25 Candy-Free DIY Gifts for All Your Valentines

Surprise your favorite valentines with a homemade gift from the heart. There are many candy-free valentine options out there that are just as sweet. Make a set of heart hand warmers for your valentines in the midst of the polar vortex. If you are panicked for time, pick up a few small toys and check out the free printables you can simply stick onto baggies. Get the kids in on the fun, and make melted crayon hearts by recycling the ends of old crayons.

Check out the 25 Candy-Free DIY Gifts for All Your Valentines here…

  • Heart Hand Warmers 1 of 25
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    Make sure your valentine is always warm and cozy with these easy to make heart hand warmers.
    Find out more at Henry Happened.

  • Thanks for Sticking By My Side 2 of 25
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    Stickers in a little bag are a very simple and adorable valentine.
    Find out more at Over the Big Moon.

  • Plane Awesome 3 of 25
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    This valentine is so much fun. Boys and girls will both love this one.
    Find out more at A Little Tipsy.

  • Heart Pillow 4 of 25
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    Take a little extra time to make keepsake heart pillows for a cute, personalized valentine.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • My Heart Bounces for You 5 of 25
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    A great alternative to a candy valentine is a bouncy ball.
    Find out more at Craft O Maniac.

  • Valentines Pirate Patches 6 of 25
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    A little pirate might appreciate this, "Aye (heart) you!" valentine.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Glitter Heart Boxes 7 of 25
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    Make a special little box for your valentine's treasures.
    Find out more at Design Improvised.

  • Pom Pom Balloons 8 of 25
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    Decorate balloons to show your valentine, "I'll fly away with you any day!" 
    Find out more at Design Improvised.

  • Spin Drum 9 of 25
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    Tell your valentine, "You make my heart skip a beat!" with these DIY spin drums.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Love Letter Pop Ups 10 of 25
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    Write a sweet message in these love letter pop ups.
    Find out more at Mini Eco .

  • 3D Paper Diamonds 11 of 25
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    Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Give these adorable paper diamonds for valentines.
    Find out more at Mini Eco.

  • Write One for Me 12 of 25
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    You can never have enough school supplies on hand.
    Find out more at Crystal & Co.

  • Heart Pencil Toppers 13 of 25
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    These little heart toppers are super simple to make.
    Find out more at Henry Happened.

  • Super Cute Animal Pouches 14 of 25
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    These little animal pouches make wonderful valentines gifts for animal lovers.
    Find out more at Handmade Charlotte .

  • Animal Masks 15 of 25
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    Nothing says,"I'm wild about you!" like these adorable animal masks.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • I’ve Had My Eye on You 16 of 25
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    This is a very simple and cute candy-free valentine for those that seek a closer look.
    Find out more at Dandee Designs.

  • Four Candy-Free Printables 17 of 25
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    These four candy-free valentines are super simple, and even little kids can help put them together. Just print out the labels, pop in a toy, and you're ready to go. 
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Homemade Valentines 18 of 25
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    Surprise your favorite bookworm with a handmade bookmark.
    Find out more at Thirty Handmade Days.

  • Color Your Heart Out 19 of 25
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    Color your heart out with these DIY recycled crayon hearts.
    Find out more at Crystal & Co.

  • Heart Tote 20 of 25
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    Make your sweethearts Valentine's Day totes they can reuse.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Ribbon Wand 21 of 25
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    In honor of the Olympics, make valentines inspired by rhythmic gymnastics.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Crayon Valentine 22 of 25
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    Make your own melted crayon labels for valentines filled with crayons.
    Find out more at Daily Candy.

  • Jump Rope 23 of 25
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    Give these jump ropes to say, "You make my heart hop, skip, and jump".
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • You Float My Boat 24 of 25
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    This adorable DIY sail boat makes a great valentines gift.
    Find out more at Mini Eco .

  • Vintage Bookmarks 25 of 25
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    A lovely little valentine to encourage reading.
    Find out more at Ravenna Girls.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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