9 Valentine's Day DIYs You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

It's not too late to show your sweetheart you care.

Oops, you did it again. You forgot today is Valentine's Day, and you don't have anything to give your loved ones. You still have time to show you appreciate them. Keep reading for our best last-minute ideas, whether your Valentine is a significant other, your kids, parents or friends.

Hot Chocolate



Dress up regular hot chocolate with an easy, DIY Cupid's arrow made with a paper straw and colored tape. Cut a heart shape out of a marshmallow, and add store-bought cookies for a delicious gift they'll love.

Candy Necklace



Kids and adults alike will like this sweet surprise. Make a necklace out of candy, and print our free patterns for that extra touch.

Make It: Candy Necklace

Handmade Card

Photo by: Society Social

Society Social

Who's to say your furry friend can't get in on the Valentine's Day fun? Roxy Te Owens of Society Social suggests making custom paw-print valentines by painting your pup's paw and pressing it onto a card for that special someone. Note: Be sure to use non-toxic washable paint.

Grocery Store Spruce-Ups

Valentine's Cookie Decorations 04:52

Marianne shows how to decorate Valentine's Day cookies four different ways.

Watch how to decorate store-bought sugar cookies four easy ways, or make the cookies from scratch.



Photo by: Photo courtesy of Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Photo courtesy of Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Add color to a regular flower pot with painter's tape and paint, and place store-bought succulents or flowers inside.

Couch Picnic

Photo by: Amy Moss, Eatdrinkchic.com

Amy Moss, Eatdrinkchic.com

This year, skip the fuss and prix-fixed menus. Roxy Te Owens of Society Social suggests picking out your favorite rom-com, popping a bottle of champagne (and some popcorn!) and hosting a cozy couch picnic for two.

Romantic Cocktail

Romeo and Juliet Cocktail

Romeo and Juliet Cocktail

Make your loved one their favorite cocktail, or try a 'Romeo and Juliet' made with tequila and raspberry liquor.

Coffee Shop Gift Card



Photo by: Rennai Hoefer

Rennai Hoefer

A gift card may not sound thoughtful, but it's all in the packaging. Ask for a cup from the coffee shop, and fill with tissue paper, paper straws and the gift card. Print our free 'Love You a Latte' pattern.

Paper Flower Wrapping



Photo by: Picasa


Already have a gift? Make the wrapping as special as what's inside with easy paper flowers.

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