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7 Crafty Gifts for Your Valentine

The best gifts are always homemade! Try your hand at these crafts for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day.

Picture Frame Message Board: Super simple and you might even have the materials on hand! Turn a standing picture frame into a custom message board for you and your loved one to write notes, reminders, and special messages! Place a piece of scrapbook paper behind the glass for an added touch. You can write a permanent message behind the glass or keep it blank. Make it personal by decorating the frame as well! The last piece to this gift is velcroing a dry erase marker to the frame so you always have something to write with.

Homemade Candles: Candles are easy to make if you have beeswax on hand. You can also buy a kit with instructions for melting and pouring. The best part about making homemade candles are the customizable options! You can customize the color, scent, and holder. Try teacups, mason jars, or other sturdy containers that can withstand heat.

Admit One Shadow Box: If you and your sweetheart are often traveling or going to events, a custom shadowbox is a special gift to showcase all the great times you have had! You can purchase a wooden shadow box at a local craft store. All that’s left is to customize by painting or staining the box. You can write on the glass or paint on the back of the box. This is a gift you both can share as you begin to fill it with ticket stubs to commemorate concerts, trips, or sporting events together.

Homemade Bath bombs: Who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing soak in the tub? Make it special with homemade bath bombs! You can find many recipes online but the basics include baking soda and citric acid. All you need are essential oils, food dye, and a mold and you are on your way to relaxing all your troubles away. These are a great gift for any occasion but make it even sweeter with heart shaped molds and red food coloring!

Custom Coasters: A very trendy gift, you can make homemade coasters with basic bathroom tile, felt, and scrapbook paper! Use mod podge (you can make your own with glue and water) to secure the scrapbook paper to the top of the tile. After it has dried, spray the top with clear spray paint to seal it. The final step is to use a hot glue gun to attach the felt to the bottom to avoid any rough scratches on your coffee table! You can use just about any type of paper on the top but scrapbook paper is less likely to bleed from the mod podge.

Grow Your Own Gift: A gift your sweetheart can enjoy every day! Take a ceramic flower pot and decorate it. Then add a small bag of soil, seeds, and perhaps a heartfelt message. Try and pick a plant that won’t outgrow the pot.

“Attracted To You” Custom Magnets: There are a few ways to make custom magnets. You can turn polymer clay into just about any shape or word you want. You can then paint the clay and hot glue a magnet to the back. You can also glue messages or pictures to the back of clear glass stones and attach a magnet to the back as well.







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