❤️ 7 handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas for darlings, sweethearts, and honeys ❤️

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be . . . well, January.”

–Jim Gaffigan, Comedian

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word February? Maybe you feel a flutter in your heart because you know spring is closer than it’s ever been; maybe it’s the birthday month of somebody special to you. Heck, maybe President’s Day is your jam! But for most of us, February turns our heads toward our hearts . . . because Valentine’s Day is on the way!

Whether you want to shower someone you love with hugs and kisses, candy and flowers, or a night on the town, a gift you’ve made with your own two hands will help the day last forever. Today we’ve rounded up some smallish projects to whip up in plenty of time for the 14th—who would you make these pretty handmade gifts for?

❤️ Turn itty-bitty buttons and bits of wool into a beautiful pillow with a happy heart! We love how Stacy West adds pretty feather-stitched details to the seam that joins the front and back of the pillow:

Folk Art Heart Pillow
Folk Art Heart Pillow by Stacy West, from
The Best of Buttermilk Basin

❤️ We envision this little quilt in red and white—and the embroidered sentiments are something your sweetie will want to hang every Valentine’s Day (or perhaps all year long):

Love and Dreams Wall Hanging
Love and Dreams Wall Hanging by Gail Pan, from
Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too

❤️ This darling tote bag shares an embroidered verse on the front that celebrates friendship in its many forms:

True Friend Tote
True Friend Tote by Natalie Bird, from
Cottage-Style Charm

❤️ Here’s another cute project from Natalie—wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for a little one who’s in love with a doll or a teddy bear? A tiny blanket for their bestie!

Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt
Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt by Natalie Bird, from
Cottage-Style Charm

❤️ Just one charm pack is all it takes to make this pair of coordinating mini-quilts—one to keep and one to give to a treasured friend:

Forever Friends
Forever Friends by Lisa Bongean, from
Moda All-Stars: Lucky Charm Quilts

This teeny heart quilt is perfect for making in multiples—sew one in each family member’s signature colors:

Little Love
Little Love by Edyta Sitar, from
Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels

❤️ Okay . . . so you might not be able to finish this gorgeous quilt by Valentine’s Day—but it looks so fun to make. And Valentine’s Day 2020 is only 375 days away!

Flower Power
Flower Power by Helen Stubbings, from
Red & White Quilts

Who would you like to surprise with a fabric valentine this year: your main squeeze, your mom and dad, your kids, your grandkids, your best friend? Tell us in the comments!

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