Last Minute DIY Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Don’t panic if you still don’t have a single gift idea for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. You still have time to put a DIY touch on the holiday with these simple projects.

Mason Jar Love Candles

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Say “I love you” in a unique way on Valentine’s Day with help from a few mason jars and tea light candles. Choose a message to express your love, such as:

  • Love is patient
  • Love is kind
  • Our love endures

Put one word on each mason jar using a permanent marker, vinyl stickers or heat-resistant labels. Tie some ribbon around the tops of the jars, put tea lights in the bottom and light them just before you sit down to dinner to create a cozy atmosphere.

Nuts About You Valentine Jar

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If your sweetheart loves to snack on nuts, a jar full of his or her favorites can be a welcome Valentine’s Day surprise.

Find a fancy jar at a craft store, and get silly with a creative label playing on the theme of how “nuts” you are about each other. Add some embellishments, glue the label to the jar, and fill it up with a mix of your sweetheart’s favorite nutty snacks.

It’s a healthier idea than candy, and it adds a little humor to the day!

Mug Rug for Your Sweetheart

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Rock your quilting skills with a quick project perfect for the Valentine who’s always sipping coffee or tea.

With a giant heart in the center and a border of fabric in appropriate colors for the holiday, a quilted “sweetheart” mug rug can be put together in an evening and ready to go by the time your loved one brews his or her first cup of the day.

Framed Sentiments

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If you’re really running low on time, printable wall art can come to your rescue. Do a quick internet search for letter art or a suitable heart-themed design, and either print it out yourself or have it printed up at a local copy shop. Find an attractive frame, and present it to your sweetheart as a reminder of your unfailing devotion.

When you put your heart into a Valentine’s Day gift, it doesn’t matter whether it took you minutes or months to put together. What matters is showing how much you care with a personal message of love.

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