Geeky Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts

Want to give your sweetheart something totally awesome, unique, and affordable? Check out these do-it-yourself geeky valentine’s gifts! From cards to decor, there’s a project for everyone!

Origami Rose, Valentine's Day
Photo: Hyo Ahn, used with permission

For a new take on an old tradition make your sweetheart a bouquet of origami roses by Hyo Ahn at Origami-Flower. You can find all of their roses and more here.

 

 

 

For some geeky sweets check out these Spider Man cookies by Geek Sweets and Minecraft cookies by Sugar Kissed. You could apply the pixel-art technique found in the Minecraft cookie tutorial to any kind of pixel art like a Mario mushroom, a heart container from The Legend of Zelda, or a Tetris block. Let your imagination go wild! Does your love enjoy baking? You could even make them their own TARDIS cookie cutter with Natalie’s tutorial over at Doodlecraft.

minecraft cookies, valentines day
Photo: Sugar Kissed, used with permission

 

Literary geeks will love their own wood-mounted maps from Narnia, Lord of the Rings, or any other map you can find. See how you can make your own over at Milk and Cookies.

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Photo: Milk and Cookies, used with permission
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Photo: How About Orange, used with permission

Of course you can’t forget accessories! Rock some pixel art with this DIY pixel heart necklace tutorial by How About Orange.

 

comic book shoes, valentine's day gift
Photo: P.S. Heart, used with permission

For a super easy Superhero treat, cover a pair of shoes with old comic books or laser prints. Check out the tutorial here!

 

 

Bored with the same old mushy gushy Valentine’s Day cards? Why not make your own? For an easy quick card check out these free Doctor Who Printables by Heidi Schulz for the one you find “Dalektable”! Looking for something a little more fancy? Make a Lightsaber Valentine by Megan Pyrah over at Brassy Apple (featured). Download can be found here. It uses a print-out and a glowstick, could be great for children to hand out too!

Last (but definitely not least) is quite possibly the most difficult, and certainly looks like the most fun! Behold, CLAPTRAP!!! This has got to be the coolest trash can I’ve ever seen! A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any Borderlands fan.

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Photo: Our Nerd Home, used with permission

Looking for a great geek Valentine’s gift, but don’t want to DIY? Check out fellow GeekMom Kelly’s post, What to Give a Geeky Mom For Valentine’s Day. Always remember, while awesome geeky gifts may be wonderful, time spent together is what matters most! Watch your favorite epic movie together, go for a game of laser-tag, or spend part of your Valentine’s Day teaming up in a game together.

Have more geeky DIY Valentine’s gifts? We’d love to see what you’ve made! Leave a photo in the comments. Craft, create, and conquer!

The featured photo credit goes to Brassy Apple and was used with permission.

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Tesla (AKA Yunie) is a partner of a fellow geek. A mother of three small children that loves crafting, gaming, and anime. She spends most of her free time knitting, crocheting, playing video games, and reading.