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Valentine DIYs from the Heart

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, but it’s not too late to get started on some heartfelt DIY projects for the ones you love. There’s no need to overspend for flowers, chocolate, jewelry or other store-bought gifts when you can make such cute things yourself. Plus, a homemade gift or treat is always more meaningful than any retailer can offer. Take a look at these fun, easy and affordable ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget.     8907229

A Beautiful Breakfast – With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, it’s the perfect time to make a special Valentine’s breakfast for your loved ones. You could do something simple like Heart Toast, something a bit more elaborate like Strawberry Sprinkle Funfetti Pancakes, or go all out with Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze. No matter what you choose, your family will appreciate starting the day with love.

Heart-Shaped Happiness – A set of heart-shaped cookie cutters are your Valentine’s secret weapon. You can use them to turn anything into a Valentine treat – brownies, sandwiches, even fruit! Plus you can use them for tracing hearts onto construction paper or card stock for homemade Valentines.

It’s in the Cards – You can transform an ordinary deck of playing cards into a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime when you turn it into a book of “52 Reasons I Love You.” Simply list one reason per card, hole punch the cards and bind with ribbon or snap rings and you have a priceless, one-of-a-kind gift. Find complete instructions here.

Sweets for the Sweet – Sure, a bag of conversation hearts, Valentine M & M’s or Hershey’s Kisses is a perfectly acceptable Valentine’s gift. But with a little extra effort, you can turn it into something really special. All you need are Mason jars, decorative ribbon or twine and some blank tags. See how to put it all together here and here.

Memorable Movie Night – Whether you’re snuggled up with your sweetie or spending the evening with the whole family, a Valentine’s movie night is the perfect way to end the day. Whip up some special Valentine’s movie snacks and drinks, then choose one of these romantic or family-friendly films.

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