8 Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts That Show Someone You Care

Hey, cupid: Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it's time to whip up a gift that shows your loved ones just how much you really care. Whether it's a gift for your significant other, child or longtime BFF, we have loads of cute ideas for showing them sweet, sweet love.

1. For the Chocolate Lover

Gifting a box of chocolate is the romantic go-to move. But that lovin' feeling hits a whole new high when you take the time to make them yourself — not to mention it'll make you a chocolate-tempering pro!

2. For the Sweet Tooth

This cake may look like a plain vanilla treat, but once you dig in a rainbow heart is revealed. Talk about a smitten dessert.

3. For the Snail Mail Enthusiast

To make the coolest card for your Valentine, grab your embroidery floss . Stitching on paper is actually easier than on cloth, so this is an ideal project for beginners.

Take your embroidery skills to paper and you can create one of the coolest handmade cards anyone's ever received. This ombré design is actually pretty simple to make, even if you're a total embroidery newbie. Plus, it's guaranteed to make your loved one smile.

4. For the Fabric Fanatic

Ditch the plain white envelopes and give your valentines the packaging they deserve. This project is so easy, kids can get in on the fun, too.

Handmade cards are lovely, but why stop there when you can DIY the envelope, too? Fabric envelopes are super cute, resuable and so much more personal than their store-bought cousins. Not to mention they're a genius way to use fabric scraps left over from your latest project. Slip in a small gift, an extra-special photo or, obviously, a card that truly sends a heartfelt message.

5. For the One Who Wants Flowers

The best kind of flower is one made from sugar and covered in royal icing . And if you've ever wondered how to nail the just-right shade of red for your icing, this is your chance to learn.

6. For the One Who Wears Their Heart on Their Sleeve

Grab your crochet hook and whip up some sweet little hearts — these come together fast, and you can use any yarn you have on hand.

Chocolate isn't the only way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day. Stitch up a bunch of crochet hearts — you can make 'em using scrap yarn — and attach them to whatever gift your loved one would like best.

7. For the Quilting Queen

Your quilting bestie won't be able to get enough of this cool pixelated heart block. Best part: you likely have everything you need to make it right in your scrap bin .

This fresh and funky pixelated heart is easy to make if you know quilting basics, and it's gorgeous in traditional Valentine's Day hues. Use this beauty in a larger quilt, or frame it to gift to your sweetie. Talk about a modern romance!

8. For the Simple Sweetheart

Maybe you’re a novice cake sculptor, or your recipient just appreciates simplicity. Whatever the reason, this minimalist cake might just be the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day.

Heart cakes are basically the cutest dessert you could make for Valentine's Day, and they're actually super easy to pull off. In fact, our method doesn't require any carving at all — just one round cake, one square cake and some nifty Tetris skills to pull it all together.

December 27, 2019
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