These homemade Valentine Day gift ideas and crafts will make your boyfriend’s (or girlfriend’s) heart melt with love and appreciation. Simple to DIY, original and inexpensive.
Are you looking for an original and cute Valentine but all the ideas seem to look the same or they seem to be too difficult to make? Don’t worry, we got your back! We’ve rounded up a collection of 28 super adorable and homemade Valentine Day gift ideas with step by step tutorials that will have you looking like the champ of crafts in no time! They are guaranteed to steal his (or her) heart! Pick yours and surprise your special someone!
Last-Minute, Adorable and Edible DIY Valentine Day Gift Ideas
On Valentine’s Day we all expect to be surprised with candy, chocolates and delicious foods. Let’s get inspired by these homemade Valentine day gift ideas that are not only edible but can be made in minutes!
1Love this doughnuts Valentine day gift idea. Doughnuts are in, they are hip and they are delicious! Just grab a few doughnuts, wrap them up, add your personalized tag and DONUT FORGET I LOVE YOU! 🙂
2A cookie cutter is all you need to make this adorably festive & non-traditional Valentine’s Day treat: Watermelon Heart Salad. This healthy Valentine’s Day treat is made with fresh fruit and is delicious and perfect for when candy’s a no-no. Ingredients: watermelon, strawberries and pickled onions. Yum!!
3Ok, we lied. If you want to bake these salted caramel cupcakes from scratch it will take you more than a few minutes. But if you are anything like us, just buy some chocolate cupcakes, fill them up with caramel sauce, top them with vanilla buttercream and finish them off with a salted caramel square! Omg, I want one NOW! <3
4How about a sweet gift of Valentine’s S’mores snack mix? It’s a delicious combination of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows in a quick and easy snack mix! You will need Graham vanilla cupcake goldfish crackers, small marshmallows and Valentine’s M&Ms. Mix in equal parts, pack and the Valentine gift is done!
5If you have 10 minutes to spare before your Valentine comes knocking at your door, whip up a batch of this delicious white chocolate popcorn! Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of salt, sprinkles, 12 oz of white chocolate and 8 cups of popped popcorn. Melt the white chocolate, spread evenly on top of the popcorn. Now bring out the sprinkles! Let it cool off and serve!
6Let’s continue with the healthy homemade Valentine Day gift ideas trend! We personally love the heart-carved apples. And you?
7The perfect drink for your Valentine dinner! This raspberry sherbet party punch is pretty, refreshing and easy to make! You will need, chilled Sierra Mist, 7-Up or Sprite, a bottle of chilled club soda, a fruit punch can, a pineapple juice can and scoops of raspberry sherbet. Now, pre-scoop the sherbet and freeze it. Mix slowly the rest of the ingredients. Add the sherbet to the mix just before serving so it remains frozen in the punch. Yum!! Thank you natashaskitchen for the delicious recipe!
8Raspberry lemon cookies, Chocolate chip and cream cookies. Cookies with Oreos, can’t get much better than this!
9Valentine’s Day chocolate covered pretzels. Easy to make and such a cute homemade Valentine Day gift idea.
10Valentine Oreo pops for those who prefer to take a shortcut to cake pops. Twist the Oreos open (you know… without licking the creamy filling) add a stick, close it and dip it in warm chocolate covering part of the stick. Now dip them on a bowl of red sprinkles. Let them cool off.
11Now that we are dipping cookies in chocolate, here’s another idea that reminds us of the “obleas” of our childhood.
12This is not a last-minute valentine day gift idea but it can definitely be made within a few hours. To create a heart shaped cake without a heart-shaped mold, bake one square and one round cake. Now cut the round cake in half and add it to two adjacent sides of the square cake. Decorate with chocolate and bonbons.
13Bathe marshmallows in chocolate, decorate them and turn them into delicious wands! Mmmmm!!
Half-Edible, Half-Decor Valentine Day Craft Ideas to Have Fun With
Why not mix and match some crafts that we can save as a keepsake while still enjoying some Valentine day treats? Enjoy these half-edible, half-decor Valentine Day craft ideas to have fun with.
14This craft is one of my favorites. Surprise your Valentine with flowers AND candy!!! All in one!!! There’s a little trick to putting this together. You will need a couple of glass or clear plastic containers. One of them needs to fit into the other one. Fill the space between both containers with your favorite M&Ms. Now add water onto the smallest container, fill it with flowers and presto!
15Valentine’s Day cards that are anything but average. Just pick your favorite comic book or Disney character and add some candy!
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16Cute and creative Valentine’s Day craft idea. Matchbox valentine gift made with duck tape (yes, you heard it right, duck, not duct tape) to be used as candy boxes. This brand has a variety of very cute looking duct tapes. 😉
17What would Valentine’s day be without emojis and bite-sized chocolate? Create your very own Valentine day cards with your favorite emojis and chocolate!
Crafty and Homemade Valentine Day Gift Ideas: Really Easy to DIY
Valentine’s Day is quite a commercial day. We agree. That is why we suggest you DIY a gift for your partner. 100% made by you. Homemade Valentine day gifts show that you care so much you are willing to go the extra mile and spend the time crafting something for him or her. If your Valentine is clever, witty, or simply appreciates a unique gesture, our homemade Valentine days gift ideas will definitely impress them!
18Surprise your partner at dinner time with this super easy to do Valentine gift idea. Anything red like Twizzlers, vines and red flowers will do to fill up a cup. For added effect, flip the cup on top of a mirror and you’ll have an original Valentine’s dinner centerpiece.
19I Chews You, Valentine! So simple to do and so cute! What you’ll need: a wooden clothespin, red paper, Elmer’s glue, marker for the eyes (or go fancy with googly eyes) a pair of scissors and your favorite fun-size candy or chocolate. Cut a heart and then cut the mouth shape. Now, draw or glue the eyes. Once they are dry, glue each piece to the clothespin. Let it dry, grab a Hershey’s kiss or any other bite-sized candy with the clothespin. You may add a little note that reads “I Chews you, Valentine!”
20Grab some construction paper, make some hearts and drop them on the floor creating a path to an unforgettable night.
21Looking for something different? This design is stunning!! The artist used an 18 inch grapevine base and filled it with artificial twigs and berry branches. A large red peony bloom became a beautiful focal point. Contact Amanda to order yours (she offers international shipping) or make your own!
22A cute welcome home with these conversation candy heart yard decor. Get them here!
23These “Color Me Happy” cards are a cute non-food Valentine to pass out to your friends! Not everything must be about the love of your life, right?
24If you are not very crafty, try this adorable homemade Valentine Day gift idea. So easy even a kid can do it! Grab a red plastic cup, glue, construction paper, a marker and scissors and start practicing!
25Love wreaths door decor. If you don’t have a door handy, maybe you can tie the ribbon to a branch or to your home’s entry wall.
26Amazing table decoration idea for Valentine Day that is very easy to do.
27On Valentine day all you need is love and a gorgeous heart-shaped wreath! Add an extra dose of pretty to the celebration!
28This idea is not handmade but I am sure it will make your girl really happy! Who wouldn’t be happy with a pair of Oscar de la Renta red pumps!
Hope these homemade Valentine day gift ideas will help you craft something amazing that will surprise him or her in the most romantic of ways!
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