Take a look at some homemade gifts to make for your special someone

Tessa Collinson

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  • Envelopes 
  • Markers and colored pencils
  • Letter paper of your choice (letter paper, construction paper, patterned paper)


1. Choose different letter prompts (“Open when you’re sad, angry, happy, etc.”) and write corresponding letters and envelopes for each one

2. Place the letters in decorated envelopes and give your gift



  • Deck of playing cards
  • Tape
  • Yarn or ribbon
  • A hole-puncher
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Paper


1. Write out 52 reasons why you love your significant other

2. Tape each message to a  playing card

3. Hole punch each card twice

4. Bind cards together using the yarn or ribbon and give your gift





  • Fabric that you like
  • A hair tie
  • A hand sewing needle
  • Thread similar to the color of the fabric
  • Scissors



Step One: Cut a piece of fabric three to four inches by 12 to 14 inches, depending on how “scrunched” you want your scrunchie.

Step Two: Fold the fabric in half over the hair tie with the “wrong” side facing out, then place your beginning stitch to keep it in place.

Step Three: Continue to sew the fabric together over the hair tie. Make sure to scrunch the fabric as you go along, or the fabric will not be able to completely fit over the hair tie. The fabric should start to create a tube over the hair tie.

Step Four: Once you’ve reached the end of the fabric, sew a couple of knots to prevent the stitching from unraveling.

Step Five: Begin to turn the fabric around so it’s right side out. If needed, use a pencil to push the fabric through.

Step Six: Sew the two ends of the fabric tube together and cut off the excess thread, but be careful not to cut too close to the ends of your knots, or they will unravel. Enjoy!