Although the tradition of Valentine’s Day can be dated as far back as the 14th century, the celebration of love that we know today can be mostly credited to marketing companies. With that being said, there is a mass production of cards, candy, and gifts that go out to millions of people around the world.
But what’s the point in giving your loved one a gift that someone else in the world also received? After all, shouldn’t the entire purpose of Valentine’s Day revolve around your love for a person instead of what a mass produced card says?
Valentine’s Day is a great time to let the creative juices flow and have some fun with crafts. This year, show your special someone just how much you care about them by making them a gift sprinkled with extra love. Below you will find a list of homemade Valentine’s that are great for adults, kids, and the crafter in you.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift #1: Greeting Cards
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a handmade greeting card. As one of the simplest gifts to make, greeting cards can be easily personalized with your own special message and flair. Even better, homemade greeting cards are a great Valentine’s Day craft project for kids of all ages.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift #2: Decorated Valentine’s Day Box
Visit any local craft store and you will be sure to find a wide variety of blank heart shaped boxes. You can then take this box and make it your own with glitter, beads, markers, paint, jewels, even macaroni. Use this self-decorated box for gifting candy or any other treasure you may be giving to a loved one. This is also a great craft for kids of all ages.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift #3: Scented Candles
Candles are an enticing and sensual way to set the mood for any occasion. They are also incredibly easy to make and you probably have most of what you need in the kitchen. This year, set your own personalized mood by making your sweetie some homemade candles. For a quick tutorial on how to make scented candles check out Video Jug’s How to Make Scented Candles.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift #4: Heart Shaped Soap
Soaps stamped with messages make great gifts for friends and family. Inspired by the famous candy conversation hearts, you can wrap these sweet gifts in cellophane and glitter for an extra touch of love. For a complete tutorial on how to make stamped heart shaped soaps, visit Martha Stewart.
Give a little extra love this year with these homemade gifts from the heart.
Video Jug – How to Make Scented Candles
Martha Stewart – Heart Shaped Soap