something for him for that special day :)


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