Easy and Cheap Handmade Valentine's Gifts

Posted on 02/08/2011

Spreading the love doesn’t have to mean forking over cash. Even if you’re on a tight budget you can still pull together a great gift for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. We found cool, creative and romantic handmade Valentine’s gifts that were both easy and cheap.

Heart-Shaped Tea Bag
If your love drinks tea, this easy DIY Valentine gift will warm their heart. Follow Martha Stewart’s easy instructions for taking an ordinary tea bag and making it ready for February 14.

Printable iPhone Candy Case
Pick up a box of candy hearts, the sugary staple appearing in stores everywhere this month. Then print off the iPhone Valentine at livinglocurto.com. With a few snips and some tape you’ll have yourself a creative, high tech Valentine that’s sweet inside and out.

Heartbreaker Valentines
These Heartbreaker Valentines may be best suited for a middle school boy, but they’re still fun for grownups. You’ll need some scissors, a stapler and small candies. Then you’ll need someone to tear open your heart.

Printable Polaroid Card
Polaroids are so hot right now. But rather than track down your own camera and pay for the pricey film, why not just print off this creative Polaroid card from MyOwlBarn.com? It also comes with a coordinating envelope so say goodbye to paying $4 for a card this Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate and Valentines are an undeniable combination. Instead of spending big bucks on fancy truffles, make some at home with just a few simple ingredients. JoyofBaking.com lays out the process and it looks easier than emptying the dishwasher.

Printable Class Valentine
Load some cream cardstock into your printer and head to OneCharmingParty.com for a free printable Valentine. They’re so cute, but not just for kids.

Ten Things I Love About You
We found an artist and blogger making it incredibly easy for you this Valentine’s Day. Just download the PDF “Ten Things I Love About You”, grab your crayons and have some fun. Decorate your page and fill in the blanks. Hopefully coming up with ten things you love about your Valentine won’t be tough.

By Alison Storm

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