Think back to when you were a kid and how around Valentine’s Day your teacher would instruct you to paint a picture, write a poem or paint a flower vase for gifts to your family members. Do you remember bringing that gift home that you made with your hands and seeing their excited faces when you gave them their personalized gifts? I even bet that some of those presents still have places on the walls or shelves of your childhood home. The reason being is because they were meaningful and made by the person they love.
There is something so special and meaningful when receiving gifts that were thought up and crafted for you personally, instead of the person just picking up stuff off the shelf. Don’t get me wrong, that’s good too. But this Valentine’s Day I challenge you to try and craft up something special for those wonderful people in your life. Let’s try to bring back that wonderful feeling you felt when giving your homemade gifts to your family as a kid.
Whether you’re giving gifts for your significant other, best friend, family members, coworkers, or anyone else who you want to give a Valentine’s Day gift to, I recommend attempting (being the key word) trying to do it yourself (DIY).
The first step is to make a list of what that person needs or may want in their life. Did they mention their bookcase is overflowing with books and how they need more shelves? Did they just move into a new apartment and need artwork? If you’re still struggling to think up ideas for your Valentine’s Day gift then there are so many ideas floating around Pinterest that will help inspire you. Pick one and go for it! Also, don’t be afraid to mix pieces that you purchased with creative ways to make them original or different by doing some DIY on them.
To make the process even simpler, ditch running to the store to get all your tools and products by ordering online instead. Ordering all your supplies from Equip Supply will allow you to get your DIY project done in a giff. They even have free shipping on orders of over $25.
Once you have all your supplies, it’s time to start working on your gift and putting your heart and soul into your creation. Don’t forget that the wrapping or package you are giving your gift in is important too and you could easily DIY.
When your DIY Valentine’s Day gift masterpiece has been created, go ahead and give it to your loved one and watch their reaction when you say you made it yourself. I bet they will appreciate it and see all the hard work, thought and care you put into the gift; reminding them of how much hard work, thought and care you put into your relationship with them. Now that’s love.
Let us know what you are DIY-ing for your Valentine this year?