Homemade Valentine Gifts & Ideas

homemade valentine gifts

Looking for ideas for homemade Valentine gifts to make? On this page I'll share some of my favorites...

Most of the projects below come with full step by step instructions. I hope you find something that's just right for your sweetheart!

What sort of homemade Valentines day gift would you like to make?

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homemade valentine gifts free printable love coupons

Free Printable Love Coupons
Make your own love coupons for Valentines Day! I'll even show you how to make them into a sweet match-book style booklet that your honey can carry around in their wallet or pocket - a really cute homemade Valentine gift.

homemade valentine gifts origami love note

NEW: How to Make Origami Heart Love Notes
Woo your sweetheart with a unique origami heart love note. I'll show you how to make a heart with a message on the outside plus a hidden message on the inside. As a bonus you can download an envelope template to fit your heart perfectly.

creative valentine gifts his hers pillows

NEW: 11 Creative Valentine Ideas for Your Man
Homemade Valentine gifts from around the web - we've searched high and low to bring you only the best projects, all with step by step insructions

homemade valentine gifts - photo album book

Photo album book
Your hunny needs somewhere to keep photos of you and the fun times you've had together! Make your own photo album book with these easy to follow instructions for how to make a book. You can tailor the feel of the album depending on the paper you choose.

date night fortune cookies homemade romantic gift

NEW: Date Night Fortune Cookies
Each month your partner can open a "fortune cookie" to see what date you're taking him on. What fun! Use my free printable takeout box and fortune cookie templates, or make them from your own papers.

homemade valentine gifts - year of dates and outings

Year of Dates and Outings
A little book filled with pre-planned, pre-paid dates for a year - the ultimate romantic gift! Each month your sweetheart gets to open an envelope and see what fun date you have planned.

homemade valentine gifts - money origami heart

Origami Heart from Money or Paper
Having trouble choosing a gift? Then these decorative money origami hearts are a great option - a romantic way to give a cash gift. Alternatively you can use this pattern to make a bunch of gorgeous hearts from decorative paper, just to let your special one know how much you care!

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Fizzy Bath Bomb Hearts
A perfect homemade Valentine Gift for your special one! After all, who doesn't enjoy a good soak in the tub? Fizzy bath bomb hearts are a relatively easy Valentine's gift to make, and make you smell and feel fantastic.

homemade valentine gifts - hot water bottle cover

Hot water bottle cover
A gift to keep your hunny warm for times when you're apart! Recycle an old scarf, blanket or jumper into something cute, cuddly, and warm! Follow these instructions for how to make a hot water bottle cover in no time.

homemade valentine gifts - table decorations to make

Valentine Table Decorations - Simple Festive Candle
If you're looking for a simple way to sparkle up your romantic Valentine's day dinner, why not make one of these festive candles. It only takes a few minutes and the extra effort won't go unnoticed :-)

homemade valentine gifts - countdown calendar

Valentine Countdown "advent" Calendar
A sort of Valentine advent calendar where each slot is a little treat with a note to your sweetheart to let them know how much you love them. This fab idea was shared by one of our readers.

homemade valentine gifts - love map

Romantic Gift Ideas
Still looking for more ideas? There are plenty more homemade Valentine gifts and ideas on our romantic ideas for boyfriend page, including romantic quotes & poems.

Homemade Valentine Gifts to Make
For Family and Friends

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homemade valentine gifts - lavender heart

Lavender Heart
This easy to sew lavender heart project is great for using up scraps of fabric from your stash. Lovely to pop in a drawer, hang in the closet, or on a door handle in the house, and they just smell so lovely.

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Felt Heart Brooches
If you're looking for a simple Valentine craft project, this is a really great idea to get you started. These soft little felt heart brooches are just the cutest, and you can embroider them with messages of love and affection too. Make a range of colors and give one out to each of your friends!

homemade valentine gifts - heart friendship bracelet

Friendship bracelet with heart pattern
These friendship bracelets are SO easy to make! The free printable pattern wheel guides your weaving so you can create bracelets patterned with hearts, diamonds, flowers and more in no time!

Valentine Ideas
For Kids and Classmates

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homemade valentine gifts - candy animals

Valentine Candy Creatures

Make a candy mouse, butterfly, pirate or fairy. Each one comes with it's own cute poem, for instance:

This cute little mouse has come to you,
Here on Valentines Day,
Bringing you wishes for lots of hugs,
That will surely come your way!

homemade valentine gifts - superhero mask

Super Hero Masks
A cute and easy-to-make gift that you kids can give to their classmates to say "Thanks for being a SUPER-FRIEND!"

homemade valentine gifts - fishtastic cards for classmates

Fishtastic Valentine Cards
Fish-themed valentine cards for your child's classmates, with fun messages like "Glad we're in the same school!" or "You're a great catch!".

Valentine Crafts for Kids

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For a fun-filled afternoon with your kids, check out my friend Katherine's website full of great Valentine crafts for kids, with lots of ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers too!

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Homemade Valentine
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homemade valentine gifts easy truffle recipes

Easy Truffle Recipe
Smooth, dark, creamy and delicious... and really easy to make. Perfect homemade Valentine gift to make in bulk and includes instructions for how to make your own gift box to present the truffles in too!

homemade valentine gifts - gingerbread hearts

Gingerbread hearts
Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth? Make them a batch of these cute gingerbread hearts and decorate them with messages of your affection!

homemade valentine gifts - smores kit

S'mores Kits
Put together some s'mores kits for your love one(s) so that they can enjoy some ooey gooey melted chocolate s'mores for Valentine's day and to let them know that they "melt your heart"

homemade valentine gifts - candy tubes

Valentine Candy Tubes
An inexpensive but cute gift to make for your friends. This idea was shared by one of our readers.

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homemade valentine gifts - personalizable printable Valentine card

NEW: Personalizable Printable Valentine Card

Ever wondered exactly how many days you've been with your sweetheart? Use our simple calculator to find out, then generate a personalized card for your sweetheart to celebrate your days of happiness together.

homemade valentine gifts - valentine photo card templates

Valentine Photo Cards

Create a beautiful, personalized photo card of you and your sweetheart. She/he can put it on their desk and smile every time they see the picture of you together. All you need is Microsoft word and one of our free photo card templates.

Printable Valentine Cards
Cute Valentine cards to download and print for free. There are bees, birds, hearts, and more - pick your favorite design.

homemade valentine gifts printable cards

Printable Valentine Cards for Kids
And here are some cute designs for your kids to choose from, including cards suitable for boys as well as girls.

homemade valentine gifts printable cards for kids

homemade valentine gifts - valentine card sayings

Valentine Card Sayings

Looking for Valentine card sayings and messages to write to your special other? Here's a collection of what I think are some of the most beautiful Valentine card sayings and love messages :-)

homemade valentine gifts kissing lips card

Kissing Lips Pop-up Origami Valentine Card
Want to give someone a *big* kiss on Valentine's day? Learn how to make origami kissing lips and pop them in a card for that special someone. Don't be scared if you've never tried origami before, the video tutorial will teach you step-by-step.

homemade valentine gifts - heart love note

Origami Heart from Love Letter
Want to write your sweetie a romantic love letter this Valentine's day? Why not fold it into a cute heart shape? These origami heart instructions are really easy to follow, even if you've never done any origami before.

Homemade Valentine Gift
Wrapping ideas

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homemade valentine gifts - printable heart gift box

Printable Heart Gift Box
Take a peek at our collection of printable heart gift boxes in 9 different patterns. They come with fully editable text boxes so you can personalize the message on the heart, and are easy to print out and assemble at home. Perfect for packaging little romantic gifts!

homemade valentine gifts - woven heart baskets

Woven Heart Baskets
These woven heart baskets are perfect for filling with sweets and treats for your Valentine! Based on a traditional Scandinavian Christmas pattern.

homemade valentine gifts - heart box template

Heart Gift Box
Made some homemade Valentine Gifts? Why not package them in these cute heart gift boxes? Just print off the free template onto some decorative paper and follow the instructions - it doesn't take long and they are just so cute for this time of year!

What Next?

I hope you found some good ideas for homemade Valentine gifts on this page! Here are some other pages I think you might like...

Homemade gift ideas for boyfriends

Gift Wrapping Techniques

Happy Gifting!


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