35+ Unique DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts For Men

Nicole and Bianca CuteDIYprojects Blogger

Bored of chocolates and roses? Give your relationship a much-needed boost this Valentine’s Day with these unique DIY gifts for him. There’s everything from do-it-yourself candles, homemade crafts, and gifts you won’t be able to find in your local store…

35+ Unique DIY Valentine's Day Gifts For Men

1. Romantic surprise with flour hearts

Romantic surprise with flour hearts

Create a unique Valentine’s card for the special one in your life this year with these flour hearts. Create the card by cutting out a heart shape on a piece of colored card and add flour for a striking visual effect. You will be amazed to know that this card also doubles up as a super romantic floor art – all thanks to the step where you sprinkle lots of flour on the card using it as stencil, and the cut-out creates a perfect heart-shaped layer of flour on the grass when you remove the sheet of paper. Use the technique to craft a heart loaded pathway that helps him to reach you, or simply let the whole surface scream how much he means to you by working up the hearts all over the grass After all, how about letting him know that he is cherished and loved with every footstep he takes?

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2. A jar of reasons why you love him

A jar of reasons why you love him

Decorate a small glass jar with ribbons, felt hearts, and other decorative items. This unique gift can be added to a shelf as a decorative piece, and can be customized with a personal message from you. How this inspiration by DIY Enthusiasts works up the decor involves wrapping the jar with lots of twine with a black button in the middle. The button keeps a heart-shaped felt cut out in place, while the jar itself houses loads of little pieces of paper. Each of the pieces of folded paper is going to bring a smile to your special one’s face as it explains a reason why you are in love with him. Simply grab some plain paper and write the reasons in bright red paper, folding the sheets and dropping them into the jar. Nothing can be better than expressing everything about him that makes you adore him all by yourself.

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3. Tea bag hearts

Tea-bag-hearts

Create your own heart-shaped tea bags and present them to your Valentine this year. Use your favorite teas like Early Grey, English Breakfast or Green Tea for an extra sweet treat. To get started, you are going to need coffee filters or fillable tea bags, a thread, a pair of scissors, store-bought tea, colored sheet of paper, a sewing needle, a pencil and a teaspoon. Even that little tag for your tea bag comes with a pretty heart shape and is crafted out of colored paper. The steps of construction are showcased with this super easy pictorial tutorial shared by DIY Enthusiasts. Not only will this gift treat him to his favorite tea flavours every morning, but is also going to remind him of you the moment he grabs that hot cup of beverage before kickstarting his day!

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4. Miniature Valentine’s notebooks

Miniature Valentine's notebooks

If you’re partner enjoys writing notes, these miniature notebooks will provide the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. They can be hand-made and attached with decorative elements of your choice for an extra special touch. The key is to bind small rectangular pieces of paper together, further putting cardboard and patterned paper to use for making its cover. While this one goes for a metallic black chain having shiny beads attached at its ends to hang the notebook, you can also craft it into a wonderful keychain. Another great idea is to write your memories shared with him in the pages of the notebook and then present it to him as a surprise. Taking the first glance at these minis, he wouldn’t even know it’s not just another tiny notebook to keep as a memoir or make quick notes, but a beautiful description of the lovely love story the two of you share.

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5. Homemade chocolate cupcakes

Homemade chocolate cupcakes

These heart-shaped chocolate cupcakes not only show your partner how much you care, but are delicious too. Use your favorite recipes and give to your loved one on the big day. While these cupcakes are a classic dark chocolate moistness that melts in the mouth almost instantly, you can always go for your man’s preferred flavours. Once you bake the cake to perfection, bring out the perfect heart shape with the help of cookie cutters or you can simply pour the cake batter into heart-shaped muffin tins. The icing on the cake here is those adorable cupcake toppers looking like a tiny heart or an arrow, put together using colored paper, toothpicks and some tape. Whip up a batch of these drool-worthy individual treats and let them be your Valentine’s after-dinner dessert, crafted all by yourself – specially for him!

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6. Personalized photo frame

Personalized photo frame

Create a photo frame that you can’t buy in the store. Just use spray paint to create a unique pattern, and include your favorite photo of you as a couple. What the picture frame sports is a huge heart-shaped cut-out having one of your precious memories together as its backdrop. That two-in-one goodness of the frame is totally going to steal his heart – whether it’s that picture housed inside or the exterior that’s a stunning combination of Valentine-perfect colors, i.e. red and white. The striped pattern is a piece of cake to create, calling for just a simple masking of the pattern using some tape and spray paint. For extra touches of beauty, put a string of heart-shaped pattern paper around the frame when you place it on the bed side table, the mantel or the study desk.

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7. Printable bread wrappers

Printable bread wrappers

This one-of-a-kind gift can be fun to create if you are a fan of arts and crafts. Design your own Valentine’s-themed bread wrappers and attach them to your partner’s favorite bread for a breakfast that they will never forget…The wrappers reach new levels of awesomeness when they house a loaf of homemade bread oozing with a flavour that delights your man’s taste buds. The key is to wrap the loaf with a cellophane sheet and attach the printable wrappers to it with the help of some clear tape. The below guide by Thirty Handmade Days not only explains the steps to working the wrappers up, but also shares the pretty printables for these Valentine’s Day bread jackets, making it all the way easier for you to forge the project. In fact, these luxurious looking wrappers don’t need to be limited to the occasion itself, you can reuse them for days to come!

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8. Love letters

Love letters

Are you a fan of embroidery? If so, you will be able to design your very own love letters using back stitching. These love letters are easy to stitch, and can then be framed using a photo frame of your choice. Instead of paper, the letter is drafted on a printed fabric which is wrapped and glued around a cardboard. Speaking of the color scheme, you can either stick to the neutrals such as white and brown as showcased in the guide, or go for much brighter hues to get it all done. Thirty Handmade Days not only explains the technique to make a back stitch, but also takes you through the detailed process to make the design using backstitching, further transforming the letter into a gorgeously framed love message. Capturing letters into frames is surely something not everyone has done, and that’s what makes this inspiration quite an out-of-the-box something!

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9. ‘On The Hour’ gift envelopes

'On The Hour' gift envelopes

If you’re struggling to think of the perfect gift for your loved one, how about several throughout the day? In fact, you can present envelopes to your partner every 14 hours with these handmade envelopes. Create your own labels to attach to each envelope and organize the gifts throughout the day. Place a lovely card for each of the hour or simply house small gifts in the envelopes, for example small gift cards to his favorite restaurants, book store or a cafe; some romantic love notes; photographs the two of you together; or even little candies. What works as the basis for the organization for the labels is the time of the day when each of the envelope is meant to be presented to him. The labels are 2 inch x 4 inch Avery shipping labels that you can find at any office supply store, plus you have also got an “On The Hour” stickers collection that you can print and use for your very own versions of the envelopes – all shared in the below tutorial by Thirty Handmade Days.

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10. Love potion kits

Love potion kits

You can mix up your favorite ‘love potions’ and present them in glass jars that have been decorated with ribbons, bows, straws and other items. And that’s because Valentine’s Day seems to be the most appropriate occasion of the year to cast a magical spell on your special someone. To put the potions together, you are going to need just a handful of readily available supplies including some pomegranate juice,a few glass bottles of 7-up, some mason jar for glasses, a few striped paper straws, a heart ice cube tray, and some printables for Love Potion Kit offered in the incredible guide below by Thirty Handmade Days. I started with a plain wooden crate, available at most craft supply stores. I painted the box red and white using spray paint.  I love adding paper confetti to a wooden crate.

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