Do you agree when I say that handmade gifts shout volumes of affection? Nothing beats a customized fit to make your partner feel that you have his or her interest at heart. Furthermore, handmade gifts use the available resources at home.
Make not only your wallet, but also your lover happy by creating these do-it-yourself gifts:
#1: 52 Reasons to Smile
Have you ever fallen so madly in love with someone that you can list down a hundred reasons why you adore him or her? Express your heartfelt sentiment by revamping an underused deck of cards. Start by scraping the cards with sandpaper. Doing so will make you achieve the “vintage” look.
Then punch two holes and paste a black note on each card. Afterwards, write 52 reasons why your lover is one-of-a-kind. This simple idea enables you to create one of the most unique presents that your lover has ever received.
#2: Light of My Life
Convey the message of long lasting love by making a glass decoration that he or she will find adorable. This decoration is none other than a “heart lightbulb”. The heart lightbulb includes two hearts made of red wires, a lightbulb exterior, and a wooden stand. The wooden stand enables you to pin sweet notes every single day. Follow this easy tutorial to do it by yourself.
The glistening beam of bulbs may flicker, but your love will last longer.
#3: Love Mapping
If cupid’s designated holiday falls on the same day as your wedding anniversary then, “Love Map” is the ideal gift for your partner. The Love Map allows you to fuse three locations and display it in a romantic frame. These locations must be significant to your unique love story.
#4: Display of Affection
Tired of receiving a picture frame for Valentine’s Day? Turn your game up a notch by displaying your favorite photograph on a candle holder. Begin by purchasing a transparent contact paper from the nearest office supplies shop or hardware store. Print a black and white version of your image and attach it to your candle holder.
Imagine how Instagrammable your photograph will look once the candle lights up!
#5: Surprise Cupcake
Capture the essence of the season by baking a batch of cupcakes with a beautiful heart-shaped surprise. Let YouTube’s tattooed baker CupcakeJemma guide you through the easy steps. CupcakeJemma or Jemma Wilson is the founder and the owner of Crumbs & Doilies Cupcakes. You may check her channel to see other sweet recipes.
#6: LDR Card
Being a part of a long distance relationship (LDR) is deeply challenging. I know this because I have been in one for four years. You need communication, time, and effort to nurture a LDR. Show all these elements by sending a handcrafted Valentine’s card.
Begin by printing two maps (i.e., in Australia and Philippines): a city map of where you live in and where your partner lives in. Cut these maps in the shape of a heart and plaster them on the card. Have a pink construction paper ready so, you can put a romantic message inside. Complete the card’s design as you desire.
As everything turns into the compressed pixels and meet-ups start with a tap on an app, there is an increasing need for tangible items. Do-it-yourself gifts are priceless. If done right, your lover will favor this over anything storebought.