The Best Upcycled Valentine’s Day Gifts
This Valentine’s Day, you can show your sweetheart how much you care without spending a ton of money or creating even more excess waste when you make upcycled Valentine’s Day gifts. Check out some of these awesome gift ideas that will be perfect for the one you love.
What Are Upcycled Valentine’s Day Gifts?
There are plenty of eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts you can give to your sweetheart. However, if you’re trying to make your Valentine’s Day more eco-friendly, one great way to do so is to make upcycled Valentine’s Day gifts.
Upcycling is the process of taking something that is either old or broken and turning into something new and useful. Not only is upcycling a great way to give an eco-friendly gift, but it’s also a wonderful way to keep waste out of the landfill.
If you want to give your loved one an awesome upcycled Valentine’s Day gift, check out these top ideas!
Also, don’t forget to pick up one of these best eco-friendly greeting cards to make your sustainable Valentine’s Day complete.
1. Pine Cone Roses
Instead of giving your sweetheart flowers that will just die in a few weeks, you can use pine cones, paint, and glitter to give them bright and colorful pine cone roses they can enjoy throughout the year.
2. Painted Clay Pot
If you have some old clay pots stacked around your garden shed, you can turn them into these adorable upcycled painted clay pots with some paint and glitter. You can then stick treats and goodies inside for a lovely gift.
3. Plastic Bag Flower Earrings
Rather than throw away any plastic bags you still have at home, you can use them to make these cute plastic bag flower earrings. They’re easy to create, and you can make them different colors depending on what type of bags you have.
4. Puzzle Piece Earrings
Do you have some puzzles that have a bunch of missing pieces? Don’t throw them away! Instead, you can use the remaining pieces to make these pretty puzzle piece earrings for your sweetheart.
5. Earring Holder
If you decide to create one of those upcycled earrings and you want to make the present even more special, you can put together this DIY earring holder. All you need is some wood, some hooks, and some wine corks.
6. Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
If you have some plain white mugs sitting around, you can jazz them up and make them into the ideal Valentine’s Day gift by following these easy steps to make marbled nail polish mugs.
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7. Wine Cork Heart
If you’re looking for one of the best upcycled Valentine’s Day gifts for wine lovers, consider this wine cork heart. It makes an adorable decoration and is a great way to display those wine bottle corks you saved.
8. Wine Cork Trivet
Another excellent upcycled Valentine’s Day gift to consider if you have a collection of leftover corks is this wine cork trivet. Not only is this gift really cute, but it’s also super handy to have in the kitchen.
9. Twig Heart Canvas
You can bring a little of the outdoors inside and make a sweet upcycled Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one by creating this twig heart canvas. Since you only need a canvas, some paint, and some twigs, it’s also incredibly easy to make.
10. Heart Bookmark
If your sweetheart likes to read, they’ll be thrilled with this heart bookmark as a Valentine’s Day gift. To create this thoughtful and lovely gift, you only need some recycled cardboard, old artwork, ribbon, and glue.
11. Felt Conversation Heart
Your young sweethearts will love these felt conversation hearts. They’re soft and adorable. Best of all, they’re easy to make by upcycling scraps of felt.
12. Dish Bird Feeder
If you have a loved one who enjoys spending time in the garden, this upcycled dish bird feeder will make a wonderful gift. All you need to do is gather some old dishes or glassware, copper tubing, and adhesive.
13. Garden Art Dish Flowers
Another great upcycled Valentine’s Day gift to consider for anyone who likes to spend time outside are these garden art dish flowers. The dish flowers are made with glass bowls and plates you no longer use, which gives them new life and makes each piece unique.
14. Plastic Valentine’s Day Hearts
If you’re reducing your plastic use at home and need a way to reuse those old plastic containers that you no longer want, these plastic Valentine’s Day hearts are a great upcycled gift idea. They’re fun to create and very pretty. You can make them with the classic red and pink colors, or you can customize them with your sweetheart’s favorite colors.
15. Paper Heart Garland
This paper heart garland not only makes a fun Valentine’s Day gift, but it’s also a great way to decorate for the holiday. If you use one of the eco-friendly toilet papers that come wrapped in tissue paper instead of plastic, you can easily upcycle the tissue paper to make the garland.
16. Felted Sweater Coasters
If you have an old sweater that shrunk in the wash or is too worn to donate, you can upcycle it to make these charming felted sweater coasters. By mixing and matching different colors and styles, you can create a truly unique gift that comes from the heart.
17. Valentine’s Day Gift Wrap
Once you’ve made some upcycled Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones, you need an eco-friendly way to wrap them. This DIY Valentine’s Day gift wrap is the ideal solution. It’s super easy to make and looks absolutely adorable.
18. Homemade Holiday Paper
This homemade holiday paper is another great option to consider when you need to wrap your eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift.
It’s very easy to make and can be customized for a variety of holidays. You can also use it to make gift tags, cards, wrapping paper, seed paper, and more.
Easy Upcycled Valentine’s Day Gifts
This year, you can express your love the eco-friendly way when you make one of these easy upcycled Valentine’s Day gifts for the special people in your life.
Plus, don’t forget Valentine’s Day isn’t the only holiday that has outstanding upcycled gift ideas. You can also give some wonderful upcycled Christmas gifts.
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Now that you see how easy it is to celebrate an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day with these great upcycled gift ideas, are you interested in making all of your celebrations more eco-friendly? Then be sure to check out these other popular posts:
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