Last Minute DIY Gifts for Your Valentine

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We have just a little bit of time before Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you’re looking to create something for your loved one(s), these last minute DIY gifts for your Valentine might just be the answer!


Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you may be looking for last minute DIY gifts to give that special someone in your life!

DIY gifts are not only affordable, but they also say to your loved one(s), “I took some extra time because I love you!”

So, today we have a collection of last minute DIY gifts that are not only perfect for your Valentine, they can be used as a special gift at any time, for any occasion!

last minute diy gifts for your valentine collage of diy gifts

Coastal Farmhouse Wood Bead Garland

Wood bead garlands have been trending for quite a number of years now, and they still seem to be all the rage!

This coastal farmhouse wood bead garland has an ombre effect that I never get tired of. Yes, this is a ‘staple’ decor item at My Wee Abode.

starfish with aqua wooden beads and tassels sitting on white table

You can make these in any color or finish that your Valentine or special someone will love!

Make a Rice Heating Pad with Lavender

Is it cold in your neck-of-the-woods? It is quite cold for So Cal these days!

These heart-shaped heating pads from Crissy at First Day of Home will keep your loved one toasty warm! This thoughtful gift can be made with a pretty printed cotton fabric, or even some masculine flannel for your special guy!

last minute diy gifts heart shaped heating pads in pink and red

And these smell amazing, too!

Handmade Nightstand Docking Station

How ’bout something masculine, practical, and good-looking?

This DIY nightstand docking station is a great woodworking project and Kati from Houseful of Handmade is sharing her plans and step-by-step tutorial!

wood docking station with smart phone and watches on nightstand

My sons would love the fact that this holds watches, too!

Favorite Photos Turned Watercolor

Now, Lynne from My Family Thyme has an amazing last-minute DIY gift that is very thoughtful, too!

Take any of your dear one’s favorite images and turn them into artistic watercolor prints! I LOVE these, and they are perfect for a ‘he’ or ‘she’!

last minute diy gifts for your valentine landscape photos and watercolor prints

3D Chocolate Box

Well, of course we need to have a bit of chocolate, especially if we’re talking a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift!

And this one is very special! Liberty from B4 and Afters shows us how to create a romantic chocolate box in the shape of a piano. You could use the box to reveal a pair of earrings, cufflinks, a necklace, or maybe even… a ring?!

chocolate piano box on piano plate

DIY Steampunk Valentine

Talk about unique! It’s even part of Anita’s blog name!

Unique Creations by Anita shows us how to create this steampunk-look Valentine with some elements and techniques that might just surprise you! It did me!

steampunk-look heart

Handpainted Magnets with a Farmhouse Twist

Pick up some white octagon tiles and learn how to create these handpainted magnets with a farmhouse ‘look’.

Paint them in custom colors and do several sets for a quick and thoughtful gift for your galentines, or even use them for Christmas stocking stuffers.

easy diy hand painted magnets on white surface with Christmas decor

Fun fact… I actually had some happy-tears shed when I gave these to my female relatives. ๐Ÿ™‚

Romantic Bath Tray

Add a little romance to your special someone’s bath-time with this DIY luxury wooden bath tray.

Zoe from Crafted by the Hunts shares her detailed tutorial on how to create this lovely bathtub tray that will hold a tealight candle, a glass of wine (or iced tea for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and even has a book stand! Talk about a thoughtful gift!

wooden bath tray on tub with wine and tealight

Warm and Fuzzy

Here’s another ‘heart-warming’ gift that will also help to keep your loved one warm on a cold, snowy night.

Learn how to embellish a knit cap and mittens with this easy tutorial from Rebecca at Zucchini Sisters.

last minute diy gifts snow cap and mittens with floral embellishments

“Heart”felt Love Notes

This is an adorable idea for that special someone, whether it’s a spouse or child.

Make these felted hearts with pop-stitching to hold special love notes or even thoughtful service ‘coupons’ that your loved-one can ‘cash-in’. Kelly from The Tattered Pew shows us how to easily make these cushy gifts!

felted plush hearts with pop-stitch in a bowl

Handmade Soaps that are Easy to Make

Don’t you love to get products that smell amazing?!

These DIY handmade soaps can be customized with just about any fragrance using essential oils. Morgan from My Pear Tree Home shows us just how easy these bars are to make!

last minute diy gifts handmade soaps on wooden surface

Handpainted Card

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors?

Leslie from My One Hundred Year Old Home shows us how to create these lovely watercolor cards.

These can even be used as wall art by simply popping one or three in frames. What a gorgeous handmade gift!

watercolor cards with flowers and hearts

A Game for the Gun Buff

This DIY peg board game may not be for everyone, but I know LOTS of my friends and men in my family would think this was awesome!

Paula from Sweet Pea shows us how to make this puzzle-type board game using brass casings instead of wooden pegs. Very cool!

last minute diy gifts peg board game with brass casings

Easy DIY Wood Clipboard

My new friend Shawna from Willow Bloom Home has a great handmade gift that anyone would love!

This DIY wood clipboard is easy to make and would be fun to add personal pictures to it before you wrapped it for that special someone! What a great gift!

diy wood clipboard with photos on console with plants and flowers

Hand-lettered Window Sign

How ’bout an easy way to create a hand-lettered window sign?

This DIY window sign can be created for a coffee station, a laundry room, a man cave, and more! Check out the step-by-step tutorial for how to create this thrifty and unique gift.

frame and glass on wall with coffee cubby painted on glass

Sweet Ending

Winding up our DIY last-minute gifts is this amazing charcuterie board for your Valentine with a sweet tooth!

So pretty and perfect for a movie night or Valentine’s party! Baked by Blair shows us exactly how to make this yummy dessert board.

candy charcuterie board on table

What a feast for the eyes!

Plus, if your special someone is a Marvel-movie-lover, maybe suggest a marathon for the holiday weekend and use this Marvel movie watch order list!

So, if you’re looking to DIY a last-minute Valentine gift, or you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful handmade gift for a birthday or other special occasion, you’re sure to find some inspiration from these 15+ ideas!

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! Comments always make my day!

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  1. So many fun ideas here, Julie! I love the variety…my imagination is running wild! Thanks for also including my heart-shaped heating pads. I always appreciate your support, dear friend.

    1. Of course, my friend… I love that you can easily see your heating pads are in the shape of a heart… I love the idea that you said about using flannel!

  2. These are all such great ideas! There are so many I want to make- definitely the handpainted card with my boys, and the heart rice heating pads, and that gorgeous bathtub tray. Thank you for including my clipboard!

  3. Great round-up, Julie! So many wonderful gift ideas for both men and women. I love the docking station! Thanks for including my embellished hat and mitten set ๐Ÿ™‚

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