16 Creative Valentine’s Day DIY Projects

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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!

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DIY Heart Card Vase

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Valentine Garland Mailer by Oh Happy Day

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chain of heart napkins

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Heart Apple Tart by Once Wed

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Heart bath bombs

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Heart cut-out gift wrapping by House That Lars Built

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DIY heart on your sleeve

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Printed Valentine Bags

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Heart-shaped Paper clips

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Woven Danish Heart Pouch by House That Lars Built

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Ombre Hand-painted Valentines

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Valentine’s Day Tea, Three Ways

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Crochet Heart Garland

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Chocolate Pomegranate Tart from Pastry Affair

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Valentine Lightbulb

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Tree Heart Installation by Oh Happy Day

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