For a gift that’s really from the heart, we’ve gathered up an awesome selection of DIY gift ideas that are sure to impress. And the best part? You can make each one in 15 minutes or less. Keep reading to discover 21 unique ways to remind your valentines how much you love them.
LOVE Wall Art
Little artists will have a blast making this wall art we spotted over at Momista Beginnings. They’ll get to finger paint around the “LOVE” stencil, and the end product is a fun homage to the famous sculptures by Robert Indiana. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.
This adorable take on dominoes from Warm Hot Chocolate is definitely a winner. It’s simple enough that even little kids can play it, and it makes a nice keepsake gift too. Click here for all the details.
For a gift that will stick around past February, these heart magnets from Idlewife are awesome. They’re pretty easy to make, but be sure to leave yourself enough time to let them harden after you’ve sculpted them. Click here to get all the details.
Break out the glitter for this awesome DIY from The Artful Parent. Go on a nature walk to find the perfect rocks to deck out, then let the kids go for it with the sparkles. To get the details, click here.
How cute are these little love monsters from Eighteen 25? Using yarn, pipe cleaners and googly eyes, they’re super fun to make, and we love that each one is completely unique. Click here to find out how they’re made.
If you’ve got shaving cream and watercolor paper on hand, you’re all set to make these cute hearts from Hello, Wonderful. Kids will have a ball with this messy but super fun project, and your recipient will definitely feel the love. To get all the details, click here.
Candy-Filled Tackle Box
If you’ve got a fisherman in your life (or a candy lover), she or he will get a kick out of this clever gift from Close to Home. Fill up the tackle box with Swedish fish and gummy worms, then attach a little tag. Click here to find out more.
Candy Heart Boxes
We have a crush on these conversation heart boxes. Fill them with candy and just like that—a pretty present. Head over to My Poppet for the complete step-by-step.
Decorated Coffee Mugs
Here’s a heartfelt gift that budding artists can make with a cup, glossy paint, and a small paintbrush. Mary shows us the steps over at Inside My Hideaway.
Who’s number one in your book? With just a few creases and folds you can make this origami bookmark heart. Make a few and give to friends who love to read. Go to How About Orange for the simple tutorial.
Antique Wood Hearts
Colorful Sun Catchers
Hearts will be full when the kids hand off a brightly colored heart sun catcher this Valentine's Day. Give your kids a salad spinner, coffee filter, paint, and paper, then watch them create from the heart. Mom Kristina gives us the know-how over at Toddler Approved.
Simple Knot Bracelets
These heart-shaped bracelets will help your kid let her BFFs know that life would knot be the same without them. Head over to The Nerd’s Wife for an easy tutorial that requires paracord and scissors.
Heart String Art
Tug at heartstrings with this craft that even little kids and toddlers can do. Simply grab yarn, paper, and glue and get the complete directions at Hands On As We Grow.
Valentine's Day Bath Bombs
Your kids will think you’re the bomb when you show them how to make these fizzing bath hearts. There are a few more steps to this craft (but they're well worth it!); Sally over at Little Hiccups pulls together a detailed list and full tutorial, which you can find here.
We’re stuck on the colorful hues in this framed heart mosaic. It's easy for little hands to put together with heart stickers, paper, and a picture frame. School Time Snippets shows us the ins and outs.
Upcycled Valentine's Day Card
This heart-shaped craft is a cut above the rest. Get the 411 on how to transform newspaper into sweet Valentine’s cards for family and friends. You’ll need newspaper, cardstock, red paint, a cookie cutter and pens. Read the details at Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
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Do you have a DIY heart-shaped craft your family does? Give us your how-to in the Comments.
—Nikki Walsh & Susie Foresman