If you're tired of buying ho-hum chocolates and flowers for your loved ones every February 14, this list of adorable DIY Valentine's Day gifts is the answer to all your prayers. I promise you won't be pulling your hair out trying to follow the instructions for any of these sweet presents — everything on this list is totally doable, even for the DIY novice. Why not get sappy, slap on a playlist of upbeat romantic tunes, and make an afternoon of it? And after spending so much on all that holiday shopping, these lovely, easy-on-the-wallet DIY gifts are sure to make you smile as much as whoever you end up giving them to.
There's something on this list for everyone, from your mom to your BFF, and of course, for the lucky one you choose to be your Valentine. But don't leave this slideshow if you're riding solo this year! If Leslie Knope has taught us anything, it's that being single doesn't stop you from celebrating V-Day (hello, Galentine's Day!). So break out the stencils and craft paper, because there are so many people in your life you can show some love to. After all, nothing says love more than a homemade gift.
Recycle the bottom of your Christmas tree for these rustic coasters.
DIY Heart Coaster, abubblylife.com
Does it get any easier than a collage?
DIY Project: Ephemera Collage Valentine, designsponge.com
Because getting creative with sprinkles is always the best.
Double Heart Cookies, bakedbree.com
Bonus points for making your SO feel welcome in your home.
His and Her Pillowcases DIY, abeautifulmess.com
So simple, and guaranteed to surprise anyone in the best possible way.
Heart Balloons In a Closet, ohhappyday.com
If there’s a tree outside your Valentine’s apartment, there’s no way you can skip this adorable surprise.
Tree Heart Installation, ohhappyday.com
Possibly the simplest DIY ever, but oh-so-cute for any couple you know.
His + Her Sharpie Mug DIY, abeautifulmess.com
Love coupons are a great way to get creative and include all your cherished inside jokes.
Love Coupons, sarahhearts.com
Even more adorable if you make a matching one for yourself.
Shot Through the Heart: Valentine Stenciled T-Shirt, smallfriendly.com
Because really, desserts never go unappreciated.
Apple Tart, Elizabeth Messina, oncewed.com
Nothing says romance like cuddling in front of a movie with popcorn.
DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation, eatdrinkchic.com
Give the gift of a luxe bath, to be enjoyed solo or not.
You’re The Bomb Valentine Eye Bomb, crazyaboutmybaybah.com
Literally the sweetest gift.
Bee Mine Valentine, houseofearnest.com
Sure, Valentine’s Day flowers are great, but this cute vase will last long after they’ve wilted.
DIY: gold leaf heart vase, thesweetescape.ca