Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts & Decorations

With February 14th just around the corner, treat your special loved one to a homemade do-it-yourself inspired evening. Not only will they appreciate the love that went into your hard work, but it will also be beat the traditional date night at an overcrowded restaurant. Here are some Valentine’s Day DIY ideas that will help you create an unforgettable night:

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LOVE SONG CANDLES
Not only is this craft extremely romantic and heart felt, but it will also work as a great centerpiece! Required parts include a mason jar, candles, and music sheets to your special song. Simply cut out heart shapes from the music sheets and paste both of them inside the mason jar. Light candles inside, and voilĂ ! Kill two birds with one stone with this decoration that will be sure to leave a smile on your Valentine’s face.

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FLOATING CANDLES
Floating candles help create a relaxed, romantic, and festive setting. This tranquil Valentine’s Day DIY decoration will help transform an ordinary dining room into a romantic space. For floating candles, take clear tall vases and fill them festive flowers. For example, put in rose pedals, orchids, or peonies. On top, light a floating candle. And there you have it! Simple, easy, and inexpensive. What else could you ask for?

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Surprise your special someone with this unique message in a bottle! Hide this DIY craft at their work, school, or somewhere in the house. Place inside a special message and dinner plans for that evening! This easy and clever craft can also be used as a Valentine’s Day gift to friends! Share with them how much you appreciate and love them. Friends will love receiving this heart warming gift on V-day! Finish off the bottle by decorating with festive ribbon, cut out hearts, and a customized name tag.

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VALENTINE’S DAY COUPONS
The perfect Valentine’s day gift to parents, grandparents, teachers, and family! Share this easy and fun idea with your children this year. Have them create a booklet of “coupons” for them to execute. Ideas include “good for 1 breakfast in bed”, “trash duty”, “my turn to clean the dishes”, and “1 free kiss!” Have them create this gift in advance, and distribute them on Valentine’s Day. While this DIY idea may be very simple, family will be touched by this adorable and loving gift!

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CUPID-APPROVED RECIPES
Nothings shows more love than by making someone a homemade treat! For the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, hand make special baked goods, body scrubs, and even potpourri! Specialize these gifts by adding name tags, labels with Valentine’s Day quotes, and red-colored ribbon.

Be sure to pick up your craft supplies for these ideas at Meanley & Son Ace Hardware, or at Hammer & Nails Ace Hardware! How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day? Share with us your creative DIY ideas by using #LJBB & #VDay2014! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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