3 Reasons to Make Handmade Valentine's Gifts
Your Handmade Gift Contains Feelings
There is no doubt that a gift expresses your love and care for the person for whom it is meant for. But a cute and creative Valentine homemade gift for your boyfriend or husband will definitely be a sign of your boundless emotions, your innovative thought and your extraordinary effort. A DIY gift truly says I love you because it shows he is really worth all that effort and time you put into making that gift. There are countless ways to make a personalised gift. You can put your, his or both of your names, photo or any adorable quote or memory on it.
Handmade Gifts Are Special and Can Be Cherished for Years
Everyone loves receiving gifts. The giver also feels immense pleasure too when the receiver not only loves the gift but he admires, uses and remembers that gift. So it must be nice, useful and remind him of just how lucky he is to have a loving wife like you. A gift which you have made by hand, spent your precious time and hard work on, will certainly be something he will hold dear throughout his life. The scope for personalisation is immense and you can include whatever he likes in one gift. A gift made with love is always going to be cherished over a store bought present.
For Husband Who Has Everything Handmade Gifts Are a Good Choice
A person, who apparently seems to have all, would be a hard ball to kick. What to give, on receiving which he could think, Oh I didn’t have that earlier! Well then a DIY creative homemade gift is the best choice for this valentine. Personalised gifts are always one of their kinds in the whole world, so unique that no one can have one like that. They are not very expensive but carry a lot of love and sentiments. They are a wonderful expression of your emotions.
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Video Tutorials on YouTube
You decided to make some DIY gift for him but don’t know how to make it. Go, do some search and find out the websites which may teach you the art. Youtube is an essential master to learn such kinds of tricks. There you can see the relevant videos which can show you hundreds of new ideas to make beautiful gifts for your loved ones with your hands. You can even add your own creativity to it.
Turn to Pinterest for Creative Inspiration
Pinterest is a social network that allows users to share ideas through images, and discover new interests by posting pins which are images or videos to their own or others' boards. You can take help from Pinterest to get tonnes of cute ideas for a homemade Valentine gift for your husband. Pinterest is always full of great ideas and products. It is quite inspiring for recipes, infographics, social media knowledge, and dozens of nice options for gifts. It’s also very easy to use. Just scrolling through the feed will show you all the latest pins from your areas of interest.
Creative Blogs That Dish out Step-by-Step DIY Gift Ideas
A nicely written blog with details and pictures can help you make even complicated projects you wouldn't have thought of making. With so many blogs, it’s easy to spend all your time browsing, and gaining actually nothing. So focus, get a few good ideas and find a blog that helps you make exactly what you want. From kids to elders, and from DIY fashion to interior decorating, these can give you the ideas, the inspiration and the detailed tutorials to get you going in the right direction. Design Love Fest, A Beautiful Mess, Homemade Gifts Made Easy and Paper and Stitch are just some of the blogs you can check out.
Make Your Husband's Heart Skip a Beat With These Romantic Handmade Valentine Gifts
Valentine’s Day Cake
You need something sweet to celebrate your day of love so why not make a delicious cake that you can then feed each other in between sips of wine. Chocolate is also said to be an aphrodisiac but take a break from nibbling on on bars of chocolate and candy and whip up this spectacular Chocolate Meringue Cake instead. For further details you can check out the recipe on heatovento350.com
Chocolate Meringue CakeWhat you need:
- 6 large egg whites
- 2 cups sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 170 gm bittersweet chocolate, melted
- 3 cups heavy cream
- Chocolate shavings for garnish
How to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw 3 eight inch rounds on parchment paper and line them into pans.
- First beat egg whites with sugar till it forms peaks, then carefully fold in salt, vanilla, almond extract and cocoa powder.
- Pour gently into prepared baking pans and bake for about 80 minutes. Lower the heat to 150 degrees C.
- While the chocolate meringue cools in the pans, make the ganache combining cream and chocolate. Alternatively you can brush chocolate on each layer and add a layer of cream on top. Repat with the other layers. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
Pre-Planned Date Nights
Make a mini-book with 12 Pre-Planned Date Nights for you and your sweetheart on this Valentine. If you have been doing the same things of late and are looking for new ways to spend your date nights, this could be the cutest homemade valentine DIY gift ever. All you need are 2 sheets of white scrapbook paper, magazine paper, photos, book pages or whatever suits you, pen scissors, hole punch, binder ring, twine, or ribbon. Take some cool picture ideas, then print them on white card stock. Cut them in the size you like, punch a hole in the corner and its done. At the beginning of each new month, it’ll be your responsibility to look at the calendar and designate an evening (or afternoon) for your special date that month. You can even get free printables from thethinkingcloset.com
Bubble Gum Valentine Craft
If your husband likes gum and candy then it would be a wonderful idea to give him the traditional Valentine's gift of candy and chocolate. But instead of the usual gift bag of candy or a box of chocolate, make a creative little pack which will leave him grinning from ear to ear.
Blow My Heart Up is made up of small things you'd already have at home or can buy cheaply from most general stores. All you need is 2 small sheets of foam, gum balls, plastic bags and a glue gun. Cut one foam sheet in the shape of a heart. Now take the other sheet and cut it from inside in a heart shape to create a frame. Put your gum balls on the heart. Cut a plastic bag in half and place it over the gum balls. Stick the bag to the back of the foam heart with the help of glue gun. Cut the edges of the bag around the heart to look fit. Paste the red foam heart over it. It’s all ready. For detailed steps with pictures you can look up smartschoolhouse.com
His and Hers Pillows
There are plenty of his and hers couples pillow you can buy but they are also quite simple to make and you can add details a store bought pillow may not have. Sarahhearts.com has a simple way of making these cute pillows.
His & Hers PillowsWhat you need:
- His and Her silhouettes
- 2 pieces of cotton fabric for the front, 2 for the back
- 1 piece of fabric for text
- 2 pillow inserts
- Fabric interfacing
- Fabric blade or sharp knife
- Cutting mat
How to make it:
- Iron the silhouette interfacing to the back side of the fabric. Once the interfacing is completely stuck, remove the paper backing.
- Settle the fabric up on the cutting mat and cut the design on it.
- Place one of the design in the center of one of the pieces. Iron hard to press the design on fabric. Then sew on the text and trace the design. Repeat with the other design.
- Place the design piece right side up. And place two of the smaller pieces you just sewed face down. Leave an opening so a cushion can be inserted. Your pillow covers are ready.
Bow TieWhat you need:
- ¼ meter of pink fabric
- ¼ meter of interfacing
- Sewing machine
- Straight Pins
- Sewing pattern
- Bow tie pattern
- Ruler and iron
How to make it:
- Start with the interfacing fabric and trace the pattern on it. Apply the interface with hot iron to the back of your fabric and cut it accordingly with sharp scissors.
- Now mark it with a pencil and then sew it along the pattern lines, taking care of the edges. The sewing must be perfect with no loose corners as it is very difficult to redo it.
- Now back fold it, so the right side is in front of you. Iron and make the corners sit properly. You can close the opening at the back with a needle and thread.
- Now hold it in between and wrinkle it with a chopstick in the middle and stitch it again with needle and thread. A perfect bow is ready for him to wear.
Chocolate Strawberry Pops
Looking for cute homemade candy and treats to make for your husband? These Chocolate Strawberry pops by thedecoratedcookie.com are easy to make and look absolutely adorable. Visit the blog for more detailed steps with pictures.
Chocolate Strawberry PopsWhat you need:
- Chocolate chips
- Microwave bowl
- Baking tray
- Lollipop sticks
How to make it:
- Cut the strawberries in halves. Take half cup of chocolate chips and put them in a plastic bowl and heat in microwave till all the chocolate is melted.
- Butter your baking tray, then pour a big round drop of melted chocolate on the tray and put a lollipop stick in it before it hardens.
- Cut strawberries from the top in triangle so it can sit on a chocolate ball. Then settle strawberry downward your chocolate pop, put another dot and then strawberry again. You can cut the strawberry in two halves and use it the same way also.
- Prepare all pop sticks in the same manner and then refrigerate till the chocolate sets. Yummy sticks are ready to eat.
Romantic Red Heart Votive Holder
Creative homemade gifts for boyfriend or husband on Valentine's Day are a great way to make this day so much more romantic. It is quite a touching experience to receive a gift that has been made specially for them and he will never forget such gifts. You don't need to make a complicated gift to win his heart; a simple yet pretty heart vortive is just the thing to try if you are new to crafting gifts.
You will need an empty jar, white tissue paper cut into small squares, red tissue paper hearts, Mod Podge, paint brush and tea lights. Put Mod Podge on all over your jar with the brush. Paste white tissue paper’s squares all over it and brush again gently over them to settle them down. Place the hearts on top of the white squares and brush with Mod Podge to stick them in place. Let it dry. Put a tealight inside it and it is ready.
Kanzashi Flower Frame
The Kanzashi Flower Frame is a very easy to make but it turns out beautiful and is a nice gift for your husband on Valentine's day. To make it you will need a black plastic frame, a decorative ribbon, plastic faux gems, scrap fabric, sewing thread, fabric fusion tape, adhesive tabs, Kanzashi flower making tool, scissors and needle.
Measure and cut ribbon according to the size of frame. Paste it with the help of fabric fusion tape on the frame. Make 10 petals with Kanzashi flower tool. It can be simply done by attaching petals to a piece of thread, pull the thread to bring the flower together. After pulling together the petals, sew them in place using a needle and thread. Paste these flowers on the frame to create your own design as you see fit. Use square shaped cut pieces of fusion tape to paste these flowers. Paste gems too in the same way all over the frame. As a final touch, add a favourite picture of the two of you and give it to him.
Romantic Valentine Fortune Cookies
This valentine, you can surprise him by making personalised fortune cookies. Does that sound strange, or complicated? If you're starting to worry about having to bake the cookies, the gift we have in mind is a lot simpler. All you need to do is use ready fortune cookies and swap the fortunes with romantic little notes of your own. Your husband will be pleasantly surprised to find personal messages inside the standard cookies.
Buy a pack of fortune cookies and cut them open from their individual packets. Do this carefully as you will use the same wrapping to pack them again. Have a set of your own fortunes ready in thin strips of paper. Create naughty and romantic fortunes for him, don't hesitate to get creative.
Steam the cookies gently over a double boiler so they soften, but keep an eye on them as you don't want them to turn soggy! Remove the fortunes from them and place your own fortunes in it and hold carefully in place till the cookie hardens again. Put them back in the wrappers and use an iron to seal them.
Super Handmade Gift: Simple 'I Love You' Art
There is another DIY gift that says ‘I love you’. To prepare it you need letter tiles used in Scrabble boardgame. These are small square shaped plastic pieces with letters of the English alphabet printed on them. Use an empty frame to create your art. Take a piece of mat and glue gun with a frame. First decide your message you want to write in the frame and arrange it to ensure the letters fit together well. Use the hot glue gun carefully and glue down each letter tile till you have created the whole message. Fix the mat in the frame. Write an adorable emotional message behind the present for an extra personal touch. He can place it on his study or you can use it to decorate any room in the house.
You want to impress your husband and give him handmade gifts that require love an effort. So don't pick the first idea you come across of the simplest gift. While it is important to not get carried away and take on a project you are not skilled to undertake but try challenging yourself by picking creative gifts that will be fun to make and which he will enjoy. Find ways to customise the gift in your own way and do not be afraid to test your creativity by adding small details and embellishments that may not be mentioned in the DIY tutorial or blog.