Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him: Crafty Presents that Show You Love Him

If you are short on time, but still want craft your guy a gift that shows you care, it can be hard to think of homemade Valentine’s Day gifts for him. The trick is to find simple, creative gifts that focus on him. All three of these homemade gifts for him take less than two hours to make.
Homemade Valentine’s Boxers

Materials:
Plain Boxers
Fabric Pens
Iron-on Tee Shirt Transfer
Clothes Iron

If your guy like to strut his stuff, make him a pair of Valentine’s boxers. This homemade Valentine’s Day gift for him can be further customized with your own loving or ribald wording and sewing notions. You can even add rhinestones for added glitz.

1. Start with plain boxer shorts. Once you decide the best placement of your tee shirt transfers, follow package directions to iron them on. Allow the transfer time to cool. Repeat steps, if you decide to use more than one transfer.

2. Use the fabric markers to write him love notes, add abstract lines or draw shapes.

3. Embellish with sewing notions. Tip: Don’t add anything that will scratch his skin

Feature Him In a Homemade Valentine’s Warhol Picture

Materials:
Photograph of Him
Computer
Printer/Scanner
Plain or Photograph Paper
Photo Frame

This artsy homemade Valentine’s Gift for him is perfect for a modern guy who likes bright colors. It can all be done on your computer, so don’t worry about not having any painting skill. This homemade gift can be done on a small or large scale.

Much of this project depends on your photo frame. It will look best in frames with two side-by-side slots or square frames that have four or nine openings. The project can also be done without a frame, which is a good option if you plan on taking it to get blown up. It will also more closely mimic the Warhol look.

1. Take your photograph of your guy and scan it into the computer.

2. Open the photo into your Paint program.

3. Size and crop the picture to fit your photo frame. A closeup of his head will work best. Make the image square, if you don’t plan on using a frame.

4. Color out out any background in the photograph, changing it to one solid color.

5. Using the bucket fill color option (it should look like a spilling paint can), color in your guy’s features. Use the same dark color (black, navy blue, dark green, etc.) to highlight and outline features, such as the neck, hairline, jawline and lips. Use lighter colors to fill in the rest.

I don’t color in the eyes on this project, but go ahead, if you like the look.

6. Save the image and make a duplicate. This project looks better if it is the same image repeated, but in slightly different colors.

7. Change everything to a different color. Repeat this step for as many photos as you need. Always remember to save one copy of each color version. Choose one version to draw a small heart on or leave a kiss mark on his cheek.

8. If using a frame and you have all of your pictures colored go ahead and print them. If not using a frame for each separate picture, cut and paste all of your pictures in to one large picture. Then print.

9. Now frame your photographs or take the compilation to a copy shop and have it enlarged.

Burn a Homemade Valentine’s CD for Him

Materials
Blank CD
Computer
Printer
Printer Paper
Permanent Markers
Stickers
Picture

Is your boyfriend really into music? Then a mixed CD might be the perfect homemade Valentine’s gift for him. Fill it with tracks that significant meaning to your relationship. After burning the CD, use permanent markers to create a label. Think of something cute or clever. Then design the CD case cover for him.

1. Down load a CD cover template. Microsoft Office Online has some.

2. On the two inside pages, type the song title and band name for each track. Be sure to include a short note on why you chose to include that song for him.

3. For the cover, use a photograph of your guy and a Valentine’s background. It can be traditional hearts or something a little more rock’n’roll.

4. Include the title of your homemade CD on the cover.

5. Print the CD cover. Embellish with stickers, rhinestones or glitter. Allow time to dry.

6. Fold in half and insert into CD case.

This homemade Valentine’s Day gift for him also works for DVD covers or picture CD covers. DVD ideas include music videos, most romantic favorite movie moments or home videos of you as a couple.

For the valentine designs we picked up a template at word art prints website. They have a great word art app.

Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts for Girlfriends

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that many men will cite as their favorite. The reasons range from getting a chance to see their girlfriend in sexy lingerie to getting to eat the candy she doesn’t care for. I like Valentine’s Day because I see it as a gift giving holiday that encourages silliness and sweetness.
Most women are easy to please on this holiday. They’re not expecting extravagant gifts or mountains of wrapped boxes. Valentine’s Day gifts for girlfriends can be simple, inexpensive, and even homemade. The truth is, women see men making them something as a very romantic gesture. Even something very simple can suddenly be a romantic treasure if you personalize it in a loving way.

Personalize the Valentine’s Day gift you make for your girlfriend should be a top priority no matter what type of gift you intend to make for her. By simply adding your names in a heart or some loving phrase to just about any item, you’ve suddenly turned it into a romantic Valentine’s Day treasure. If you want to have some fun with this holiday, you might want to try making a few homemade Valentine’s Day gifts for your girlfriend. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Pajama Bottom Body Pillow Cover:
Every major department store sells body pillows these days. They also sell very pricey body pillow covers. If you have an old pair of satin or flannel pajamas, you can easily make the perfect body pillow cover from one leg of the pajama pants. You’ll only have to cut the leg off of the pajama, and sew one end shut. Stuff a body pillow into the leg then sew up the other end. Add a note telling your girlfriend that you want her to think about you every night when she goes to bed and hugs her pillow and every morning as she wakes up to start her day. Your girlfriend will adore this homemade Valentine’s Day present.

Painted Plates:
This is the perfect gift to make for your girlfriend for Valentine’s Day if you’re especially strapped for cash this year. All it requires is a clean plate and some paint or permanent markers. You don’t have to go overboard trying to decorate the plate if you’re not particularly artistic. Simply paint both of your names in the center of the plate. You can either paint a heart around the names or paint a few small hearts anywhere on the plate. Add the date and year and even a sentimental note on the backside of the plate. It’s a very simple yet elegant Valentine’s Day gift that is perfect for girlfriends.

Heart Wind Chime:
What I love about this Valentine’s Day gift idea is that you can use so many items from your house and recycle them into this present. What you’ll want to do is cut heart shapes out of anything in your house that you’d like to recycle. Even water bottles are perfect for this project. You can use any sturdy item but I find that a clothes hanger works great for an anchor to hang the hearts from. Use colorful hearts and string them at many different lengths. This is a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day gift that would be especially perfect for a fairly new girlfriend.

Coaster Love Coupons:
This is a gift that keeps on giving and also keeps on giving returns. It’s a simple little idea that benefits both the gift giver and the receiver. Use old books or wood to make simple coasters. Cut them into whatever shape you like but hearts would be sweet for Valentine’s Day. Paint or marker a word or phrase on each coaster. For example, one coaster might have the word kiss on it. Explain to your girlfriend that anytime she sets something on that coaster, she’ll get a kiss. She’ll smile every time she sees them on her table. This cute little homemade Valentine’s Day gift will be fun for your girlfriend and for you as well.

Whatever you decide to do for your girlfriend this Valentine’s Day, remember to keep it sweet and romantic. Girls love to hear how beautiful they are and if you call them princess, you are sure to get a huge smile. This is the day to shower her with love freely, so enjoy it and give it your all. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make her happy. Just show and tell her how much you love her . Happy Valentine’s Day.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Kids to Make

The most cherished Mother’s Day Gift is one that kids will create. The simplicity and gratitude that goes into a self made craft means more to mom than a store-bought gift that took mere minutes to purchase.
Homemade Flower Pot

Take a milk carton and wash out well. Get help to cut the top of the carton off. Paint and decorate the outside of the milk carton and let dry. Now you have a great flower pot for mom.

To make this flower pot really stand out, pick colorful flowers from a field to place into the new flower pot.

Homemade Family Coupon Book

Give mom her own specialty coupon book. Choose the color of paper you want to use. Fold paper in half and fold again. You should have four halfs that you can cut. Be sure to use children scissors. Take each half and create a unique coupon that mom would like. Breakfast in Bed, Day off from Cleaning, Car Wash Today, Lots of Hugs and Kisses Today are just some ideas you can include on your coupon.

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Get a shoe box or get a small cardboard box from the grocery store. Paint or decorate the outside and inside of the box. Now think of some items to place in the gift basket. A small bag of flowering seeds that you and mom can plant together. Think of your mom’s favorite color and get the seeds that bloom in those colors. You can include a small homemade flower pot to plant those new seeds into.

Homemade Book of Memories

Draw pictures of all the places you and mom have visited and include a narrative of what you did there. The zoo, swimming, a school trip that mom accompanied you on. Memories express how we feel and show others that the small things they do mean a lot to us.

Homemade Mother’s Day Card

Use your imagination and write a poem for mom. Express how much you love and appreciate her. Remind her of all the things you do together and maybe new ideas of things to do. Use a computer and select clip art and graphics to decorate your card.

Colorful drawn and painted pictures of you and the family will become timeless memories that mom will cherish.

Homemade Recipe Book

Paper and crayons is all you need. Start a family recipe book that your mom can add to. You can decorate the cover with a picture of your family and start your recipe with some of mom’s favorite foods. Tell her that she can add favorite recipes from all the family members and next year you can help prepare some of the items!

While these are some practical easy crafts for children to make, they can take these Mother’s Day gift ideas and personalize each one. Mom’s always love appreciation of any kin