How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re spending a romantic night on the town or chilling with family or friends, you can still spread the love in a unique way this year. With Americans spending billions on Valentine’s Day, it is easy to want to brush off the holiday as a commercialized money grab.
But Valentine’s Day can still be about meaningful messages and sharing your warm affections.
Anyone can go to their local grocery store or gas station and pick up a last-minute “Holy cow it’s Valentine’s Day already” gift. Avoid the frantic holiday rush for chocolates, flowers, and other gifts by making handmade Valentine’s Day cards or gifts.
Channel your inner artist and visit social media sites like Pinterest for inspiration. There are craft ideas for all skill levels, from expert to novice. Making your own gift shows your creative side and leaves a lasting impact to your lucky loved one.
An example of an easy DIY Valentine’s gift is adorable fabric hearts. To make these, you’ll just some felt, fabric, ribbon, and a few more items house that can be found around the house. If you’re running low, visit a craft or thrift store to stock up on supplies. Even if you buy several different patterns, you’ll still save enough money on this inexpensive idea to bestow your handmade hearts to everyone on your list.