What to Make This Weekend: 28 Sweet DIY Valentine’s Gifts
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What to Make This Weekend: 28 Sweet DIY Valentine’s Gifts

Listen, we have absolutely nothing bad to say about chocolate. Especially chocolate on Valentine’s Day. But sometimes the same old routine of a red box and assorted chocolate gets boring, not only for us, but for our gift recipients as well. So this year, as part of our New Year’s making resolutions, we want to give out some simple, pretty and totally DIY-able presents to the ones we love. From jewelry to accessories and yes, even a bit of chocolate, here are some of our favorite DIY valentines.

1. Clay Bead Statement Necklace: You’ve been besties since the ‘90s, so why not give her a nostalgia-inducing piece of statement jewelry? Laugh and reminisce over summer camp with this Sculpey bead necklace. (via Brit + Co)

2. Watercolor Throw Pillows: This gift is perfect for that one friend who is always hosting parties and/or re-arranging her bedroom. These customizable pillows are sure to be her favorite new statement piece. (via Brit + Co)

3. No-Bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls: You didn’t really expect us to stay away from chocolate, did you? These little mouthfuls are too good to pass up. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY XO Mug: Do you know what would go perfectly with those bourbon truffles? Some spiked hot cocoa served up in this lovely mug. (via The Proper Pinwheel)

5. DIY Infinity Wire Necklace: This project couldn’t be simpler. Make a big batch of these in a snap, then hand ’em out to your entire group of friends. (via Studs and Pearls)

6. Lovely Catch-All: Everyone needs a pretty tray to catch all their miscellaneous accessories. All you need for this DIY is a sharpie and some creativity. (via Believe and Inspire)

7. Pop-Up Photo Box: This sweet keepsake will be right at home in a shared space you and your honey find special. Open it up to reflect on all your lovely times together. (via Brit + Co)

8. Felt Mug Coozie: Craft this cute felt cozy to keep your loved ones’ drinks warm and toasty. Hot cocoa optional. (via Believe Inspire)

9. Geometric Patterned Trays: These babies can be used as a catch-all or hung on walls for some unique art that doubles as storage. (via Brit + Co)

10. Heartbeat Necklace: Got someone who sets your heart a-flutter? Show them just how much with this funky heartbeat necklace. (via Instructables)

11. DIY Sugar Lip Scrub: It’s our go-to winter beauty accessory for a reason. Chapped lips, be gone! (via Brit + Co)

12. Leather Conversation Hearts: Leave the candy heart boxes to the little ones. These DIY key chains are just as cute and much more functional. (via Polkadot Chair)

13. Heart Wire Ring: Need to whip up a pretty gift at the last minute? We’ve got you covered. (via Brit + Co)

14. Valentine’s Countdown Calendar: Just can’t wait for the day of love? This pretty calendar will help you keep track of the days, with a little surprise for your loved one on each day! (via Brit + Co)

15. Woven Heart Pouch: This soft leather pouch isn’t the same as actually giving your heart to someone, but it’s a pretty good start. (via The House That Lars Built)

16. 3D Printed Roses: Last year we delivered 3D-printed roses to loves across the city. What do we have in store for this year? ;) (via Brit + Co)

17. Heart Socks: Have your loved ones get cozy and cuddly with these socks. Apart, they may not look like much, but together, they’re as cute as can be. (via Clones ‘n’ Clowns)

18. Matchbox Valentine: These little beauties are a perfect galentine’s gift for your ladies. Pack ’em with candy, painted bobby pins or whatever li’l thing you think they’ll love. (via Brit + Co)

19. Painted Hearts Ceramic Cup: Give this to your most unorganized friend in the hopes that she’ll use it to manage some clutter. Worst case, she’ll have an extra cup to drink from before needing to do dishes. And doesn’t everyone want that? (via Inside My Hideaway)

20. Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates: You’ve never seen a box of chocolates quite like this. Conversation heart bark and sprinkles are much more unique than the drugstore stuff. (via Brit + Co)

21. Floral Friendship Bracelet: Your friends will always be your valentine through thick and thin. So show them your love with these friendship bracelets packed full of fresh flowers. (via Oh Joy)

22. Scupley Jewelry Dish: With all those lovely rings and bracelets you’ve handed out, you might as well give your friends a cute dish to hold everything, right? Might we suggest this fun DIY? (via Brit + Co)

23. Paper Heart Earrings: A simple little way to say “I love you,” these pretty DIY earrings can easily be adapted into stars, circles or other cool geometric shapes. (via Spark and Chemistry)

24. Bud Valentine: Who needs an entire bouquet? One pink bud in a brightly colored vase would certainly make our hearts go aflutter. (via Brit + Co)

25. DIY Heart Cutting Board: This board will be great for Valentine’s Day dinner, or used as a charming cheese and fruit plate to set the mood. (via Hello Natural)

26. Hand-Lettered Valentines: Put your calligraphy skills to the test with these gorgeous hand-lettered cards that will earn their place on the mantel. (via Brit + Co)

27. Heart-Covered Flats: Not gonna lie, we might just have to keep this gift to ourselves. If we start handing out pairs, soon enough everyone will want some. (via Adventures in Fashion)

28. Stamped Air Clay Desk Accessories: Be on your love’s mind all day with these pretty-in-pink desk accessories. A cute carved message will let them know just how much you love them. (via Brit + Co)

Which of these crafts are you ready to make for your friends and loved ones? Have any other DIY gift ideas to share? Tell us in the comments below!