15 Handmade Valentine Gifts (To Make Up For Being Late)

by Melanie Santiago   |  Feb 15, 2015
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  1. Valentine Edible Box of Matches
    Play around with the idea of a match box to complement the "You're My Perfect Match" theme. Using pretzel sticks, red candy melts and sprinkles, you can recreate edible match sticks to fill a rectangle box.

  2. Candy Huggers
    Package individual chocolates in cute animal print outs with fold over arms that hug the treat making it look adorable!

  3. Bubble Gum Heart Package
    Create a themed gift with bubble gum in this pin and learn how to store them in a cute heart package to tie it all in.

  4. Jar of Hearts
    Show your love by storing sweets or Valentine's-themed M&Ms in a heart-shaped see-through jar with matching printables. Click the pin for the tutorial.  

  5. Heart-Shaped Tea Bags
    Make someone feel Tea-riffic with these heart-shaped tea bags using coffee filter cut-outs, dried fruit and sugar. You can also use  loose tea leaves if you have some around.

  6. Valentine's Lunch
    Show your family some post-Valentine's love with sweet printables that you can simply stick on to a water bottle, a bar of chocolate, a fruit and more to add a sweet touch.

  7. Hooked on You Valentine's Day Pail
    Get more creative with these themed presents, try this "Hooked on You" pail by putting gummy worms inside, or click the pin for more alternatives of jar gifts.

  8. Minecraft Valentine's Box
    Got a gamer guy? This Minecraft themed diy will show how much you pay attention to him. Stash gold chocolate coins inside for a sweet surprise!

  9. Valentine's Day Flipbook
    Move on from giving sweets and onto something more memorable like a mini flipbook with you in cute poses holding a greeting or a sweet message they can reminisce.

  10. Conversation Heart Soap
    Give something out of the box to your gal pals or sisters like this glycerine soap mixed with cute conversation heart erasers, you can do your own version by melting clear soap or sweet smelling soap and dropping in heart-shaped toys in a heart mold.

  11. Valentine's Bath Bomb
    Gift your mom some relaxing heart-shaped bath bombs that will surely make her de-stress post Valentine's.

  12. Seven Days of Love Pillbox
    This DIY is fast and creative, use a simple 7-compartment pillbox to stash different treats for each day along with a sweet note in each one to give to someone special.

  13. Valentine's Dream Catcher
    Create a heart-shaped dream catcher using pink yarn and beads to complete the Valentine's theme. Surprise your loved one by hanging it on their door or bed.

  14. Movie Night Invite
    Make it up to your guy by planning a movie night with your fave flicks (they don't have to be romantic) and snacks. Send over a lovely movie package complete with samplers and printed tickets!

  15. Valentine's Spa in a Jar
    Make someone feel extra loved by giving them a pampering treat. Using a mason jar, store handmade scrubs and balms in smaller containers, click the link for the tutorial.

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