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7 guy-friendly DIY projects for Valentine's Day

Posted by Melissa Massello  January 29, 2014 02:30 PM

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There may be a big game this week (and for that, we got you covered), but don't let that put you off your game with your guy or gal. Valentine's Day is a week from Friday, and there's still plenty of time to make your special someone something special. So put down those grocery store roses and drugstore chocolates and get creative, no glitter required.

1. Plywood necklace stands from HollyDolly Blog
There's no easier instructions than trace, cut, and glue. These wood necklace stands could also work for bowties, and would look great even without the paint.


Photo: KHughes Photography

2. Book Photo Prints from KHughes Photography
Take a photo you and your sweetie and print it out on a dictionary page (you can get old books 3 for $1 at the Goodwill Outlet). Bonus points for picking pages with definitions for "love," "forever," or "together."


Photo: Love Grows Wild

3. Photo Clipboards from Love Grows Wild
Need a way to display your lovely moment? Make these stunning photo clipboards with just a quick trip to the hardware store.


Photo: Eat Sleep Make

4. Wood Matting from Eat Sleep Make
If you prefer a more subtle twist on traditional framing, using thin basswood to create a natural mat would be lovely.


Photo: Wit & Whistle

5. Stenciled Pillow Cover from Wit & Whistle
Write your darling a love letter (or pick a favorite song lyric or literary verse) and stencil it on a pillow, where it will remind them each day of you.


Photo: Design*Sponge

6. Oyster Shell Salt Cellars from Design*Sponge
A visual aphrodisiac if there ever was one, these gorgeous oyster shells are gold leafed, coated in food-safe sealant, and can be used to hold spices and finishing salts for your loving chef.


Photo: A Taste of Koko

7. Chocolate Cups from A Taste of Koko
A sweet finish for your sweetheart: dip balloons in melted chocolate, pop the balloons, and then fill the shells with a delectable dessert of your choice.


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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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