5 Fun and Affordable DIY Gift Ideas for Your Galentine
Sure, cards and flowers and candy are nice from your boyfriend or husband. But February 14 isn’t just about celebrating your romantic relationships. This Valentine’s Day, be sure to remember the ladies in your life. Whether it’s your childhood best friend, your favorite female coworker or the mom you share carpool duty with, these five fun and affordable DIY gift ideas will definitely brighten your galentine’s day!
Is your galentine constantly on the go? She might appreciate a customized tote bag to help corral her necessities and get them from point A to point B. You can use embroidery, stamps, appliques or screen printing to customize the design. Get her to giggle with a funny saying, add a classic monogram or channel the reason for the season and go wild with a pencil eraser to create this heart pattern. The options are endless on this inexpensive blank slate!
At-Home Spa Day
Inspire your gal pal to pamper herself from head to toe with supplies for an at-home spa day. You can purchase inexpensive glycerin soap from your local craft store and color it a festive red or pink with food dye. Experiment with cookie cutters to create heart-shaped bars and add scents with your favorite essential oils. You can also make an all-natural sugar scrub with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry — including cane sugar, olive oil and rosemary. After whipping up a batch, package it in mason jars adorned with raffia and pampering instructions.
Custom Jewelry Holder
Does your galentine love baubles? Help her organize her stash of earrings with a monogrammed jewelry holder. Pick up an inexpensive frame in the size of your choice. Cut a piece of burlap to size and use a paint marker to draw your favorite lady’s first initial. After the paint dries, remove the glass from the frame and reassemble it. The easel back of the frame will allow your friend to easily display studs and dangly earrings on the burlap.
Kitschy Kitchen Towels
Fun tea towels seem to be popping up everywhere these days. But if boutique prices aren’t in your Galentine’s Day budget, you can use flour sack towels to create a custom gift for your favorite chef. Remind her with a giant red heart stamp that you love her cooking, embroider a sassy message she’ll want to display in her kitchen or simply add an applique of her initials.
If the special lady in your life needs a cup of Joe to get started in the morning or loves to relax with hot tea in the afternoon, she might appreciate a monogrammed mug. You can easily convert a plain, cheap IKEA mug into a work of art with oil-based Sharpie markers. Let your design dry for 24 hours and then bake the mug for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Once cooled, fill with K-cups or tea bags in her favorite flavor before gifting.
It will be a happy Galentine’s Day for the lucky lady friends who receive your DIY creations!