43 Unique DIY Valentines Gift Ideas

By Brittni • Updated on 02/15/2024

There are so many cute DIY valentines day gifts out there! So I organized all the coolest ones in on place. And categorized them based on who you might be gifting to. A valentines gift for everyone on your list.

roundup image of diy valentines gift ideas

Couldn’t get too far into February without sharing my picks for cool DIY Valentines day gifts this year. Many of these can be done last minute too, so if you’re a procrastinator, I got you.

You can grab a valentines printable and call it a day, checkout classroom valentines, craft a V-Day DIY for a friend, grab an idea for guy gifts, or whip up a valentines day recipe. Click through for all 43 Valentine’s Day DIY gift ideas.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Homemade Valentine gifts are so special, imo because the person you give them to will know you put in the extra effort of making something and have been thinking of them long before February 14th.

To make things easier, I’ve broken down the Valentine DIYs into different sections, based on who you’d be giving the gift to. Hope that helps!

Classroom Valentines Ideas

1. This fabric snail valentines from Laura Preitto is adorable! 

2. Easy preschool valentine craft – so cute and simple to recreate!

3. I put together these vehicle and construction themed valentine for classmates for my son last year and would definitely make them again. They’re a little bit DIY and a little bit buy. Check ’em out.

4. How clever is this tear apart valentine from The House that Lars Built? The apples! The flower petals!

5. cupcake paper seashell art from Handmade Charlotte

I think the DIY artwork would be so cute for a kids room – great DIY Valentine gift imo. Maybe add a cute phase to the back to make it feel more V-day inspired…like ‘you’re a spe-shell friend’ or something like that.

6. stuffed paper hearts from Martha Stewart

A classic gift idea! Can’t go wrong with some paper hearts with a surprise inside – candy, kids jewelry, a toy, etc.

7. EGGstra special Valentine from The House that Lars Built

I absolutely love these valentine printables – super unique and cool. I am pretty sure that no one else in your kid’s class will have these…but everyone will wonder where they’re from.

DIY Valentine gifts for kids

8. homemade wooden car valentines

I made a wood block car for Hayes and I think it would be a really cute DIY Valentines gift for a preschooler

colorful painted cardboard camera toys for kids

9. macaroni box cameras DIY from Handmade Charlotte

My son is always taking pictures. He would love these DIY cameras made out of old macaroni boxes. I could see these working as classroom valentines too, if you have the time.

10. I love you ‘berry’ much valentine

If you have a strawberry lover on your hands, check out my clay strawberries tutorial. It’s one of my fave air dry clay projects…probably because I love strawberries so much. Would work well for Valentine’s Day crafting.

heart shaped valentines made with painted beans in different shades of pink

11. bean mosaic valentine from Handmade Charlotte

This one takes a bit more effort than some of the others, but I think it’s worth it. Making a mosaic gift for Valentine’s Day would be epic.

12. molded crayon Valentine’s Day idea

You could try melting crayons into cute shapes inspired by your child’s interests. A favorite animal, letters, rainbows – they make all kinds of silicones mold that would work for something like this.

holding up handmade paint palette in art studio

13. artsy valentine paint palettes

If you have an artsy kiddo (or friend for that matter), my paint palette DIY is a cute one. And super affordable, since its made with air dry clay.

DIY Valentine gifts for her

14. A beaded asymmetrical necklace DIY never hurt nobody.

overhead view of soy candles in handmade pottery containers with wooden wicks

15. I will never stop shouting from the rooftops how to make soy candles because they are such an easy gift idea!

And they’re completely unfussy too….no need to wrap it up in a box, just give it as is for a casual but thoughtful gift.

16. Flower mirror DIY idea! So, this exact rendition might not be great for last minute V-Day stuff.

BUT you could definitely do something similar on a smaller scale with grocery store flowers or even just some greenery around your entryway mirror, etc.

woman's hand stacking flat, pink bath bombs on top of each other

17. DIY bubble bars from Hello Glow

various shades of pink lim balm in small circular containers

18. Try this DIY lip balm idea with just 2 ingredients or this other recipe (pictured above) for coconut oil lip balm (I love them both).

something sweet valentines day printables with cookies

19. printable valentine treat bags idea from Almost Makes Perfect

polymer clay earrings in pastel shades laid out next to each other on flat surface

20. These DIY polymer clay earrings cane be made in so many different ways (and styles).

They’d be a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day. You could even use the techniques outlined in that tutorial to make other kinds of clay jewelry.

cupids arrow valentines day balloons being held by woman wearing pink dress

21. Love these DIY giant cupid’s arrow balloons from Studio DIY.

overhead of a potholder being made on a potholder loom with cream and blue loops

22. Making a potholder for a friend with a potholder loom would be a cute DIY valentine idea. With a saying like, ‘you keep my heart warm’ or ‘I love the friendship we’ve woven’.

Red heart balloons for a Valentine's Day party in a box

23. Can you imagine getting a valentine party in a box from Oh Happy Day on your doorstep?

wrapping pink boa around heart shaped wire wreath

24. For the homebody… a DIY heart door wreath from The Crafted Life.

21 Valentine's Day DIY Ideas That Don't Suck

25. Make your own DIY envelope liners to send snail mail valentines.

dried flower bath salts in glass containers

26. Read through my tutorial for how to dry rose petals and you can make your own floral bath salts and scrubs.

Clever Valentine's with Salt N' Pepa Lyrics

27. Salt N’ Pepa “push it’ Valentines from A Joyful Riot

Heart cut outs and dip dyed hand lettered cards for Valentine's Day never go out of style.

28. Leafy V-day heart cut outs and DIY stationery

painted valentines wrapping paper with X and O

29. And if you find something you like from this list, you could wrap your gift in hand painted XOXO wrapping paper from Sugar and Cloth.

pizza box for valentine's day with heart on it, green background

DIY Valentine gifts for him

30. you have a pizza my heart from Oh Happy Day

pattern printed handkerchiefs in blue color with black stem pattern

31. Learn how to make a handkerchief – great gift for Dads.

Red letter sign that spells out Lets Make Out

32. DIY telegram ideas for V-Day

geometric wood bottle stoppers

33. DIY wood burned bottle stoppers from A Beautiful Mess

These budget-friendly DIY Valentines only take a few minutes to make.

34. I think guys (and girls) would love a plant valentine gift. Plus these valentine bag ideas are so quick and easy (and cheap to make). 5 minutes and a try to the plant store (or even the grocery store) and you’re good to go.

heart shaped pasta ravioli in all different shades of pink and purple

Edible valentines

35. beet heart ravioli from Pina Bresciani

Try these heart shaped (organic) peppermint patties for Valentine's Day.

36. Try this delicious heart shaped peppermint patties recipe and gift a batch to a friend.

These pink and white chocolate sipped wafers look delicious.

37. Chocolate dipped wafers for V-Day from The Merrythought

overhead view of blood orange cocktail with orange slices on ice

38. Can you really go wrong with blood orange grapefruit mimosas?

pastel pizza with candy, marshmallows, and fresh flowers

39. A Valentine’s Day version of this s’mores pastel pizza would be cute.

Have fun with funnel cake and this DIY love letter funnel cake recipe idea, for Valentine's Day.

40. Funnel cake love letters! Now that’s a love letter I can get behind.

heart shaped hand pies for valentines day

41. heart shaped strawberry hand pies from Well Plated

pink cocktail in short ribbed glassware with candy garnish and red straw

42. For all the sweet tooth out there, try this candy coated V-Day cocktails.

floral cookies with dried flowers and sugar on top

43. And last but not least… these edible flower shortbread cookies from G-free foodie are beautiful! And you could make a big batch to give out to friends.

P.S. I also have a big Valentine’s Day DIY pinboard, if you want to check it out. Lots more projects to check out.

Which project is your favorite? Do you usually do anything for Valentine’s Day or do you like to skip it?

18 comments | Click here to reply

Loving these quick and cute DIY ideas for Valentine’s Day! 💖 The simplicity and creativity are perfect for adding a personal touch to the celebration. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diyers Hub

Absolutely amazing work. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiration.

Nippon

These are some good DIY ideas.

Fuzzyfabric

so many fun ideas!!! the chocolate dipped waffers are tooo damn cute!!

Xoxo <3

Jessy

These ideas are perfect! Definitely going to save this for even more valentines days to come, as I always end up struggling last minute for ideas!

Shannon | https://shannonmichelle1.blogspot.com

Shannon

Yes, my sweet husband and I celebrate Valentine’s, but we keep it low key. A hand written Valentine note, a batch of heart shaped brownies, that sort of thing. All of your ideas are all so fun, but I have never seen cereal truffles. They are now officially on my to-do list for Valentine’s! Thanks for sharing!

Priscilla Bettis

wow…my boyfriend’s birthday is here…..definitely gonna try these idea…thnkss a lot

kirti yadav

I love these ideas, there are some really good DIY’s in there!

x Annabelle
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Annabelle

Totally agree with you on the boob macarons, Pauline. Ashley is a funny lady…and she loves macarons – perfect match!

Brittni

All such great ideas and those boob macarons are hilarious 🙂

Pauline

Totally know how you feel about being behind on V-Day stuff Kimberly. 🙂

Brittni

Absolutely love the envelope liners! I love to add a special touch when I send letters in the mail. I’ve been a bit behind on the Valentine’s Day front. I have no idea what to get my hubby!

Kimberly

Thanks Michelle!

Brittni

Wow, that mirror looks amazing!
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Michelle

Thanks Sophie. I feel like I forget I made that one sometimes. But it was so pretty in person because of all the fresh flowers…the peonies were awesome.

Brittni

I love the flower mirror.

Sophie

Glad I could help than, Alison. 🙂

Brittni

Love this! Totally need the inspiration as I am lacking in funds! Thanks for this.

Alison
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