With the season of love looming upon us, and the doom of the recession leaving our pockets empty, it’s not surprising that Valentines Day could be an expensive experience. However, we are hoping that the unique gift ideas that we have below that you can make at home can help you put together a cheap, but a brilliant personalised Valentines gift.
This amazing, unique, yet wonderfully romantic lightbulb is fairly easy to make, yet looks brilliant. To make it stand out, you can easily vary the design a little bit, especially the mounting.
For a Full Tutorial, click here http://saleenamarie.blogspot.ro/2012/01/diy-valentine-light-bulb.html
You cant get anymore personalised than this cute twist on snowglobes. The level of uniqueness you can achieve from these only depends on how much you put into them, and as tastefully you can do it. But they make brilliant little gifts.
A pack of cards has 52 cards in them. Now just find 52 reasons why you love (or like!) your valentine, and use the tutorial to create this really unique personalised gift!
If you are any good at knitting, there are loads of ideas that you can use to create the perfect valentines gift, these little hearts for example.
Treats, candies, sweets and chocolates are an absolute must on valentines day. Get thrifty, create your own little gift boxes and stuff them with cute sweets that your sweetheart favours
If you don’t want red boxes, why not try something different? These Boxes are pretty cool too!
Full Tutorial: http://chezlarsson.com/myblog/2012/01/valentines-boxes.html
If you want a bigger treat box to put in more than little sweets or candies, try these Gift Boxes
So it’s a bit out there, but if we can have a Christmas tree, why cant we have a Valentines Day Tree? Would be perfect if you had tiny handmade gifts arranged under it.
Here is a tutorial to a cute Heart shaped decoration for your tree should you want to try it out: http://itsanewday-kessler.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/diy-valentine-heart-tree.html
These cute cones would make another perfect decoration for your Valentines Day Tree. How is that for unique and personal? Tutorial: http://designcave.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/diy-vintage-valentine-cones.html
OK, so it sounds ridiculous, but it looks great! Make a garland of notes for your Valentines to open. It’s a nother idea stolen from Christmas! And if you want to go the whole hog, make it into an Advent Garland. How personal and romantic is that?
Roses are Red, Chocolates are Sweet, combine them to make this amazing Valentine’s Day Treat!
So flowers are a must on Valentines day for must people. But do they have to be real flowers? They are so expensive in February! Why not make your own? Not only will these homemade flowers cost you less, you can personalise them, AND they last for ever!
Since flowers are very important, here are loads of different tutorials:
Imagine you have a valentine that isn’t big on candy, you could really surprise them with this simple, yet beautifully unique bouquet! Combine it with the everlasting flowers, and you have something truly unique to give.
If you aren’t that handy, and cant really make these cool little gifts we have shown above, why not create a bunch of Love Coupons? Cute little envelopes where you can insert redeemable vouchers for your other half – “I will wash the dishes today” or “I will massage your back”. Cute, personal and worth more than money!
Full tutorial and print outs: http://sarahhearts.com/2011-02-10/coupons/