Valentine’s Day can be extremely stressful. This stress can be caused by not knowing what to gift your special someone, not knowing what to give a friend for “galentine’s day”, or even just from the person meant for your not being in your life quite yet.
I have compiled a modest list of five Do-It-Yourself valentine’s gifts for anyone you are looking to give a gift to. These gifts are sweet, simple, and all but one use minimal supplies. Supplies that you probably already have in your house!
Read on for instructions on these five gifts.
1. An Adorable Card
This card is cute and affordable. I simply took a piece of paper and folded it in half. Next, I printed out a world map and cut it into the shape of a heart. Then I cut a strip off of another piece of paper and stamped the words, “You mean the world to me”, on it. On the inside you can write whatever message you want to the person you are giving the card to!
2. A Year of Date Nights
This idea is a bit more complicated than the last. I took three sheets of pink paper (you can choose whichever paper you’d like), and cut them into quarters. This gave me twelve smaller pieces of paper, one for each month of the year. On these papers I wrote twelve ideas for date nights that I came up with. This can be the end of this project, or you can do as I’ve done and decorate them with washi tape, drawings, and stickers. Choose one date night for each month of the year to remind you to make time for that special someone!
3. 52 Reasons Why I Love You
For this gift, all you need is a deck of cards, paper, glue, and markers. First, I cut the paper into a size that would fit on the cards, then I glued it on. After that, all you have to do is write one reason why you love that special someone on each card! As you can see, I also jazzed mine up with some washi tape again.
4. Bath Bombs
For my fourth DIY gift, I chose homemade bath bombs. I have included my favorite recipe below.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 3-4 tsp. coconut oil
- 1-2 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. essential oil
- Food coloring (Just a few drops. This is optional.)
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Warm the coconut oil in microwave and stir in the food coloring. Gradually add wet ingredients to the mixture of dry ingredients, mixing with hands as you combine them. (I suggest wearing gloves.)
After thoroughly mixed, firmly press the mixture into molds. Put the bath bombs, still in the molds, into the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from molds and place back into the freezer overnight.
You can package them the next morning. This recipe makes about two beautiful bath bombs.
5. Love Letter
Throw it back and write your love a good, old-fashioned love letter! This one is pretty self explanatory. Just grab yourself a piece of paper (any type will work), click your pen and get writing. I have rolled mine and tied it with a piece of ribbon in lieu of an envelope.
Have an amazing time making these five DIY gifts for your valentine this year. Or just skip the whole Valentine’s Day thing and make the bath bombs for yourself! A Valentine’s Day/Date Night inspired lookbook will be coming later in the week, so keep an eye out!