7 homemade Valentine's Day gift ideas

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Make Valentine’s Day extra-special with one of these homemade presents.

1. Sweetie jar

For sweethearts with a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with an edible gift. Pretty-up a jam jar with glass paints, then fill it with their favourite sweeties and finish off with a cute homemade gift tag.

2. Homemade vase

Turn an old jar into a vase for your Valentine’s bouquet of flowers. First clean the jar thoroughly. Now make some felt hearts and flowers and attach them to colourful twine tied around the jar. See more great ways to give old jars a new lease of life.

3. Cupids arrow gift card

See our step-by-step guide to making a gorgeous cupids arrow 3D gift card to accompany a breakfast in bed. All you need is some coloured card, a pencil, a hole punch, scissors and glue.

4. DIY hot chocolate

Fill an empty mason jar with some homemade hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows and dark chocolate pieces for a luxurious touch. Try adding your loved ones favourite additions such as cinnamon or caramel pieces.

5. Heart magnets

For a loved-up surprise cover the fridge in heart-shaped magnets. Mould some little hearts from air-dry clay, allow to harden and glue some small magnets on the back. Paint them classic red or go wild with the paint colours, then leave to dry.

6. Valentine’s seed starter

Give your Valentine a seed starter just in time for spring. Decorate a small jam jar, fill the bottom with coffee beans or small pebbles for drainage and top it up with potting soil. Plant your seeds at the correct depth (see packet for details) and check how much soil to cover them with. Now keep it watered and watch love grow.

7. Love coupons

Create love coupons that can be redeemed at your significant other’s whim. These could include requests for breakfast in bed, a romantic picnic or a movie night. Tuck a ‘book’ of coupons inside your card, hide them around the house with treasure hunt clues or fill a jar with a mixture of coupons, sweets and nick-nacks.

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