10 Inspired DIY Projects for Valentine’s Day


In case you’re just kicking around the house today and tomorrow, hiding from the inclement weather, we have a suggestion: use this last pre-Valentine’s day weekend to your advantage and cook up one of these awesome love-themed do-it-yourself projects — either as a surprise for your honey or a super adorable couples activity (or, as the case may be, an effort to distract yourself from the impending holiday). The internet abounds with DIY tips, tricks, and full-on instruction manuals, and we’ve sifted through and collected a few of our favorites here — from yummy (and romantic!) food ideas to cute crafts to the both adorable and functional, we think there’s a project here for everyone. Click through to check out ten inspired DIY projects to occupy you this weekend, and if you’ve got ’em, be sure to pitch in any of your own ideas in the comments!

For breakfast-in-bed addicts: Adorable heart-shaped eggs

[Learn how at Anna the Red, via Gizmodo]

For romantic professors and/or the terminally moth-plagued: Heart-shaped elbow patches

[Learn how at Honestly WTF]

For all Daenerys wanna-bes or the anti-Valentine’s brigade: A real beating heart cake

[Learn how at Foodbeast, via Helablog]

For those whose true love has four legs: Puppy Love cupcakes

[Learn how at Coco Cake Crafts]

For the eco-minded who want to watch their love grow: Plantable love letter

[Learn how at Design Sponge]

For long-term commitments and steampunk couples: Brass plate valentine

[Learn how at Camille Styles]

For lottery junkies looking for an emotional payoff: Scratch-off Polaroid

[Learn how at Photojojo, via PetaPixel]

For the irrepressibly twee: Vintage Typewriter Tin Valentine

[Learn how at Design Sponge]

For the caveman in all of us: Beef Jerky edible underwear

[Learn how at Instructables, via Blame it on the Voices]

For those wondering about the future: Love-filled fortune cookies

[Learn how at The Wonder Forest]