Six DIY Valentine's projects

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Can't think of a new gift to buy for your Valentine this year? Go special by creating the present yourself so that you can surprise your Valentine with something special. Here are six do-it-yourself (DIY) projects to help you get started.

Valentine Coupons

A simple project that let's both you and your Valentine have a good time for weeks, or even months, to come. These coupons can be for anything you think will make your loved one feel happy such as a free massage or taking them out to dinner. You can be guaranteed to feel warm and fuzzy knowing that your Valentine wants to spend time with you when they use one of these coupons. You can make them by scratch and decorate them any way you want or if you are not artistically inclined you can find a cute template at this website to download,

Romantic Movie Basket

Assemble a date-night package in a box. Place your special someone's favorite romance movie, two bottles of their preferred drink and their favorite candy to share between you in a nice decorative box. This present is an opportunity to be able to cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie while simply enjoying a relaxing evening with your loved one.

Valentine Poppers

When in the mood to celebrate during the holiday try making a Valentine's Day themed popper. You can stuff it full of confetti, candies and small toys to make it fun to open. You can use them to even hold other surprise gifts such as a small box of jewellery or tickets to a game for your loved one. Visit for the full tutorial on how to create your own Valentine popper.

Etched Valentine's Glass

A Valentine themed glass is a great way to show your affection to those you love, especially when it has been etched with your own hands. You can design just about anything and in any way you want it to look, meaning the possibilities of surprising the receiver is pretty endless. Also, it's nice to have cups that share you and your loved one's names on them in some way. All you need is a dollar store glass, some Valentine's Day decal cling, letter stickers and etching cream. Follow the guide here to get started,

Valentine Bath Bombs

Steal the heart away of your Valentine by giving them a cute heart-shaped bath bomb. Homemade with love, you can customize these bath bombs any way you want from the smell to the colour, which is excellent in matching to the taste of your Valentine. Just take some citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, shea or coconut butter, essential oil of choice, food colouring and a spray bottle of witch hazel together with a heart silicone mold to complete this present. Visit for the recipe.

Valentine Sharpie Mugs

If your loved one is someone who can't survive their morning without a cup of tea or coffee then try your hand at making them a pair of Valentine's Day sharpie mugs. They can have a cute Valentine motif design or a lovely message writing out how much you love them. Make sure to grab a sharpie paint marker as normal water based sharpies do not work as well. Draw the design, then set the oven to 350 degrees and pop the mugs into the oven while it is preheating. Allow it to bake for 30 minutes to set the marker. For an added touch, after they have cooled, stuff the mugs with your Valentine's favorite candies, coffee or tea.