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16 Creative Valentine’s Day DIY Projects

by Grace Bonney

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

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