15 Valentine's Day Ideas for the Lettering Obsessed

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    Nothing says "I love you" quite like a handmade valentine. These DIY Valentine's Day ideas help you tell someone how you feel in your own words - and your own letters.

    1. Hand-Lettered Valentine's Day Balloons

    With a few balloons and a sharpie, you can quickly create a personalized gift with big impact. Pink and red balloons with silver sharpie create a traditional look, but you can substitute any color combination your prefer.

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    2. Vintage Spool DIY Valentine

    You'll want to break out your fountain pen for this one: antique paper and spool are the basis of this handmade valentine, setting the stage for your handwritten words of love.

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    3. Anti-Valentine's Day Cookies

    Whether you loathe the romance of February 14th or an "I <3 U" conversation heart sends the wrong message, these Anti-Valentine's cookies are the perfect solution. Plus, you can say "Love Stinks" in your very best icing penmanship.

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    4. Gradient Message Macarons

    Conversation hearts pale in comparison to these rainbow treats. Whatever you choose to make these heart-shaped macarons say, your love (and enthusiasm for colorful food) will be easy to read.

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    5. Lettering Gift Wrap

    This hand-designed wrapping paper does double duty: stylishly covering a present and sending a message. Whether you write a personal note or your favorite song lyrics, your calligraphic design will make its mark.

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    6. 52 Things I Love About You

    We're sure there's plenty more to love about your significant other, but this booklet gives him or her one for every week. A deck of cards provides the perfect format to share the reasons he or she is so special with your favorite font.

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    7. Chalkboard Valentine Candy Box

    This Valentine's Day idea gives the traditional box of chocolates a personalized upgrade. With a little bit of chalkboard paint and your most creative hand-lettering, you can turn your loved one's favorite candies into a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

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    8. Hand-Lettered Plywood Sign

    Your special Valentine's Day message becomes a unique focal point for your home decor. All you need is a piece of plywood, a decorative stencil, paint in your favorite romantic hues and your brush lettering skills.

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    9. Valentine's Candle Logs

    These DIY Valentine's Day candle-holder logs bring the outdoors in - and have that touch of nostalgia when love was declared by carving initials into a tree. They also create the perfect mood lighting for a romantic evening.

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    10. Giant Letter Valentine

    If you want to make a big statement this Valentine's Day, try this giant-size valentine. You'll need a roll of white paper and your best cutting skills, but you'll love seeing the recipient reveal your life-size love note one letter at a time.

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    11. Chalkboard Mug

    For your valentine who can't live without a morning caffeine fix, this chalkboard paint coffee mug is the perfect way to show you care. Even better, you can greet him or her with a new hand-written chalk message on the mug every day.

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    12. Dollar Bin Wooden Heart Sign

    With the right base (apparently from the dollar bin at Target), this wooden heart comes to life. Dawn Nicole uses a bit of paint, some hand lettering and her handy Silhouette CAMEO to create a subtle Valentine's Day decoration.

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    13. DIY Lighted Plywood Sign

    With a drill and some Christmas lights, you can make a drab sheet of plywood shine. Follow this tutorial for a unique, handmade conversation starter this Valentine’s Day.

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    14. DIY Envelope Liners

    If you're looking for the perfect way to deliver your love letter to that special someone, look no further. These hand-designed envelope liners give your Valentine's Day mail that something extra for a truly custom style.

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    15. DIY Valentine's Day Chalkboard

    For this project, the chalkboard concept gets a Valentine's Day update with some red paint. From the heart-shaped wood base, you can make your design your own with your lettering and embellishments.

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