Of course, Valentine’s Day is a great time of the year to shower your romantic partner with gifts and attention, but consider it also the perfect opportunity to bring joy to everyone you have a fondness for this year, from your favorite barista to a cherished niece or nephew.
Homemade gifts are always extra special, and when you create one from this well-curated list of DIYs, your presents will undoubtedly prove thoughtful and polished. Try a few of the ideas here, and treat everyone you love to an extra special February.
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DIY Resin Coasters
One of the easiest ways to liven up a coffee table is to style it with a couple of chic, show-off items. Gift your home decor-savvy friend a set of pretty homemade resin coasters: they will fit in perfectly with a statement book and a couple of lively succulents, bringing their living room tablescape to the next level.
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DIY Lip Balm
For the beauty-fanatic in your life, create and gift a set of handmade lip balms. The best part about DIY beauty products? They’re guaranteed cruelty-free and never tested on animals, so you can gift with a clear conscience.
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Polymer Clay Earrings
If you have an enthusiastic Galentine's group, consider creating polymer clay jewelry for each of your pals as you celebrate one another this year. Earrings are a great option for beginning clay crafters with no advanced technique required, and you can fully customize each pair to your friends’ specific tastes.
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Break out your sewing machine to whip up a few colorful koozies—perfect for your beer-enthusiast sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Not much of an embroiderer? Skip that bit of this tutorial, and instead opt for patterned fabric and trim that your Valentine will love.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Beeswax and Honey Soap
It’s the little luxuries that can truly enhance a person’s day-to-day, and artisan bath products definitely fit that bill. This tutorial for beeswax and honey soap yields a beautiful, rustic product, with just a hint of perfume that will suit most people.
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No one can ever have enough tote bags, and a homemade, durable one with side pockets proves itself useful again and again. Gift this to a favorite aunt who visits the farmer's market every weekend or a niece who spends her free time at the beach.
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DIY Mid-Century Modern Plant Stand
Consider the budding botanist on your Valentine's Day gift list completed: a mid-century-inspired wooden plant stand is not only a practical present, but it’s also a personal, homey, and thoughtful addition to a thriving indoor garden.
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There’s something especially soothing about lighting your favorite scented candle on a Saturday morning while you’re tidying up your home. Gift that sense of peaceful calm to a cherished friend with a homemade candle or two. This recipe is especially accessible for beginners, and you can completely customize the color and scent.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Painted Picture Frame
The perfect option for a sentimental gift, a personalized picture frame is always a fantastic present—especially when filled with a cherished photograph or a handmade piece of art. Finish this artful piece with a protective clear coat to ensure longevity.
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Adjustable Dog Collar
Show your furry friend some love this Valentine’s Day by crafting them a brand new collar. This model is especially useful: it’s adjustable to accommodate still-growing animals, and the accents are fully customizable to truly suit your pet’s personality.
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Pegboard Jewelry Holder
For the accessory-aficionado, create a practical storage solution in the form of a pegboard And bonus: this versatile pegboard piece is a great option for small spaces and renters alike. Tailor the color and finishes to your intended recipient’s aesthetic.
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DIY Tablet Case
If your gift recipient is someone who has it all, consider gifting the perfect accessory: a sturdy homemade case for a tablet or e-reader. Bonus points for personalizing the tablet cover with hand-painted initials or a pretty stenciled design.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Faux greenery has come a long way, and fake plants these days look a whole lot like the real thing, making them absolutely perfect to craft with. Try attaching faux succulents to an embroidery hoop for an all-season accent piece that’s definitely gift-worthy.
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For your valentine who is also an avid traveler, consider creating them a homemade jet-setter kit, complete with a hand-stitched neck pillow. Add a sleep mask and a travel-sized face spray for the ultimate frequent flyer giftset.
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Adjustable Bow Tie
Especially if you and your Valentine celebrate by dressing up and hitting the town, a hand-sewn adjustable bow tie might be the perfect gift. Feeling ambitious? Sew a set of three to allow your recipient a few fun accessory options.
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Sturdy, chef-grade aprons can be pricey and not always in the budget for a Valentine’s Day gift for the home cook. So, turn instead to your sewing machine. This straightforward tutorial is accessible even for beginning tailors, so don’t hesitate to give it a try.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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The beautiful thing about his DIY drawstring bag is that it’s only half of the present—fill it with a special set of colored pencils, a new piece of jewelry, or a few fun beauty products for a comprehensive Valentine’s gift.
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Brass Tapered Candle Holders
For the modern homemaker whose tastes veer toward industrial-chic, craft a set of copper pipe candle holders. This makes great use of leftover bits of pipe from past projects, so rummage through your scraps before venturing to the hardware store.
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Clay Jewelry Holder
A lovely little tray to drop your prettiest things into after a long day can really help a person feel organized and uncluttered. Even if you’re a polymer clay novice, this project is super simple—and its results totally enviable—so you’ll end up making one for your entire squad this Valentine’s Day.
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Exfoliating Loofah Soap
These pretty homemade soaps have a double-duty: they’re an exfoliator and cleanser in one. Create a few batches with different scents and colors, then build a lovely gift basket perfect for that couple of busy recipients on your Valentine’s gift list who could use some time for self-care.