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5 DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you've probably been brainstorming ideas for gifts to give your significant other...or maybe we've just now reminded you about it. Either way, now is the time to get started thinking of ideas. While flowers, cards, and chocolates are always nice, something homemade is always a little more special. If you aren't really the Martha Stewart type, here are 5 easy DIY projects you can make for your sweetie this Valentine's Day.

For the coffee-lover:

These cute coffee mugs from The Weekend Homemaker are a perfect craft for the person who loves all things coffee. Put a bag of their favorite coffee beans inside the cup, or a gift card to a local coffee house for some added interest.

Photo: The Weekend Homemaker

For the writer:

If your significant other loves getting handwritten notes from you, why not give them a whole deck of love letters, written on a deck of cards. This craft from Little Gray Fox is a great last-minute gift idea!

Photo: Little Gray Fox

For the jewelry lover:

If your better half loves their jewelry, but can't find a place to put all their bling, make a jewelry holder like this one from Marc Atiyolil. All you need is a photo frame with the glass and back removed, chicken wire, and some staples and you're set!

Photo: Marc Atiyolil

For the food lover:

Everyone knows that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Make sure he knows how you really feel about him by making these conversation heart cookies, from Brown Eyed Baker. Use red icing to create cute, edible sayings to your partner similar to the beloved candy hearts.

Photo: Brown Eyed Baker

For the home decorator:

Add some love to your home decor with this craft idea from Simply Designing. Use spraypaint on cardboard letters to create this decoration perfect for a mantel or bookshelf. Photo: Simply Designing


#1 By Crystal - Home Trends Magazine Online Editor at 2/14/2013 8:22 PM

Great selection - thank you for showcasing our jewelry frame!

#2 By Ashley Whitworth at 2/15/2013 -2:16 PM

Thank you Crystal! The jewelry frame is a great idea!

#3 By Anchal Bhatia at 2/8/2013 4:02 PM

Very well presented Ashley!..loved the heart cookies!!!

#4 By Ashley Whitworth at 2/8/2013 6:05 PM

Thanks Anchal! If you decide to make them, take a photo and send it to us so we know how they turned out!

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