Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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hey hey! happy valentine’s day… you know i love each and every one of you for ready those blog! 😉 whether or not you have an actual date for v-day, you’re likely to find yourself needing to make small notes, but it for a “secret valentine” thing (like secret santa) or just to show appreciation for your friends.

at least i had to! so i took a couple of photos & compiled them into this post to give all of you some valentine’s day card inspo. and of course, i did them all by myself because i’m took lazy and cooped up at home doing homework 😦 to go out and buy gifts.

onto the ideas!

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but first… here’s a look at the things you’re gonna be seeing this rest of this post!


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my absolute favourite. i was literally so into with these that i almost didn’t give them away. (BUT I DID, don’t worry.)

these were basically done by painting a vaguely square-shaped picture and then tracing it out with the cover of my mason jar. then i simply cut out the circles…

i did a galaxy, a really tumblr sketch of a girl with her head in the clouds, and lil’ foresty piece with a fox. not much to say about technique… except try to use diluted paints for that watercolour feel and be careful not too let it get too wet!

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keep your eyes peeled for an entire post about paint dots really soon! we’re gonna be talking in-depth technique & loads more ideas for what to draw.


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hmm, no lie, i’m not really sure how to title these! i just cut out tiny rectangles of painted colour and wrote some cute quotes and words.

the technique for this was first painting out the coloured background. let it dry, people. i made the silly mistake of trying to draw on some still kinda damp ones, which basically makes for a lot of bleeding ink and fraying paper fibres. a big no-no! be patient and let it dry before writing.

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sorry about the poor quality… gif-making is one difficult task.

i personally chose to make all of the quotes about “dreaming”, i’m not sure why but maybe because i associate this certain friend of mine with being dreamy and just really tumblr like that. *shrugs*. whether or not you want to have a theme is all up to you, though!


i’m sorry if you’re sick of me promoting hand-lettering in DIYs, but this idea has to stay, because hand-lettering is such an integral part of my crafting life. :\

i just got a pentel aquash this weekend (thanks, sister!) and i quickly started trying to work with it. i had it filled up with some yellow paint this afternoon and i scribbled out a few quotes!

one of them is just purely yellow…

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if you’re wondering… the words say “sunsets + horizons”. my editing style is not sorry.

and for the other, i created more a yellow background with a quote in black.

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both really classy & i love them lots! don’t forget to add a very heartfelt note on the back 🙂 a tip to prevent the paper from curling up due to wetness of paint?! paint on a large sheet of paper, let it dry, then cut it out. #tipsandtricks!

happyyy valentinesss dayyy! i’m sending my love out to all of you, whether or not you have a significant other. ❤ and hopefully with these ideas you get to create lots of really pretty things for your friends 🙂

xx, roxanne

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7 thoughts on “Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. roxanne says:

    ahhhhh, hannah! thanks for going through all my posts and liking them too? why are you so crazyy nice HAHA.
    all the best with your schoolwork okay, i can 100% relate & ughhh 😦
    xx, roxanne


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