Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, are you ready? If not, no worries! We have got you covered with some very easy and thoughtful D.I.Y ideas. Trust us, even if you’re not the craftiest person we’re sure you’ll find something suitable for your skills and your valentine.
Put it in a mason jar.
By now we have all witnessed the mason jar trend – water glasses at dinner, the salad-in-a-jar your coworker brought for lunch and now a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift! We love the four different takes Paper + Craft Pantry take with providing a mason jar gift for your bestie, your guy, your furbaby and yourself. We also love that the mason jar gift can be applied to any occasion and might even inspire the receiver to create one themselves.
This takes me back to kindergarten where we’d sit around with scissors, construction paper, markers and glitter to design our very own valentine but really, when was the last time you made one? Don’t worry, I did preface this list with saying the ideas were “easy” so if creating your own valentine is intimidating to you, head over to Better Homes and Gardens for some free printable valentines. They have a wonderful selection from the classic accordion-style valentines to witty illustrations.
A Pill box.
Yes, a Monday through Friday pill box. The type that flips up and has space for vitamins, pills or in this case candy! The Dating Divas came up with a really cute idea for a Valentine’s Day gift with their “Seven Days of Love” pillbox. Each day is filled with candy and a message. The Dating Divas also provide you with a free printable download of the messages so all you have to do is print, snip and place.
Put a ring on it.
Not that kind of ring, a binder ring! The Thinking Closet and Everything Sunny Always created two different styles of affectionate mini-books. The Thinking Closet has a “12 Months of Pre-planned Dates” that also comes along with a free printable template while Everything Sunny Always uses a deck of cards for a mini-book to illustrate “52 Reasons I love You”. Both mini-books are fastened by binder rings you can pick up at any craft store, online or you can also use ribbon or twine as an alternative.
The Beatles were right, we do get by with a little help from our friends… our crafty, blog friends.