Choosing a DIY or handmade gift for your girlfriend can be a great option for a number of reasons. Sometimes its more affordable (sometimes not), sometimes she just doesn’t need any more material things, and sometime you just want to do something a little more romantic than store bought gift. No matter your reasoning a romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend is sure to put a smile on your lady’s face.
Romantic Homemade Gifts for Girlfriend
For some reason, the girlfriends are usually the ones associated with handmade and DIY gifts. But days of her being the only crafter in the relationship are dead and gone. Step out of your comfort and create something your gf will love! This list features more romantic handmade gifts for girlfriends, but I know many people have created other creative homemade gifts for your girlfriend. Some are especially great in the shop, and make furniture, shelves and other wooden items for their significant other. Others are amazing in the kitchen and prefer to cook up a homemade meal to show their affections.
I absolutely love when my guy builds something for me or cooks for me, but the romantic DIY crafts also have a special significance, especially if you are stepping out of your comfort zone and taking the time to try something new, just because you know your girlfriend will love it. There is something extra sweet about the gesture of learning a new craft just to create something beautiful for her.
15 Romantic DIY Gifts for Girlfriend
This list has a number of romantic DIY gifts for girlfriends. Don’t be intimidated, many are easier than they look, and many are also available on Etsy if you fall in love with the idea, but are quite up to the task yourself. No shame if your romantic homemade gifts for her doesn’t turn out, she will love the effort you put in, and again, you can always order for a professional on Etsy if your DIY project just isn’t coming together. Best of luck friend, you got this!
You can create your own photo coasters using blank coasters, photos and mod podge! This DIY project is so easy and only requires five things. Blank coasters, mod lodge, white paint, your photo prints, and a sponge brush. Paint your coaster white, once dry apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the photo and stick to the coaster. Once dry, apply another couple mod podge coats to the top. (being sure to let each coat fully dry before applying the next. This may be my favorite idea on this entire list, they just turn out so great, are useful, and are viewed often! Sooo sweet and romantic!
Balloons of Love
The perfect romantic homemade gifts for girlfriend doesn’t have to be a huge project. This romantic display of photos, flower petals, balloons and ribbons is an easy and special way to surprise your girl with a DIY gift. This project is super easy and doesn’t take long to put together!
Wine Cork Heart
This one may be a better project for someone who collects wine corks, but I’ve definitely been gifted boxes of them for crafting so it isn’t impossible to get them without drinking all the wine yourself. 😉 This wine cork heart is the perfect gift for a woman who loves her wine! its pretty easy to make with a nice pice of cardboard or thin wood for the backing, and a hot glue gun. You can also create a cork heart with the corks laying on their sides, using a shadow box. Just glue the corks to the inside backing of the shadow box. (This is a great option if you don’t have quite as many corks.) This wine cork heart would be perfect for a romantic and easy Valentine’s Day gift.
Lighted Photo Mural
This one is super easy! You’ll need a mini set of twinkle lights, laundry pins, twine, photos, some fake flowers, a large quilting hoop, hot glue, and scissors. Once you have the materials, the rest is pretty straightforward. Use the hot glue to attach the strings and lights to the hoop. Decorate the hoop with the fake flowers, again using hot glue. Then use the laundry pins to hang your photos on the string. Your girlfriend with love this romantic handmade gift.
Romantic Glass Frame
These beautiful gold frames are perfect for flower pressing. Place some small petals, a romantic note or keepsake (like a movie ticket from a first date), and some cute cuts of scrapbook paper to recreate this iconic wall hanging for your gf. I love the look this person created by not filling the entire glass. The frame would hang beautifully on a wall or in a window. These are a super unique and special romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend.
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Wooden Letter Photo Collage
Create a photo letter! There are so many techniques for this one. You can buy large cardboard letters from any fabric and craft store. I’d go for the first letter of her name (or of your last name if you happen to be married to your girlfriend😉.) You can paste photos on using a mod podge technique, regular glue, adhesive spray, or even scrapbook tape. This DIY project is perfect for a birthday gift for her.
Not interested in DIY but still want that “romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend” vibe? Don’t worry! You can order this one on Etsy!
Anniversary Photo Number
This one is right up the same alley. You can cut photos into an anniversary number, and put the date of your anniversary at the bottom. This one is super cute because you can re-create it every year, and have a special framed photo collage for each year of your relationship. This one is extra special when you move in with your girlfriend and can decorate your walls with your photos. You can also order this one on Etsy, if you prefer not to DIY.
Create a date jar! You can use strips of colorful paper, or popsicle sticks to write a bunch of date ideas down and put in a jar. That way when your next date night rolls around, The two of you can just pull a spontaneous idea from the jar. I’ve seen some creators color code the date ideas based on “expensive” “night out” “night in” etc. that way you can pull a stick that fits what you have time or energy for on any given date night.
5 Senses Gift Basket
Five senses gifts are just what they sound like, a gift with 5 small presents, one that stimulates each of the five senses. You can opt for more sensual gifts, or go for something a little more PG, whatever feels right for your gf and your relationship. Although the gifs on a “five senses” gift don’t need to be handmade, the decoration and presentation certainly is.
Lavender Rice Heating Pad
If you’ve never used one of these neck warmers, you are missing out. Using some cotton fabric, dry rice, and lavender you can create an amazing smelling neck warmer. Cut the shape of your neck warmer out of two pieces of cotton fabric. (a simple rectangle does the trick). Face them “pretty side in” one on top of the other, and sew around the edges leaving a 2-inch gap. Turn the new “pillowcase” like shape inside out, so your nice fabric is showing, and fill with dry rice, and lavender. and sew the opening shut. And there you have it! A romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend that she’ll never expect.
Tie blankets are a lot easier to make than you might think, and are one of the more simple romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend on our list. Get 1-2 yards of two separate fleece fabrics. Lay them on top of each other and cute 1 in wide x 1.5 in long steps all around the edges. Double knot the two pieces of each strip, going around the entire blanket. She’ll love that you spent the time to make her a romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend, and she’ll have a new favorite blanket.
Pssssstt!! Not feeling up to a DIY? You can order one in a fabric of your choice from Etsy!
Prepare a Romantic Picnic
Who doesn’t love a romantic picnic for two? Prepare some of your favorite foods, grab the picnic blanket and wine and sweep her off her feet with this romantic date! Picnics are affordable, easy, and super fun! Just watch out for ants…!
Movie Date Night Kit
Put together an adorable “Move Night Gift” Complete with her favorite beverage, the best candy and snacks, ice cream, and a super cozy blanket. You’ll both love the treats, it’s so easy, and makes for a super romantic gift for gf.
Looking for a DIY challenge that will leave her in absolute awe? Write her name in gorgeous 3D Floral letters. She can hang it on her wall and will absolutely adore it. (Pro-tip, this is way easier than it looks!) You can purchase cardboard letters from any craft store, and use an exact knife to cut the backing off. Fill the letters with some stiff foam, and begin pushing the fake flower stems in. Be sure to hold it together with some hot glue!
Sticky Notes Heart
Looking for an easier romantic handmade gifts for girlfriend? Get a pack of sticky notes and fill it with cute messages of love, coupons, and positive affirmations. Stick them in a heart shape on her mirror for her to find later. Be sure to leave some mirror for her to use!
More Girlfriend Gift Ideas
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- 21 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Girlfriend
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- 14 Brilliant Gifts for Her When You’re Out of Time and Money
- 40 5 Senses Gift Ideas
- 14 Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas
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