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14+ of the most creative homemade valentine gifts

14+ of the most creative homemade valentine gifts

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Creative gifts to sew and craft for Valentine's Day - with a few "off the shelf" ideas too!

Valentine’s Day is a divisive holiday – some people hate and some love it. My husband and I aren’t big into gifts, we only do them at Christmas, but my Mom’s birthday is in February and I try to think of gift ideas year round. So if you’re not into red candy hearts, flowers, and drug-store teddy bears read on a for a few ideas, both to DIY or buy, to give a more personal gift this Valentine’s Day!

Can’t think of what words to put on a papercut, pillow, or cutting board? Brainstorm words with meaning, like special song lyrics, birthday/wedding date, or searching the Vintage category on Etsy with a first / last name (I love finding vintage postcards this way!). If the gift recipient is crafty themselves, maybe they’d like a crafty book that’s perfect for giving, I have a list here!

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Custom Papercut Gift

1.Gift a personalized papercut (you could also DIY this, but be prepared it is harder than it looks, I tried it myself!)

Custom notecards

2. Order a customized calligraphy print

Custom House Painting
3. Comission a custom home painting – I had one done for my Mom, of her parents’ old house, by Jillian Cride (as seen above) but it looks like she might be out of service, so here is another artist on Etsy* who does house portraits!

Custom Pet Portrait

4.Custom pet portraits are so fun!

Custom Cutting Board

5. Order an engraved Cutting Board with a recipe or grace, written by a friend or relative.

DIY

Valentines Pillow

1. Sew a special pillow

2. Make a t-shirt quilt, using their ratty old tshirts that still have sentimental value

love-slime

3. Sensory Goo – not just for kids! We got some kinetic sand as a gift recently, and all the adults found themselves playing with it as much as the children.

Bento Bag Tutorial

4. Sew a bag, using fabric you know they’ll love.

Valentines Day Puppy Chow

5. FOOD! I love receiving homemade food as a gift.

 

Creative gifts to sew and craft for Valentine's Day - with a few "off the shelf" ideas too!

 

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