Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your feelings to those you love. Maybe you’re tired of the trite Valentine’s Day card and chocolate standby. Maybe you want to make something personal. Maybe you’re on a budget. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for something new and unique to DIY for your special someone, we’ve got you covered. These are 20 DIY valentines for guys – and they’re sure to love them!
1. Mountain Dew Gift, Detail-Oriented Diva –
If your guy is a mountain dew lover, use his favorite treat to remind him of your love!
2. Orange Crush, Boxwood Clippings –
If he’s is more of an orange soda guy, you can make this cute little gift in a snap! You could use even more puns, as well, “Orange you glad…”?
3. Rootbeer Float Basket, 30 Handmade Days –
Perhaps his favorite is actually root beer floats? Give him a basket with all the makings of his favorite treat to let him know how much he “floats your boat!”
4. Dude Valentines, Please Note –
These are some funny valentines, for those of you who don’t want to take this holiday too seriously! There are printable tags that’ll make him chuckle which you can put on lottery tickets, jerky or beer – depending on what your guy likes!
5. Donuts and Holes, Izzy and Ivy Designs –
Gift your sweetheart a yummy breakfast of pastries and donut holes! Use the free printable provided at the link, then fill a bag or cute box with his favorite donuts and donut holes. Valentine’s Day breakfast will be super sweet!
6. Love Reminder, Moorea Seal –
Whip up a few of these adorable stuffed fabric hearts and place them in a jar with a note of instruction. These hearts are reminders of your love for him – and he can place them anywhere he may need them throughout the day! Or, you could go a step further and place them in pockets, a glasses case, on the dashboard, in his lunch, and anywhere else he’s likely to spot them!
7. Love Jar, Brika –
Craft a few small, handmade items that represent your continuing love for him! There are picture instructions for a heart, cupid arrow, personal message and “punny” love card that will all fit in a small jar.
8. 52 Reasons I Love You Mini Book, Paper Vine –
Use a deck of cards as the base for this cute book filled with personal reasons you love your man. Decorate it how you wish and glue your reasons inside – one for each card. It’s a handy, pocket-sized reminder of how much he means to you!
9. 7 Days of Love, The Dating Divas –
Celebrate your love all week long! Fill a pill organizer with small candies and a note for each day of Valentine’s Day week. You can use the printable notes provided, or make your own with meaningful quotes, short poems, or encouraging words! He’ll have something to remind him of you each day!
10. The Fortune Cookie Game, bugaboo, mini, mr & me –
Turn those cute felt fortune cookies into a fun game for your guy! Write up your own “fortunes” on slips of paper and tuck them inside felt fortune cookies, then wrap them up in a Chinese takeout box. The game is played over time, so this gift keeps giving all year long! For the full rules, check the link.
11. Bear Hug, Studio DIY –
This is a particularly clever gift if you and your honey are apart on Valentine’s Day. Send him a bear hug along with all your love! It’s clever and bound to put a smile on his face!
12. Anatomical Heart Pillow, Hearts and Sharts –
This is so clever and fun, and sure to be a hit with any geeky guys out there! The instructions show how to create a patchwork anatomical heart for a pillow cover, but you could patchwork it on just about anything for your guy! A backpack, a t-shirt, or even paste it together on paper for a wall hanging.
13. Woodgrain Notebooks, Damask Love –
Here are some creative notebooks he can take along with him on trips or keep by the phone for notes. What makes them so fun is the woodgrain pattern, along with the pun on the tag!
14. “I’ll Tumble for You” Game, Tried and True –
Though this Valentine themed game is toted as great for kids and families, you can easily tweak it for your sweetie. The mini jenga-style game is found at the dollar store, and fun “love” inspired instructions are written on each wooden piece. When you draw a block, make sure you follow the instructions before placing it on top! It’s a gift AND a date night rolled into one!
15. Rock Messages, Sare Shares –
Here’s a fun gift that he can use and look at for years to come. With notes written on the rocks around the candle, he’ll be reminded of you every time he looks at it.
16. Photo Keychain, Sugarbee Crafts –
You can easily make him a keychain using a photo of the two of you together. All you need is a photo pendant (found in the jewelry section at most craft stores) and a key ring! Put them together, and he’ll have a keepsake to use every single day!
17. 12 Months of Dates Booklet, The Thinking Closet –
This little booklet has one date per month, all planned out and ready to go. The handwritten pages are sentimental and fun, and he’ll love that you put so much thought and effort into it – and that he doesn’t HAVE to!
18. Open When Letters, Frugal Maine –
This is an easy gift to make and put together for your guy, but it takes thought and effort. Something he’ll appreciate over and over again throughout the year as he opens each card or letter just when he’s supposed to. It’s a bit sappy, but not too much!
19. Framed Keyboard Message, Paper, Plate and Plane –
You can create a custom framed message for the computer guy in your life. With this tutorial, you only need one keyboard, as it shows how to create duplicate letters on existing keys! It’s a fun way to show you care that he can display in the office!
20. Reclaimed Wood Light Up Love Sign, bugaboo, mini, mr & me –
If your guy likes reclaimed or recycled elements, try this DIY! It’s a fun take on the reclaimed wood signs, because there’s a frame in back which houses Christmas lights. With the cute, love-y quote, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com