Valentine’s Day Grab Bag: DIY Gifts, Decor, and More for Cupid’s Big Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! This year Geneva and I decided to make each other gifts, which really ups the ante because I’m not even good at gifting when I buy shit. Whether you’re giving gifts to a partner, friend, family member, or pet this Valentine’s Day, these DIY projects will help you treat others and yo self to the best day of love imaginable.

From the Autostraddle Archives

First things first. We’ve got so much DIY for you in the Valentine’s Day archives! And also right here:

+ Wear your heart on your tights.

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+ Make a watercolor valentine! And some other Valentine’s Day crafts Hansen loved.

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+ YARN WREATH, YOU GUYS.

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+ Print these cards your damn self. It’s the least you could do after we made them for you and stuff!

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Other DIY for an Ostensibly Gay Valentine’s Day

+ Heart-Shaped Post-It Pinata

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+ Rainbow Heart Banner

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Get Your Snack On

Decorate and package your Valentine’s Day sweets.

+ Stamped Muslin Candy Bags

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+ Burlap Gift Bags

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+ Mylar Heart Treat Bags

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+ Sweet Straws

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+ Dip-Dyed Treat Bags

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+ Arrow Cupcake Toppers

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+ Treat Yo Self Cupcake Toppers

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The Little Things

+ Cupid’s Arrow(s)

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+ Valentine Award Ribbons

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+ Felt Fortune Cookies

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+ Plantable Paper Hearts

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+ Embroidery Hoop Art Ideas

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+ Surprise Hearts

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+ Edible Matches and Printable Matchbook

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(Or these matchboxes, that works too.)

+ The Love Bug

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Put one of these in every room in my house, please.

+ Photo Puzzle and Mini-Sack

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+ Borax Crystal Hearts

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+ Mini Heart Candle Sticks

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+ Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

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+ Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs

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+ Crayon Hearts

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+ Heart Yarn Ornament

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+ Catnip Delight

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+ Leather Conversation Hearts

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The Big Things

+ Heart Disco Ball

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+ Giant Paper Rose

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+ Valentine Lightbulb

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+ Hugs & Kisses Banner

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+ Glitter Heart Bunting

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+ Oversized Heart Chain

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+ Fabric Banner Valentine

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+ Paper Hearts Garland

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+ Burlap Garland

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+ Valentine’s Day Banner

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Around the House

+ Heart Pillows

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+ Ombre Cork Heart

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+ Heart Coasters

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+ Shot Through the Heart Display Piece

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+ Paper Heart Wall

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+ Heart Jars

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+ Geometric Heart Wall Art

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+ Melted Bead Heart Wind Chime

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+ Heart Tree

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+ Heart Blanket

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Dog not included.

Wear It (On Your Sleeve, Perhaps)

+ Pipecleaner Rose Ring

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+ Ombre Heart Tote

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+ Heart Tote with Leather Straps

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+ Wire Heart Ring

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Heart-Shaped Box

+ A Literal Heart Attack

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+ Pom-Pom Candy Box

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+ Heart-Shaped Box

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+ Mini Pizza Box

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+ Printed Paper Cutout Box

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+ And here’s some super thematic wrapping paper tutorials for ya.

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10 Comments

  1. Ohmygosh so many adorable ideas! We don’t do anything too crazy for Valentine’s day but I think I might have to get Future Wife to make that paper heart chain garland for our wedding venue! 😀

    Thanks for the ideas Carmen!! <3

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