Ok, so Valentine’s Day is THE commercial holiday. But this year we suggest making it meaningful. Don’t just settle for chocolates & a Hallmark card. Instead here are 4 awesome DIY gift ideas that will be as much fun to make as to receive.

Valentines Day Poppers

These Poppers are a great gift for boys and girls alike, because who doesn’t like candy? They only take 5 minutes to make but still look really impressive. Got nuts with the paper design!

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You will need:

  • Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Curly Ribbon
  • Confetti
  • Small toys, erasers and candy
  • Scissors and Tape

Follow these easy steps:

1. Cut toilet paper rolls in half.
2. Fill halves with toys, candy and confetti.
3. Fit halves back together and tape edge of paper to each half. Cut paper to overlap and tape.
4. Trim off ends leaving about 2 inches over length on each side.
5. Tie curling ribbon around each end.
6. Crack your popper in the middle at the seam to reveal treats!

If you’re the visual type, go straight to the source here.

Glitter Nail Polish

Your BFF will definitely appreciate this super cute DIY nail polish. All you need is clear nail polish and some pretty coloured Valentine’s Day sparkles.

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You will need:

  • Clear nail polish
  • Heart shaped confetti (red, pink, lilac)

Follow these super easy steps:

1. Empty out half the bottle of clear nail polish (to make room for the heart glitter).
2. Add a TON of heart glitter into the bottle.
3. Shake it up and you’re done!

Check it out here.

Succulent Planters

Cacti are on trend right now and your valentine will be stoked to get this gift. It’ll add something fresh to their place and shows that you put a little extra effort into their gift. Think of as many Valentine’s Day puns as you can for the signs!

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You will need:

  • Mini metal buckets in pink and white.
  • White fish tank gravel.
  • Pink spray paint.
  • Wood kitchen skewers
  • Assorted cacti and succulents
  • Valentine plant tags (download and print right here!
  • Rubber cement
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • Succulent soil

Follow these easy steps:

1. Punch a few holes in the bottom of your buckets with a nail and hammer.
2. Plant your cacti and succulents in the buckets.
3. Add a layer of succulent soil to the bottom of your container at about the height of where your root ball will sit.
4. Roll up a few layers of butcher paper or newspaper. Flatten it. Fold it in half to create a loop. Position the cactus inside the loop and hold it tight on the end.
5. Lay the plant on its side and remove the pot. Grabbing the roots with one hand and the paper loop with the other, position the cactus in the pot. Still holding the cactus upright with the paper, fill around the roots with soil.
6. Spread out a thin layer of gravel in a cardboard box or on a paper plate and spray paint it. Mix the gravel up between coats to get more coverage. When it’s fully dry, layer it over the exposed soil in the buckets (resist the urge to water! Let them get used to their new digs for a week or two before watering).

For a full walk-through of these steps, check out the details here.

Pom Pom Bouquet

Forget traditional flowers, these are so much more fun! You get to choose the colours and make them as fluffy as you want. And they last forever, just like your love.

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You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Green felt
  • Assorted ribbon and twine
  • White spray paint
  • Assorted color yarn
  • Found twigs
  • Hot glue gun

Follow these easy steps:

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We hope these fun DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas will come in handy. After all, who doesn’t love a handmade gift? Not only are these absolutely adorable and fun to make, they also add that much more meaning to your gift.

Spread the love! xoxo