5 DIY Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

These pretty projects are perfect for Valentine's Day. Make them for your sweetie, your friends, your kids, or yourself!

Plus: 7 more craft ideas for the romantic holiday »

1. Sweater


Wear your heart on your sleeve. Transform any sweater into a romantic fashion statement by tweaking store-bought elbow patches. See our easy 3-step instructions »


2. Homespun Pincushions


This nifty project pairs up fabric scraps and heart-shaped cookie cutters to make custom pincushions any seamstress will love. To make, see our step-by-step directions »


3. Snappy Bow Bracelet


It's a cinch to craft this arm candy from a strip of leather. Download, print, and cut out our bracelet templates, and start crafting!


4. Custom Jewelry Box


Follow our three easy steps to bring personality and purpose to a plain craft-store box. Give the personalized jewelry box to your mom, best friend, or daughter--and maybe stash something sparkly inside!


5. Paper Airplane Love Notes


Give your love notes a lift, and take an aerial approach to letter writing with pint-size paper airplanes. Download and print our high-flying stationery, then cut off the attached folding instructions and follow them to send your sentiments soaring.


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