by Elissa Schwetz
Valentine’s Day is the national day to celebrate your love for your spouse, significant other, parent, or friends. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune on chocolate and roses and a card this year! Try these DIY Valentine’s Day ideas that are quick and creative. The people you love will appreciate your thoughtfulness and admire the finished product.
Sugar Scrub Hearts
For a sweet gift for someone you love this Valentine’s Day, try making sugar scrub hearts that moisturize and exfoliate skin perfectly. With simple ingredients like sugar, butters, and oils, you can create homemade soap scrubs shaped like hearts and dyed pretty colors like pink and purple. This cute idea is easy and will leave your loved ones feeling luxurious and smelling like roses. For the final touches, wrap the beautiful scrub hearts in clear plastic and decorate them with ribbon and a note. You can find the complete recipe and step-by-step instructions at the Soap Deli News Blog.
Whether you are celebrating your first Valentine’s Day together or your fifteenth, you and your love will adore these mugs from Fizzy Artist! To make your own, find plain mugs at your local dollar store and also pick up some Sharpie permanent markers. Be creative in your design – “Mr.” and “Mrs.” or “Good morning handsome/beautiful” are good messages for your mugs. Draw or write something special for your valentine and pop the mugs in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When they cool, the marker will be set for good so you don’t have to worry about washing it off. However, be careful when washing, as this mug is hand wash only. This idea is also great for plates and bowls for any holiday or special occasion!
The Game of Love
If you want to spice up your love life with your other half, The Game of Love from the East Coast Creative Blog is just what you need! This DIY Valentine’s Day idea only requires markers, a fun shape to outline, and a clean fitted bed sheet. Trace the shape on to the sheet and add fun treats and actions in each shape. Then, the game starts when your significant other rolls a die and moves from shape to shape on the sheet. You can imagine how exciting this game can be for the two of you because the game ends with the last space – “Score!” The Game of Love is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your partner this Valentine’s Day!
Fabric Flower Bib Necklace
If you want to make an amazing gift for your best friend, girlfriend, or another leading lady in your life, try this fabric flower necklace from Johwey. They look feminine and beautiful with any outfit. Johwey includes faux pearls in the center of each flower for an extra touch. She even has a video tutorial with simple directions so you can make your own.
These DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas are fun to make, and your valentine will enjoy them for years to come so what are you waiting for? Grab your craft supplies and get started on your Valentine’s Day gifts today!