last minute Valentine’s Day gift DIY

Hey, all you last minute valentines… I have the perfect DIY for you! Not all gifts have to come from the store. In fact, I happen to believe that home-made gifts are the best way to show someone you love them. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, express your silly love with this super easy, kid-friendly project… or just show the world your inner cat lady.

last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //

  • 11×17 print outs or enlarged photocopies of faces. I asked my local copy shop to print them on heavier cardstock paper so that the faces aren’t too floppy.
  • washi tape
  • wooden popsicle sticks


  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors

last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
Using scissors, cut out the shape of the face.

last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
Now, my favorite part, picking out washi tape! Once you’ve selected your washi tape, stick it onto the popsicle sticks and wrap around to the back. Get creative with the placement — you could do stripes, colorblocking, even use scissors to cut the tape into thinner lines, polka dots, or hearts!

last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
Apply a thin line of hot glue on the popsicle stick, then place the cut out face. Be sure to align the popsicle stick with the face. I overlapped the face by about 2 inches so that the face wouldn’t be too floppy.

last minute Valentine's Day gift DIY //
Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.
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