DIY Valentine’s Gift + Free Template

Hi, friends!! Welcome to our Heart Blogging Link Party!!


Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so last week I thought I would start working on my husband’s DIY Valentine’s gift instead of rushing at the last moment. And I have finished it. You may be thinking that if I show it, my husband will probably see it too. Don’t worry, I have a plan for that! I told him that I was going to share a lot on social media these weeks so it would be better for him to turn my notifications off. If my plan fails and he sees it, I have a B plan which is making something different for him 🙂

When I started thinking about what to make, I remembered a friend of mine who show me some time ago a pretty thing she made for her husband. I rang her to tell what I was thinking and she hadn’t any problem with me sharing it. So today I am sharing what I did plus a free template for you to download in case you feel inspired to make one.

All started with a piece of wood I was given by some friends, the same friends who get rid of these metallic drawers.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I printed and cut some shapes, and used my Cameo to make some stencils, which I taped in place.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I hammered some nail heads to make the Moon and some stars.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

Then with some DIY chalk paint and a piece of foam I made the text. When working with stencils is better to tap than to brush the paint.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I removed the stencil while still wet.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

Now it was time to add the string. I chose white because of the Moon’s color and the text.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I outlined the Moon to get a more defined shape.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I really love how it turned out, and how the white contrast with the color of the wood.

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

I just need to wrap it and wait for Valentine’s Day to give it to my husband!!

How to make a cute and easy DIY Valentine's gift with few materials

If you want to make your own, you can download the JPG template for free and high res here.

If you want the Silhouette files, you can download file 1 and 2. And if you want the PSD file just send me an e-mail.

What about you? Do you do anything special for Valentine’s?

With this post, I am participating in A Heart Blogging Link Party

But the Valentine’s fun doesn’t end there! I’ve joined up with 7 other lovely ladies today to share and inspire some Valentine’s creativity. Stop by each one of their blogs today to check out their Valentine’s inspiration.

DIY Valentine's Gifts

Millie – Two Crochet Hooks
Mary – In The Boondocks
Darlene – Let It Shine
Stela – Purfylle
T’onna – USS Crafty
Keri – One Mama’s Daily Drama
Sarah – Sarah Celebrates
Then… we want you to link up your Valentine’s creations! Did you make something awesome but you’re not a blogger? You can still share it and we need you too! Click that ‘Add your link’ button and in the Image Source section click the Instagram tab to find your creation in your feed. Let’s get linking and inspired for Valentine’s Day!


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  1. Keri says:

    Pili, this is wonderful!!! I love how you mixed stencil and string art together!! I agree with you that the white looks so great against the wood!!! Your husband will love this!! 🙂

    • Pili says:

      Thanks Keri! I really love how stencil and string look together too. My husband finally had to change her flight and wasn’t here for Valentine’s Day. I sent him a picture of it though

  2. Isabel says:

    Precioso, Pili. Qué maravilla la Cameo. Tengo unas ganas de tenerla…
    Has realizado un cuadro precioso. Como dices, qué buena combinación resulta siempre la madera y el blanco.
    Un beso fuerte, guapa.

    • Pili says:

      Hola Isabel! La verdad que la Cameo es una auténtica maravilla. Yo la uso poco, pero cada vez que lo hago me enamoro más de ella. Quisiera tener más horas para poder practicar más!

    • Pili says:

      Yes, it’s a big and heavy sign! I have too many scrap wood to get rid of and I think this is a great way to do it.

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks, Michelle. I can imagine other designs using paint and string art. Not difficult at all, just a bit time consuming but relaxing at the same time, it’s like a meditation!

  3. Kristina & Millie says:

    simply beautiful! love the sentiment and the string art stars and moon. You have a ton of creativity! While perfect for Valentines, this I love you string art will be left up year round!

    • Pili says:

      Aww, that’s so sweet! Glad you like it too, and I agree it can be used all year round, why not? Love is in the air!

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Stella. I really appreciate your kind comment and it makes me happy that the saying moves you.

    • Pili says:

      Glad you like it, T’onna! I love that font too! I had some trouble choosing one because there were some that looked great, but finally this was the winner.

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Cristina! Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. I’m sure you did a pretty Valentine craft!

  4. Sarah says:

    Pili, that is just adorable! I love string art. My mom had one from ages ago… I wish I had snagged it when she was getting rid of it. Great gift!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Sarah! I made once string art when I was a kid and the forgot completely about it until I saw something in Pinterest. Now I’m hooked! What a shame you didn’t kept your mom’s!

  5. sue says:

    YOU ARE SO TALENTED AND CREATIVE PILI!!! I just love this simple and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #Overthemoon it is beautiful.

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks, Carol. Unfortunately my husband had to change his flight and wasn’t here for Valentine’s day. I sent him a picture though

  6. Megin says:

    That is just darling, Pili! I’ve wanted to try the string art but haven’t had the chance yet. What a wonderful piece of art!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Megin. I can understand you, there are so many things I want to try and I don’t find the time to do it!

  7. Laurie says:

    Love the addition of the string art! So much fun to do! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  8. Life Loving says:

    Your string art always looks so amazing Pili. I think what you’ve created here is very romantic. I hope it went down well, I would certainly be appreciative.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Sally. I love this one because it’s not only string art, but it’s mixed with paint and it makes it lighter. Glad you like it too

  9. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, I absolutely love this! It’s so neat and different. It will catch the eye of anyone around it! String art is so unique and I really like your spin on it! I would love to do a big orange goldfish, with a huge fan tail, I’m going to have to think on this, but using your tips I think I can at least try!

    How do you like your Cameo? Can you make stencils with a sticky back that will apply to something glass? Or can you make t-shirt transfers with it? I’m really curious!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Nikki! I can see that goldfish and it would look awesome! The Cameo is great, although I don’t use all the options it has… I need another life to make more things. Answering your question, yes, you can use vinyl paper to apply the stencil to any surface, glass, wood, fabric. And if you buy heat on vinyl you can make T-shirts too. I tell you, I need another life!

  10. Michelle says:

    That is just flippin awesome Pili. I really love the way you combined the string art with the stencils. It adds so much more to the whole sign

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