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DIY valentine’s day: 5 Handmade Valentine Gifts

Today we’re be sharing a few of our favorite low-cost and easy-to-make 5 DIY Valentine’s Day projects. Whether you’re looking for flower arrangements, something to sew or just a simple handmade card, this roundup of 5 projects has something for every recipient — and every budget. No matter what you choose, a little handmade something is always a hit. xo, grace.

red rose flower arrangements

DIY Heart Card Vase

Difficulty: Easy

Cost: Only what you need to spend on flowers

Time: 5 minutes



  1. Glass vase or cup (I used an old drinking glass that was stained from a DIY fail.)
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Brush
  4. Printer/paper
  5. Flowers



  1. Pick your images and measure the height of your glass or vase. Print them to fit the outside of your vase from top to bottom.
  2. Apply a thin later of Mod Podge to the back of your printed design and carefully lay it on top of the vase. Use your fingers to gently press out any air bubbles.
  3. Once the first layer of Mod Podge dries, apply another thin layer to the outside of the paper to seal it. Add flowers and you’re done!

Heart-shaped Paper clips

Heart-shaped Paper clips

heart-shaped paper clip


Valentine Book Collection


1.4 books of approximately equal size

2.2 large sheets of white drawing paper (approx. 19″ x 25″ or larger)

3.2 large sheets of pink drawing paper (approx. 19″ x 25″ or larger) I recommend a relatively lightweight paper for the white “inside” jacket and a thicker drawing paper for the “outside” jacket.

4.1 Fiskars Shape Cutter tool

5.1 Fiskars Hearts Template 4855

6.pencil marker

8.24″ paper cutter (or a rotary cutter and X-Acto knife will work fine)

9.24″ ruler

10.double-sided tape or paper glue



  1. Pick out your books.
  2. Cut the book jackets to size.
  3. Fold the jackets around the books.
  4. Cut the heart shapes on the pink jackets.
  5. Write L-O-V-E letters.
  6. Make the book band.

valentine pins beauty

Valentine Projects from Purl Bee (above & below)

Valentine Projects from Purl Bee

About Kate

Hey! I’m Kate, wife to Justin and mom to David and Luke. My family and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with our two cats, Grits + Gravy. My blog is best known for the video hair tutorials that I started in 2011. After working as a hairstylist for many years, I originally made them for my clients to reference. On a whim, I pinned a few of them to Pinterest and I quickly learned that they were a helpful resource to many people! In 2013, just before the birth of my first son David, I closed my hair studio and decided to maintain the blog and be a stay at home mom. When David was just a few months old, Justin and I learned we were expecting Luke! Our life is incredibly full, and very fun, and I’m so grateful to have a community online to share it with as well! Although the content may focus on superficial things, I don’t believe that is where self-worth comes from. I’m a Christian and am so thankful to have a relationship with the Lord. We attend a great church in the area called The Summit.

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