• January 27, 2022

DIY Gifts from the Heart

DIY Gifts from the Heart

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DIY Gifts from the Heart

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Love is in the air, and it’s a great opportunity to get creative. Rather than celebrate with the usual dinner, chocolate, and flowers, consider a more do-it-yourself approach to gifting this year. There’s nothing better than a gift filled with care, thought, and your own personal twist – making it one-of-a-kind. Pull out your scissors and glue or head into the kitchen. We’ve rounded up some out-of-the-box ideas that offer unique DIY ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Create Something Handmade

Everyone knows it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift-giving. Share your crafty side with those you love by making a homemade gift! Our YouTube channel has a variety of instructional videos that range from envelope making (perfect for a handwritten note) to tissue paper art.

Need a little more inspiration? Our catalog of DIY craft materials has something for every artist, including floral designs, cement creations, and even edible items.

Try a New Recipe

Are you an avid baker/chef at heart? They say the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach! Grab your apron, mixing bowls, favorite kitchen gadgets, and check out our catalog of cookbooks or digital cooking magazines to try out a new recipe for one of your loved one’s favorite meals. Cooking at home means spending more time together!

Have a Movie Night at Home

Spend Valentine’s Day on the couch with some favorite movies, and put a DIY spin on it with a theme and some delicious snacks. Our extensive catalog of DVDs range from romance to mystery, or try streaming from Kanopy’s Romance collection.


Regardless of the gifts you choose, spending time with loved ones is what counts. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at LA County Library!

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