Remember those good old school days when valentines from buddies and dutiful classmates would fill up your desk? As adults, gifting between you and that special someone becomes your top priority, but while keeping your romance alive, don’t forget your friends!
This year, flex your creative muscles and try out some of the quirky Valentine’s Day projects below. These aren’t your average convenience store cards!
A Bouquet Full of Bacon
(Photo: Nugget Market)
For the friend who buys presale tickets to the bacon festival every year, we have just the thing! Make your own blooms of thick-cut bacon rolls, then accessorize with herbs like dill and basil for an unexpected twist on the yellow rose of friendship.
Hand (and Heart) Warmers
(Photo: Raeann Kelly)
Create a simple square pillow from patterned fabric and fill with rice. Package a few of the pockets in a stamped kraft paper bag with a note for a February 14 gift that will keep on giving.
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Red Wine Lollipops
(Photo: Sprinkle Bakes)
With a winning combination like booze and sugar, you can’t go wrong in gifting homemade red wine lollipops to every person in your contacts. In this case, the more really does mean the merrier!
Clay Heart Cord Keeper
Keep the music junkie in your life tangle-free with a two-toned clay heart that has notches to wrap your headphones around. Air dry clay makes it a simple, two-step project.
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Just The Good Stuff Jar
(Photo: Emily Fleischaker, BuzzFeed)
It’s the ultimate act of good will: wading through the cereal riff raff to fill up an entire mason jar with the much sought after Lucky Charms. And if you’re more of a lazy lover, just order the marshmallows from a site that separates it for you!
To-Go Mug Messages
(Photo: Studio DIY)
Print and cut a personalized message for your coffee buddy. Using downloadable templates and transfer tape, you can adhere vinyl patterns to a plain ceramic mug…making coffee chats even more of a BFF necessity.
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Pop Goes the Valentine Balloon
(Photo: With Lovely)
Fill clear balloons with confetti, small pieces of candy and your friends’ favorite alcohol minis. Use them as both decor and favors at your Galentine’s Day party, or make a special batch just for your best friend.
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