25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts That Show Him How Much You Care

Valentine’s Day Gifts – You do not have to break the bank to get your man beautiful gifts this valentine’s. With few materials in the home, you can make pleasant gifts that he will love and show him how much you care.

Check out the 25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts in this article, and I am sure that you will find an excellent gift for your man this valentine.


Let your man know how much you love him with these DIY valentine's day gifts that express your love perfectly. Here is a guide to creating a memorable gift for your man.


1. DIY gifts for him – Heart String Art Decor

Use this gift to show him that his love pulls your heartstrings. It also looks good for interior decor.

You’ll need:

  • A 24×24 plywood.
  • Hammer
  • Large-headed nails
  • Red Twine
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

How To:

  • Start by drawing a heart on the wood with a pencil.  Ensure the heart is even and beautiful.
  • Next, you hammer your nails on the outline you have drawn. Maybe an inch apart.
  • It is now time to string. Tie the twine to one nail and go round the heart shape, lacing in and out. Then randomly wrap the twine nail to nail in no particular order – going across, diagonal, etc.
  • Continue till your heart is filled and looks lovely.


2.  DIY gifts for him – Bacon Hearts


Bacon Hearts - Valentine’s Day Gifts


I have never seen a man who does not enjoy bacon. How about giving him a sweet treat this valentine with these delicious bacon hearts? He will love them!

You will need:

  • Bacon
  • Toothpicks
  • Baking sheet

How To:

  • First, preheat your oven to 400.
  • Next, you cut the bacon slices in half and place them on the sheet pan.
  • Now use two pieces of the sliced bacon to make heart shapes.
  • Soak the toothpicks in water and use them to hold the bacon, so they remain in shape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes while keeping eyes on them to prevent burning.
  • Once they are done, place them on a paper towel to gather the bacon grease.
  • Serve with salad or toast. Yummy!


3. DIY gifts for him – Heart Blanket

A heart blanket is an excellent gift if your man travels a lot. It is lovely to look at, and it is super easy to make.

You will need:

  • Throw blanket
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Corks

How To:

  • First, cut out varieties of heart shapes from the cardboard.
  • Next, you add corks to the back of the hearts to make a handle for the stamps.
  • Now add layers of paint to the hearts and stamp them onto the blanket.
  • Try to make a beautiful pattern as you stamp.
  • Set to dry. Pretty!


4. DIY gifts for him – Pop-Up Photo Box


Pop-Up Photo Box - DIY gifts for him


With this gift, you will remind him of the good times you have shared.

You will need:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Wood box
  • Stain
  • Stencil
  • Protective finish coat
  • Photos

How To:

  • Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the width of your box
  • Next, you cut three images into two-inch squares, then glue them to the center of each scrapbook paper square. Leave to dry.
  • Now adhere your scrapbook paper to the box and leave to dry.
  • Next, you glue a loop of ribbon to the back edge of the top square.

Looks pretty, right? You can watch this video to learn the steps better.


5. DIY gifts for him – His and Hers pillows

His and Hers pillows will make a perfect decoration for his living room on Valentine’s day. It can also be left on the couch throughout the year.

You will need:

  • 16″ x 12″ piece of Silhouette sewable fabric interfacing
  • 17″ x 13″ pieces of cotton fabric – 2 (for the front of the pillow)
  • 13″ x 11″ piece of cotton fabric – 4
  • 16″ x 12″ piece of cotton fabric of different color (for text)
  • 24” x 12” Silhouette cutting mat
  • 16″ x 12″ pillow inserts
  • Silhouette fabric blade
  • Thread
  • Iron

How To:

  • First, iron the silhouette interfacing to the backside of the fabric you will use for text. Remove the paper once the interfacing has adhered to.
  • Now place the fabric right side up on the cutting mat and cut out his and hers text
  • Use an iron to press the design onto the 17″ x 13″ fabric and sew on the text. You can also add a heart and sew on it.
  • Next, you sow a double hem on the long side of the 13″ x 11″ fabric. Now place the “His” piece right side up and put two of the smaller pieces you just sewed face down with the finished hems towards the center.
  • This will create an opening for you to insert the cushion.
  • Finally, use a 1/2″ seam allowance to sew along all four sides. Then turn the pillowcase right side out and place the insert in.
  • Follow the same steps to make the pillow for “Hers.”

Watch this video to understand the steps better.


6. DIY gifts for him – Lemon Drop Valentine Mason Jar


Lemon Drop Valentine Mason Jar - DIY gifts for him


This gift is one that your man can take to work because it is a lemon candy pot. So he can easily reach in and take a piece of candy whenever he feels the urge.

You will need:

  • A mason jar
  • Lemon drops
  • Lemon yellow card stock
  • Green card stock
  • Inkpad
  • Green-striped bakers twine

How To:

  • Fill your jar with lemon drops or lemon-flavored candies
  • Punch a circle out of the lemon yellow card stock using a 2” scalloped circle paper punch. This is your lemon tag. Also, punch two leaves from the green card stock.
  • Inscribe the words – “Pucker up Valentine” on the lemon tag. Then adhere the two leaves on its sides using glue and punch a small hole in the top of the paper lemon.
  • Next, you run the ink pad around the edges of the lemon and leaves to give them some definition.
  • Finally, tie the lemon tag on to the Mason jar with your green striped baker’s twine or ribbon. Attach a love note too, for the recipient on the back of the tag.


7. DIY gifts for him – Scrabble Love

This is a perfect DIY valentine’s day gift for word lovers. It is like you are creating a romantic scene with the scrabble game. He will love the gift if he loves the game.

You will need:

  • Scrabble tiles
  • Scrabble board
  • Matting
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Hot glue gun Shadowbox frame

How To:

  • First, decide the message you want to make
  • Next, you lay out your tiles on the scrapbook paper framed in your matting.
  • Then use a hot glue gun to adhere each tile and space them evenly.
  • Finally, place it in the center of the shadowbox frame. Gorgeous!


8. DIY gifts for him – Romantic Valentine Fortune Cookies

Give your man a beautiful surprise with these customized fortune cookies after a delicious Chinese food dinner on Valentine’s Day. He will so love them!

You will need:

  • Fortune Cookies
  • Strips of paper
  • Steamer Basket

How to:

  • Write your fortunes on the strips of paper. Then fold them to fit into the fortune cookies.
  • Now steam the fortune cookies in the steamer basket for 10 minutes. This will make it easy to open.
  • Next, you open them up and replace the old fortunes with the ones you have just written.
  • Close up the cookies, set to cool and harden.
  • Place in a fanciful container and hand it to your man. Cheers!

If you prefer to reseal the cookies in the original package so that your man won’t suspect a thing, watch how to do it here.


9. DIY gifts for him – Homemade Conversion Heart Vodka

This DIY gift is the way to go if you intend to serve him a cocktail on Valentine’s Day especially if he loves vodka. It it is easy to make, and you will be done before you know it.

You will need:

  • 80 conversation hearts
  • 4 cups of Vodka
  • 4 Jars or water bottles

How To:

  • Group the conversation hearts according to colors
  • In each jar, soak 20 of same-colored hearts in 1 cup of vodka for 15 minutes. Shake intermittently so that the hearts dissolve faster.
  • Then strain into clean bottles. Each jar serves as a different flavor of vodka, depending on its color. For example, a pink color would be a strawberry or cherry.
  • Next, you cut out heart shapes from a heart tag template, tissue paper, and card stock. Glue them in that order and attach with a ribbon to the bottle.
  • Add a cocktail shaker filled with ice, Vodka, and Lillet in a glass and top with champagne. Place by the side of conversation heart vodka.Cheers!

Click here for more detailed steps.


10. DIY gifts for him – Be My Love Boxers

Your job here is simple. Convert a brand new boxer to a love boxer by imprinting a heart shape on it. He will think of you anytime he wears the boxers. So easy to make!

You will need:

  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Glacier Red and Ebony
  • Self-Adhesive Shelf Paper
  • Foil
  • White Boxers
  • Permanent felt pen
  • Make-up wedge sponge
  • Scissors
  • A pattern of choice (heart pattern is preferred)

How To:

  • Start by cutting two 12” x 14” pieces of shelf paper.
  • Next, you place the pattern under the paper and trace the random hearts onto the sheets with your felt pen.
  • You can now create the stencil by cutting out the center of each heart but leave the sheet intact.
  • Next, you peel off the paper backing and press into place on one side of the shorts.
  • Then squeeze a puddle of Glacier red of Tulip Soft Paint onto the foil. Tap the flat end of wedge sponge into the paint and tap the excess off on foil.
  • Pounce paint into heart stencil, adding more color to sponge as needed. When you are done sponging paint into all hearts carefully, peel off the stencil.
  • You are almost there. Repeat steps with the other side of boxers and other stencil sheets, stenciling with Ebony paint. Leave to dry.
  • You can also inscribe a love note on the boxers if you desire. Pretty!


11. DIY gifts for him – Easy Natural Coasters

Coasters are masculine, especially when you make them look as natural as possible. To make this gift, you require some sawing skills.

You will need:

  • Straight dry Western Red Cedar branches that are about 3.5” in diameter
  • Hand saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Clear varnish

How To:

  • Cut ½” thick sections of dry wood branches.
  • Next, you use heavy grit sandpaper for sanding each section then smooth out the surface with a finer grit.
  • Now coat the front, back, and sides with clear varnish and leave to dry.

You can watch this video to learn more.


12. DIY gifts for him – Best Day Ever Keychain

Handing him this gift will remind him of the day that you met or got engaged or married. Every man loves a great key chain, and this gift will have that memorable date inscribed. Very lovely!

You will need:

  • Metal pendant
  • 6 mm Jump ring
  • 24 mm Keyring
  • Metal letter stamps
  • Hammer
  • Fine point sharpie

How To:

  • Start by running a strip of painter’s tape across it to use as a reference point for the stamps.
  • Next, you put the first line of words right across the top of the tape. Make sure they are in a straight line then move the tape down for the next row. (Place the stamps letter-side down on the pendant and hammer it firmly to create the required emphasis).
  • You can either leave it that way, or use a sharp-pointed object to trace the impressions to boost the glam.
  • Once you are sure that your letters are facing the right way, put the pendant on the key ring. Open the jump ring and slide on the pendant and the key ring, then close up the jump ring. Good job!


13. DIY gifts for him – Charging Station

This gift is a perfect office asset that will help him organize his devices better as they charge. It is a very thoughtful gift and very masculine too.

Watch this video to learn how to make this gift. Do not fail to include a love note and some chocolates!


14. DIY gifts for him – Sharpie Mug Gift

This gift is an effortless way of sending your man a love message with lots of treats.

You will need:

  • Plain mug
  • Sharpies
  • Treats – chocolates, candies, flavored coffees or teas

How To:

  • Get the plain mug and write a love message on it using the sharpies.
  • Place the mug on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F. Let it cool and hand-wash.
  • Finally, fill it up with the treats!


15. DIY gifts for him – Cute Loveopoly Board Game

This gift is great if you love playing games with your man. It is a board game with a personalized turn.

You will need:

Houses and other pieces from an actual Monopoly game.

How To:

  • Get the board, houses, cards, and other game pieces ready.
  • Next, you cut out beautiful pictures of you two together for the playing pieces
  • Transform the game rules to rhyme with your love message
  • Change the messages in the cards to important real-life moments.
  • You can change the four railroads to four cruise lines: Passion Pacific, Sweetheart Ship, Cupid’s Cruise, and Lover’s Line.
  • Another idea is to copy the numbers for the values for the mortgage, rent, and house prices from real properties in real Monopoly when making the cards for the properties.


16. DIY gifts for him – Valentine Heart Ornament


Valentine Heart Ornament - DIY gifts for him


A heart made of nuts is one of the perfect DIY gifts for him on Valentine’s Day. Every man can identify with nuts, and the heart shape shows him that you think of him all the time – like you are saying, you will go nuts without him.

You will need:

  • 25 Nuts
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towel

How To:

  • Hold on to one nut (this is the heart base), build the heart by gluing other nuts to this nut. Use a small touch of glue on the two flat surfaces, then hold the next nut in place for a few seconds and repeat.
  • Continue the steps until you have created a double-row of 6 nuts. This is the side of the heart.
  • Keep building up to create your heart.
  • Once all the nuts are in place, put the heart on a paper towel.
  • Then add the ribbon through one of the nuts in the top, tie a knot, and it is ready!


17. DIY gifts for him – Cement Conversation Hearts

Cement is a yes for every man. Creating a heart from cement is like saying you want to be with him forever. He will so love it!

You will need:

  • Cement All
  • Heart-shaped silicone molds
  • Disposable cup
  • Stir stick
  • Alphabet stamp set
  • Black stamp pad

How To:

  • In the disposable bowl, add 12 tablespoons of Cement All and two tablespoons of water. Stir the mix immediately and vigorously.
  • Pour the mix carefully into the molds and smoothen the tops of the hearts. Set aside for one hour to dry.
  • Next, you pop the hearts out of the molds. Then sand the bottoms of the hearts so that they are suave and flat.
  • You can paint your hearts if you desire.
  • Now begin the stamping; choose the words and assemble your stamps in order. Load the stamp with ink and stamp the letters onto the center of the heart. Leave to dry.

You can watch this video for more ideas on how to make this gift.


18. DIY gifts for him – Star Crossed Lover Constellation Cards

Use these constellation gifts to let your man know how starry-eyed he makes you. They are a perfect addition to our list of DIY valentine’s day gifts for him.

You will need:

  • Blank notecard
  • A needle
  • Pencil
  • Thread

How To:

  • Start by mapping out where your constellation stars will be on the card.
  • Now use a pencil to mark out little crosses for guidance.
  • Then follow the crosses to make your stitches. Add a little line of thread between each star for emphasis.
  • Then for a lovely finish, draw new stars using a silver pen. Viola! It is ready!

Watch this video for more ideas to create this gift.


19. DIY gifts for him – Mason Jar Matchbox

Creating a matchbox from a mason jar sends him a message that sounds like, “you are my perfect match.” Plus, he has good spots where he can keep it as décor. Another fantastic DIY valentine’s day gifts, right?

How To:

  1. Trace the metal lid onto a piece of cardboard from a tissue box and cut it out. Also, cut a hole for the matches to come out of.
  2. Now cover the lid with beautiful wrapping paper so that it looks pretty.
  3. Then glue a piece of the strike strip on the lid.
  4. Write a love note and tag it to the jar with a fancy ribbon.

See this clip to understand the steps better.


20. DIY gifts for him – On the Hour gift envelopes


On the Hour gift envelopes - Valentine's Day Gifts


I love this one in particular. Hence, it makes it to our list of DIY valentine’s day gifts.

Get a collection of simple gifts you want to give your man on Valentine’s Day and make gift envelopes for each of them. Label the envelopes according to the hour of the day you want him to open them.

That way, he cannot get you off his mind as he will receive a gift from you at different hours.

It is best if the gifts are simple and items he uses at work since you may have to send the envelopes over. For example, a paintbrush is an excellent gift if your man is an artist. Make the envelopes fancy, and do not forget to add a love note in each one. Super!


22. DIY gifts for him – Sticks & Stones

You can create this simple, lovable gift with objects around the house that display nature. It will only take a few minutes and will make a lot of meaning if you use objects from memory lane.

This is an excellent option if you and your partner love to travel and collect treasures. All you need to do is gather those treasures in addition to little polished rocks, twigs, beautiful stones, etc. Then, using a sander and soldering iron, wood-burn these items on small segments of willow branches.

Give it some color with paint and a brush. Then attach a love note. Finally, place what you have done in a wooden bowl. So touchy!


22. Valentine Edible Box of Matches


Valentine Edible Box of Matches -Valentines Day Gift For Him


How about making your man a geometric heart that he can hang in his office or bedroom or any other favorite place. One glance at it daily, and he will remember the love you both share.

Plus, the efforts you put into making this DIY valentine’s day gift will keep screaming through the gift to remind him that you care.

Get full details on how to make this gift here.


23. DIY gifts for him -Valentine Light Bulb


Valentine Light Bulb - Valentine’s Day Gifts


A valentine lightbulb is one of the best DIY gifts for him that sends him a message that he lights up your life.

It may take a while to do, but this gift is worth the effort. It is super masculine, and he is sure to love it. A simple note tucked inside a pretty glass bulb will last longer than most gifts. It makes for pleasant home décor, and it is just as lovely.

Watch this video to learn the steps to make this gift.


24. DIY gifts for him – Clothespin message

Another idea on our list of valentine’s day gifts is the DIY clothespin message. This is fun and easy to do. He is sure to love it because it comes in a little tool. Your message will pop as a surprise but cheer him up.

Get full details on how to make this gift here.


25. DIY gifts for him – Reasons I love you card

What could be a perfect valentine’s day gift than to confess your love over and over with these cards?

Tell him all the reasons you love and will love him forever with this gift. He will love this gift, and your bond will be stronger as read the content of these cards to each other.

Get full details on how you can make this gift here.


Valentine's day is approaching and for many women, whipping up cash to buy gifts for their special man is difficult. In this post are perfect DIY valentines day gift for him that show how much you love him without the need to break the bank. Get them now!



So which of these DIY valentine’s day gifts will you give him? A combination of two is not a bad idea. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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